With the Kennard Memorial Turf Club track and facilities in prime condition, thousands including President Donald Ramoutar, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and other top government and regional officials are expected to throng to the Bush Lot Farm Turf Club, Corentyne Berbice, today. The occasion is that entity’s feature one day horserace meet in collaboration with the PPP/C.
Being touted as having the best horserace facilities in the country and with Guyana’s top thoroughbreds including Score’s Even, California Strike, Treacle, Settle in Seattle and Battle Hymn set for battle, a pulsating and action-packed day of racing is anticipated with a large crowd expected to on hand to witness the excitement.
The A class event is expected to be a top of the line encounter with a few question expected to be answered. For sure Score’s Even of the Dennis DeRoop Stable will be looking for revenge against California Strike of the Shariff Stable following its loss a few weeks ago but the ever improving Treacle of the Dookie Stable is primed to spring another surprise.
The other horses expected to blaze the trail for the coveted $1.5M winners prize and the President’s Cup are Run Nana Run, Princess She is Not, Grande De Roja, Church House, Dark and Lovely and Monsoon over 1600M.
The D3 event for non-winner’s in 2014 and E & Lower over 6 furlongs for a winning take of $600,000 and trophy has such runners as Settle In Seattle, Right To Rule, Swing Easy, Young Elite, Appealing Harvest, Run Nana Run, Dark and Lovely, Church House, Settling Jet and Princess Alicia among the lot.
The G1 and lower event over 1400M will see the likes of Damascus Dream, Battle Hymn, Release The Beast, War Craft and Top Of the Line among others battling for the $400,000 and trophy.
The horses competing in the two year old West Indies Bred 1000M race will have the $300,000 top prize and trophy to aim for including Settling Star, Gold D Cova, That Son of a Gun and Midnight Blue.
The race for G3 non-winners in 2014 will go over 1400M and has so far attracted Silent Night, Bridal Stone Corner, Top of the Line, War Craft, and Monsoon for the $300,000 first prize and trophy.
The Guyana Bred two years old animals will be competing for a first prize of $200,000 and trophy also over 1000M with the likes of Slim Shady, Secret Escape, Miss Messiah, Amazon Warrior and Devil Woman entered to compete.
The top ‘I’ class horses including Mary Ann, Affinity, East To Win, Savion, Party Time and the Road is Mine will race for a winning take of $220,000 and trophy over 1400M.
The J1 and lower animals will battle for a $200,000 purse and trophy over 1000M. The event for J3 and lower horses has a top prize of $180,000 and trophy also over 1000M.
The final event, which is also a 1000M race, is for horses classified K and L and lower for a winning take of $140,000 and trophy. Among some of the horses entered for the final three races are Lady Secret, Famous Pride, Royal Cash, Little, Red Jet, Speed Vision, The Road Is Mine, Dance For Gold, Iron man, Royal Intention, Smarty Light, Pick Pocket, Million Dollars Man, Sunny Silence, Swift Way, Royal Stallion, Go Zapper, Fit To Fight and Triple S.
Among the barrage of sponsors are Beverage Giants Banks DIH Limited, Demerara Distillers Limited, Ansa McAl Guyana Limited, Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing Stables, Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff Business entity and Racing Stables, BK International, Berbice Bridge Company, Limacol Brand, Peter Lewis Construction, Fazal Habibulla and Dennis DeRoop among others.
Persons with last minute queries can contact Mr Roopnarine Matadial 325 3192, Ms Nikita Ross 662 4668, Dennis DeRoop 609 9143 and Fazal Habibulla 657 7010. (Samuel Whyte)
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