Newcomer ‘Easy Time’ stuns field at Guyana Cup 15


By Avenash Ramzan

“I did not expect that run from him, honestly.”

That was the candid reaction from trainer Nasrudeen Mohamed Jr. as newcomer ‘Easy Time’ stunned the field on Sunday afternoon to win Guyana Cup 15 at the Rising Sun Turf Club, West Coast Berbice.

‘Easy Time’ after the clinical victory (Photo: News Room/Shaconeil Burnette/August 13, 2023)

The thoroughbred, bought at an auction in the US by the Master Z Stable, outclassed his competitors in the C1 and Lower one-mile main event, dethroning stable-mate and pre-race favourite Alado.

The animal, powered by a Brazilian jockey, arrived in the country less than a fortnight ago.

Connections of Master Z Stable celebrate victory at Guyana Cup 15 (Photo: News Room/Shaconeil Burnette/August 13, 2023)

“It feels great (to win). But the defending champion Alado, I really thought he was going to do it today,” Mohamed Jr. remarked after the race.

“I was not expecting him (Easy Time) to win; he only came (in Guyana) 10 days ago. He wasn’t fit. We got him from an auction. He came out, did great and outclassed the horses.”

El Tarzan of the Slingerz Racing Stable came in a distant second, followed by Our Stuie of the Jagdeo Racing Stable and Bossalina, owned by Deleep Esreepersaud.

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Watch below: A day at the races

The main race had an overall purse of US$44,849 (G$9,687,500), with the winner carting off US$23,148 or 51.6% and the massive Guyana Cup trophy.

Over G$30 million in cash and prizes was at stake in the one-day event, staged by the Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Racing Committee in partnership with corporate Guyana.

Watch below the winning moment and reactions from the presentation ceremony

Below are the summarised results

Race One- Guyana vs Suriname Sprint (1100m)

Winner- Twisted Jet (Owner: Jumbo Jet)

Second- Shake the Bank (Owner: Hope Racing Stable)

Third- Jet Lee (Owner: Club Neutraal)

Fourth- Lashana Pharaoh (Owner: Eon Smith)

Race Two- Two-Year Classic (1100m)

Winner- She’s a Monica (Owner: R. Ramkarran)

Second- Regal Surprise (Owner: Roopnauth Sewsankar)

Third- Top of the Stage (Owner: Ramjohn)

Fourth- Country Rock (Owner: Zahir Khan)

Race Three- ‘L’ Class (1100m)

Winner- Black Time (Owner: Shocking Racing Stable)

Second- Heartland (Owner: Bronson Cheefoon)

Third- Princess Samiah (Owner: Jonathan Sheoraj)

Fourth- Miss Olympic (Owner: L. Singh Racing Stable)

Race Four- ‘G’ Class Classic (1100m)

Winner- Smokin Heels (Owner: Jagdeo Racing Stable)

Second- Supremacy (Owner: Jagdeo Racing Stable)

Third- Game Changer (Owner: Slingerz Racing Stable)

Fourth- Coup D’Etat (Jagdeo Racing Stable)

Race Five- ‘K’ Class Sprint (1100m)

Winner- She’s a Star (Owner: T. Gobin)

Second- Not This Time (Owner: Shocking Racing Stable)

Third- GT Boss (Owner: Unstoppable Racing Stable)

Fourth- Princess Sasha (Owner: Anthony Bhudram)

Race Six- Guyana Sprint Classic (1100m)

Winner- Spankhurst (Owner: Jumbo Jet)

Second- Hecho Con Amor (Owner: Slingerz Racing Stable)

Third- Glories Business (Owner: Big G)

Fourth- Early Bird (Owner: R&R Syndicate)

Race Seven- ‘J’ Class (One Mile)

Winner- Tizway (Owner: R. Moonsami)

Second- War Time (Owner: S. Samaroo)

Third- El Dorado Queen (Owner: Colwin Adams)

Fourth- Perfect Dream (Owner: Deleep Esreepersaud)

Race Eight- Derby (One Mile)

Winner- Firecracker (Owner: J. Narace/Jumbo Jet)

Second- Rachel (Owner: Bronson Cheefoon)

Third- Scandal (Owner: Jumbo Jet)

Fourth- Renaissance Man (Owner: Jagdeo Racing Stable)

Race Nine- ‘H’ Class Classic (1100m)

Winner- Sexy Eyes (Owner; K. Rampersaud)

Second- Amicable Kate (Owner: T. Singh)

Third- Princess Staffani (Owner: Jagdeo Racing Stable)

Fourth- Lucky Star (Owner: James Cheefoon)

Race 10- Guyana Cup (One Mile)

Winner- Easy Time (Owner: Master Z Stable)

Second- El Tarzan (Owner: Slingerz Racing Stable)

Third- Our Stuie (Owner: Jagdeo Racing Stable)

Fourth- Bossalina (Owner: Deleep Esreepersaud)

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