ORGANISERS of the Guyana Cup 2016 have announced an increase to the proposed cash prizes for three of the eight races in the meet, billed for August 14 at the Port Mourant Turf Club
The event is being organised by the Jumbo Jet Establishment, in collaboration with the Port Mourant Turf Club, of Corentyne, Berbice, with both bodies agreeing to increase the prize money.According to the organisers, the winner of the `A’ Class and Lower 1600m event will now collect $4.5M instead of the initial $4M and increase of $500 000.
The winner of the co-feature race over 1600m – and which is open to three-year-old Guyana and West Indies-bred horses – will now receive $2.4M, an increase of $400 000, while the winner of the two-year-olds 1000-metre race for West Indies-bred horses will now earn $1.2M and not $1M as was initially announced.
There will also be a 1300m race for E’ Class and Lower horses with the winner drawing down $1M while A 1300m race will be staged for horses classified `G’ and Lower and the winner earning $700 000.
Horses classified `H’ and Lower will do battle over 1400m with the winner taking home $500 000. In an 1100m race, open to horses classified `J &K’ and Lower, will see the winner earn $350 000.
Horses classified `L’ will contest a 1000m race and the winner will receive $250 000.
Trophies and other incentives will be at stake for the top jockey and runner-up; the top stable and the champion trainer.
Apart from the cash prizes for the winner of each event, trophies and cash prizes are also on offer for the other top finishers of each event.
The day’s activity will be conducted under the Rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority.