Stage set for Kennard’s Emancipation Day horse race meet

Turfites get ready, the stage is set for the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) grand Emancipation meet which is scheduled to run off tomorrow at the club’s track at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.

The annual event has been one of the country’s traditions over the years and this year’s meet is being deemed the ‘biggest’ in recent years.

In excess of $5m in stakes and prizes will be up for grabs on the eight-race card.

The feature A and Lower, One mile event will see the top steed owner pocketing $1M.

In the co-feature D3 and Lower race, the winning steed will take home $500,000 for its owner.

Other races carded are the G1 and Lower ($320,000), I and Lower ($250,000), the J1 and Lower ($200,000), the G3 and H Lower Open ($300,000) and the J3 Maiden ($150,000).


Action starts at 12:30hrs.




1) The races will be run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority.

2) In the event that there are less than five horses entered for any event, the club reserves the right to cancel or reframe the said event or reduce the prize money after consulting with the horse owners.

3) Owners of horses must pay at least $5000 for each horse at the time of entry. If not paid, the horse’s name would not appear on the official programme and the horse will not be permitted to run.

4) Five horses to start before a third place prize is paid.

5) Seven horses to start before a fourth place prize is paid.

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