With just one week away from race day all systems are in place and all roads are expected to lead to the Bush Lot United Turf Club, Sea View Park, West Coast Berbice as thousands are expected to swarm the venue for the much anticipated one day horse race meet. The meet, which is organised by the Bush Lot United Turf Club (BLUTC) in collaboration with the Inshan Bacchus Trucking Service and Nazrudeen Mohamed ‘Junior’ of Jumbo Jet, has so far attracted over 70 entries and with entries expected to be closed today a number of horses are also scheduled to be entered.
Meanwhile, with the hype building and the weather heating up again, some of the major stables have increased their entries. Top stable Jumbo Jet, Shariff, Elcock, Jagdeo, Crawford; Singh’s among others are all on board with multiple entries. Their final figure is not yet known. The brand new Jumbo Jet staring gates will also be used.
Over the past few days a number of stables and owners were busy fine tuning their animals for what is expected to be the clash of all of the major champions in the respective divisions.
Seven races are listed on the day’s programme with over $7 M in cash and prizes up for grabs.
A number of the country’s top horses have already given an indication of taking part in the day’s action. Among them are such as Elle’s Vision, Swing Easy, Donut Prince, Fresh Again, Country Armagh, Settle in Seattle, Grande De Roja, Zelick, Africanist, Joyful victory Who is on the Case, Force Entry, Ameera’s Joy, Unsettled, Cat Messiah, Charismatics Boy, Celebrating Love, City Tune, Fresh Again, Prospectors Pride, California Strike, Silent Night, Top of the Line, Marathon man, Got To Go, Silver Jet, Another Jet, Settling Jet, It’s my Day, Nobody wants me, It’s My Turn, Princess Alicia, I Want Revenge, Rosetta, Blame The Jockey, Rosanna, Mary Ann, Royal Empire, Captain Crook and Golden Key, Traditional man, Silent Lizzy, Treacle, Prince Bayaya, Sweet Return, Smarty Light, She So Special, Gold Rush, Miss Karina, De Gump, Savion, Monsoon and Bridal Stone Corner among others.
The Feature race will be for horses classified ‘C’ and with the animals set to cover a distance of one mile for a top first prize of $1.2M and trophy.
The horses classified E and lower, one mile event, will be for a top prize of $600,000 and trophy.
An encouraging $500,000 and trophy over six furlongs is available for the winner in the three Year old event for the Guyana and West Indies bred and born horses.
A similar $500,000 and trophy is available for the winner of the event for two year old Guyana and West Indies Bred horses over five furlongs. The race for horses classified G3 and lower will be a six furlongs affair with the animals running for a winning purse of $400,000 and trophy.
The ‘I’ and lower event is also over six furlongs for a winning purse of$200,000 and trophy.
The J and K class match up will see the winner pocketing $150,000 and trophy over six furlongs. Among the sponsors on board so far are Banks DIH Limited, Buddy Shivraj, Jumbo Jet, Trophy Stall Bourda Market, Inshan Bacchus Business Enterprise, Lekeram ‘Buddy’ Sukhdeo, Mohammed ‘Nanko’ Shariff Business Enterprise, Phagoo General Store, Eron Lall Civil Engineering and Construction, Baijnauth Sawmilling, Darmin Chattergoon, Romel Jagroop construction, Premo Baldeo, Rohan Oudit construction among others.
The individual performers including top jockey, stable and trainer will be presented with trophies compliments of The Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and the organisers.
Further enquiries can be made with Coordinator and Treasurer Lakeram B. Sukhdeo on Number 232-0558 or 672-0810 or President R. Jagit (tel 232-0231). Race time is 12:30 hrs. (Samuel Whyte)
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