Aug 14, 2022 Sports
After race concert promises to be sizzling
After all the hype, the day has arrived for the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee (JJTRC) Guyana Cup horserace meet at the Rising Sun Turf Club at West Coast Berbice from 10.00am. Touted as the biggest horseracing event, definitely in Guyana, and possibly the Caribbean, ten exciting races are set to bring turfites and those trekking to the venue to get a taste of the action on their feet or the edge of their seats.
A record 80 horses have been entered for the events with the 1,600-metre Banks DIH Guyana Cup attracting 11 runners for this marquee showpiece, which will be the main event on the card.
The 1,600-metre Associated Construction services Derby Stakes is the supporting ‘cast.’ These two races will be complimented with the spring championship event – the Vals Construction 1,100-metre event for E and lower horses.
The full programme Reads:
1) C class and lower, 1600m. Total purse: $3,875,000: This race is open to call imported and locally bred of all classes, and open to all ages and sex (stallion or mare).
2) 3yr old Derby 1100M – purse: $2,000,000. This race is only for Guyana Bred horses that’s 3 years old and open to any sex.
3) G1 and lower 1400M – purse: $1,550,000. This race is open to all Guyana and West Indian bred horses classified G1 and lower and also open to any imported horses E3 and lower who have not earned prize money in their last start. It is open to any ages and sex.
4) H3 and lower 1100M – purse $1,350,000. This race is open to all Guyana and West Indian bred horses classified H3 and lower, also open to West Indian bred horses classed G1 and lower, first time starter in Guyana and also open to any ages and sex.
5) 2yrs old Guyana Bred 1100M – purse: $680,000. This race is open to only Guyana Bred horses 2 years old and of any sex.
6) I class and lower 1400M – Purse: $581,000. This race is open to Guyana Bred horses only that’s classified I class and lower and is open to any age and sex.
7) J3 and lower 1400M. Purse: $485,000. This race is for only Guyana Bred horses K class and lower and open to Guyana Bred J3 who have not earned prize money in their last start. It is open to all ages and to any sex.
8) L class 1400M – purse $390,000. This race is for Guyana Bred Colts and gelding only classified L class and it is open to any age racehorse.
9) L class 1400M – purse $390,000. This race is for Guyana Bred fillies and mares only classified L class. It is open to any age.
10) L class 1100M – purse $290,000. This race is open to all Guyana Bred horses classified L class who have never earned and also open to any sex and age.
The starting stalls for the Banks DIH Guyana Cup, the total purse for this one mile (1600m) race is USD $35,880 (approx. GYD $7.5m) and features 11 horses including the two-time Guyana Cup winner, Vera’s Finally; this race has Calibogue Sound of Slingerz Racing Stable in stall one followed by Everesting (Master Z), Alado (Master Z), Memories (Shaun Mohammed), Jessica’s Pride (Night Eyes), Detroit Steel (Simply Royal), Queen Domina (Slingerz), Our Stuie (Jagdeo Racing Stable), Settling Star (Asif Kahdeer), Vera’s Finally (Jumbo Jet) and Wild Texas Tom (Jagdeo), in that order.
The Associated Construction Services Derby Stakes also takes place over a mile long trek, but has seven competitors for the event that carries a USD $17,940 purse (approx. GYD $3.7m).
Like A Million from the Jumbo Jet Racing Club was drawn in the first stall, while Irish Princes (Owner: N Dookie) occupies the second stall, Glamarous Star (A Rampersad) is in third followed by Amazing Grace (PHVH Racing Stable), Black Time (Shocking Racing Stable), Heartland (Bronson Cheefoon), Judge Not (Martin Pestano) and finally, Color of Sacrifice (Shaun Mohammed).
There are seven registered starters for the Vals Construction Sprint Classic which runs for 5 and ½ furlongs (1100m). They will be competing under a purse of USD $10,765 (approx. GYD $2.2m).
Looking to Heaven (Jumbo Jet) copped stall one from the draw followed by Lady Bird (Ephraim’s Thoroughbred), Early Bird (R&R Syndicate), Signal Note (Rising Sun), Nuclear Fire (Jagdeo), Regal Intension (Jumbo Jet) and Convertor (Singerz), respectively.
Meanwhile, Jamaican artiste, Skillibeng among others, arrived in the country Friday evening and a sizzling after event show has been promised. Fans are indeed in for a treat at Rising Sun today and are encouraged to arrive early to get safe parking for their vehicles.
Among the list of sponsors aiding the success of the event include: Banks DIH and supporting sponsors Guinness, XM Rum, Smirnoff Vodka, Hop House 13, Johnny Walker, S. Jagmohan, A&R Security, Avinash Contracting, Auto Toy Store, Ramchan’s Auto Body Works, Progressive Travel agency, Vals Construction, Air Services, Kings Jewelry World, K&P Project Management, JS Guyana, Aronco, BM Soat, Club Neutraal, Japarts, AJM Enterprise & Jumbo Jet.
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