– stunning recovery for Jockey Colin Ross
There has been a stunning recovery for top Jockey Colin Ross who suffered a nasty fall on Sunday
10th August at the Rising Sun Race meet and had to be rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital where he was hospatilised with injuries to his head, neck, back, legs and other parts of the body.
Ross made a quick recovery and is expected to be back in the saddles today at the Port Mourant Turf Club for the Guyana Cup $25M race meet. Ross will be coming up against his colleagues and will look for an impressive showing in this the biggest horserace meet held locally.
Meanwhile, a number of top jockeys in and out of Guyana confirmed their participation. Jamaican Jockey Brian Blake and Trinidadian Nicholas Patrick, who have been in and out of Guyana acclimatizing for this big event, are among those arriving early.
Also home is top overseas based Jockey Kumar Singh who has been flown in by the connections of the Jumbo Jet businesses. Kumar Singh came in from the USA. He is fresh from a successful stint in his adopted country, having ridden at Belmont/Saratoga among other places, all under the NYRA (New York Racing Authority) and other countries.
Also expected are overseas based Guyanese Sunny Singh, Michael Semple and Carl Liverpool along with the likes of Rupert Ramnauth, Randolph Richmond, Yap Drepaul, Navin Ally, Rad Drepaul, Junior Semple, Andy Ramnauth, Mahendra Sukhoo, Michael Sancho, Prem Chandra, Winston Apadhu, Nascimento, T. Baker, Takurdial, Prem Chandra, Michael Sancho, Junior Sookhan, Russell Chichester and Ajai Sansarran, John Rodriguez among others.
Meanwhile, with the debarring of Guyana’s top race horses Score’s Even, the best of the rest which includes a star studded field has been assembled for the feature C1 and lower event for the $4M winner’s purse from a lavish $7.5M takings and the Guyana Cup over 1800M.
The field is led by two times defending champion Elle’s Vision of the Jagdeo stable and the inform Treacle of the Dookie Stable and CP Got Even of the Elcock stable. Among the others are Swing Easy, Run Nana Run, Church House, Grande Roja, Jack Is My Style, Red and Lovely, Money In Return and the newly imported Perfect Wind Storm and Princess She Is Not.
Nine races are carded for the day.
Among the other events are: the Co-feature 3 yrs. old Zenyatta Memorial Derby for Guyana and West Indies bred horses with Unsettled leading a star-studded field that includes Royal Empire, Quiet Dancer, Settling Jet, Shooting Star and Release the Beast for $2M and trophy over 1600M.
The Two year old West Indies Bred horses including Storm Bird, It’s My Choice, Keep on Swinging, Atlantic Storm, Settling Star, Midnight Blue and Danger in the Park are set to take the arena for the $1.5M and trophy over 1000M.
Any one of the horses entered in the E and lower 1400M event with the likes of Princess Alisha, Home Bush Baby, Right To Rule, It’s My Turn, Fresh Again, Battle Hymn, Bride Stone Corner, Mission King, Settle In Seattle and Marathon Man can race away with the $800,000 top prize and trophy.
The G1 and lower race is a 1200M event and a large field has been assembled to compete for the $600,000 and trophy available. Among them are Rosetta, Joyful Victory, Captain Crook, Ameera’s Joy, Compador, Traditional Man, Damacus Dream, She’s So Special, Monsoon, Miss Doubt Fire, Caisse, Red Cloud, Marathon Man, Weekend Surprise, Appealing Harvest and Another Jet.
The two year old event for Guyana bred horses features Red Steel, Slim Shady, Devil Woman and Amazon Warrior for the $600,000 price tag and trophy also over 1000M.
The contenders for the H& lower 1000M race will battle for a purse of $450,000 and trophy.
The ‘I’ and lower race with I Want Revenge, Royal Cash, Party Time, Savion, Mary Ann, I Will Get Another and Easy To Win will gallop over 1000M for the pole position takings of $350,000 and trophy.
The final race has $250,000 plus trophy at stake for the winner of the J and lower event in another 1200M gallop and will see Lady Secret, The Road Is Mine, Smarty Light, Swift Away, Natasha, Ghost Zapper, Golden Star and Affinity in contention.
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