Mar 31, 2012 Sports
– exclusive performance from Jah Cure
Guyana’s Bigger Better Network, Digicel continued to support sports as the year persists when they sponsored the Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club/Jumbo Jet Auto Sales Guyana Cup 2012 Fever Horserace Meet which is slated for Sunday at the Norman Singh Memorial Turf Club, West Coast Berbice, by donating a trophy.
With over 100 horses set to compete in the Guyana Cup Fever which has a total of nine races, Organizing Secretary, Campton Sancho, revealed that the track is in excellent condition in a brief speech where he highlighted the performance of an International Artiste, Jah Cure at the conclusion of the Meet.
Sancho who expressed gratitude to Digicel for sponsoring the I3 & Lower event stated that the horse meet will also feature jockeys from Trinidad and Tobago. The jockeys are K. Balgobin, R. Perrez and P. Razack of the Jumbo Jets Stable, S. Rodrito of the Sheriff Racing Stable and Brian Harding of Habibulla Stable.
Digicel’s representative Shonnet Moore stated that Digicel was delighted in supporting the events and also disclosed that this was the first of their kind for the year and would be looking forward in supporting more meets.
With the entity having profound interest in the development of horseracing, Moore highlighted that the company will be having their own Digicel Classic in June.
Meanwhile, the horses and riders will clash for supremacy from 12:00noon and when the dust settles all participants will be looking to outdo each other for a stake in the 10 million in cash and prizes on offer.
The feature race, B and Lower, will see Whosoever, The Message, Marathon Man, Jet Set Go, who’s on the Case, Home Bush Baby, Fresh Again, Clever Cat, Night Crescendo, Nandrani Johnny and Gotta Go competing for $1.5 million. The race will cover a distance of 1400m; second and third place winners will receive $750,000 and $375,000.
Horses in the 3yrs Old Open WI Bred event which has first prize of $600,000 will cover a distance of 1200m. Competing in this event are Windy War, Storm in a Tea Cup, Settle in Seattle, Happy Choice, Rosetta, Ride and Joy, Big Red, Feels Like Gold, Princess Kiara, Come Dance with Me, Rock Sonya and Red Cloud.
A total of 8 and 10 horses will be contending in the E Class & Lower (1200m) and 4yrs Open (1200m) respectively for half of a million dollars on the turf.
The other races are: 3yrs old Guyana Bred ($400,000), G Class & Lower ($400,000), H& Lower (300,000), I3 & Lower ($200, 000) and Division 1,2 & 3 ($150,0000).
Other sponsors for the Singh Memorial Turf Club/Jumbo Jet Auto Sales Guyana Cup 2012 Fever Horse Race Meet are: Banks DIH, Winner Circle Pools Hall, Dalip Trading, Jap Parts, Sankar Auto Colour, Inshanally Bacchus and Norman Singh Family.
Organizers of the meet are advising all horse owners who will be partaking for the Division 1, 2 & 3 race to be at the venue for the 11:30hrs as the event will be the opener for the Meet. (Juanita Hooper)
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