Turfites get ready, the stage is set for the ‘Four Horsemen’ grand Emancipation meet scheduled for today at the Port Mourant Turf Club.
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 memory.
In excess of $5M in stakes and prizes will be up for grabs on the seven-race card which is sponsored mainly by Top Brands under Corona Beer line.
The feature E and Lower, 1300m event will see the top steed owner pocketing $600,000.
Honey Flow, Quiet Dancer, Storm Bird, Withcy Poo and Bridal Stone Corner are some of the race horses down to contest this event.
In the co-feature Three Year-Old, 1300M Classic, the winning steed will take home $500,000 for its owner.
Other races carded are the H1 and Lower ($300,000), the two-year old Guyana bred ($250,000), I3 and Lower ($200,000), J3 and Lower ($150,000) and the L Class Non Winners (120,000).
For the Colin Elcock coordinated meet, the top jockeys along with the runner up, the top stable, champion trainer and best dressed groom will all be presented with trophies and other incentives compliments of the organisers.
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.