Nov 17, 2012 Sports
Head of the Ryan Crawford Turf Club and Sports Facilities, Colin Elcock, yesterday called a media briefing to inform that all systems are in place for tomorrow’s RCMTC and Banks DIH Classic Horserace Meeting at their Alness, Corentyne Racetrack.
Elcock disclosed that the competition promises to be keen as over 70 of the leading racehorses have been entered, while several additional sponsors have come on board to ensure a successful meeting. He stated that except for the 2-year old event, all the others have 12 or more entries at the starting gates.
He noted that the J&K Division has been divided into three sub-divisions to ensure all the entrants have a chance at taking the attractive purses on offer in the two races catering for horses in that category.
A lot of the top horses have been entered and sponsors have been lending assistance. Elcock stressed the need for sponsors to assist the sport and expressed gratitude for such assistance.
The most recent sponsors are Palace de Leon Suites, Bobby Misir, Serious Off Roaders, Attorney at law Abiola Wong – Inniss and Attorney at Law Rajendra N. Poonai.
Those already on board are Banks DIH Limited, Digicel, Mohammed “Nankoo” Shariff, General Construction Limited and Racing Stables, Jumbo Jet Auto sales and stables, Trophy Stall Bourda market, the Guyana Tourism Authority, Ashmins Trading, Dennis DeRoop and Simple Royal Racing stable, Delmur Shipping Company, De Quan Trading, Innovative Construction Company, Cush Construction, Yunas Construction and Racing stables, Net Surf Internet Café and Businessman Hookumchand and family.
Eight races have been carded for the day. The track at the RCMTC is undoubtedly the best racing track in the country and with the current dry weather an exciting day of racing is promised.
With the entries for the B and lower encounter, the race might very well turn out to be the race of the year. The winning prize is $1M from a total prize of close to $2M and with the distance being 1700M no quarters is expected to be given. The Message, California Strike, the Score Is Even, Mission King, Who So Ever, Technology, Night Crescendo, stormy Flame, Got to Go, Work Force, Face the Fire The Bailiff, This Trip on Me and Reina Del Café are among those so far expected to take to the turf for the big prize money.
The 3yrs old race for West Indies Bred horses with a winners money of $400,000 and trophy over 1600M is expected to be a keenly contested affair with Red Cloud, Joyful Victory, Rock Sona, Serenity, Silent Lizzie, Princess Kiara, Windy war, Feels Like Gold, Gypsy Rose, R J Express, Times Have Change all in with a chance to take the coveted title.
The E and lower race with a pole position taking of $350,000 and trophy over 1500M has the likes of Night Crescendo, Majestic, Traditional Man, Captain Crock, War Craft, Delmar Gold, Bridle Stone Corner, Home Bush Baby, Swing Easy, The Bailiff, Prado gold, Time Have Change, Sleeping in Town.
Gold Rush, Another Jet, Party Time, Princess Alisha, Ameera’s Joy, Rain Boy Flyer, True Gold are among those entered in the race for two year the West Indies Bred animals which will see the winner collecting $350,000 and trophy over 1200M.
Delmar Gold, Bridle Stone Corner, Appealing Harvest, Celebrating Love, Intriguing Account, Stormy Lass, Treacle, Sleeping In Town, Time of Change, Maya, Sweet Miss, Prado Gold and Princess Kiara are among the lot competing in the G and lower 1200M match up for a winning take of $250,000 and trophy also over 1200M.
The H and Lower 1100M sprint for a winning reward of $200,000and trophy among those entered are Funny Side, Watch My Shadow, Savion, Wicked Intention, Joyful Victory; I want Revenge, Dream Girl, Mona Lisa, Third World, Gap, De Lion.
The winner of the ‘I2’ and lower event has a chance to take home $150,000 and trophy in the 1200M race and among those competing are Mona Lisa, Speed Vision, Silver Kid, Savion, Easy to Win, Justin, Summer Breezier, I Want Revenge, Pixie Fire, Diplomat, Dylan, Try Again, Bounty Fire, Prince Bayaya, Face De Heat and Wonder Flower.
The final race for the day is for animals classified J&K (Division 1 and 2,) and the likes of Windy killer, Face De Heat, Prince Baya, Wonder Flower, Dancing Monster, Sky, Master Christopher, Lady Secret, Prince Street, Sophia Choice, Summertime will be matching strides over 1200M with the winners also set to collect $150,000.
Asked on the issue of fans encroaching on the track, Elcock informed that at the RCMTC the turfites have been cooperative, while the Police have been doing a wonderful job of ensuring the safety of all.
Race time is 13:00 hrs and Elcock called on all to be on time for a prompt start of the action so as to have all the events staged before darkness set in.
Outstanding individual performers including top Jockey, trainer and stable will be presented with accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and the Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club.
Further information can be had by contacting the club’s office at Number 13 Hermitage East Coast Berbice (19 Road). Bobby Vaughn can be contacted on telephone number 624-6788 or Larissa Mohabir on numbers 333-0290 or 333-0301. Dr. Dwight Walrond on Telephone numbers 623-0100 or 220-6557.
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