For the second year running ‘Elle’s Vision’ took the jewel of the local horse racing’s crown, galloping away to claim victory in the seventh annual Guyana Cup feature `B’ and Lower 1400m (seven furlongs) event on Sunday at the Port Mourant Turf Club.
The five-year-old Miami, Florida-based thoroughbred, with jockey Nicholas Patrick in the stirrups, took control of the race on the homestretch and ran away from the field of 10 other horses to pocket the $3.5M first prize and win back-to-back titles for the Jagdeo Stables.
‘Grande Roja’ of Jumbo Jet Stables sped off with the $1.75m second prize while stablemates ‘Got To Go’ and’ Marathon Man’ ran off with the third ($875,000) and fourth ($437,000) place winnings.
In the co-feature, three-year-old event for horses bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies, ‘Princess Alisha’ stormed across the finish line ahead of ‘Monsoon’ stable mate ‘It’s My Turn’ and ‘Set for Fame’ of the Rising Sun Turf Club.
The first prize of $2.5M went to the Jumbo Jet Stable owners of Princess Alisha.
Meanwhile, other winners for Guyana’s premier horse racing event which rewarded the owners with an excess of $30m in prize money included ‘Cat Messiah’ (Three Year Old Guyana Bred Derby) and (I and Lower )of the Singh Stables, ‘Treacle’ (E and Lower) of Deokie Stables, ‘Settle in Seattle’ (D and Lower) of the Shariff Stables, ‘Unsettle’(Two Year Sprint Classic) of I. Bacchus Stables, ‘I Want Revenge’ (J,K,L and Lower) of Jumbo Jet Stables and ‘Joyful Victory’ (G 3 and Lower) of Jagdeo Stables.
The event was a collaborative effort between Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and the Port Mourant Turf Club.
On December 29, Jumbo Jet will team up with the Horse Owner Association and Kris Jagdeo Construction Inc. to run off a New Year’s meet at the same venue.