Past the finishing postRace 1 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3YO (NW2)/IMP3YO & UP (MDN)-REST. ALL. II1. CHOO CHOO BLUE RHalledeen 54.0*2. KING D WHenry 50.5 8-1/2L3. PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 52.5 1-1/44. SUPER COP JInnis3 47.5 NeckWIN: $82.00Final Time: 0:59.0 Splits: 22.3, 46.0Winner: 3yo b filly COWTOWN CAT CHOOBLOOTrainer: PETER MCMASTER Owner: MISS SUCKIEBred by BRENT FEMUNG & CRYSTAL FEMUNGQu: $97.00 Ex: $203.00Trifecta: $118.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT*1. SONADOR EXPRESS RHalledeen 53.02. LEILANI JInnis3 50.0 2L3. I’MNOTFINE HPottinger3 51.5 5/1 Neck4. BRAVE HEART OEdwards3 52.0 1/2LLate scratch : #2 DEMOLITION BOYWIN: $79.00PLACE: $55.00, $56.00, $81.00Final Time: 1:17.1 Splits: 23.3, 47.0,,Winner: 4yo b filly OMMADON FIREONTHEOCEANTrainer: CLIFFORD ATKINSON (JR) Owner: CLIFFORD ATKINSON (JR)Bred by PHILIP A. AZARQu: $135.00 Exacta: $211.00D/E: $108.00 (4-2) $87.00Superfecta: $623.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM ($180,0)/NB6YO & UP (NW3)1. MANDEYA AChatrie 56.0 174.002. SINK THE BISMARCK BebHarvey3 57.0 1L3. FABULOUSCONNECTION DDawkins3 55.0 1-1/2L*4. EL CLIENTE SEllis 57.0 1-1/2LLate scratch : #1 PERFECT GOLDWIN: $174.00Final Time: 1:15.0 Splits: 23.3, 47.1Winner: 5yo ch colt HOMING INSTINCT PASSIONTrainer: STEVEN TODD Owner: GARTH SAMUELSBred by LAKELAND FARMS LTD.Qu: $335.00 Exacta: $473.00D/E: $371.00Trifecta: $316.00Rolling Triple: $822.00Race 4 1700 M (Purse $500,000) 4YO & UP CLM ($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE JAN. 14*1. BLESSEDNESS BebHarvey3 54.02. POWERFUL RED AntThomas4 50.0 Neck3. EXPRESS TRUCK JPatterson3 49.0 3L4. CAUSE FOR CONCERN DDawkins3 52.0 4-1/2LWIN: $76.00PLACE: $63.00, $120.00, $66.00Final Time: 1:50.0 Splits: 24.4, 48.4, 1:14.3, 1:42.0Winner: 4yo ch colt BRIDLED QUEST WILD WILD WESTTrainer: LAWRENCE FREEMANTLE Owner: RANDALL SHAWBred by CHERYL & KRISTI MARSHQu: $967.00 Exacta: $1,001.00D/E: $339.00Superfecta: $1,938.00Rolling Triple: $613.00Race 5 1600 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV (NW3)1. TARANTINO JInnis3 51.02. LAZZA LMiller 54.0 Neck3. COLORS OF WAR RMcNaughton 52.0 Neck4. MERLIN WHenry 51.0 5-1/2Late scratch : #6 STIR IT UPWIN: $259.00Final Time: 1:43.2 Splits: 24.1, 47.1, 1:12.3Winner: 4yo b colt FILM DIRECTOR SEEMELATERTrainer: WAYNE PARCHMENT Owner: PAUL LUMSDENBred by LORENZO ROBINSONQu: $1,394.00 Ex: $3,276.00D/E: $731.00Trifecta: $3,627.00Rolling Triple: $1,474.00Race 6 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT1. #3 DUSSELDORF HPottinger3 51.5 7/2 247.00 83.002. #10 WONDER GIRL DDawkins3 49.0 5/2 4 83.00*3. #12 BAY COMMANDER DGordon 54.0 *9/5 3 84.004. #5 RED PARROT OWalker 54.0 3/1 3 1/45. #2 RAJPUT RAJA LSteadman2 53.5 52/1 Neck6. #1 GUAVA GROUND SEllis 54.0 15/1 6Late scratch : #4 SURE STEP, #6 BIG PAULWIN: $247.00PLACE: $83.00, $83.00, $84.00Final Time: 1:58.4 Splits: 27.2, 53.3, 1:18.0, 1:44.1Winner: 3yo ch colt RISING MOON LADY GEETADEOTrainer: EDWARD WALKER Owner: BARRINGTON BERNARDBred by HENRY JAGHAI O.D., J.P.Qu: $611.00 Ex: $1,327.00D/E: $1,406.00 (5-4) $466.00Trifecta: $1,025.00Hit-6: $18,988.50Rolling Triple: $2,567.00Pick-4: $10,116.00Super-6: $12,298.40Race 7 1500 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM ($250,0-$210,0) NB5YO (NW2) & 6YO & UP (NW4)*1. MINNIFFIA JJackson 52.02. CHEERS RHalledeen 54.0 1/2L3. GRAN CORAZON JPatterson3 52.0 5/1 2L4. STORMONTHESEA AndrePowell4 54.0 2L5. ONEFINEAFTERNOON MWard4 52.0 NeckWIN: $152.00PLACE: $73.00, $107.00, $118.00Final Time: 1:36.0 Splits: 24.1, 47.2, 1:13.0,Winner: 6yo mare EMMANUEL HOLE IN THE HEARTTrainer: PHILLIP LEE Owner: WIN GLENBred by DENNIS WILLIAMSQu: $667.00 Exacta: $1,379.00D/E: $971.00Trifecta: $2,520.00Hi-5: $52,536.50Rolling Triple: $7,484.00Race 8 1000 M (S) (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V (NW2)*1. SIR LEYLAND HALL BebHarvey3 53.02. GANJA MAN JErwin 53.0 5L3. ARIZONA GOLD RLahoe 51.5 1-1/2L4. BIG BUCK JInnis3 55.0 Neck5. KING WITHIN DDawkins3 49.0 1-1/4LWIN: $99.00PLACE: $70.00, $132.00, $99.00Final Time: 1:00.1 Splits: 22.3, 46.0Winner: 4yo b colt FEARLESS VISION CHIKINEYTrainer: PAUL HYLTON Owner: BALLYDOYLEBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $826.00 Exacta: $928.00D/E: $466.00Trifecta: $1,297.00Hi-5: $24,869.50Rolling Triple: $2,311.00G.A. “SARGE” BUCKNOR MEMORIAL CUPRace 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. BUZZ NIGHTMARE ISpence 56.0*2. ROYAL ASSAULT SEllis 56.0 5L3. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JPatterson3 51.0 1-3/4L4. GOLDEN BULLET OWhite 50.0 1-1/4L5. ALL CORRECT LSteadman2 56.0 Sh. HeadWIN: $135.00PLACE: $70.00, $61.00, $102.00Final Time: 0:57.1 Splits: 22.2, 44.1Winner: 4yo colt INTO MISCHIEF QUEEN OF BATTLETrainer: PHILIP FEANNY Owner: 2 PENYUBred by HAM STABLES LTD.NOTE: HORSE #6 SILVER CLOUD CAME 4TH, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 8TH;HORSE #8 LADY SHANKARI CAME 3RD, BUT WAS DISQUALIFIED AND PLACED 7TH.Qu: $103.00 Exacta: $231.00D/E: $301.00Trifecta: $463.00Hi-5: $4,587.50Rolling Triple: $1,216.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. PRINCESS EMANUELLE RWilson 54.02. THAT’S THE MAN HPottinger3 52.0 3 1/4L3. LEEKOUT DBeharie 56.0 6-1/2L4. COPPERFIELD LSteadman2 53.5 1/2L5. DANCEHALL SWEET EStone 53.5 1-1/4LLate scratch: #1 WAR ADVOCATE, #7 MA. GRANDE, #11 TOP EAGLEWIN: $102.00PLACE: $60.00, $58.00, $63.00Final Time: 0:59.0 Splits: 22.3, 45.4Winner: 3yo ch filly TRADITIONAL EXPLOSIVE PEAKTrainer: PETER MCMASTER Owner: MISS SUCKIEBred by ELAINE MCMASTERQu: $128.00 Ex: $214.00D/E: $255.00 (9-7) $172.00Trifecta: $215.00Hi-5: $4,417.50Rolling Triple: $806.00Pick-4: $2,972.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6: $19,887.00 (6 OF 6)Pick-9: $204,316.50 (9 OF 9)PlacePot 8: $5,340.00 (8 OF 8)
Despite the closure of four estates, the Coalition Government remains adamant that while there is a future for a sugar sector in Guyana, the only way forward is a downsized industry.This is according to President David Granger, who told a media conference on Friday that the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the sugar industry as a whole are important to this administration. Hence, he noted, Government has not entirely shut down the sugar industry, but has reformed it into three larger estates – Albion (East Berbice), Blairmont (West Berbice) and Uitvlugt (West Demerara).“So there is a future for sugar, a very clear future. We’ve put out a [White] Paper and it’s gone to the National Assembly. We’ve had meetings with the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and NAACIE (National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees). We want to see the sugar industry survive; a more compact, better managed sugar industry. It is very competitive in terms of the international environment in which many people are moving away from sugar and are going into artificial sweeteners, but we feel that it’s something that the industry and the corporation can survive,” the President asserted.According to the Head of State, going forward, the aim is for the sugar industry to profitably produce between 147,000 and 150,000 tonnes of sugar, and maintain a working population of about 10,000.The President’s statement comes on the heels of some 7000 redundant sugar workers being placed on the breadline following the closure of the Skeldon, Rose Hall, Enmore and Wales estates over the past two years.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, two weeks ago, said he was in possession of information suggesting that an assessment was done on the closed sugar estates by the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) which was set up under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) to handle the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets.Jagdeo said this assessment has proved that the very estates that were shut down, which led to thousands being unemployed, were actually viable.“And so, if this is true…it would be very disturbing, because we believed this to be so and we asked our Government to do a feasibility study of these estates and the industry before it took any decision to send home workers, and they refused to do that… To now do another study to find that these estates with small injection of funds could have been viable would be criminal. So we believe the estates are viable,” the Opposition Leader noted.The former Head of State said if the assessment proved to be true and the estates could be made viable, then the Opposition would support the reopening of all the estates.The coalition Government has made its position clear that the move to downsize the industry was a necessary one, as the monies used as annual bailouts were too much.But the Opposition said even if this was the case, the laying off of workers could have been done in stages, to allow for them to prepare for alternative employment.Now that the preliminary valuation works of several estates have been completed, the Skeldon, Rose Hall-Canje, East Demerara/Enmore, and Wales Estates are now being advertised for sale.Meanwhile, there have been calls for Government to give out the sugar lands to the dismissed workers for them to develop into economic activity to earn a livelihood.However, while President Granger did not address this, he did say during Friday’s press conference that the lands would be first subjected to the jurisdiction of a State Land Sales Commission, on which the SPU would of course have representation.“The idea is that we wouldn’t sell off the family jewels, we’ll make sure that the lands that are being taken out of sugar are placed to the benefit of the people of Guyana as a whole,” he posited.But the Head of State noted that there could be several anomalies or contradictions which may occur, such as various Government ministries, including the Agriculture Ministry, as well as private companies and individuals, wanting the lands for various use.“So the State Land Sales Commission is going to rectify the differences among these various agencies and at the same time make a profit from the disposals of those lands which may not be going back into sugar,” President Granger stressed.