Apr 06, 2016 Sports
He’s back. The Georgetown Turf Club (GTC) will be staging a grand One-Day Horse Race Meet on Sunday, April 24, in the village of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank, Demerara.
According to Promoter Michael Sims, who has returned from overseas to assist in the development of the Sport of Kings, six races are carded for the day with over $3million in prize monies and trophies up for grabs.
Sims, who at one time was one of the biggest promoters of the sport, told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that he is back and in addition to the upcoming Meet later this month, he is in the process of planning a massive Independence Meet which is set for May 29, at the same venue.
Meanwhile, this month’s event will feature some of the top horses in the country among them being Red Jet, Quancy, Red Regent, Blue Lightening, Champ and Royal Stallion among others.
The H & Lower event has been designated the feature of the day and goes a distance of 1600 metres, while the other races carded are J & Lower; K & Lower; L & Lower; the unclassified and a special race for cart horses.
Sims disclosed that the track is in excellent shape and racing fans could expect some exciting finishes.
The race coordinator is Compton Sancho and owners interested in participating in the event can contact Sims on tele#669-8163, Sancho -602-1567 or D. Smith- 660-4961.
Banks DIH is one of the main sponsors and a well stocked bar will be present along with food.
Starting time is 13:00 hrs.
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