Organiser Junior Mohamed has informed Kaieteur Sport that the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee has decided to take another major step in assisting smaller horse owners to make the Sport of Kings to continue its growth in Guyana. Mohamed informed that they have decided to transport horses to and from the Corentyne to the Rising Sun race track for less than half of the price that is currently paid for the upcoming Triple Crown Horseracing Championships which commences this Sunday, March 4th.
Further adding sweetener to the ‘pot’, the organiser disclosed that any horse that participate in the Triple Crown event and wins 3 races, even if it’s 3 races on two of the Triple Crown race days, will be granted free entry to the Guyana Cup 2018 horserace mega meet.
With offers of this nature, horse owners, especially the small one, will be happy to compete in the upcoming Triple Crown events.
With over $20million in cash prizes up for grabs in the three-day event, fans are excited and the various connections of the various stables are ready to let their charges go as they seek glory and the attractive prizes on offer.
Action starts this Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club and will continue with the second event on April 1st at Port Mourant and the 3rd and final race in the series is fixed for April 29th again at Rising Sun Turf Club.
Both meets at the Rising Sun Turf Club will have the following 1st place cash prizes in the respective classes: C-Class and Lower – $1 million, F class and Lower/E- Class Non-earners/Last Start – $400,000, 3-year-old Guyana Bred – $350,000, H1 and Lower – $300,000, J/K & Lower – $240,000, K Class Non earner last start -$230,000 and L & Lower – $200,0000.
Meanwhile, the final leg in Corentyne will have the slightly bigger 1st prizes which are as follows: C-Class and Lower – $1.2 million, F class and Lower/E- Class Non-earners/Last Start – $500,000, 3-year-old Guyana Bred – $400,000, H1 and Lower – $350,000, J/K & Lower – $240,000, K Class Non earner last start -$200,000 and L & Lower – $150,0000.
There will be bonuses for any horse that win all three of their races in the Triple Crown event with a maximum bonus payout amounting to $500,000. According to the organisers of the event, horses will not be promoted nor demoted for any events in their classes as to give them the opportunity to win the bonus and to be hailed the “Triple Crown” champion in their class.
The three-leg championship will be competed under the rules of the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee.
The drawing of the grand raffle has been fixed for the final leg on April 29th. The raffle will see the winner driving away with a 2011 Nissan Tida sedan car, which is the first prize. The other prizes on offer are a 125 motor cycle, Samsung 40″ Smart TV, 2-samsaung cell phones, a stove, microwave and a Refrigerator.
Raffle tickets are being sold throughout Guyana and can be purchased from Soesdyke Junction, Eccles at the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales location, 92 Smyth Street Georgetown at the Jumbo Jet location, Croal Street Georgetown at the BM Soat Auto Sales, Chester Fried Chicken in West Berbice and Bush Lot Village West Berbice at the two Jumbo Jet Auto Sales locations, Punai’s Pharamacy at Rose Hall Town, The Arabian Nights Sports Bar, #22 Village Hopetown West Berbice and the Discount Store on Regent Street.
Some 1000 kites will be given to the first 1000 fans that enter the ground on April 1st as a special bonus.
Any information on the event can be sourced by contacting: Chandu Ramkissoon: 624-9063/608-9063/232-0633; Alan Podmore: 232-9115/ 619-1909 and Nikita Ross: 662-4668.
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