Klub Don Juan de Manila weekend at Metroturf

THE Klub Don Juan de Manila, a horseowners’ group established in 2002, will be staging its 14th KDJM Racing Festival this weekend (Oct. 3 and 4) at Metroturf Racecourse in Malvar, Batangas.

KDJM President Lamberto C. Almeda Jr. said that in addition to the four iconic championship events, “we are offering rich trophy races for the entire weekend as an incentive to participants and to provide entertainment to racing fans.”

Entered in the 2,000-meter Don Juan Derby are Miss Brulay, Dikoridik Koridak, Princess Ella, Breaking Bad, and Court of Honor. The race has a guaranteed prize of P1.5 million and is sponsored by KDJM and Metroturf.

The P500,000 Klub Don Juan Golden Girls sponsored by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (1,800 meters) will showcase the talents of Silver Sword, Strong Champion, Eugenie, Security Model, Magatto, and Cat’s Diamond.

In the Klub Don Juan Juvenile Colts (1,400 meters) are Light and Shade, Stark, Underwood, Security Chief, and Mount Iglit.

The Klub Don Juan Juvenile Fillies (1,400 meters) starts Katniss, Port Angels, Sky Glory, Angelia’s Magic, Contessa, Most Trusted, and He He He.

Both juvenile races are sponsored by Philippine Racing Commission and offer guaranteed prizes of P500,000 each.

Three trophy races on Sunday are sponsored with P300,000 each by Magic Millions Australia, Pancit Malabon Express, and John and Yoko Resto-Uptown Center.

Providing a P30,000 added prize to the winning owner for their trophy races are Organique, Inc., Manila Horse Power, Chairman Joey Uy Jamisola,  Maile Atienza, Equine International Air Freight, and All Creatures Great and Small veterinary supply.

There will be four P30,000-added-prize trophy races on Saturday backed by FR SEvilla Industrial and Development Corp., SC Stockfarm, Mercury Freight, and Fundador. KDJM will provide P20,000-added for six more trophy races.  

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Spectrum scored a four-length victory in the second leg of the Philracom Juvenile Stakes series last Sep. 27 at Santa Ana Park, repeating his feat in the first leg almost a month earlier.

The colt owned by lawyer Narciso Morales and trained by Arturo Sordan Jr. easily subdued Wilbert Tan’s filly Subterranean River, who was fresh off a five-length victory in the Sep. 12 PCSO 2YO Maiden race.

Third place was taken by Killer Hook, and fourth by This Time.

Spectrum (Golden Pharoah x Celestial Chase) under jockey Daniel Camañero clocked 1:13.4 (25-22.6-25.8) over 1,200 meters and earned P600,000.

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Atty. Morales’ stable had a productive weekend, also winning the PCSO 2YO Maiden Race held Sep. 26 at Santa Ana Park via the victory of filly Hotdog.

Sent off as the outstanding favorite after a stellar performance in the trial race held Sep. 11, Hotdog ran wire-to-wire under jockey Jeffril Zarate to hold off a rallying Sky Dancer and win by almost a length.

Rocking Hill placed third and Gintong Yaman fourth in the 1,200-meter race.

Hotdog (Golden Pharaoh x Maybe Soon) posted 1:13.4 (24’-22’-26’).

Also held that day was a 1,200-meter PCSO Special Handicap race won by Felix Vergara’s Purple Heart (Sir Cherokee x Miss Vodka), John Alvin Guce on top.

The placers were Mr. Tatler, Chelzeechelzechelz, and Nash.             


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