Get Set Go went on to win the feature C class event and led the sweep by the Jumbo Jet Stable for the top three positions of the Port Mourant Turf Club’s annual horse race meet at the club’s track on the Corentyne on Sunday.
The race, which was run in semi-darkness for the Jumbo Jet Auto Sales prize money and trophy, saw Get Set Go lead for most of the race ahead of stable mates Grande De Roja, ridden by Jamaican Andron Findley, and Who is On the Case. The fast finishing Message of the Elcock Stable finished fourth.
The win was worth $1.2M and a trophy.
Technology of the P&P syndicate and Elcock Stable that was ridden by Prem Chandra, created the biggest upset of the day, beating Captain Crook, Damascus Dream and Northern Dancer in a tight finish. With the win the animal romped away with the $600,000 and the Romell Jagroop Construction Company Trophy in the co-feature for three-year-old horses bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies.
Jamaican Brian Blake rode Settle in Seattle to a convincing gate to pole victory in the two-year-old Guyana and West Indies bred race for the $500,000 winner’s prize and the Banks DIH trophy.
The win settled an old score with pre-race favourite Serenity; while Windy War ran in third ahead of Rox Sonia in the 1000m event.
Got to Go also ran from gate to pole to sprint away with $500,000 and the Kris Jagdeo Construction trophy ahead of Majestic of the Shariff Stable. Night Crescendo and Marathon Man rounded out the money in the 1200m E Class race.
There was another win for a horse from the Jumbo Jet Stable when Appealing Harvest won the G Class 1200m race.
The winning purse was worth $400,000 and the Satish Liquor Restaurant trophy. Damascus Dream, Bridal Stone Corner and Face the Music were the others that placed.
Savion from the Crawford Stable was unstoppable in winning the I class 1200m sprint for the $200,000 first prize and Shariff Racing Stable Geddes Grant and the Pompey family trophy.
The Gump, Funny Sided and Princess Renuka finished in descending order.
The Gump of the Night Eyes Racing Stable, however, returned to race away with the I-3 event for $150,000 and the Republic Bank and the Naljit family trophy.
Meanwhile, Prem Chandra was adjudged the top jockey on show, while the Jumbo Jet Stable rode away with the champion stable award. Trainer Sham ‘Shortman’ Chattergoon of the Jumbo Jet Stable got the top trainer award.
They all received trophies, compliments of Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market.
Close to 80 horses participated in the day’s events which saw some $7M in cash and incentives being up for grabs.