Fifty-two horses to gallop for top prizes at Kennard Phagwah meet
Guyana Chronicle
March 5, 2004

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SOME 52 horses will be galloping for top prizes in the Kennardís Memorial Turf Club Phagwah racing meet at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, on Monday.

Seven races are on the programme, with the main feature event to close the day having a $110 000 first prize. It is the El Dorado Stakes, sponsored by Demerara Distillers Limited, with the El Dorado Trophy also up for grabs. The second prize is worth $55 000, the third $27 500 and fourth $13 250.

All the countryís top horses will take part in this event, with favourites Satranie, Show Time, Royal Madrid, Bound to Dance and Stop on Line.

Other prizes in the meet include the Champion Jockey who will receive the Neville Sunich Memorial Trophy donated by Trophy Stall of Bourda Market. The runner-up will get a trophy donated by Attorney-at-Law Robert Ramcharran of Georgetown.

The Most Successful Trainer will be presented with the Stella Kennard Memorial Trophy donated by her children.

The first race at 13:30 hrs will be for horses classified G1 & Lower over six furlongs sponsored by Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Goodwood Racing Service, with a first prize of $65 000 and the Premnauth Sawh Memorial Trophy. The favourites are Millennium Wind, Fair Quest, Windy Edge and Gilford.

Race number two will be for Class-I1 & Lower horses over six furlongs sponsored by Toolsie Persaud Limited and Rose Ramdehol Auto Sales. The first prize will worth $50 000 and the Bhownauth Dowlat Trophy, with favourites McGyver, Just-In-Time, Brave Heart and Winnerís Row.

Another $50 000 will be for the winner of race number three for L Class horses over six furlongs, along with the Harold Dipnarine Memorial Trophy. The favourites for the N&S Mattai & Company event are Girl-In-Love, First Lady, Rude Boy and Windy Classic.

The first feature race will be for horses classified F1 & Lower over seven furlongs with a first prize of $95 000 and Sunny Persaud Memorial Trophy, second $45 000, third $22 000 and fourth $11 250.

The favourites are My Arrival, Small Axe, Prince of Peace and Temptation. The sponsors are businessmen Gopaul Singh and Naipaul Ramedhar and diamond expert Joseph Hillaire.

Race number five will be for Class H1 & Lower horses, the event sponsored by the New Building Society Limited. The first prize is $65 000 and the NBS Trophy, with favourites Hustling Time, Cash Run, Brown Boy and Flying Free.

Favourites for the penultimate race are Winners Row, Angalie, Zena and Asian Dancer, galloping for a $50 000 first prize and the Peter Longley Trophy. The race is for horses classified J & Lower and sponsored by Bish & Sons Trading and Trophy Stall.

Arrangements are being made with the Transport & Harbours Department for two vessels to ply the Rosignol-New Amsterdam crossing.

Meanwhile, last Saturday DDL presented a trophy for the feature B class event for the El Dorado Stakes to Justice Cecil Kennard at his office on Brickdam.