Aug 16, 2017 Sports
Guyana Cup Horserace Meeting on Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club on the West Coast of Berbice saw the Jumbo Jet Stables import, Vera’s Finally, storming to victory in the feature event to lead the honours roll.
A Field of 11 started the race with the pre-race favorite being Just Call me Boss with Princess She is Not the defending champion. However, when the dust had settled Vera’s Finally powered through to take the feature from Just Call Me Boss, It’s My Choice, Golden Blue Echo and Settling Star in that order.
The race saw the early pace being set by Just Call me Boss, but around the first turn Princess took the lead with Vera’s in second. Coming around the final turn to home, Jockey Ross made his move and Vera’s went into the lead with Just Call me Boss coming strong, but Vera’s Finally, the 4-year-old imported from the USA, was able to hold on and win comfortably.
The Jumbo Jet connections claimed the whopping $2M first prize and Banks DIH Trophy, with second collecting $1M, third $500,000, fourth $250,000 and fifth $125,000.
Thousands were in attendance including Minister of State Joseph Harmon to witness the entertainment provided. This was the 2nd crown for Jumbo Jet stables in 10 years. The event was first won by Sequin in 2008.
The E & lower 1500m race for all imported and Guyana Bred 3 years and up and those rated E class and lower for a sumptuous $1.2M winner’s purse resulted in Release the Beast winning ahead of Red Rocket, Storm bird and Honey Flow.
The G & Lower Guyana and West Indies Bred racehorses cover 1500m with the winner carting off $700,000 went to Keep on Swinging who beat Midnight Blue, Red Rocket and Isn’t She Charming.
Quiet Dancer beat Got to Go, Isn’t She Charming and TNT in the H3 & lower race for Guyana and West Indies bred horses to take the $400,000 pay day over 1100m.
The Final Line ran ahead of Release the Beast, Touch of Gold and Princess Showna to win the 2 years old Guyana Bred horses race over 1100m, to collect the $350,000 the purse on offer.
Seven Dust took the 3 year old Guyana bred and I1 & Lower class race and the $300,000 first prize over 1100m ahead of Fresh Dancer, Ms. Olympia and King Stanley.
The I2 & Lower resulted in Maryann holding off Party Time, Liquid Lion and Red Jet to take the $250,000 purse, while the L& Lower non-winners for a $200,000 winners take over 1100m, Supreme Cat beat the competition to claim that race ahead of Irish Boy, Angel Eyes and Little Star.
Slim Shade beat off Ready to Romance, Red Region and De Rocket to take the K class race and $225,000.
Sponsors on board for the event included: Berbice River Bridge Company, Air Services Limited, Banks DIH, Big G Lumber yard, Caricom Auto Sales, Impressive Signs and Graphics, Soreidom Guyana Inc, Rambrich Service Station, Poonai’s Pharmacy of Rose Hall Town, Rohan Auto Spares, BM Soat Auto Spares, Muneahwar Hardware Store, Hand-in-Hand Insurance Company, Super Bet, ISG Industrial Supplies of Guyana Inc, D. Telokie & Sons Trucking Service, BM Soat Auto Sales, Anand and Sons Electrical, Prem’s Grocery and Fix It Tyre Shop.
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