Massapequa Dr wins feature event in Sky Plus Mega Sprint Classic 

–  Mahaica Star wins 3-year-old race

It was a packed house at the Number 36 Village, Corentyne, Berbice when the seventh Sky Plus Mega Sprint Classic horse race meet took place.
On Sunday, January 6, the horse racing enthusiasts made their way to witness top-notch sprints under cool weather in the Ancient County.
Massapequa Dr emerged as champion of the J & Lower feature event, capturing a first-place prize of $180,000. The Selso Crawford-owned horse was fast as lightning reaching the finish line before the likes of Plane Land and Red Region.
The seven-race event that included a “cow-horse race” saw in the intense feature event, Plane Land finishing second receiving $90,000 in cash while the buzzing favourite Red Region finished third and received $45,000 in cash.
Earlier, in race one, Mahaica Star set the tone on the straight track at the Number 36 Village, winning the $200,000 cash prize. The Nand Persaud-owned Awesome Banner, the big horse in the race, emerged in second position. Caribbean Boy and Humming Bird were the other notable outstanding horses in the 3-year old, 4-fur race.
The second race of the day saw Plane Land outsprinting Uprisng (second) and Touch Down (third) in the L Class Colts and Geldings affair. Plane Land captured $100,000 in cash while Uprising won $50,000 in cash.
In the L Mares & Fillies, Touch the Cash out ran her counterparts, Gold Again (second) and Perfect Return (third). The first-place prize of $100,000 was presented to Touch of Cash’s handlers. The fourth race saw a bit of conflict between the jockeys and owners, but the fifth race was another mouth-watering event.
The supporters came in as the day got late to witness this race where Uprising ran past Miss Anjale in the pacey showdown. In the K Class and Lower, the three-year-horse Uprising won $140,000 in cash, while Miss Anjale shifted gear in the heated contest, receiving $70,000 in cash.
ANSA McAL Group of Companies, Trophy Stall, Prem’s Electrical, NTN, 4R Bearings and Belts, Mikey’s Trucking, Exotic Styles Trucking Services, Flexotech Inc and the Rupert Family of Black Bush Polder were among the numerous sponsors at the auspicious horse race meet. (Brandon Corlette)