Sep 29, 2012 Sports
The stage is set for an exciting programme when the grand horserace meet organised by the Bush Lot United Turf Club (BLUTC) Of Bush Lot Village, West Coast Berbice is staged tomorrow at the club’s track.
The organizers have upgraded the feature event from B to A and has added to two more events to the day’s proceedings to make it a 10 race programme and the overall prize package has been increased to over $7M.
With the venue also sporting a number of new features including refurbish bandstand, running water, expanded parade ring, Jockey’s area and scale house, the entry column has been filling up at a rapid pace with the entries swollen to over 75 racehorses.
The race added to the programme is for two year old horses born and bred Guyana.
The Full list of events are the feature A’ and lower event over 1500M for a whopping $1M first prize and trophy. The co-feature event for three Year old animals Bred and Born in Guyana and The West Indies over 1200M with a first prize of $500,000 and trophy.
The E and lower race with a first prize of $450,000 and trophy also over 1200M. The G class 1000M gallop for a winning purse of $300,000 and trophy.
The event for two year old Guyana and West Indies Bred horses which will see the winner running away with $400,000 and trophy also over 1000M. The winner of the H and lower 1400M event will see the winner taking home $200,000 and trophy.
The pole position for the horses in the two year old Guyana bred event over 1000M will collect $200,000 and trophy. The I3 and lower event is another 1000M event for a winning purse of $150,000 and trophy.
There is the J class event 1400M event which will see the animals racing for a winning purse of $100,000 and trophy. The K and L class match up will see the winner pocketing $80,000 and trophy over 1200M.
Apart from Banks DIH among the other sponsors are Mohammed Shariff of the Shariff racing stable, Buddy Shivraj, Jumbo Jet, Rommel Jagroop, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market, Dr Bramdeo Singh, Inshan Bacchus, Lenny Singh, Chatterpaul “Chen Singh” Deo, Phagoo General Store, Guyana Tourism Authority, BM Soat.
The individual performers including top jockey, stable and trainer will be presented with trophies compliments of The Trophy Stall, Bourda Market.
A number of the leading racehorses are among those taking entry and fans can expect very competitive races. Among the horses to be on show are: The Bailiff, Got to Go, Marathon Man, Technology, Miss Regina, D’ Girl Dem Sugar, Roxanna, Appealing Harvest, Settle in Seattle, Red Cloud, Princess Kiara, War Craft, Sleeping Thong, Ameera’s Joy, Score’s Ever and Donut Prince.
According to coordinator Lakeram Sukhdeo turfites are encouraged to come out early as the day’s meet will be scintillating. He stated that those attending the race meet will be able to view the activity in comfort with the tremendous improvements undertaken.
Interested persons can make enquiries with President R. Jagit (tel 232-0231), Secretary Arjune Singh on 688-4764, Treasurer Lakeram, B. Sukdeo on Number 232-0558. Race time is 12:30hrs.
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