KL: Philracom Racing Calendar Updated

KARERA LANG!  By Jenny Ortuoste for Tumbok,  23 May 2008, Friday

Philracom Racing Calendar Updated

NAGLABAS ang Philippine Racing Commission ng nirebisang stakes race calendar para sa taong ito. May nabawasang ilang karera dahil sa budgetary constraints, ngunit nariyan pa rin ang mga exciting na laban na inaabangan ng bawat karerista.

June: June 1, SLLP: Pearl Stakes I, 1800m (3rd Leg Open Challenge Race for all imported and local); June 8, PRC: 2YO Stakes, 900m (for 2YO, open); June 22, PRC: Pearl II, 1600m (CD 4-4A and 4B, local only); 2nd leg Triple Crown, 1800m (3YO); Hopeful Stakes, 1800m (3YO).

July: July 6, PRC: 2YO Stakes, 900m; July 20, PRC: 3rd leg Triple Crown, 2050m; Hopeful Stakes, 1800m.

August: Aug. 10, SLLP: Lakambini Stakes, 1750m (3YO fillies); Aug. 17, PRC: 1st leg Juvenile Colts, 1450m (2YO colts); 1st leg Juvenile Fillies, 1450m (2YO fillies); Aug. 24, SLLP: Peridot 1, 1750m (4th leg Open Challenge Race, open to all imported and local); Aug. 31, PRC: Peridot II, 1600m (5th leg Open Challenge).

September: Sept. 21, SLLP: 2nd leg Juvenile Colts, 1500m; 2nd leg Juvenile Fillies, 1500m; Sapphire I, 1600m (6th leg Open Challenge).

October: Oct. 19, SLLP: Sampaguita Stakes, 1750m (3YO and up, fillies and mares).

November: Klub Don Juan de Manila Derby, 2 Philracom-sponsored races; MARHO Breeders’ Cup, 2 races; Philtobo Mitra Cup, 2 races (schedules to be announced); Nov. 23, PRC: Amb. Eduardo M. Cojuangco Jr. Cup, 2050m (for 4YO and up, local and imported); Nov. 30, SLLP: Grand Sprint Championship, 1000m (locals only).

December: Dec. 14, SLLP: Juvenile Championship, 1600m (2YO colts and fillies).

Ang ECJ Cup na raw ang kapalit ng dating Philracom Open Classic na tradisyunal na year-ender na stakes race.

Maiba naman tayo. Sagutin natin ang ilang mga katanungan mula sa ating section dito sa Tumbok na “From the Horses’ Mouths”:

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To Tim Reusi of Tondo: Ayon sa may-ari ni Ibarra, si Mayor Benhur Abalos, maayos na ang kabayo. Naka-recover na ito mula sa kanyang karamdaman, at maari nang itakbo. Nag-eensayo na si Ibarra sa SLLP kung saan siya naka-cuadra. Kaso nga dahil galing sa diperensiya, hindi sila nagmamadaling isabak siya sa laban at pipili pa raw sila ng karera na sasalihan ni Ibarra. Maaring mag-barrier trial ito sa darating na karerang SLLP. So expect to see the two-leg Triple Crown winner of 2007 back on the track soon!

To Danv of Laguna: Pinag-uusapan ngayon sa Stud Book Authority of the Philippines, ang division ng Philracom na may hawak ng records ng mga kabayo sa bansa, ang mga rules tungkol dito. Ang isang practice sa “naming of horses” ay hindi maaring gamitin ang pangalan ng existing kabayo hangga’t di nakalipas ang sampung taon pagkatapos ng pag-retiro o pagkamatay nito. Isa pa sa mga pinag-iisipan ngayon ay kung ire-retire ang mga pangalan ng sikat na kabayo tulad nila Wind Blown at Fair and Square.

Karera lang – walang personalan! ***

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