Compulsory vet inspection for Guyana Cup horses to be held on Friday and Saturday
Veterinary inspection of all the horses entered to race on Guyana Cup Day (Sunday, August 13) at Rising Turf Club (RSTC), Rising Sun Village, Berbice, will start on Friday and end on Saturday.
This announcement for veterinary inspection was made compulsory by Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee (JJTRC) top brass, Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr.
The inspection process will start on Friday in Regions Five and Six. All horsemen who have horses close to the stated venues are asked to comply with the request to have their horses pass the veterinary inspection.
If their horses fail the inspection they will be informed after the process is completed the same day.
It will be conducted by a team of professionals, and they have included independent personnel to be present when the inspection is being undertaken.
The inspection will start at RSTC at 10:00h. The team will then proceed to Slingerz Stable at 11:00h, then to Jumbo Jet Stable at 11:30h.
The inspecting team will then move across the Berbice Bridge to Region Six, and will stop off at Jagdeo Racing Stable. Inspection will start there at 14:00h. The team will then proceed to Port Mourant at 14:30h, after which they will proceed to Kennard’s Memorial and will inspect horses there at 15:15h. They will close off that day at Bengal Paddy Drying Floor at 16:30h.
Resumption of the inspection process will continue on Saturday morning at GLDA compound, Georgetown, from 08:00h. A report of the inspection will be posted on the One Guyana Chat group site.
The JJTRC’s spokesperson Mohamed Jr. declared, “This is about transparency and animal welfare, which is an international issue. I am asking horsemen to spread the message, and get their horses inspected.”
He warned, “Horses not inspected will not be allowed to race on the day. This process is to ensure that welfare of the horses entered to race on the day are looked after.”
He further advised, “This is a very big day in Guyana’s horse racing calendar, and the eyes of not only the Caribbean, but the world will be focused on us.”