Street Parade, Fire Service display at Mt Pleasant sports
The Mt Pleasant Easter sports meeting goat racing committee has added a new feature to their racing as they continue to try innovative ways to ensure that their sports meeting remain the best on the island.
The feature goat race, the Mt Pleasant derby that boasts the $10,000 prize with the second, third and fourth places receiving $7,500, $4,500 and $3,000, respectively courtesy THA Division of Finance will be increased in length from 100m to 120m. However, the highlight of the race will be seeing the goats and their jockeys going around a bend, as it will be the first time in the history of goat racing in Tobago that the goats will have to manoeuvre a curve and this should make interesting and entertaining viewing.
As has been the tradition, the goats will share the spot-light with the athletes who will compete in sprint and novelty events for attractive prizes from an overall budget of $100,000 plus.
To celebrate their 40th anniversary the committee is also introducing another first, a Street Parade similar to the Buccoo Goat Race Festival that will get proceedings going at 8 a.m, while there will be a display by the Fire Services in the evening and a cultural show.
Among the invited guests will be the Chief Secretary Orville London who will deliver the feature address and declare the sports meeting open.
Mt Pleasant derby entrants and owners: Tina – Sonny Murray, Mr Fox – Neil Potts, Smart Money – Calvern Roberts, Canaan – Orlando Potts, Flash – George Parks, Running Scared – Tony Clarke, Ben Herr – Collie Joseph, Picker – Hayden Moses, Silver Baby – Anthony Horsford, Buggie Blue – Roy Hackett.