By Rajiv Bisnauth
DESPITE the current inclement weather, organisers of the Bush Lot United Turf Club (BLUTC) have assured turfites that all systems are in place for today’s one-day horse race meet slated to be held at the club’s track in Sea View Park, Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice, from 12:30hrs.Heavy rainfall over the past week has not affected the venue in any major way and chief coordinator, Nazrudeen Mohammed Jnr, told the media yesterday that the venue remains in excellent condition.
“The race is definitely on; the track is good and we have put all systems in place for the race meet,” the chief coordinator stated.
The organisers have put together an impressive six-race programme with over $4M in cash, trophies and other incentives up for grabs.
The feature race is classified for horses in the D1 and Lower Class over one mile, with the winner set to race away with $800,000 and a trophy.
The other events on the day’s card are the Three-year-old race for West Indian-bred horses that never earned and Open Guyana-Bred horses for a winning purse of $350,000 and trophy over 1400 metres.
Then there is an event for animals classified G1 and Lower for a top purse of also $350,000 and trophy over 1200 metres.
The H3 and Lower race will be a 1400-metre affair with the animals running for a winner’s purse of $250,000 and trophy.
The organisers have added the event for horses classified K and J and Lower over 1200 metres for a winning take of $200,000 and trophy; and the final event will be for animals classified L and Lower over 1000 metres for a pole-position taking of $150,000 and trophy.
The events will be held under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority.
Admission to the venue is $1000 for adults, while children under the age of 12 will be admitted into the venue free of cost.