MMP Foundation’s fundraising horse race meet set for September 29


After the tremendous success of the 13th annual Guyana Cup horse race meet earlier this month, horse racing action returns to Berbice in late September, with funds raised from the event going towards a charitable cause.

The six-race card, set for September 29, will gallop off at noon at the Port Mourant Turf Club.

The event is being organised by the MMP Foundation of Berbice, an organisation that has been assisting less fortunate students with financing for CSEC examinations.

Proceeds from this horse race meet will go towards assisting students who would be sitting the 2020 examinations.

The day’s activities would be headlined by the feature B and Lower race, which carries a top prize of $600,000 over 1,300 metres. The runner-up will receive half that amount, while third will get $150,000 and fourth $75,000.

The H and I Class and Three-year-old Guyana Bred horses who have won less than four races, will have a top purse of $300,000 each, while the winner of the Two-year-old Guyana bred horses will get $260,000.

The J and K Class will see horses competing for a $200,000 winner’s purse, while the day’s opening race, the L Class, will have a top prize of $160,000. Races will be run at 1,000 and 1,300 metres distances.

According to the organisers, “The races would be run under the rules of Guyana Horse Racing Authority. Five horses must start before the third prize is paid and seven horses must start before fourth prize is paid.

If four horses start, stakes will be reduced by 25%, and if three horses start, stakes will be reduced by 40%. The race club reserves the right to cancel or reframe any race. Any race attracting less than five entries may be cancelled.”

Further information on the event can be had from Kris Jagdeo (624-6123), C. Ramnauth (697-1979), R. Gajnabi (643-9696) and Turbo Jagdeo (618-7278).

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