Ris­ing Sun Turf Club on fire this Sun­day!

Weekend Mirror - - CHILDREN’S CORNER -


days are quickly count­ing down to the most an­tic­i­pated horse race event of the sea­son and the ac­tion off-track is heat­ing up just as much as three cham­pion horses are get­ting ready for neck and neck in­ten­sity over 1200M.

Princess She is Not, Just Call me Boss and Storm Bird will be burst­ing through the start­ing gates to out­run each other in the fea­ture race of the Jumbo Jet Thor­ough­bred Rac­ing Com­mit­tee’s (JJTRC) Race of Cham­pi­ons this Sun­day at the Ris­ing Sun Turf Club.

Run­ning out of the Sher­iff Rac­ing Sta­ble is Princess She is Not who was once known as the fastest USA bred filly in Guyana. As she re­turns to track, owner Za­heer Sher­iff was con­fi­dent in stat­ing that “The Princess is re­turn­ing to retrieve her crown.”

Fresh off a moral boost- ing win in last Sun­day’s fea­ture race at the Port Mourant Turf Club, Just Call Me Boss out of the Jagdeo Rac­ing Sta­bles who has been sprint­ing faster over the last 400M is cer­tainly a front run­ner for the top prize.

An up­beat Trainer Therb­huwan Jagdeo said that his horse is fit­ter than ever at the mo­ment and is in good form head­ing to the race of cham­pi­ons. He also stated that, “the dis­tance of 1200M rather than the last run at Ris­ing Sun Turf club that was 1600M will be a bet­ter dis­tance for his horse this time around.”

An­other cham­pion from last Sun­day is Storm Bird who won by 10 clear lengths to blow away the com­pe­ti­tion in the H1 and Lower race. Cov­er­ing a dis­tance of 1200M, Storm Bird who is out of the In­shanali Bac­chus Rac­ing Sta­bles, crossed the line in an amaz­ing time of one minute and 10 sec­onds ( 1: 10) to shat­ter her own record of 1m:11.5secs.

It was more than seven years since Port Mourant saw a race fin­ish­ing in 1m:10secs. How­ever, it’s a sit­u­a­tion of same dis­tance, dif­fer­ent track and whether she can she do it again. It’s left to be seen this Sun­day when de­fend­ing cham­pion Vera’s Fi­nally will be hard-pressed to re­tain her crown.

The Race of Cham­pi­ons is col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween JJTRC and Ris­ing Sun Turf Club which will fea­ture the coun­try’s lead­ing horses who were win­ners in pre­vi­ous races com­pet­ing to be crowned over­all cham­pion in eight events. The fea­ture race is for horses clas­si­fied C and Lower cov­er­ing a dis­tance of 1200M for a top prize of $1,000,000.

The first race is set for 13: 00h and ad­mis­sion is $1,000.

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