Lady jockey N Rupa to participate at RTC races : Racing history created | Sunday Observer

Lady jockey N Rupa to participate at RTC races : Racing history created

Lady Jockey N Rupa will join the races for the first time in Sri Lankan history at the Royal Turf Club’s races on 11th December . “This goes to prove that the RTC shows no discrimination and even the fairer sex can race alongside her more stalwart colleagues”, said Acting CEO and Stipendiary Steward / Jockey Coach, RTC , Mr. Sinclair Marshall .

That’s not all up and coming racing commentator and voice of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club Mr. Anit Casyab would be making his first appearance at RTC as well on 11th December and will keep the crowds abreast of all information as regards the races .

In addition the RTC has confirmed that Mr.and Mrs. Edwards will be donating all the earnings of the 11th December Race day to the Cancer Care Trust and Dr Samadhi, Trustee will be present at the races to accept their donation.

Furthermore, Ms.Deepthika Jayaykody will also donate 50% of her winnings to the Nuwara Eliya Pony’s Association, which is a boon to the poor people of Nuwara Eliya who live by hiring out their ponies.

The RTC will also be granting a scholarship for a Jockey Training Program under the supervision of RTC Coach Mr. Sinclair Marshall who has trained many successful apprentice jockeys in India.

Children have not been forgotten as the RTC is planning to give a surprise to all children present that day when Santa Claus makes a guest appearance, giving away gifts to the lucky children present by way of chocolates and goodies.

A total of 1 Million for Best Hat , Best Dressed Lady, Best Couple and Best Dressed Gentleman will also be given away , promising to make the 11th December a memorable race day!

The Scoring for Best Jockey, Best Trainer, Best Groom and Best Stable will commence with this race, with the award ceremony being held on the last race day in April.


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