Registration for Kennard’s Emancipation horse race meet closes today

Richard Campbell (left) of Trophy Stall presents the Champion Jockey Trophy to Justice Cecil Kennard of Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club.

REGISTRATION for the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) Grand Emancipation horse race meet closes today, and according to president of the club, Justice Cecil Kennard, no late entries will be accepted.

The meet is scheduled for next Sunday at the club’s track at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.

The activity has already attracted some of the country’s top thoroughbreds to compete for millions in cash and trophies from 12:00hrs.

The annual event has been one of the country’s traditions over the years and this year’s meet is being deemed one of the biggest in recent times.

In excess of $4M in prizes will be up for grabs on the seven-race card with the feature C and Lower one-mile event having a $700 000 prize for the winner.

In the co-feature H and Lower race, West Indies-bred non-winners and Guyana-bred Open, the winning steed will take home $240 000 for its owner.

As usual, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market will sponsor the Champion Jockey trophy. According to Trophy Stall Managing Director Ramesh Sunich, the Champion Jockey Trophy known as the Neville Sunich Trophy is in memory of his late father.

Other races carded on the provisional programme are L class non-winners ($120 000), J and K Lower ($180 000), the L non-winners for 2018-2019 ($140 000), the Two-year-old Guyana-bred ($200 000), and L Open ($160 000).

The races will be run under the Rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority.

To enter, contact Cecil Kennard 623-7609, Nikita Ross 662-4668, Ivan Dipnarine 331-0316, Fazal Habibulla 657-7010, Dennis Deroop 640-6396 or Campton Sancho, 691-1174.