$30M up for grabs in historic Guyana Cup

Nine exciting races are on the cards for Jumbo Jet’s 10th annual Guyana Cup slated for August 14 at the Port Mourant Turf Club, when riders from across the Caribbean battle for million in cash and prizes.
Coordinator of the Guyana Cup, Nazurdeen Mohammed Jr, speaking at a press conference on Thursday noted that the event is different from the previous ones, with riders going up against each other for the biggest payout in the history of Caribbean horse racing.
“For the first time, the first prize will be million as well as 0,000 bonus for the winning horse of the feature event and 0,000 for the winning jockey.”
Mohammed indicated that this event is not only for race lovers but is an occasion where families can come out and have a day well spent with enjoyment.

From left: Director of Sport Christopher Jones, Compton Sancho, Mortimer Stewart and Nazurdeen Mohammed Jr
From left: Director of Sport Christopher Jones, Compton Sancho, Mortimer Stewart and Nazurdeen Mohammed Jr

This event will see racers from the United States of America, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Barbados, Jamaica and Guyana taking a crack at the $30 million prize.
Director of Sport Christopher Jones also acknowledged the strides this event has put into developing the sporting industry in Guyana as well as achieving what this Administration has set out to achieve in social cohesion, bringing out Guyanese of all walks of life and if a sport can do this, it must be encouraged.
He added that it is a challenge for international horses to enter and leave the country but currently, discussions have begun to draft the legislation which will in turn, make it easier for these sorts of events.
Committee member, Compton Sancho, who has been around the sport for a lengthy period, spoke on some of the runners to look out for on August 14.
“Score Even is a crowd puller, but we haven’t seen him on the track for a while because of an illness but [he] is back and ready to go. CP Got Even is the back to back champ and a lot of people are already saying it could be a triple. Call Me Boss from the Jagdeo stables is a boss by name and nature. The Jamaican bread horse has come to the country with a lot of reputation and has been delivering the goods so far. King’s Knight from the Jumbo Jet stable is looking to uplift the name of the hosts. He has run two races in Guyana and won both so far.”
Jumbo Jet has extended thanks to Banks DIH Ltd for their years of contribution and partnership in making this the biggest meet in the Caribbean.
The A class and lower, three-year-old West Indian bread, two-year-old Guyana bread, E1 and lower, G1 and lower, H3 and lower for Guyana bread horses; J and K event, L class event and the H1 and lower opened to West Indian haven’t started since August 30, 2015.
Admission is $2000 for adults and $1000 for children.