Georgetown Turf Club to host Horse Racing Meet on February 17…
The Georgetown Turf Club will be reopening its doors for horseracing fans on Sunday, February 17 at the Mocha Arcadia race track for the pre-Mashramani Gymkhana horse racing meet, which will commence at 13:00h.
Georgetown Turf Club President Michael Sims said that the venue was ideal for those people living at the new Herstelling Housing Scheme next door to the Turf Club to come over and participate and/or watch sports. Sims also went on to state that the main goal was to reintroduce horse racing in the Demerara county as most horse races are usually held in Berbice and it was tough for individuals to travel so far. He also went on to relate that the Turf Club would offer the same atmosphere and more because of its precise location, convenience, provision of tantalising entertainment and the 50-60 horses participating on that day.
Horse racing promoter Compton Sancho also said, “Without sponsorship, I don’t believe any sport would exist; we would like to thank all our sponsors for jumping on board as the outcome of the meet will decide the future of the meet because of the prime spot the Club is located. We also believe that besides horse racing, we can open the field to horse owners where they can bring their horses and have them exercise rather than travelling to Berbice.”
In closing, Sims said, “On the day of the event, we will have Milan Music System entertaining the fans; we have ANSA McAL promoting their 592 Beer and many other things, but, most importantly, I’m inviting all the horse-racing fanatics to come out and support. It will be an event that will be etched in your mind forever.”
Some of the horses participating in the race are Victoria, DR Switch, Upfront, Red Jet, Simpson, Something Special, School Boy, Speedy Queen, Rosanna, Who is That and many more. While some of the entities on board are ANSA McAL under the 592 Beer brand, I Bet Racing Service, Good Wood Racing Service, Kanhai’s Electrical, Jumbo Jet, and The Pet Shop located in Robb Street, Georgetown. For further information, persons can contact Michael Sims on 677-9864.