All roads lead to the Port Mourant Turf Club in Corentyne, Berbice, today, for the final leg of the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee (JJTRC) Triple Crown, which at its conclusion will see over $20million in cash and prizes being doled out.
The Triple Crown race promotion provides a bonus of $500,000 for whichever horse can complete three consecutive victories today, Valentina; three-year-old Guyana Bred, will be the only animal in the running for the triple crown bonus.
A rematch between Lucky Star that won the second leg’s feature race, and Vera’s Finally of the Jumbo Jet Racing Stables, will headline the feature race that will be run over seven and ¾ furlongs and today’s action will see horses from Trinidad & Tobago, USA and Jamaica battling the local animals.
On Thursday, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Triple Crown, Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr., revealed exciting news of the completion of a shoot to start the one-mile race, a project that cost in excess of $500,000, according to his estimates.
He had noted before the project’s completion the importance of it, “The horses will have a level and exact one mile start. The start of the seven & 3/4 furlongs race was usually used for the one-miler before due to the fact the mile was on the turn and a race shouldn’t start on a turn.”
The feature race today 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 which Valentina will be looking to complete her triple crown in, 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.
Sponsors include Rani Persaud Racing Stable (USA), Banks DIH, Trophy Stall, Kris Jagdeo Racing Stable and Jumbo Jet Auto Sales.
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