$10M up for grabs, over 80 horses entered so far
By Samuel Whyte
Beverage giants Banks DIH Limited has confirmed their sponsorship deal with the
organizers for the much anticipated Guyana Cup rematch $10M horserace meet set for Sunday 21st December at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne Berbice.
On Wednesday, the beverage company through one of its managers presented a cheque to coordinator of the meet Nasrudeen (Jumbo Jet) Mohamed junior and assistant organizer and race commentator Campton Sancho at the company’s headquarters at Thirst Park.
Nine exciting races are listed for the day and the last count with the organizers showed that over 80 entries have been received so far.
With all major preparations completed at Port Mourant Turf Club, an exhilarating, exciting and action packed day of racing is anticipated.
Once again the best racehorses, outside of Score’s Even which has been barred, have been assembled for the featured D1 and lower event for the $1.5M winner’s purse and the Guyana Cup rematch trophy compliments of Banks DIH Limited over 1600M.
Guyana Cup champion CP Got Even will be looking for another big pay day, but will have to contend with the likes of the inform Treacle, Grande De Roja Red and Lovely, Got To Go, Jack Is My Style, California Strike, Princess She Not, Settle In Seattle, Curfew Tower and Plum Plum who are all expected to pose stiff challenges for the lucrative pay day.
Among the others assembled to race are – Unsettled, Release the Beast, Shooting Star, Storm Bird, Just call Me Boss It’s My Choice, Damascus Dream, Battle Hymn, Gold D Kova, Miss Lewinsky, Bridal Stone Corner, Right To Rule, Joyful Victory, She Running Hard, Royal Empire, Midnight Blues, Quiet Dancer, Monsoon, Settling Jet, Mary Ann, War Craft, Easy To Win, Party Time, Royal Cash, Savion, Swift Way, Speed Vision, Smarty Light and Sunday Silence and the newly imported Big Man Boss and Spit Fire among others.
Top Trinidad jockey Nobel Abrego will be a show along with fellow Trinidadians Nicholas Patrick, Prayven Badrie, and Keran Razack along with Jamaicans Brian Blake, Andron Findley and Jockey Malcolm among others.
Beharry Group of Companies has also joined the list of sponsors which includes Rommel Jagroop Construction, K.P. Jagdeo and Sons Construction, Mohammed ‘Nankoo’ Shariff Business Entity, Inshan Bacchus Trucking Service and Business entities among others.
The other events listed are the Co-feature 1600M event for 3 year old Guyana and the West Indies bred horses for the tantalizing $1M and trophy.
The two year old event for West Indies Bred horses is for a winner’s take of $600,000 and trophy over 1200M. The E class and lower 1500M event also has a $600,000 winner’s take and trophy. The G1 and lower 1200M race fetches the winner $500,000 and trophy.
The two year old event for Guyana bred horses has a $300,000 price tag and trophy over 1200M.
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. Race time is 12:30hrs.
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