The ‘Sport of Kings’ returns to the Port Mourant Turf Club today where the entity will host a grand nine-race meet dubbed the ‘Guyana Cup Rematch’.
In excess $10M in cash and prizes are up for grabs and with so much on offer an action-packed day of racing is anticipated.
The feature race will be for horses classified ‘D’ and lower with the cavalry set to cover a distance of 1500m. The winning stable is set to take home an appetizing $1.5M and a trophy.
Thoroughbreds namely Treacle, Princess She is Not, California Strike, Settle in Seattle, Curfew Tower, Red and Lovely and Guyana Cup winner, CP Got Even are scheduled to saddle up in the highly anticipated event.
The co-feature is classified for Three-Year-Old Guyana and West Indian Bred horses. They will also compete over a distance of 1500 metres and the top stable will cash in $1M.
Today’s meet will commence with a five-furlong race for horses classified `G3’ and Lower. The top stable is set to pocket $150,000 with the runners up taking home $75,000, $37,500 and $18,750 respectively.
There will be three other five-furlong races today, the `H’ and Lower event, horses in the ‘I’3 and lower class and the other for two-year-old Guyana-bred steeds.
The winner of the `H’ and Lower race will earn $250,000, the top finisher in the I3 and Lower will ride off with $200,00 while the winner of the two-year-old event will receive $300, 000.
There will also be three six-furlong races for horses classified `G3’ and Lower, G1 and Lower and for Two Year- Old West Indian Bred horses.
The winner of the `G3’ and Lower race will take home $150,000. G1’s winning stable will receive $500,000 and the winner of the two-year-old event will receive $600 000.
Sponsors include Kris Jagdeo, Banks DIH Limited, Inshan Bacchus Trucking Service, Jumbo Jet Conglomerate and others.
The top individual performers including jockey, stable and trainer will be presented with trophies compliments of The Trophy stall Bourda market and the organizers.
Action starts at 12:30hrs and admission is $1000. Emmerson Campbell)