Dec 01, 2012 Sports
It’s just over one week prior to the action in the Bush Lot United Turf Club (BLUTC), Young Achievers Sports and Entertainment Group one day horserace meet slated for Sunday December 9 at the club’s facilities, Sea View Park, Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice and members of the business community continue to render valuable support in what is expected to be a day of fun and frolic.
Businessman and farmer, Inshan Bacchus, of Bacchus Construction, Trucking Services, Bush Lot West Coast Berbice, was the latest to contribute and donated a substantial amount to the success of the event. He made the donation to President of the BLUTC Rooparam Jagit at his office yesterday morning. The latter individual collected the donation on behalf of the club and expressed deep gratitude to his benefactor.
Mr. Bacchus joins a host of other entities that have donated towards the success of the occasion including Banks DIH Ltd, Digicel, Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff , Rommel Jagroop, Trophy Stall, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Lakeram Sukdeo, Inshan Bacchus, Phagoo General Store, Papie Supermarket, Guyana Tourism Authority, Shano Business Establishment, Buddy Shivraj, Balwant and Lenny Singh among others.
Jockeys and their mounts will contest in eight races for over $7M in cash and trophies as well as two Black Berry Cell Phones compliments of Digicel. Marathon Man of The Jumbo Jet Stable will join more than 60 other horses for what is expected to be a scorching day on the tracks. The other thoroughbreds on show include Got To Go and Grande De Roja, all entrants in the feature race, the ‘B & Lower over 1500M. This event has already caught the imagination of turfites as some of the best horses in Guyana are scheduled to grace the starting lineup with the winning jockey carting off $1M and a trophy. The 2nd – 4th places share the remaining million dollars of the $2M total. This prize was donated by Banks DIH Limited.
Several other top horses will be on show including ‘Score is Even,’ ‘Who so Ever,’ ‘The Message,’ ‘Mission King,’ ‘Do Nut Prince,’ ‘Diamond Dazzle’ and ‘California Strike.’ Several relatively new entrants will also be in the fray including ‘War Craft,’ ‘The Bailiff’ and ‘Gold Plated.’
The other races to be contested are ‘D3 and Lower’ over 1200M for a winning purse of $450,000 and trophy. The race among the three year old race horses over 1500m will feature horses bred in Guyana and West Indies and carries a winning purse of $450,000 and trophy.
Then there is the G Class event over 1000M for a pole position taking of $300,000 and trophy and the race between the two year olds over 1000m. These horses are also bred in Guyana and West Indies and the winner receives $350,000 and trophy. The race for Two year old Guyana bred horses over 1000M nets the winner $200,000 and a trophy, while the 1000 M race for horses in the ‘I’ and Lower category nets the winner $170,000 and trophy. The day’s final event pits the skills of the animals in the J &K and Lower, over 1400M and for a first place purse of the $150,000 and trophy.
There are also special prizes for top individual performances including the top jockey, stable and trainer. This group will win trophies donated by Trophy Stall of Bourda Market. Interested persons can make enquiries with coordinator and Treasurer Lakeram .B. Sukhdeo (232-0558/ 672-0810) or President Rooparam Jagit (232-0231), Dennis De Roop (609-9143), Annie (613-1884) or Compton (690-0569). Race time is 12:30 hrs.
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