The favourites have been stirring much excitement with one week to go for the Silver Park Turf Club of No.6 Village West Coast Berbice (WCB) one day horserace meeting on Sunday at their Racetrack.
The meeting was rescheduled from Sunday July 10th to this Sunday and will see eight races being run. Organising Secretary of the Turf Club, Compton Sancho and Treasurer Ganesh Singh, who is the son of Honourary President Balwan Singh, told Kaieteur Sport that the favourite horses for the feature event have been turning in eye-catching performances in practice, which have left fans buzzing with excitement at the mouth watering prospects on stream for Sunday.
The pair disclosed that leading favourite for the feature ‘C' Class race, Mr. Naljit's chestnut mare, Sunday Haven, turned in a blistering performance in a four furlong gallop on her return to action after a six month break. Another favourite, Small Axe of the Michael Simms Stables is also reported to be in top condition for the showdown, while Donna of the J. Farinha Stables is also set to be the upset ‘kid on the block'.
Sancho further disclosed that among the other racehorses expected to challenge for the $100,000 purse in the feature race are Ulea, Royal Madrid, Rea Pele of the Colin Elcock Stables and Just in Time of the Bharrat Stables. The race is sponsored by Dara Singh of Bush Lot WCB.
The 3 year Classic will also produce some excitement with the long awaited clash between Sarafiena of the Jumbo Jet Stables and Pacemaker of Michael Simms Stables. Other leading racehorses in the reckoning in that race include Lets Dance, Born to Dance of the Elcock Stables and Classic Bow of the Ramnarine Stables.
The race is sponsored by Romel Jagmohan of WCB. The ‘G' Class event has been sponsored by Jumbo Jet Auto Sales of Bush Lot and the 2 years old contest by Colin Elcock and the Silver Park TC. An ‘F' Class race has also been added to the programme.
The event was rescheduled due extensive works to improve the racetrack, which includes some amount of resurfacing and maintenance works to the stables and other infrastructural work.
Over one million dollars in prize money along with trophies are at stake for the outstanding performers. The Champion jockey and trainer will receive trophies. All Trainers and grooms are required to walk with their gate pass. Action Sunday commences from 13:30hrs.
Silver Park stages grand one-day meet Sunday
THE Silver Park Turf Club will run off a grand one-day horse race meeting on Sunday at Number Six Village, West Coast Berbice.
Seven races are carded for the meeting, with over $1 000 000 in prize money and trophies will also up for grabs.
According to reports, the track is in fine shape and horseracing fans will witness some of the country's top horses in action.
D. Manroop's Dark Boy horse is the talk of the town and has sent a warning to his rivals with a blistering four-furlong gallop. But from the Elcock stable, Temptation is well set and is ready to take on her rivals.
Among the other horses that did well at gallops are Robertson’s Maria's Pleasure, L. Crawford's Tirona, Kevin Shaggy, White Cliff, Track Star and Snoopy.
Over 50 horses have registered for the meeting that starts at 13:00 hrs.
Horse owners in Demerara and Corentyne Berbice will benefit from half of their transportation costs, according to organising secretary, Compton Sancho.