Kennard’s Memorial Phagwah Horse Race Meet rescheduled to March 17

The horse-racing season for 2019 has already kicked off in emphatic fashion, and the much-anticipated Kennard Memorial Turf Club (KMTC) Phagwah Day Horse Race Meet will now be rescheduled from Sunday, March 24 to Sunday, March 17 at the Club’s facility at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.
The race was further moved 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 moved up the date.
The three-year-old Guyana-bred horses race will see the winner taking home $250,000 and a trophy in the seven-furlong race. The J&K Class will carry a race, which is over seven furlongs, and will see the first-place winner bagging $200,000 and a trophy. Over five furlongs, the race classified for L Class open animals will carry a winning purse of $180,000 while the race for the L Class non-winners will see the winner claiming $150,000 and a trophy; this race will be over five furlongs. There is also a race for L Class non-earners, which is over five furlongs as well, and 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 and Campton Sancho 691-1174.