For the first time over Rs. 2 million will be offered as prize money at the Nuwara Eliya horse races scheduled to commence on 20th March from 10.30 a.m. at the redeveloped N’Eliya Race Course.
Several foreign jockeys also expected to take part and several foreign judges are also expected to conduct the event.
Eight races will be conducted with the highest prize money of Rs. 585,000 and cup being offered for the first five places of the RTC Premier Cup Class 1, stakes 1600M. The Gamini Dissanayake Memorial Cup along with Rs. 482, 500 plus a trophy will be presented to the first five place getters of this Class 2, Stakes 1,400M race. The Class 3 (1,200M) and 3 year old Maiden stakes 1,100M races would each be awarded Rs. 387.500 plus a trophy to the winner with prize money distributed up to the fifth place.