Sixty horses battle for more than $1.5M today
Guyana Chronicle
August 11, 2002

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MORE than 1.5 million dollars would be at stake when some 60 horses battle at the grand horse race meet, set for today at the Port Mourant Racing Club, Corentyne, Berbice.

The event, postponed from last Sunday, will feature seven races, and according to a release from the Club, racing fans will be in for a treat.

With River Dance and Timbuktu running to a dead heat in the main event for horses classified B and Lower at the last meet, it is again expected that this race would be a scorcher over a distance of 1800 metres.

Picking a winner in this event, which has at stake $125 000, would not be easy especially with the other top horses in the event being Wind Rush, Prospectors Pan, Regal Prospect, Show Time and Early Idol.

Like the ‘B’ Class event, the three-year-old derby will be over a distance of 1800 metres with a first prize of $125 000 and the fight should be between Maria's Pleasure, Ransome Baby and What A Pleasure.

The other races carded for the day would see horses classified ‘E and Lower’ battling for $90 000 over a distance of 1700 metres; ‘I and Lower’ competing for $50 000 over 1200 metres; ‘G and Lower’ battling for $70 000 over 1400 metres; and ‘L and Lower’ running 1150 metres for a first prize of $40 000. Horses in the two-year derby will battle for $80 000 over a distance of 1200 metres.

All the horses are reportedly in top condition while the track has been levelled for the big day, which begins at 13:30 hrs.