With the racing season truly on, the Port Mourant Turf Club in association with the Guyana Horse Owners Association has organised a grand one day horserace meet scheduled for Sunday March 16 at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne, Berbice.
Seven events are slated for the day with most of the country’s top horses already entered in what is expected to be an exciting day of racing. Over $8M is at stake in cash and trophies.
The feature event is for horses classified D and lower for a hefty prize of $1 million over a distance of one mile. The co-feature event is for Three-year-old Guyana and West Indies bred horses that are set to compete over 1300m for $5000,000. The top animal in the Four-year-old Guyana and West Indies bred event will race away with $500,000 over 1500m.
The highly anticipate F and lower event also over 1500M fetches a winning take of $500,000.
There is an event for animals classified G3 West Indies Maiden and Guyana Open over 1200m for a $400,000 first prize.
The animals running in the ‘I’ and Lower 1000M sprint will gallop for the $250,000 winners pocket. The final event is for animals classified J and Lower over1200M for a $200,000 purse. Entries are expected to close on Monday March 10th.
The top individual performers including top jockey, trainer and stable will collect accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and the organisers.
Interested persons are asked to contact C. Ramnauth on 337-5311, Rajendra (Jim Jo) 618-7278 and Chandu Ramkissoon on 232-0633/624-9063 for registration and further information. (Samuel Whyte)
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