With over 35 horses entered for the Bush Lot United Turf Club (BLUTC) one day meet slated for Sunday 16th November at the club’s entity Sea View Park, Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice, preparations have started to wind down.
Eight races are carded for the day with close to $8M up for grabs.
The Feature race will be for horses classified ‘C’ and lower for a tantalizing $1M first prize from a total prize package of $2M and trophy with the animals set to cover 1600M.
The other events are the F and lower 1400M event for a $500,000 winning purse and trophy.
The 1600M race for three Year old Guyana and West Indies Bred and Born animals also for a first prize of $500,000 and trophy.
The 1200M event for two year old Guyana and West Indies Bred horses for a winners money of $400,000 and trophy.
The G3 and lower 1200M race is for a winning purse of $400,000 and trophy.
The ‘I’ and lower horses will compete over 1200M for a winning purse of $250,000 and trophy.
The final two races are for animals classified the J and lower and K and lower covering 1400M and 1200M respectively for winning takes of $200,000 and $150,000 and trophies respectively.
A number of sponsors are also on board with the Ministry of Tourism, Hand In Hand Insurance, Phagoo General Store, Qtrex International Shipping , Banks DIH, Buddy Shivraj, Jumbo Jet, Inshan Bacchus Trucking Service, Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff and Lakeram ‘Buddy’ Sukhdeo among others.
Rehabilitation works are rounding up at the moment with the grand stand, the paddock, fencing, the rails, jockey board and the officials’ housing area all being completed. Water supply, lighting and other amenities have been upgraded. Land filling work at the venue has also been completed. Most of the turns on the track have also been reshaped.
Coordinator Lakeram ‘Buddy’ Sookdeo is promising turfites a grand day of racing.
Top individual performers including top jockey, stable and trainer will be presented with trophies compliments of the organizers.
Interested persons can make enquiries with Coordinator and Treasurer Lakeram B. Sukhdeo on Number 232-0558 or 672-0810 or Ramnauth on 337-5311 or 697-1979.
Race time is 12:30 hrs. (Samuel Whyte)
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