THE HOARSE WHISPERER By Jenny Ortuoste for Manila Standard-Today, 10 October 2012, Wednesday
PCSO Anniversary Races
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Committee on Races recently announced their PCSO Anniversary Races for this month.
At the Philippine Racing Club’s Santa Ana Park, on October 13, Saturday, the PCSO Special Maiden Race, 1,200 meters, featuring nine entries: Jade Brothers Farm’s Pocket Power, colt (jockey Jordan Cordova); Herminio Esguerra’s Sparkling Rule, filly (Jesse Guce); Michael Angelo Veneracion’s Bossing Ethan, colt (Conrad Henson); Nemesio Sy’s Siopaokinghaha, colt (Rodeo Fernandez);
Benhur Abalos’s Bumpy Ride , colt (Kelvin Abobo); Sixto Esquivias IV’s Niagara Boogie, filly (Fernando Raquel Jr.); Antonio De Ubago Jr.’s Mrs. Teapot, filly (Jeffrey Bacaycay); Honorato Neri’s Flying Honor, filly (Antonio Alcasid Jr.); and Kenneth Causon’s Angel of Mine, colt (Pat Dilema).
All colts will carry 54 kgs. handicap weight, fillies 52 kgs.
On October 14, Sunday, 2YO Placers and Non-Placers Race, 1,200 meters, six entries: Jeci Lapus’s Minotaur, colt (Abobo); Renato Virata’s Leonidez Might, filly (Mark Alvarez); Narciso Morales’s coupled entries Don’tfoolyourwife, filly (Pat Dilema) and Tarzan, colt (Jesse Guce); Contessa Falguera’s Green Garnet, colt (Christopher Garganta); and Edwin Santos’s Mi Esperanza, filly (Jeffril Zarate).
All fillies will carry 52 kgs., colts 55 kgs. except Tarzan who will carry 54 kgs.
At the Manila Jockey Club’s San Lazaro Leisure Park, on October 21, Sunday, the 3YO Open Regular, 1,400 meters, six entries, all fillies: Leonora Pasion’s Seni Seviyorum, 52 kgs. (Red de Leon); Edgardo Mailum’s Quaker’s Hill, 52 kgs. (John Alvin Guce); Wilbert Tan’s Pinay Beauty, 53 kgs. (Alvarez); Morales’s Machine Gun Mama, 54 kgs. (Pat Dilema); Doroteo Pangilinan’s Madam Theresa, 54 kgs. (Zarate); and Antonio Tan Jr.’s Pugad Lawin, 58 kgs. (Jesse Guce).
On the same day, the Anniversary Open, 1,600 meters, five entries, all colts: Esquivias’s Arvin Dugo, 55 kgs. (Bacaycay); Emmanuel King Jr.’s Hi Money, 53 kgs. (Dilema); Divina Dy’s Pleasantly Perfect, 52 kgs. (Jonathan Hernandez); Ruben Dimacuha’s Si Señor, 57 kgs. (Zarate); and Esguerra’s Purple Ribbon, 52 kgs. (Val Dilema).
The PCSO is also preparing for its iconic Presidential Gold Cup and its 40th running this year, December 9 at Santa Ana Park.
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Congratulations to the Klub Don Juan de Manila for their highly successful (as always) KDJM Derby held October 2-9 at SLLP.
For its part, fellow horseowners’ organization MARHO (Metropolitan Association of Race Horse Owners) is gearing up for its 17th MARHO Cup Championships on November 20 to 25 at Santa Ana Park. It will be holding its traditional six championship races: Sprint, Juvenile Fillies, Juvenile Colts, 3YO Filly Mile, 3YO Colt Mile, and Classic.
These races are, in line with MARHO’s philosophy of supporting local thoroughbred breeding, open only to horses bred in the country from local matings. ***