Home Sports Horse racing extravaganza for Ryon Crawford Memorial Turf Club
Berbicians will today be treated to a grand one-day meet at the Ryon Crawford Memorial Turf Club at Alness, Corentyne.
Eight races are carded for this exciting day, with more than four million dollars ($4m) in cash and other prizes up for grabs.
Well over 40 (forty) horses have registered for the event, the feature race being the Alness Classic over a distance of one mile. It carries a first prize of $600,000. The runner-up will take home $300,000, third place $150,000, and fourth $75,000.
The other events that are listed are the H Class and Lower for a distance of six furlongs, of which the winner will be taking home $200,000; the Three-Year Old Guyana bred over six furlongs for a top prize of $160,000; K Class and Lower class also over six furlongs, which carry a winning purse of $140,000. The J Class and Lower, L Class and Lower and K Class and Lower for a winning prize of $150,000, $100,000 and $60,000 in that order, will complete the day’s activities.
In a release to the media, club representatives informed that the track is in excellent condition and exciting action is anticipated. The list of sponsors for the event include Kanhai’s Electrical, F. Habibullah, Nand Persaud and Co. Ltd., A. Archer, Curtains and Drapery Interior Designs, Mr. R. Poonai – Attorney-at-Law, Kenrick Auto Sales, ANSA McAL and Jumbo Jet Auto Sales.