Torginol sponsors H and Lower race at Kennard’s Boxing Day meet


Continental Group of Companies, through Torginol Paints, has confirmed its alliance with the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club for the annual Boxing Day horse race meet at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne.

Under Torginol’s tagline ‘Pioneers of the Paint Industry’, the company has agreed to sponsor the champion’s trophy and cash prizes for the entire H and Lower event, which goes for a distance of seven furlongs and has a top purse of $250,000, with second place getting $125,000, third $63,000 and fourth $32,000.

The H and Lower is one of seven races carded for the day at the Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, race track.

Following the presentation of the sponsorship package at the company’s Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, Head Office on Tuesday, president of the Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club, Justice Cecil Kennard, and Office Manager of Continental Group of Companies, Ravi Brijnandan, spoke of the long-standing partnership.

Ravi Brijnandan: “Torginol Paints Inc. has always been a partner with Kennard’s Memorial Turf Club horse race meetings; today is no different and we will continue to do so in the future. This sponsorship has gone back as far as I can remember. In fact, about five to six years ago the club took the initiative to recognise its long-standing sponsors and partners and I was there receiving an award on behalf of Torginol Paints Inc. This shows the long-standing relationship that Torginol Paints has with the Kennard Memorial Turf Club and our sponsorship for this event is increasing each year. On behalf of Torginol Paints Inc. I would like to wish the club success in the Boxing Day horse race meet and all future events the club undertakes to pursue.”

Justice Cecil Kennard: “Torginol has been onboard for at least 35 years. The sponsorship started when the late Mr. S.K. Puri was alive and that sponsorship continues until today. Over the years the sponsorship has been increasing, for which we’re indeed grateful because, as we all know, without sponsorship no sporting activity can be successfully promoted.”

The day’s activities will be headlined by the ‘Metro Million Mile’, which is open to all horses. The race will go for one mile with the champion claiming a one million dollar first prize and second $500,000.

Other events carded for the day are the L Class Open, the J and K Lower, L Class Non-Winners, Two-Year-old Maidens and L Class Non-Earner.

All races will be run under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority and the deadline for the submission of entries is Monday December 16.

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