Fiji Time: 4:34 PM on Saturday 18 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

North champ ready for Sabeto race

Maciu Malo
Saturday, November 04, 2017

PAWAN is ready to take the Sabeto Race by storm.

The Labasa-based horse arrived in Nadi on Thursday to participate at the Inaugural Annual Sabeto Races scheduled for today.

Horse owner Jiteshwar Prasad of Dreketi says he is here not only to participate but to compete for the top award.

He said he spent more than one thousand dollars to participate at the event and was banking on his horse to produce the goods.

Prasad said his horse scooped majority of the top prizes in Labasa and was ready to challenge the best in Viti Levu.

"Horse racing is my hobby and I have been involved in the sport for many years," he said.

"I have won many races in Labasa and this time I want to stamp my mark here in Viti Levu.

"I know it will be tough but I am ready for the best.

"I spent more than one thousand dollars to come here and I will do all it takes to leave my mark here."

Pawan will compete in the mile and a quarter (2000m) which is the main race of the day.

The lone Labasa participant is expected to face tough competition against Ba's champions in Pepsi and Dina Kill.

Meanwhile, the youngest horse owner of the competition is also ready to unleash his horse in the 300m and cross country events.

Nine-year-old Savenaca Lotawa is depending on his jockey and his horse Sea Hawk to deliver the goods in their debut competition.

"This is our first competition and I am confident that my jockey will give his best for Sea Hawk to win," said Lotawa.

Race organiser Kim Beddoes said the stage was set for one of the best horse races Fiji.

She encouraged fans to come out in huge numbers and support the sport.

Gate opens at 10am.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62050.6015
JPY 55.545452.5454
GBP 0.36760.3596
EUR 0.41340.4014
NZD 0.71590.6829
AUD 0.64370.6187
USD 0.48830.4713

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 17th, November, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A proud Fijian in Bonn
  2. Passion and pride
  3. Important test
  4. Dengue cases drop
  5. COP23: Tense finance negotiations delay close
  6. Labour to map out strategies for 2018 poll
  7. Broken crossings raise villagers' concerns
  8. Surgical team offers free ENT treatment
  9. Charting a course for change
  10. 18 artistes honoured

Top Stories this Week

  1. Fiji places second for Miss World 2017 talent Wednesday (15 Nov)
  2. COP23: France invite for Timoci Friday (17 Nov)
  3. Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours Sunday (12 Nov)
  4. Storer stands strong Sunday (12 Nov)
  5. Students holiday fares clarified Tuesday (14 Nov)
  6. Where there's a will... Thursday (16 Nov)
  7. Stunningly impressive Tuesday (14 Nov)
  8. Bati-mania Tuesday (14 Nov)
  9. Tighten defence Wednesday (15 Nov)
  10. Arnold pays Fiji a visit Monday (13 Nov)