Kennard Memorial Phagwah Meet set for March 17

The 2019 horse-racing season has already kicked off in emphatic fashion, and the much-anticipated Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) Phagwah Day Horse Race Meet will now be held on March 17 at the club’s facility at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.
The race date was further changed since it clashed with the Triple Crown Jumbo Jet Thoroughbred Committee horse meet scheduled for the same date.
In its bid to avoid confusion, the Memorial Turf Club has brought forward the date for the KMTC meet.
The main event of the KMTC race day will feature the G1 race, classified for F3 and Lower horses, which will see the winner carting off $340,000 and trophy.
The seven-furlong race for the three-year-old Guyana-bred horses will see the winner taking home $250,000 and a trophy. The J&K Class race over seven furlongs will see the winner bagging $200,000 and a trophy. The five-furlong race for horses classified L Class Open will carry a winning purse of $180,000; while the race for the L Class non-winners over five furlongs will see the winner claiming $150,000 and a trophy.
There is also a five-furlong race for L Class non-earners which will see animals racing for a top purse of $130,000 and a trophy.
The champion jockey and runner-up jockeys, trainer and stables will all receive accolades, compliments of Ramesh Sunich of the Trophy Stall and the organisers.
All entries will be closed on Sunday, March 10, 2019. No late entry will be accepted.
These races will be conducted under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority, and interested owners/trainers and handlers can call the following persons for more information: Niketa Ross: 662-4668; Justice Kennard: 623-7609 or 225-4814; Ivan Dipnarine: 331-0316; Fazal Habibulla: 657-7010; Dennis Deroop: 640-6396, or Campton Sancho: 691-1174.
Some of the entities on board the holding of this event are: Ansa Mc Al Trading Ltd, Demerara Distillers Ltd, Muneshwer’s Ltd, Republic Bank (Guyana Ltd), Hand-in-Hand Insurance Co, Dalip Trading Ltd, Horse Shoe Racing Service, Nand Persaud & Co, Mike’s Pharmacy, Patsan Trading Enterprise, J.P Ghamandi, Mattai’s Supermarket, Kanhai’s Guyana Electrical Agency, Silvie’s General Store, Kissoon Dyal Rice Mill, Rohan Oditt of M&B Contracting & Co, D. Gobin of Agri Spares (Essequibo), Goodwood Racing Service, Mohamed’s Enterprise and L. Seepersaud Maraj & Sons.