Turfites get ready; your appetites were whetted for several weeks in anticipation of ground breaking thoroughbred racing in Guyana, now it is time for the main course.
The inaugural Triple Crown Series runs off today from 13:00hrs at the Rising Sun Turf Club. In excess of 70 thoroughbreds will begin their journey in the historic series, which includes meets on April 1st at Port Mourant and April 29th back at Rising Sun.
The three highly anticipated contests will be among the most prestigious in horse racing and local sports as a whole, with a combined purse of $20 million.
The 2018 Guyana Triple Crown will span over a month and according to organizer, Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr., many incentives, including the grand prize of a car will be for the taking for lucky turfites.
Mohamed Jr., who is the pioneer of the Triple Crown Series in Guyana, also told Stabroek Sport recently that leveling of the track and upgrading of other facilities at the venue have since been undertaken by the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee.
The C Class, 1200m event, with a bounty of $1M, will be the main attraction.
The seven-race card will also include events for trotters in the F Class and lower, Three-Year old Guyana Bred, H and Lower, J/K and lower, K Class non earners and L and lower. Admission is set at $1500.