Apr 24, 2016 Sports
If there was any doubt about the quality of today’s Georgetown Turf Club Race Meet, turfites can be assured that the star-studded entries is enough confirmation that all six races will provide some enthralling battles for top honours.
Set for the Mocha Arcadia Race Track on the East Bank of Demerara, Kaieteur Sport visited the track on Friday to witness first hand some of the horses entered go through their paces under the watchful eyes of their charges and one that readily impressed was American Pharaoh King out of the Walton Stables in Corentyne.
The exciting looking race horse, who will be competing in the L&K Classes, displayed blistering turn of speed when called to do so and has to be one of the favourites to do well.
The Walton Stables that is headed by veteran Eon Walton has also entered American Pharaoh Jet, a two-year old that also looked impressive and who is expected to upstage his rivals.
This horse looked in impeccable shape and turfites might want to install him as favourite in the Maiden Stakes.
Also producing some notable gallops was Lil Kevin out of the Shocking Stables and Breeze in a Bottle and they too are expected to be in the thick if things for top honours.
Speaking with Organiser Compton Sancho yesterday, he said that the day’s racing will mark a successful return of the sport in the Georgetown environ and urged turfites and fans to get to the Mocha facility for a day of exciting racing.
The feature event the H& Lower will see horses such as Glamour Queen, Princess Page, Liquid Lion, Happy Landing, Red Jet, Red Region, Cinderella the Second and Little battle each other for top honours.
The L & Lower Division is also anticipated to provide intense rivalry with entries such as Royal Progression, Blue Lightening, Progressive Kid, American Pharaoh King and Strike n Lightening, all set to engage each other.
Sancho added that the track is still a fast one despite the rain that fell over the past twenty-four hours and fans planning to wager bets should still favour the fast horses.
The H & Lower Class will be run over a distance of one mile with the winner set to receive $200,000, 2nd place $100,000, 3rd place $50,000 and 4th plcae $25,000.
The remaining races on the card include the J & Lower over a distance of six furlongs with the winner collecting $150,000, 2nd place $75,000, 3rd place $37,000 and 4th place $18,000. Then there is the K & Lower Class over six furlongs that carries a first prize of $140,000, 2nd prize
$70,000, 3rd $35,000 and 4th $17,000; the L & Lower over a distance of five furlongs with a first prize of $100,000, 2nd $50,000, 3rd $25,000 and 4th $12,000; the Unclassified with a first prize of $80,000, 2nd $40,000, 3rd $20,000 and 4th $10,000.
The Cart horse race over five furlongs will see the winner receive $60,000, 2nd $30,000, 3rd $15,000 and 4th $8,000.
Meanwhile, Promoter Michael Sims disclosed that support for the event has been excellent and extended thanks to all those entities and individuals who’re on board and they include, Ansa McAl under its Stag and Carib Beers, Delmur Shipping, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Trophy Stall, Nand Persaud & Company, Kris Jagdeo Construction, Attorney-at-Law Poonai, Mohamed Salim Khan, Denis De Roop, Simply Royal Racing Stables, Justice Cecil Kennard among others.
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