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First Guineas races for new promoters

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 4:00 AM
Trainer Anthony Nunes (left) participating in the Guineas draw in the Trainers' Room at Caymanas Park on Wednesday. The draw was by chaired by racing secretary Denzil Miller (right).

KINGSTON:

New promoters, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL), will host their first two classics, the 1000 and 2000 Guineas, at Caymanas Park tomorrow.

Sponsored by Cash Pot Mega Ball, both races will carry a purse of $3.5 million. The new promoters took over on March 7.

Fourteen horses will run in the 1000 Guineas (fillies), while a full field of 16 will battle in the 2000 Guineas for colts and geldings. The post-position draw for the 1600 metres races was done at Caymanas Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Ante post favourite for the 1000 Guineas, the Wayne DaCosta-trained SHE'S A MANEATER, will jump from post position 10. FEARLESS SAMURAI, the early favourite for the 2000 Guineas, has been drawn in post position 11. The well-fancied SOTOMAYOR, last year's champion two-year-old, will come from gate three.