Turfites get ready; your appetites were whetted for several weeks with a series of horse race meets, now it is time for the main course.
The Guyana Cup
The nation’s largest horse race event organized by Jumbo Jet Auto Sales runs off tomorrow with the 11th running and will see in excess of $15 million in stakes and prizes being awarded to stable owners.
Gates at the Rising Sun Turf Club opens at 11:00hrs.
The annual Guyana Cup has become one of country’s traditions over the years and this meet is being dubbed the one of the ‘biggest’ ever.
Eight races are carded with the feature D and Lower one mile race having $4 million as the prize package. The winning stable owner will pocket an appetizing $2 million and the Guyana Cup trophy.
The second prize will be $1 million, while the third prize stable will pocket $500,000.
In the Co-feature E and lower event, the organizers have put up a mouthwatering $1.2 million and a trophy.According to the programme, steeds like defending champion, Princess She Is Not, Just Call Me Boss, Brave Sky, It’s My Choice, Jack In My Style and 2014/2015 winner of the Guyana Cup, CP Got Even will be in the starting gate for the showpiece event.
The top jockey along with the runner up, the top stable and champion trainer will all be presented with trophies and other incentives compliments of the organizers and Trophy Stall. Parking and programmes are free. Admission is set at $2000. (Emmerson Campbell)