Horse Racing returns to West Coast Berbice; $7M up for grabs


Bush-Lot-Turf Club West Coast Berbice[]Plans for the multimillion dollar horse race meet at Bush Lot United Turf Club are pushing along nicely as the West Coast Berbice facility inches closer to its race day.

In expectancy of a packed facility, the organizers have added the ‘K class’ race which has bumped the event up to an 8 race spectacle where over $7 million will be up for grabs.

The feature race for the day will feature horses in the c and lower class over a distance of one mile for a prize of $1.2 million which will go to the team over the distance.

The E and Lower class race for a $600,000 prize is also one where heated competition is expected when the animals take to the turf for their 1 mile of action while another event will feature the Three-year-old race for animals bred and born in Guyana and the West Indies for a $500,000,

Also on the cards is a race for the G3 and Lower for $400,000, the I and Lower for $200,000 and the J, K and L Class for $150,000.

With approximately one week before the turf gets hustled, and according to sources within the club, the works are moving forward.

Works to the fencing and pavilion are ongoing and will be completed for the deadline which is next Sunday.

The race was originally scheduled for September 30, but organizers had to postpone it due to the unavailability of commitment from the Guyana Police Force’s due to their gymkhana.



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