All systems are set for the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee’s Triple Crown’s first leg which gallops off in just under two weeks, February 24th, at the Rising Sun Turf Club in Port Mourant, Berbice, according to chairman of the organising committee, Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr.
In an invited comment with this publication, Mohamed disclosed that the track is in good condition for next weekend’s race meet and that turfites can expect to be fully entertained with some of the overseas horses having already arrived in Guyana.
Over $20million in cash and prizes will be up grabs over the three legs of the Triple Crown event with the second leg slated for March 24th at the Rising Sun, while the grand finale will be on Easter Sunday, April 21 at Port Mourant Turf Club.
The feature race at the first leg will attract a total prize purse amounting to almost $2million with the winner of that C Class and lower race pocketing $1million.
The winner of the three-year-old Guyana bred race will pocket $400,000, the F Class winner; $350,000, H Class; $300,000, I Class; $250,000, J class; $230,000, K Class; $220,000, L Class; $200,000, L Class and lower; $140,000.
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