The seventh annual Guyana Cup Horserace meet will be launched on Thursday at a venue to be announced. The event is set for Sunday 24th August at the Port Mourant Turf club, beginning at 12:00 hrs.
Known as the ‘Sport of Kings’ horseracing is being dubbed as the number one sporting event here with by far the largest prize money on offer for any sport in the country. Thus the Jumbo Jet conglomerate and friends is offering big winnings for the races.
According to the provisional programme there are nine events on the day’s card. The feature event presently is for C class horses, one event for three year old horses. Two events for two year old horses and another race for horses classified E and lower. While events for G, H class horses are also big drawing cards.
The C class event has A class money on offer totaling close to a whopping $8M at stake in cash and prizes with the winner taking home $4M and the Guyana Cup trophy over 1800M and trophy along with bragging rights.
In the Co-feature 1600M event for 3 yrs old horses, bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies, the organizers have put up a mouthwatering $2M and trophy.
The Two year old event for West Indies bred horses has its first prize tagged at $1.5M and trophy is a 1000M event.
The other races for E class, G1, two years Guyana bred, H1, I and J has lucrative prize money and other winnings at stake which will be revealed at the launching ceremony.
The top Jockey along with the runner up, the top stable and champion trainer will all be rewarded for their performances.
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