Accra, The Accra Turf Club (ATC), under the distinguished patronage of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, would host the second week of the Ga Homowo horseracing at the new race course at Borteyman, near Ashaiman on Saturday, September 29.
Among the crack horses to start the first race in Division “4B” and “4C” dubbed: La Handicap covering a distance of 1,400 metres, are Secret Lady from Jara Stable, who won the last week racing; Wonder Bay and Happiness.
The second race dubbed: Teshie Purse would feature leading horses such as; Yaayi in Division “3B” and “4B” covering a distance of 1,600.
Yaayi won the last week racing in Division ‘B’ and ‘4B’ covering a distance of 1,200, followed by lean-On-Me and Nine Eleven placing second and third espectively.
Third race in Division ‘3A’ known as Novies and dubbed: James Town Purse, covering 1,000 metres, would see crack horses like African Queen, Stable Daner and Baby Jet, competin respectively.
African Queen emerged winner in last week racing covering a distance of 1,000 metres in Division ‘3A’ dubbed: Osu Kinkawe Stakes, followed by Stable Dancer and Baby Jet, Made in Ghana horses, who placed second and third respectively.
The fourth race in Division ‘3A’, known as Maiden would cover 1,400 metres under the Osu Handicap would feature leading horses such as; Akwei Fira, Simple Great and Die Hard, who placed first, second and third positions respectively in the last week horseracing.
Mr Samuel Nii Armah Turkson, the Secretary to the Board of Stewards of ATC, in an interview with the GNA Sports, said horseracing has the potential to attract investors and sponsors since it was seen as a Sports of Kings, which meant elite sport.
He appealed to the Youth and Sports Ministry, to sustain the interest of horseracing in the country, saying that; if horseracing is promoted well it would attract corporate institutions and business owners to support the sport.
Source: Ghana News Agency