Score’s Even to be severely tested on return
When animals the likes of Score’s Even, American Boss, Big Man Boss, Lady Budapest, Just Call Me Boss, Princess She Not, Storm Bird and Cat Messiah assembly for any race meet the action is usually breath taking.
With the day finally here and all systems in place the place to be is the Rising Sun Turf Club Arima Park, West Coast Berbice for the much anticipated Mashramani Horserace meet organized by the Rising Sun Turf Club in collaboration with the Inshan Bacchus Trucking Service.
Over 65 horses have been entered for the event which is dubbed “Hellie’s Day of racing” held in memory of the late Zaleena Habibulla Lawrie a former Vice President of the Club.
Eight races are carded for the day with prize monies totaling over $4.5M in cash, trophies and other goodies up for the taking.
Thousands are expected to throng to the famous venue to see the nonstop action expected to unfold especially with the anticipating return of Score’s Even.
All eyes will be on the “A” class event dubbed the “Hellie Mile” with Score’s Even, expected to be tested to the end by the likes of the speedy Princess She’s Not, Jus Call Me Bas, Lady Budapest and Keep On Swinging for a first prize of $800,000 and the Banks DIH trophy in what is expected to be a ding dong battle over 1600M.
Campador will be looking for another win in the event for animals classified E and lower and three year old American horses. However, it will not be easy as it contends with American Boss, Strom Bird and Giant Time for a winner’s prize of $500,000 and trophy over 1400M.
Settling Star will have a score to settle against the likes of, Big Man Boss, Rosetta, Midnight Blues and Anfield and in the G3 and lower showdown for the $320,000 first prize and trophy over 1000M.
A large field has been entered in the race for horses classified H and lower for the pole position taking of $300,000 and trophy over 1100M.
Among them are Princes Paige, Bird man, Atlantic Storm, Big Man Bass, Quiet Strom, Amazing Run, Sweet Return, Anfield, Silver Bell, Ms Lova Lova, Jumbo Gift, Mary Ann, Party Time.
Cat Messiah leads the entries in the event for H3 maiden and I and lower horses for a winning purse of $260,000 and trophy over 1100M which also has animals the likes of Fire ball, Party Time and Mary Ann.
The J and lower event will see the winner receiving $200,000 and trophy over 1100. Among those entered are Liquid Lion, Affinity, Plane Land, Massaquida Dr. Little and Another storm.
First prize of $160,000 and trophy is available for the winner of the race for K and lower animals also over 1100M. Among those expected to compete are Affinity, Golden Kiss, Plane Land, Blue Lightning Confusion, Secretariat, Another Storm and Red Region.
The animals classified L and lower will race over 1100M for a winner’s pocket of $100,000 and trophy. A large field that includes Shining Copper, Royal Progressive, Star Boy and Quincy among others has been entered.
The nation’s largest horse racing sponsors Beverage Giants Banks DIH Limited, Trophy Stall, Chester Fry Chicken of Bush Lot West Coast Berbice, Hablaw Meat Centre are among the sponsors so far on board.
Businessman Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market as usual is on board with sponsorship for the individual prizes which includes the champion jockey, champion trainer and champion stable among others.
The Race will be held under the rules of the Rising Sun Turf Club.
Race time is 12:30 hrs. (Samuel Whyte)
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