A number of sponsors have climbed on board with the organizers as preparation picks up
pace for the much anticipated Guyana Cup rematch meet set for Sunday 21st December at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne Berbice. Kaieteur Sports also understands that a number of top overseas jockeys have been contacted to be a part of the action.
The meet, which is organised by the Port Mourant Turf Club in collaboration with the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Racing Stables, has nine traces set to be contested.
With the lucrative amount of sponsorship on offer, the entries column is filling up at a rapid pace. So far over 60 horses have been entered with entries set to close today.
Apart from the Jumbo Jet businesses, Banks DIH Limited has come on board in a big way with sponsorship for the major event. Other sponsors include Rommel Jagroop Construction, K.P. Jagdeo and Sons Construction, Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff Business Entity, Inshan Bacchus Trucking Service and Business entities among others.
So far the Jumbo Jet, Shariff, Inshan Bacchus, Elcock, Jagdeo and Night Eyes Racing stables lead the way with multiple entries.
Among the horses expected to be on show are Guyana Cup Champion CP Got Even, the inform Treacle, California Strike, Red and Lovely, Princess She Not, Just call Me Boss, Unsettled, Release the Beast, Shooting Star, Royal Empire, Midnight Blues, Quiet Dancer, Settling Jet , Jack Is My Style, Settle In Seattle, Curfew Tower, Plum Plum, Storm Bird, It’s My Choice, Damascus Dream, Gold D Kova, Miss Lewinsky, Got To Go, She Running Hard, Mary Ann, Easy To Win, Party Time, Royal Cash, Swift Way, Speed Vision, Smarty Light and Sunday Silence along with the newly imported Big Man Boss and Spit Fire among others.
The events listed on the day are the D1 and lower race for a winner’s purse of $1.5M and Trophy over 1600M. The Co-feature 1600M event for 3 years old Guyana and the West bred horses is for $1M and trophy.
There are two races for two year old horses over 1200M. The first is for Two year old animals bred and born in the West Indies for a winner’s money of $600,000 and trophy. The other two year event is for Guyana bred horses for a $300,000 and trophy first prize.
There is the E class and lower 1500M race for a first prize of $600,000 and trophy.
The G1 and lower 1200M race fetches the winner $500,000 and trophy. The H1 and lower 1200M race has a winning pocket of $250,000 and trophy. The ‘I3’ and lower 1200M event has a pole position taking of $200,000 and trophy. The J3 and lower 1200M race for the winning pocket of $150,000 and trophy.
The top Jockey along with the runner up, the top stable and champion trainer will all be presented with trophies and other incentives compliments of the organizers.
The event will be held under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority.
Interested persons still have time to contact Chandu Ramkissoon (624-9063 or 232-0633), Kris Jagdeo (624-6123; 322-0369), Rajendra (Jim –Jo) 618-7278, Ramnauth 337-5311, Romel Jagroop (624-1798) and Sancho 690-0569. Race time is 12:30hrs.
The coordinator is Nasrudeen (Jumbo Jet) Mohamed Junior. Race time is 12:30 hrs. (Samuel Whyte)
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