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Sunday October 28, 2012

Rent-A-Tent offering special VIP Packages for patrons By Rawle Welch Rent-A-Tent, best known for its high standard in the delivery of hospitality, catering and entertainment services will once again be offering Special VIP packages for the final leg of the Caribbean ‘Race of Champions’ Meet which is scheduled to be staged on November 11, at the South Dakota Circuit . Because of the large influx of overseas-based fans that are expected in for the event and with motor racing fans calling for more comfort and style while viewing the races from the best vantage point at the facility, the Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club (GMR&SC) have decided to pull out all the stops by drafting in reputable hospitality and catering services provider Rent-a-Tent to supply patrons with a luxurious atmosphere where they are guaranteed a high level of service within the 5,000 sq ft VIP Pavilion at an affordable price of $20,000 per person, while a child under16 is $8,000 and those below the age of six free.

Caribbean ‘Race of Champions’ Meet...

This is what the atmosphere in the VIP Pavilion looked like during last year’s Caribbean Motor Racing Championship Meet at the South Dakota Circuit.

The services on offer are hot breakfast, buffet lunch and snacks all day and that includes tea, coffee, juices and premium beverages, mist cooled viewing gallery, local and international cocktail bar,

supervised children’s Play Park, secure parking lot and air conditioned washroom facilities. According to Rent-aTent’s Ray Rahaman this is not the first time that the

Changes made to Ryan Crawford Turf Club Horserace meet on November 18 Changes have been made with more money added and a number of major sponsors jumping on board as preparations heighten for the annual Ryan Crawford Memorial Turf Club and Sports Facilities (RCMTC&SF) one day horserace meet which is slated for Sunday, November 18 at the Club’s track, Alness Corentyne, Berbice. With the horses having a little break after a hectic two months, all the big names in the horseracing arena is expected to converge on the arena for their return to the track, for what is expected to be one of the biggest race meet for the last quarter. Some of the major sponsors in the horseracing circle have already inked their names to the big meet. On board so far are Banks DIH Limited, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales and Stables, Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market, City Mall and Digicel with a number of others expected shortly. Eight races have been carded for the day and already over 30 horses have been entered. As such the organisers have added a substantial amount of cash and other attractions to the prize monies to cater for the

More money added, Banks DIH, Jumbo Jet, Trophy Stall and Digicel on board influx of horses and patrons that are expected to throng the venue. The prizes money which includes cash and trophies has jumped to over $7M. The winning tag for the feature B class event has now increased to $1M and trophy compliments of Banks DIH Limited with a total purse of close to $2M over 1700M. The prize money for the 3yrs old race for West Indies Bred horses has also increased with the winners set to run away with $400,000 and trophy with the distance now being 1600M. The E and lower race winning prize is $350,000 and trophy over 1500M. The winning take for the Two Year old race for West Indies Bred horse has also being increased to $350,000 and trophy over 1200M. The other events are the G and lower matchup for a pole position reward of $250,000 and trophy also over 1200M. The H and Lower gallop will see the animals competing over

1100M for a winning take of $200,000. The winner of the ‘I2’ event has a chance to take home $150,000 and trophy in the 1200M race. The final race for the day is for animals classified J&K (Division 1 and 2,) over 1200M with the winner also set to collect $150,000. Race time is 13:00 hrs. Outstanding individual performers including top Jockey, trainer and stable will be presented with accolades compliments of the Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and the Ry a n Crawford Memorial Turf Club. Entries close on Sunday November 11 and interested persons and horse owners can make contact with the club’s office at Number 13 Hermitage, East Coast Berbice (19 Road). Bobby Vaughn can be contacted on telephone number 624-6788 or Larissa Mohabir on numbers 3330290 or 333-0301. Doctor Dwight Walrond on Telephone numbers 623-0100 or 220-6557. (Samuel Whyte)

entity has been involved in such activity, citing last year’s VIP Pavilion as an example of the top class services that were on display and commended by all who enjoyed the facility. He said that last year’s effort which was an overwhelming success served as the litmus test and they are ever more determined this year to surpass the previous one through the provision of services that will be second to none, informing that it is all about showcasing Guyanese

standards, facilities and hospitality. Asked to comment on what are some of the special qualities that will guarantee patronage, Rahaman spoke of a comfortable ambience, the luxury of witnessing the races from the best vantage point, a fully supervised entertainment centre for the children, an all-inclusive food and beverage facility and free transportation to VIP ticket holders staying at the Princess Hotel. He also revealed that

priority will be given to families, while urging local patrons to snap up tickets early avoiding the disappointment of being left without, as the huge overseas contingent will be here by Thursday. Only 300 patrons will be accommodated in the Pavilion and only tickets sold prior to race day are assured of entry. Persons wishing more information or to purchase tickets should make contact with Rent-a-Tent on 225-7063, 650-4510, 609-4067, 225-0241 or 662-1010.

Casey Stoner on Australia pole despite crash BBC Sport - Casey Stoner overcame an early crash in qualifying to take pole position for Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix. The Australian, 27, lost control of his Repsol Honda 20 minutes into the session, but recovered to post the fastest time of one minute 29.623 seconds. Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was second fastest at Phillip Island. Fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa will line up third on the grid, with Britain’s Cal Crutchlow fourth. Lorenzo, the 2010 world champion, will win a second title if he finishes in the top three of the race ahead of Pedrosa, while Stoner is chasing a sixth successive win in his home GP. Stoner has only recently returned from surgery on torn ligaments and fractures to his ankle, tibia and fibula suffered in a crash during qualifying in Indianapolis in mid-August. He admitted he was lucky not to cause further injury when he crashed on Saturday. “I was on my ‘out’ lap on a hard tyre and the thing just decided to flick me,” said Stoner after claiming the 39th MotoGP pole of his career. “I was very fortunate it didn’t come down on my foot.” The two-time champion, who is retiring at the end of the season, added: “I’m just very happy to be in pole in my home grand prix and hopefully have something to celebrate tomorrow for everybody.” Lorenzo, who leads Pedrosa by 23 points

Casey Stoner

in the championship standings, said: “Casey is unbeatable this weekend, if nothing strange happens. “It’s everybody else’s target to be as close as possible to him. I’ll mainly try to win second place. We’ll try to keep calm and not make any mistakes.” MotoGP standings Jorge Lorenzo (Spa) - 330 points Dani Pedrosa (Spa) - 307 points Casey Stoner (Aus) - 213 points Andrea Dovizioso (Ita) - 195 points Alvaro Bautista (Spa) - 154 points

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