BG&LC Trophy to headline Monday's holiday racecard
As many as nine trophy races will be run on the 12th annual Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BG&LC) Eman-cipation Day programme at Caymanas Park on Monday.
Among them is the 12th running of the three-year-old and up open allowance race over 1100 metres for the BG&LC Trophy with a purse of $1 million, inclusive of $500,000 from the sponsor.
Speaking at the recent launch in at Caymanas Park, CTL's racing secretary Denzil Miller said the race should once again be fiercely contested by what has become the most competitive class in racing. CRUCIAL APPEAL, UPPA TUNE, HOLOGRAM SHADOW, PHINEAS, PUDDY POOH, BRAWN, DWAYNE STAR, MOM'S STUDENT, and last year's winner TRADITIONAL PRINCE are expected to run.
"The showpiece event aside, the secondary feature for the Charles Randle Cup over 1200 metres will be run in honour of Hall of Famer and former general manager of the BG&LC, this for a purse of $868,000, inclusive of $200,000 from the sponsor. This race is confined to maidens and untried native-bred three-years.
The card will also feature the annual renewal of the Emancipation Day Trophy (claiming $600,000 - $500,000) over 1300 metres for a purse of $700,000, with $100,000 coming from the BG&LC, as well as the Albert Rose Memorial Trophy over 1820 metres for a purse of $750,000, inclusive of $200,000 from the sponsor.
Racing fans can also participate in the annual BG&LC sponsored Gimmick Race for a ;purse of $70,000, the winning team (male and female) set to receive $25,000, $20,000 for second, $15,000 for third, and $10,000 for the pair finishing fourth.
In his address, Anthony Shoucair, deputy chairman of the BG&LC, said: "For the racing and gaming industry, the BG&LC is that entity which seeks to provide us with those guidelines, those rules and regulations to which we are held responsible.
"Over the years, the relationship has blossomed into one family, partnership and camaraderie as the BG&LC has supported the racing industry through their continuous endorsements of CTL and sponsorships."