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Apart from the prize money, the owner of each winning horse will receive a trophy. There will also be a trophy for Champion Jockey presented by Ramesh Sunich, businessman of Bourda Market, in memory of his late father Neville, a former jockey in Guyana. P&P Insurance Brokers will provide the trophy for the best trainer.
There will be two feature races on each day. On the first day there will be the three (3) years Old Derby for all horses born and bred in Guyana and the West Indies, which is being sponsored by Metro Computer and Office Supplies. Among those expected to take part in this race are Maria's Pleasure, What-A-Pleasure, What Now, Ecstasy and Point Given. Apart from a 1st prize of $90 000 the winner will receive the Charles Kennard Memorial Trophy.
The main feature on the second day will be for horses classified B1 & Lower over nine furlongs for the El'dorado Stakes, sponsored by DDL. Winner will receive one hundred and ten thousand dollars ($110 000) and the E'ldorado Trophy.
The best horses in Guyana are expected to take part in this race. Among them are River Dance, Prospector's Pan, Timbucktoo, One Eighty Proof, Regal Prospect, Wind Rush and Show Time. Races start at 13:30 pm each day.
Meanwhile, entries for the meeting will close this Friday, August 16, with the secretary at the Club's Office Bush Lot, Corentyne. Persons can also have their horses entered through Inshanally Habibulah at the Rising Sun, West Berbice or Cecil Kennard at the Police Complaints Authority, 39 Brickdam, Georgetown. (Land Court Building). Telephone: 226-1399 (work) or 225-4818 (home).