Dec 30, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Shariff Racing stable presents hefty sum towards Port Mourant event
By Samuel Whyte
All is set and a bumper crowd is expected to swarm the Port Mourant Turf Club today for their Old Year’s day one day horserace meet set for the club’s entity Port Mourant, Corentyne Berbice. Nine events are listed on the days programme with over $8.5M in cash and trophies up for grabs.
Yesterday the principals of the Shariff Racing Stable presented a cheque for a substantial amount to the PMTC for the successful staging of the event. The presentation was done at the Entity No 6 West Coast Berbice farm and racing stable. Top Jockey Colin Ross did the honours for the Shariff racing stable, while William LaRose accepted on behalf of the PMTC.
The full list of events and sponsors are as follows -The feature B class event has an impressive lineup that includes Score’s Even, Settle In Seattle, Mission King, Marathon man, California Strike, The Message, Grande Roja, Face The Fire, Got To Go, Renia Del Cafe, One Crazy Cat and Serenity compliments of Banks DIH Limited for the hefty first prize of $1.5M in cash and trophy over the 1600M.
The Three Year old co-feature event for Guyana and West Indies Bred Horses has a winning prize of $600,000 also over 1600M. A ding dong battle is anticipated with the likes of Settle in Seattle, Serenity, Silent Lizzy, Fly in the Park, Third World, Windy War, Pride and Joy, Rosetta, Come dance with Me and Red Cloud among the 13 entries looking to take top honours.
The Two year old open event for Guyana and West Indies Bred Horses over 1200M will see Silent Night, She So Special, Lucky Gold, Easy To Win, Royal Passion Peace of the Cash competing for the $500,000 top money.
The E class event has the likes of Sleeping in Town, Swing Easy, Home Bush Baby, Traditional Man, Appealing Harvest, Dubai Duchess, the Bailiff, Marathon man, among others competing for the $500,000 winners money over 1200 meters.
The G1 and lower race will see the winner getting $400,000 over the 1400M distance. Among those entered are Damascus Dream, Celebration Love, Face the Fire, Top of The Line, Quiet Storm, Captain Crook, The Girl them Sugar, The Bailiff and Maya among others.
Savion are among the ‘I ‘and lower animals that will be competing for the $200,000 winners money over 1200M.
Joyful Victory, Funny Side, Wicked Intention, I Want Revenge, Princess Renuka and Watch My Shadow will be among the horses to watch in the H class race for a winner’s money of $300,000 and trophy with the distance being 1000M.
The race for Guyana bred Two year old horses will see the winning horse taking home $300,000 and trophy also over 1200M. Among those set to take off with the top prize are Gold Rush Monsoon, It’s my Turn, The Wild Grinder, The Legend and Another Jet.
The race for animals classified ‘I’ and lower which will go over a distance of 1200M for a wining take of $200,000 and trophy has the likes of Savion, Princess Renuka, The Gump, Blessings, Mona Lisa and Royal Time among the 15 entries.
The final race is for animals classified J and lower over 1000M for a first prize of $150,000, which has 22 entries and among them are Try again, Apostle, Smarty Light, Royal Intention and Modern Cowboy.
The top individual performers which include the top Jockey, top stable and top trainer among others will be presented with trophies and other accolades compliments of Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market.
Among the sponsors are Banks DIH Limited, The Shariff Racing Stable, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Geddes Grant, Republic Bank, Chris Jagdeo Construction, overseas based Guyanese Deodat Kaiso , A Ramcharitar Construction, Ashrafally “Papie” Supermarket, Fazil Yunas Construction, Balram Shane General Store, Romel Jagroop Construction Company, Rambrich Company and Poonai Drug Store among others.
Persons wishing to make last minute queries are asked to contact Krishna Jagdeo on 322-0369, C. Ramnauth on telephone numbers 337-5311 or 697-9696 or Jumbo Jet office on numbers 232-9711, 2320633 or 624-9063.
Race time is 13.00 hrs.
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