UNDER the guidance of jockey JA Guce aboard, Honorato Neri’s filly Court of Honour crafted a 1.5 lengths victory in the Philippine Racing Commission Lakambini Stakes race held last Sep. 6 at Santa Ana Park.
The placers were Gentle Strength, Princess Ella, and Burbank. The time for the mile race was 1:38.8 (25.6-23.4-23.4-26.4).
Court of Honour (Sir Cherokee x Twelve or Never) was the longshot winner of the 1,800-meter Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Silver Cup last June 14 also at Santa Ana Park.
Fans of elite horses can look forward to Sep. 27 at the same track, when Philracom holds invitational races for horses in special race groups.
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Seven 2YO runners will be competing in the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Special Maiden Race on Sept. 12 at Metroturf racecourse in Malvar, Batangas.
Declared to run in the 1,200-meter race are Wilbert Tan’s filly Subterranean River with jockey JPA Guce, Mark Anthony Calixto’s filly Most Trusted with JB Hernandez, SC Stockfarm’s colt Cats Incredible with JA Guce, Juan Miguel D. Yulo’s colt Lucky Ray with EP Nahilat, Vernadette Mercado’s filly Katniss with JB Guce, Jose L. Santos’s filly Palatandaan with EL Blancaflor, and Ferdinand T. Eusebio’s filly He He He with MA Alvarez.
The winner of the trial race for this event was Cats Incredible, followed by Subterranean River, Most Trusted, Hehehe, Katniss, Tito Gene (not declared for the actual race), Lucky Ray, and Palantandaan last. This should give racing fans a handle on who to watch out for in this race. The time for the 1,200-meter trial was 1:11.8 (23’-22’-25’).
Meanwhile, the trial race for the Sep. 26 PCSO 2YO Open at the Philippine Racing Club’s Santa Ana Park will be held on Friday, Sept. 11, featuring Constantinople, Fighter in the Wind, Rocking Hill, Bowties and Charms, Sky Dancer, Gintong Yaman, Hotdog, Bainbridge, and Sharp Return.
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Other events this month: the Mowelfund Racing Festival on Sep. 13 at Malvar, the Philippines-Japan Friendship Race on Sep. 20 at the Manila Jockey Club’s San Lazaro Leisure Park, and the second leg of the Philracom Juvenile Fillies and Colts Stakes on Sep. 27 at Santa Ana Park.
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