Triple Crown series first leg set for tomorrow

With the first leg of the 2019 Triple Crown series set for tomorrow, an exciting time for horse racing is ahead.

In excess of 70 thoroughbreds will begin their journey in the historic series at the Rising Sun Turf Club.

The series includes meets on March 24 at the same venue while the finale will run off on April 21 at the Port Mourant Turf Club. The three ground breaking contests will be among the most prestigious events both in horse racing and local sports as a whole, with a combined purse of $20 million.

Winning the Triple Crown is a rare feat in the more developed horse racing world as only 12 horses have ever taken all three legs in the same year since the Kentucky Derby was inaugurated in 1875. A local steed will be in rarified air if it manages to pull off the herculean task.

The Guyana Triple Crown will span over a month and according to organizer, Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr., many incentives will be  there for the taking for lucky turfites. Mohamed Jr. who is the pioneer for the Triple Crown series in Guyana also told Stabroek Sport yesterday that leveling of the track and upgrading of other facilities at the venue have since been undertaken by the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee of which he runs.

For the three legs, the C Class event with a bounty of $1M each will be the main attraction. 

Tomorrow, the thoroughbreds will race for 1400m on the fast Rising Sun Track.

Mohamed told this publication recently that “some surprise entries” along with TNT and Storm Bird will go along for the gallop in the seven-horse field.

The 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 and L and lower.

Gates open from 11:00hrs. All races will be run on time. See you there.

The official race programme is as follows:

Race 1- 12:40PM I-Class

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Race 2- 1:20PM L-Class Non-Earner.

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Race 3- 2:00PM K-Class

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Race 4- 2:40PM H-Class 

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Race 5- 3:20PM 3yr Old Guyana Bred 

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Race 6- 4:00PM J-Class

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Race 7- 5:00PM C-Class 

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Race 8- 5:30PM L-Class

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