Mar 11, 2016 Sports
Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) under their Ivanoff brand has thrown support
behind the Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) for the staging of its Phagwah Meet which is set for Sunday at Bush Lot Farm Corentyne, Berbice.
The entity presented the first place trophy for the G Class and Lower event at a simple ceremony held yesterday at Mr. Kennard’s office, Brickdam. The race which goes for a distance of one mile will see the winner also taking home $280,000.
Ivanoff brand Manager Maria Munroe said they are pleased to be on board for the first meet of the year. She informed that they have been supporting the event for the past 43 years and will continue to do so. Munroe stated that apart from giving back to the community, they felt that the sport brings people together. She also lauded the organisers.
KMTC chairman Cecil Kennard thanked the entity and said that such sponsorship is of paramount importance for the success of the event. Kennard pointed out that they have made a number of changes to the card.
The L 2 Class, a distance of 5 furlongs which will see the winner taking home $100,000 has replaced the L Class; the K Class has been replaced with the L1 Class, this race goes for 5 furlongs and carries a top prize of $120,000; the J K Class has replaced the J 1 Class, this event attracts a top prize of $160,000 and lasts for 5 furlongs.
Kennard indicated that the track is in favourable condition and is calling on fans to support the event.
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