KL: 3YO Racing, Balik na sa Weekend

  KARERA LANG!By Jenny Ortuoste for Tumbok, 25 January 2008, Friday

 3YO racing, balik na sa weekend

Napansin ninyo marahil na simula nang mag-racing holiday, hindi pa tumatakbo uli ang mga three-year-olds (3YO) hangga’t wala pang napagkasunduang handicapping scheme para rito. Hihimayin pa ng mabuti ang proposal ni former Philracom commissioner Sonny Arevalo bago ito ma-finalize at ma-implement. Matagal pa siguro bago magkaroon ito ng final version.

Kaya tinanggap na ng mga horseowners ang interim rules on 3YO racing ng Philracom, at ayon kay Atty. Joy Rojas, pinuno ng naturang ahensiya, ay malamang na makatakbo na ang mga 3YO this weekend sa San Lazaro Leisure Park.

Mabuti naman at makakapag-banat-buto na uli sa laban ang mga 3YO lalo para doon sa mga naghahanda sa Triple Crown at iba pang stakes races. Speaking of which, all eyes are on Indelible Ink and Don Enrico – dalawa sa pinakamagaling na 2YO na nagpakitang-gilas noong 2007.

Congratulations naman sa mga top achievers ng 2007 – Es Twenty Six as the Philippine Sportswriters’ Association (PSA) Horse of the Year and Patricio “Patty” Dilema as the Jockey of the Year. Makikita ang buong listahan ng 2007′s Top Fifty in Horseracing sa http://www.philracom.gov.ph.

Speaking of the PSA, nakausap ko kahapon si Mr. George Y. Stribling, founder and director ng Philippine Jockeys’ Academy (PJA) at sabi niya paparangalan raw siya sa PSA Awards Night sa February upon the recommendation of Mr. Rudy Salud. Tuwang-tuwa ako para kay Mr. Stribling dahil long overdue na upang bigyan siya ng recognition at parangal.

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Sa kanyang kaarawan sa March 9, he will be 91 years old. An American who has spent the last thirty years in the Philippines, ang tawag niya sa sarili niya ay “born-again Filipino”. Simula noong dumating siya rito sa bansa noong 1974 mula sa Amerika upang magbakasyon, hindi na siya bumalik roon at sa halip ay niyakap ng buong-buo ang Pilipinas at ang pamumuhay rito.

Malaki ang na-contribute niya sa local horseracing sa pamamagitan ng PJA na nag-produce ng magagaling na hinete na namamayagpag hindi lang dito kundi sa mga pista sa ibang bansa.

Karera lang – walang personalan!  ***

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2 Comments on KL: 3YO Racing, Balik na sa Weekend

  1. ATTY. MARIO A. COSTO
    25 January 2008 at 8:57 pm (4544 days ago)

    Oh, my goodness ! why only now ? After 34 years of dedication to his chosen profession and/or sports he dearly loved, finally, his services are given due recognition. Who is giving him due recognition for all his contribution in the Billion Peso Philippine Horseracing Industry, is it the Government of the Republic of the Philippines through the Office of the PHILRACOM, or the Philippine Jockeys Association, or the Philippine Jockey Academy ? Well, after all these years, finally, the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) came to realize his works. What is the reason why he was forgotten despite his active participation in the honing of skills of brilliant jockeys and future stars of Philippine horseracing at the Philippine Jockeys Academy?
    Allegedly, Mr. George Y. Stribling is the founder and director of Philippine Jockeys’ Academy (PJA) at according to him, paparangalan raw siya sa PSA Awards Night sa February upon the recommendation of Mr. Rudy Salud. Who is Mr. Rudy Salud then amongst the operators of Horserace Track and Race horseowners in the Horse Racing Industry in the Philippines ? Who is he ? The reason why is because it was his, Mr. Rudy Salud, recommendation which pave the way for the giving of due recognition to the invaluable services rendered by Mr. George T. Stribling. So what if he is an American citizen ? Its no big deal. At age 91, do you think he needs that kind of reward from the PSA ? The point is why only now. Well, its better late than never, that’s the usual excuse one has to say. Pride and honor, it doesn’t matter anymore if you are on the twilight zone. What counts much is that his legacy, Mr. George Stribling legacy, in the field of horseracing in the Philippines will reverberate in the halls and corridor of the Philippine Jockeys Academy and onto the tracks where the Jockeys he once nurtured and honed live and die for victory in the Racetracks. Long live Mr. George Stribling, Sir ! Just smile, sir, for the Horseracing industry of the Philippines will forever remember your deeds and works, and not the awards or rewards, if any.

  2. Rick Lopez
    20 April 2008 at 2:16 am (4459 days ago)

    Dear Jenny,

    Last Friday on Race 5, My friend Rene cried foul on why the BOS (board of stewards) didn’t scratched Madam Leonora, when the horse refused to enter more than 3 minutes and later the horse fell on his back, the horse stomp the starting gates with his hoofs and the whoever the Vet assigned at the starting gate did not checked whether the horse was injured or not. We where also expecting Jockey JB Guce to call the attention of the Vets to check his mount, but nothing happen and they continued to force the horse to enter. He was heavily favored then.

    When the horse fell on his back, stressed out and nervous, he tried to change his bet to No 2 Interceptor ridden by Jockey Brady but was too late the gate opened and the lead was taken by Interceptor, Madam Leonora followed suit up to mid back stretch and faded slowly and finished last.

    He lost his bet on Madame Leonora, i bet on Interceptor, but my principle here is “kawawa naman ang mananaya” walang boses ang bayang karerista, ano ang protection? Can the betting public cry foul? how?

    To add insult to injury, after the race, the BOS suspended Madame Leonora for refusing to enter the gate.

    ” bakit hindi pa noong una?, napahiga na nga ang kabayo, dumamba, tumama ang paa sa gate, halos lahat na ! stress na ang kabayo, said poor Rene”

    In behalf of the Bayang Karerista, I believe you can help us out air this from your column, it’s really unfair, we know that there’s nothing much we can do…

    More power to you Jenny

    Thank you

    Rick Lopez