– Poonai Pharmacy jumps on board in a big way
With less than two weeks to go before the ninth annual Guyana Cup horserace meet more sponsors are beginning to get on board for the big day.
The $25M mega meet organized by the Jumbo Jet Business Enterprise in collaboration with the Port Mourant Turf Club (PMTC), is being staged with the support from the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Horse Racing Authority (GHRA) among others. The mega sporting activity is slated for Sunday 16th August at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne, Berbice, beginning at 12:00 hrs.
Two major business entities have joined the bevy of business entities getting on board. On Monday Electronics City through its Manager Radica Sears presented a cheque for a hefty sum to Rovin DeSouza of the Guyana Cup organizing committee at the company’s business entity at Sheriff Street Georgetown to help light up the activity.
On Tuesday, Poonai’s Pharmacy of Rose Hall Town through Supervisor Davendra Ramatalli made sure that all will be well on race day as they presented their package to the Jumbo Jet representative at the Pharmacy’s Rose Hall Headquarters. Receiving on behalf of the
organizers was Rovin DeSouza in the presence of representative Lisa Khan and Marlon Khadoo.
Both organisations jumped at the opportunity to be a part of the prestigious activity.
According to coordinator Nazarudeen “Jumbo Jet” Mohammed Junior, all the major business entities that are on board for the activity will have an opportunity to showcase their products. He said it not just sponsorship, but more of a partnership now.
Ten races are carded for the day with a number of feature events on the day’s card. A number of top horses are expected to participate in the main event, the A and lower race, including Score’s Even, C.P Got Even, Spit Fire, Jack In MY Style, Princess She Not, Diplomatic Cat and Curfew Tower. The winner will race away with $3M and the Guyana Cup Trophy from a total package of $6M in total over 1800M.
In the Co-feature 1600M event for 3 yrs. old horses, bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies, the organizers have put up a mouthwatering $2M and trophy.
The Two year old event for West Indies Bred horses which has its first prize tagged at $1.2M and trophy will be run over 1000M. The E class and lower 1000M event will see the winner racing away with the $1M top prize and trophy.
There is an event for four year old West Indies bred animals for a winning take of $900,000 and trophy over one mile. Horses classified F3 and lower will have an opportunity to race for a winning pocket of $800,000 and trophy over 1200M. The G3 and lower race is also a 1200M event where the winning horse will run away with $600,000 and trophy.
The second two year old event is for Guyana bred horses and has a $400,000 price tag along with trophy for the top runner over 1000M. The ‘I’ and lower race also goes over 1000M with the pole position takings being tagged at $350,000 and trophy.
The final event on the day’s card is for unclassified animals over 1200M with the winner taking home $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 organisers. The event will be held under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority. (Samuel Whyte)
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