President’s Cup to distribute $10M in cash and prizes

first_imgThe Rising Sun Turf club will be a hive of activity on September 20 as they open their doors to horse racing enthusiasts for the Annual President’s Cup horse race meet which is a collaborative effort between the Rising Sun Turf Club and the Caribbean Nations Group (CNG).The staple competition offers a day full of thrills and chills at the turf, as the usual suspects will compete in seven events for cash prizes to the tune of $10 M. The event is being primarily sponsored by Top Brandz under their Budweiser, Bud Light and Corona brands.Operating under the theme, ‘Green State Challenge’ which is in accordance with the Head of State, Brigadier Ret’d David Granger’s vision for a better Guyana. The gates to the highly anticipated horse meet will open at from 10:00hrs at the Rising Sun while the first race will run off at 13:00hrs.Speaking on the event, Vice-president of the CNG Steven Cheefoon disclosed that the he is expecting the meet to receive a large turnout, owing to the scores of horse racing fans in West Coast Berbice. He further stated, “What we are doing is trying to have Guyana Bred horses run for big money too.”On Top Brandz’ behalf, Sales Manager Marise Jordan noted that her team is elated to be a part of such an event.The feature event of the day’s activities will be opened to all Guyanese bred horses over the distance of five and half furlongs for the top prize of $1million whilst second will receive $500,000, third $250,000 and fourth $125,000.The E Class and Lower event will attract a top purse of $500,000 while the J3 and Lower will see the winner sprinting away with $350,000, the L Class Open -$300,000, L Class Maiden-$250,000, two-year Guyana bred Maiden- $200,000 and the L Non Earners in 2018 – $50,000.The races will gallop off under rules and regulations of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority. In addition, the event is sure to have entertainment for the entire family inclusive of a Kids corner.last_img

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