Over 75 entered
Following the overwhelming response and support by horse owners to the staging of the Inaugural ‘Best of the Best President Cup horserace meet, which is organised by the Port Mourant Turf Club in collaboration with the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and the KP Jagdeo Construction Company, the organisers have been forced to make a couple of adjustments to the day’s programme.
Slated for Sunday 2nd of October at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Corentyne, Berbice, the event has been whipping up much support in the horseracing circles in Guyana and is expected to be grand.
The G1 and lower event has now been upgraded to an F3 and lower race, while the I3 and lower race will now be a race for I2 and lower and J class horses.
Among the major sponsors on board so far are Banks DIH Limited, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, Kris Jagdeo Construction Company and Delmur Shipping Company among others.
Meanwhile, preparations have almost been completed and with the PMTC known as the “Big Yard Turf Club” and both the Jumbo Jet and Jagdeo racing entities being major players in the horse racing fraternity, turfites are expected to have their money’s worth.
Eight races are listed for the day with over $8M at stake including cash, trophies and other incentives. The feature A and lower 1550M event will once again see the cream of the crop in the horseracing circle down to participate as they take to the track. Horses such as Princess She Not, Lady Budapest, Just Call Me Bass, C P Got Even, , Plum Plum, Jack in My Style, Golden Blue Ecko and Keep On Swinging have already been entered for the showdown which has a hefty $1.5M along with the Best of the Best President Cup from a total package of $3M.
The other events are the – for D3 maiden and E and lower horses over 1200M for a first prize of $800,000 and trophy. The 3 year old event is for Guyana Bred horses over 1200M for a winning take of $400,000 and trophy.
The reconstructed F and Lower 1700M event will see the winner carting off $400,000 and trophy. Horses classified H3 maiden and I and lower which will be going for 1300M for a $260,000 first prize and trophy.
The two years old Guyana and West Indies Bred horses will have an opportunity to clash for the $260,000 first prize and trophy over 1100M. Horses classified I2 and lower and J class will be running instead of those classified I3 and J and lower over 1500M for a winning pocket of $200,000.
The final event will be for animals classified L and lower over 1100M for a pole position takings of $140,000 and trophy.
Other top animals entered to participate in the day’s action so far are Right to Rule, Awesome Cash, Red Rocket, Isnt She Charming, Bigman Bass and Cat Messiah among the lot.
Outstanding jockeys, trainers and stable will be presented with incentives compliments of Trophy Stall and The organisers.
Interested persons can have information from Kris Jagdeo on telephone numbers 624-6123 or 322-0369, Rajendra (Jim-Jo) Jagdeo on 618-7278 or Chandu Ramkissoon on 232-0633 or 624-9063.
Race time is 12:30hrs. (Samuel Whyte)
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