The organisers have made two changes to the Kennard Memorial Turf Club annual Xmas Meet set for December 26 at its Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice racetrack, even as entries close today.
Retired Justice Cecil Kennard, Head of the KMTC, informed that the B Class race, which is the feature event and has been sponsored by Metro, will now be a C Class event, while the F Class contest is now graded as F Class. Kennard noted that over 40 horses have so far entered for the event and more are expected to do so on today’s closing date.
The races will be run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and no late entries will be accepted. Registration can be done through Ivan Dipnarine 331-0316, Cecil Kennard 623-7609, 225-4818, Fazal Habibulla on 657-7010, Dennis DeRoop on 640-6396 or Compton Sancho 602-1567.
Seven races are carded for the day with the main event being the C and Lower W/A in which the winner will take home $1,000,000, the runner up $500,000, third place $250,000 and fourth place $125,000. The race will last a distance of 9 furlongs.
Other races slated are L-non winners for 5 furs with a top prize of $120,000, G and Lower for a distance of seven furs with a winning purse of $350,000, two years Guyana Bred for six furs for $220,000, L-Open for five furs for $150,000 top prize, H and Lower W/A seven furs for first prize of $280,000 and J 3 and Lower-six furs and carries a winning prize of $180,000.
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