With just a few days before race day of the horserace meet organised by the Rising Sun
Turf Club in collaboration with the Shariff Business Enterprise and Racing Stable, the event has been upgraded to a champion of champion status.
Set for the Rising Sun Turf Club at Arima Park West Coast Berbice, the event is now the talk of the town. Recently a number of business entities have confirmed their sponsorship deals with the organizers for the meet. On Wednesday the principals of the Yunas Civil and Building Construction Services handed over their sponsorship deal to the organizers.
Words from the organizers are that preparations have been completed and the venue is in top shape. Eight races are carded for the day, with the animals set to compete for over $7M in cash, trophies and other incentives. With over 60 horses already entered, an action packed day of racing is anticipated.
The feature A and lower event, compliments of Banks DIH Limited, alone has enough fire power for to cover the cost of entry. Among those lining up to compete for the prize and bragging rights are Guyana’s only A class horse, Score’s Even which will be looking for revenge. Word out of the Simple Royal Stable is that the animal is in the best of condition and will be hard to beat. Stable mates Church House and Run Nana Run are also looking good, with Mr DeRoop looking for a clean sweep.
The Shariff stable is certain that its trend of beating Score’s Even will continue come Sunday. Princess She Not is getting better by the day and according to Shariff the animals are yet to hit top form. California Strike and Settle in Seattle with wins over Score’s Even, are back to full fitness and will be hard to beat. Newly imported Plum Plum has touched down with a tremendous record with victories in both Jamaica and Trinidad and will be looking to continue the trend in Guyana.
The Jumbo Jet stable now has five animals preparing with Appealing Harvest joining Grande De Roja, Captain Crook, Jack Is My Style and Got to Go.
The Elcock stable will be putting Guyana Cup Champion C.P. Got Even and the newly imported Curfew Tower out of the USA to seal things off and take the prize home. The inform Treacle has been in tremendous form this year and will definitely be in the reckoning. Red and Lovely is capable of springing a surprise and with Dark and Lovely and a few others in the running the sumptuous $1M and trophy over 1400M could go to any one of the animals mentioned.
With the newly imported Just Call Me Boss and Spit Fire expected to feature in the three year old race for West Indies and Guyana Bred animals, the event is turning out to be a crowd puller with the likes of Unsettled, Release the beast, Royal Empire and Settling Jet among others looking to guard their turf for $400,000 and trophy.
The E3 and lover event over 1400M for a winning tag of $400,000 and trophy and has such animals as Good Will Boy, Mission King, Settle in Seattle, Right to Rule and Rosetta among others.
Horses such as Storm Bird, It’s My Choice, Gold D Kova, Miss Lewinsky, She Running Hard and Midnight Blues are among the lot in the event for two year old West Indies bred animals for a winner’s prize of $300,000 and trophy over 11000M.
The G3 and lower event for the $300,000 first prize, The two year old event for Guyana born animals for a first prize of $200,000, the event for ‘I’ class animals for a winning take of $200,000 and the event for J and lower animals for a top money of $180,000 are some of the other races on show.
Among the sponsors on board so far are Beverage Giants Banks DIH Limited, Trophy Stall, Republic Bank, Gene Equipped (John Dere) Company, Inshan Bacchus Business Enterprise, Jumbo Jet, Shano Seenarine, Younas Civil and Building Construction Services, KP Jagdeo Construction, Colin Elock’s Delmur Shipping Company and the Shariff Business enterprise, Tage Rice Milling Complex and Altaf Khan Auto Sales.
The Trophy Stall, Bourda Market will provide sponsorship for the top individual performers including champion jockey, champion trainer and champion stable.
Contact can be made with Fazal Habibulla at Chester Fry at Bush Lot West Coast Berbice on Telephone No 232-0232 or 648-6522, 6577010, Donald or Zaleena Lawrie on telephone nos 225-4530 or 225-4565 or Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff on 6110684 for additional information. (Samuel Whyte)
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