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Horseracing returns to Cayo Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 April 2014 00:00

After horse racing had gone to basically non-existent in the Cayo district, the Easter weekend proved that the efforts by Hon. Rene Montero to refurbish and retrofit the Santa Elena Peter August Memorial Horse Stadium is paying off dividends.

Since it was re-opened a few months ago, the stadium is slowly returning to its former glory and the Easter weekend saw one of the most successful horserace events held. There were 5 heats featured: the 2 furlong event was won by the horse Nightshift with its jockey Stephan out of the John Carr Stable. The 3 furlong event was taken by Westar and its jockey Manuel Rodriguez out of the Backa Ranch Stable. The 4 furlong was taken by Sangre and its jockey Chicken out of the Georgeville stable. In the race for the best cattle horse it was Thunder and its jockey Chicken out of the Georgeville Stable who took the prize. In the Main Event of a 5 1/2 furlong race it was Eclipse with its Jockey Manuel Rodriguez out of the Rodriguez Stable who captured the first place prize.

The Cayo Jockey Club Association gives a big “Thank You” to the Hon. Rene Montero for the upliftment and beautification of the stadium and bringing back horse racing to Cayo!

The next horse race event at the Peter August Memorial Horse Stadium will be on May 16.