Mar 31, 2013 Sports
Over 100 horses entered, $20M up for grabs
By Samuel Whyte
The day has arrived and all systems are in place and despite the plateau of activities for the Easter Weekend the place to be is the Port Mourant Turf Club where all roads are expected to lead for the Guyana Cup Fever horserace meet. Thousands are expected to throng to the world famous venue for the horseracing extravaganza being staged in collaboration with the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing stables at the clubs entity at Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice.
The nine race meet is slated to be the biggest and richest horserace event for the year so far with a colossal $20M in cash incentives and trophies up for the taking and with such massive inputs the arena is expected to be a hive of activity.
Over 100 of the country’s top horses have taken entry and the question being asked is who will win the battle of Port Mourant. All ingredients are in place for the mega event and what is expected to be a pulsating and action packed day of racing. The track in good condition and some fast times are expected to be recorded in the grand showdown.
All the top stables in the country have inked their names to be a part of the programme. With a number of them having multiple entries.
There are a number of feature events on the day’s programme with the mouth watering feature B class collision again the talk of the day with a whopping winner’s take of $2M and trophy up for grabs. The distance is 1500M and with such massive takings the forecast looks good. A full gate of 16 entries are in the lineup with the likes of the Score’s Even, Grande De Roja, Settle in Seattle, Got to Go, California Strike, the Message, Zelick, Who is on the case, Renia Del café, Diamond Dazzling, Miss Karina, Damascus Dream, The Baliff and the newly imported CP Got Even, A Great Cause and Country Armagh.
The likes of Gold Rush, Monsoon, Princess Alisha, It’s My Turn, Silver Jet, Wild Grinder, Ameera’s Joy, Gypsy Rose and Flying in the Park, Set For fame, Flying baby and Gold Princess are in contention for the $1.5M and trophy in the race for three year old horses bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies over 1200M.
Among those expected to burn up the track for the $1M and trophy in the 1600M race for four year-old animals are Settle In Seattle, Serenity, Windy War, Rosetta, Times have changed, Princess Kiara and Red Cloud.
The E & Lower 1200M event has a top notch field assembled for the $700,000 on trophy on offer with War Craft, Marathon Man, Bridal Stone Corner, Sleeping in Town, Appealing Harvest, Silent Lizzy, The Bailiff, Swing Easy, Top of the line and Face the Fire all set to blaze the trail.
The G class 1200M event is expected to be another mouth watering affair with Damascus Dream, Top of the line, Prado’s Gold, Joyful Victory, Bridal Stone Corner, The Bailiff, De Girl Them Sugar, Traditional Man, Stormy Lass, Miss Regina, Face De Fire, Silent Lizzy, Intruding Account and Princess Kiara for a winners money of $600,000and trophy.
The race for three year old horses bred and born in Guyana with $500,000 on offer will see among the starters Silent Night, She So Special, Cat Massiah, Dream Boy, Lucky Gold, Party Time, Easy To win, Angel Flyer and Sole Classic.
The G3 and lower race, which replaces the H and lower 1200M event, has the likes of Summer Classic, Feels like Gold, Quiet Strom, Wild Grinder and Third World along with all the animals entered for the G class event battling for the $300,000 prize and trophies.
While both the ‘I’ & lower and the J, K and L encounters are 1000M races for a $250,000 and $200,000 and trophies respectively; among some of the animals entered to compete are Pixie fire, Savion, Mona Lisa, I want Revenge, Golden Reprise, Diplomat, Speed Vision, Prince Bayaya, Windy Killer, Smarty Light Kevin, Pick Pocket and Lucky Gold among others.
The top individual performers including top Jockey and stable will receive accolades compliments of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market.
Last minute queries can be directed to Chandu Ramkissoon (624-9063 or 232-0633), Kris Jagdeo (624-6123; 322-0369), Rajendra (618-7278), Ramnauth (337-5311), Romel Jagroop (624-1798), Compton Sancho 690-0569 or Melissa Chattergoon on 698-7004. Race time is 12:00hrs.
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