By: Curtis Morton
(CHARLESTOWN, NEVIS)- Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Nevis Turf and Jockey Club, Delroy Liburd apologized to the general public for the lack of the accustomed press conference to herald the commencement of his Association’s signature event for the year—The Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes.
He indicated that everything is set for race day which is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 which is also National Heroes’ Day.
“Dan Bartlette was a hero. So we continue to celebrate his significant contributions, especially to Horse Racing”, he said.
He noted that the first race will bolt off at 3:00 p.m. and the entrance fees remain the same: Adults $20.00 and children $10.00.
Entertainment will be provided by Extasy Sounds and after the event, the Nuvybz Band.
He is also convinced that the main excitement will come from the tracks with several good match-ups, set to excite the fans.
The feature event on the four race cards will be race number three when Wild Candy; Shake ‘N’ Shay and Obama shall hustle for the Dan Bartlette Memorial Stakes trophy.
Owner of Shake ‘N’ Shay, Kester ‘Dangles’ Webbe is indicating that his name will be on the trophy, this upcoming Tuesday.
‘If you don’t move, your shadow can’t move,’ he said philosophically. ‘I am confident,’ he said.
He indicated that he is taking the contest so seriously, that he has flown in a Jockey for the occasion.
Race four however, is expected to be another nail biter with Hawley’s Wild Fire; Lady Boss and Real Aspectation, going head to head.