Top horses confirmed for March 12 meet at Rising Sun Turf Club

– card to honour racing icon “Sonny” Habibula

Top horses confirmed for Rising Sun

Racing action will come under ‘orders’ at the Rising Sun Turf Club on Sunday March 12, 2023. It is opening day of the new racing season. This meet was scheduled to be run off on February 26, 2023, but inclement weather forced the promoters to postpone the event to this Sunday.
This card is being staged to honour 89-year-old Inshanali “Sonny” Habibula, who died on September 27, 2023. He was the ‘founding father’ of the Rising Sun race course, and was considered an icon in Guyana’s racing industry. He was very well respected in all walks of life, from Presidents to the grassroots owners. Sonny was considered the Atlas of the industry, as he single-handedly traversed to Trinidad mostly, and to other islands, buying horses to keep the sport alive. His contribution to the upliftment of the sport is unmatched.
There will be seven races on the card, promoted by Jumbo Jet Thorougbred Racing Committee (JJTRC), which has billed the day as customer appreciation day, with lots. of fun and freebies on offer
The feature event on the day’s card will bring down the curtain on the programme. It is the 1,600-metre D & lower contest. Heading the field in this five-horse showpiece is former Guyana Cup winner Vera’s Finally. She will face stiff competition from stablemate Looking to Heaven, newcomer Ariana’s Vision, Jessica’s Pride and Queen Domina.
The promoter has advised that fans must get to the track very early to benefit from the many giveaways.
Here are the declared runners for the seven-race card: