As race day draws nearer most of the top stables have confirmed their entries for the
big mega horserace meet organized by the Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club in collaboration with the Shariff Racing Stable set for this Sunday October 23 at the Club’s entity, No 6, Bel Air West Coast Berbice with nine races carded for the day.
The double Decker grand stand has been fully refurbish the track has been relayed while new rails more toilet facilities with running water have all been installed.
A gargantuan sum of over $8M is available in cash and trophies for the various winners and with nine races being contested on the day the event is being touted as one of the bigger race meets on the end of year calendar.
Most of the top stables have multiple entries with the Jumbo Jet/Chattergoon stables leading the way with some 15 runners. The line up reads Grande the Roja, Jet Set Go, Marathon Man, Home Bush baby, Got To Go, Who is on the Case, Top of the Line, Appealing Harvest, Captain Crook, Gabriel’s Gold, Sabrina’s Joy, Serenity, Rosetta, Big Impact and Big Red as they hope to make another big impact on the day’s proceedings.
Next in Line is the Shariff Racing Stables with 12 entries being led by the much feared Ferry Landing, Tiger Prospect, Dubai Dutchess, Exporter, Zelona , Majestic, Damascus Dream, Swing Easy, Settle in Seattle, La Rufin, Ginger Bread and Storm in a tea cup.
From the Elcock and P7P Syndicate stables come The Message, Donut Prince, Momzelle, Technology and Watch My Shadow.
The up and coming Asrafalli Stables will have – Prado’s Gold, It’s my time, Red Cloud, Northern dancer 11 and Sporting Time.
Jagdeo racing stable will depend on – Better than Gold, Gullium, Asome Warrior, Joyful victory and Flying in the park.
While the Singh stable which will be on home turf will have – Peace and Love, Rock Sonia, Little Tip Top and Little Spike to depend on. Other stables such and the Rommel Jagroop, DeRoop Crawford, Habibulla and Night Eyes stables have also entered animals to compete in the big race meet.
Other horses such as Wad a Luck, Filcher, Something Stylish, Work Force, Maya, Coconut Boy, Infinity, Mona Lisa11, Silver Kid, Try again, Bounty Flyer, Kevin, Princes Renuka, Pinky, Natural Mystic, Cash Connection, Joyful Victory, Golden Reprise, Blessings, Giving Girl, having a Nice Time, Speed Girl, Miracle Silver, Domination, Lil Axe, Mr. Cool, She Is Royal Star Again, Miss Felicia, Natural Mystic, Cash Connection and Little Spike. Most of the horses have been doing well at practice throughout the week and to pick winners will be a difficult task.
Organising Secretary Compton Sancho said that the feature B Class event will produce much fireworks. The Elcock Stable will have two leading horses in action with Guyana Cup winner Donut Prince matching strides with Jet Set go, Grande the Roja, Tiger Prospect, Fairy Landing, The Message, King Maker and Miss Oriente among others.
Sancho also stated that the Jumbo Jet Stables will be going all out to take champion stable accolades. Deonarine Ramroop, the lead Trainer at that stable, promised that he is leaving no stone unturned as he prepares the horses. He expects an impressive display.
The B class event over a distance of 1200M carries a whopping $1,200,000 for the winner.
The 3yrs old 1200M event for Guyana and the West Indies bred horses has $800,000 first prize.
The E and F Class race has $600,000 for the winner over 1100M.
The race for 2 yrs old West Indies bred horses over 1100M has a $400,000 top prize and trophy.
The 2 yrs old Guyana Bred event over 1100M has a top billing of $250,000 and trophy.
The G1 & Lower race also over 1100M has a first prize of $2500, 000 and trophy.
I1 and Lower race is over a distance of 1400M with winnings set at $180,000.
I3 –3 yrs old & over Winner of 1 race only will be going over a distance of 1100M and the first prize set at $160,000.The final race on the day is for Division 1, 2 & 3 or the J, K&L horses over 1100M for the $120,000.
The outstanding performers will be presented with accolades and trophies compliments of Trophy Stall Bourda Market and the organizers. Among the organizations on board are Banks DIH Limited, Digicel, Republic Bank, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Delmur Gold Transportation Limited, Chris Jagdeo and Sons Construction, Shariff Stable and Melissa Chattergoon among others.
The race meet will be held under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority. Persons still having queries can make contact with Mohammed Shariff on Tel No: 611-0684, Ghansham Singh on No: 600-3626/649-3636 or Compton Sancho on No: 690-0569, or the Club’s Office at No.6 Village, W.C.B.
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