Top jockeys expected as National Horse Racing in honour of el-Rufai holds in Kaduna



A solidarity horse racing in honour of Kaduna State Governor, Malam. Nasir el-Rufai is holding on Saturday and Sunday at the Murtala Mohammed Square Kaduna.
According to the Kaduna Turf club racing secretary, Alhaji Bashir Mohammed Sambo,   nine races will  feature.
He said,  on ‎the first day five  ordinary races will feature, while on the final day Sunday, four major races will be featured.
Four major trophies and cash prices are to be won during the two day tournament. The first trophy is the Iyan Zazzau (Alhaji Bashir Aminu) cup and the category is seven furlongs.
The second trophy is the solidarity Cup ‎and the category is division three involving eight furlongs. The third trophy up for grab is His Highness Emir of Zazzau Cup with category two division involving nine furlongs.
The fourth trophy ‎is the Kaduna State governors Cup and the category is division 1 or open involving 10 furlongs.
Cash prices to be won are 500,000, 300,000 and 200,000 ‎for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions.
Top class horses and Jockeys are expected to showcase their skills during the tournament. Prominent horse owners across the nation and international are expected to participate.
The honourable Minister of Sport Barrister Solomon Dalung is expected at the opening ceremony while Governor el-Rufai is expected to serve‎ as the guest of honour, Royal fathers will serve as special guest of honour.


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