Preparations are moving apace for the annual Port Mourant Turf Club Easter Sunday one day horse race meet this Sunday.
Eight races are carded for the day’s programme where over $5M in trophies and cash and other prizes are at stake.
According to a press release, over 60 entries which includes most of the country’s top horses have so far confirmed their participation for the lucrative meet where the main event will see B and Lower over classified horses competing over 1500M for a whopping $1M first place prize and a trophy.
Not to be outdone, the four-year-old Open 1200M event will see the winning horse receiving $450,000 and a trophy.
The sum of $400,000 and a trophy will also be available to the winner of the E and Lower 1500m race while the three-year-old Open event for horses born and bred in Guyana and the West Indies over 1500M will see the winner receiving $390,000 and a trophy.
The three-year-old Guyana-bred horses will compete for the top prize of $300,000 over 1200M while horses entered in the G and Lower 1200M gallop will have $220,000 and trophy to aim for.
The event for “I” and lower horses also over 1200M has a winning purse of $190,000.
There is an event for I3 and lower horses for a pole position payment of $150,000. Some of the horses entered so far are: The Message, Jet Set Go, Damascus Dream, Donut Prince, Grande Roja, Night Crescendo, Who is on the Case, Work Force, Swing Easy, Technology, Got to Go, Crazy Cat, Prince Charming, Who so ever, Home Bush Baby, Who is on the Case, Stormy Flame, Top of the Line, The Bailiff, Strom in a Tea Cup, Better than Gold, Bridal Stone Corner, Captain Crook, Settle in Seattle, Appealing Harvest, Stormy Lass, Prado Gold, Gold Plated, Stormy Deal, Happy Choice, Mona Lisa, Rock Sonia, Savion, Sabrina’s Joy, Red Cloud, Come Dance with Me, Watch My Shadow, I want Revenge, Blessings, Captain Crook, Face The Fire, Northern Dancer and Bridal Stone Corner, Red Cloud, Rock Sonia, Kiara, Pride and Joy, Miss Regina South Sea, Princess Kiara, Royal Champion, the Gump, Funny Sided, Apostle and the newly imported Gold Prince among the early entries. Champion jockey, champion Trainer and stable will all be presented with accolades compliments of Trophy Stall Bourda market and the organizers.
The day’s event will be run under the auspices of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and interested persons can still contact C. Ramnauth on telephone numbers 337-5311/697-1979, Kris Jagdeo on 322-0369 or R, Gajnabi on 643-9696 for further information.