More than a year out of the controversial final edition, the Philippine Racing Commission (Philracom) Presidential Gold Cup is back on the scene as the richest, most prestigious race of the season to be held. held on Sunday at the Manila Lawn Club in Malvar, Batangas.
Ten of the country’s best gallopers, led by last year’s knockout winner, Sky Shot, will take part in the 10 million pesos classic run over 2,000 meters hurdles object.
Needing to return last year’s trophy after the governing body reversed his win, Sky Shot this time will be ridden by JOL Siego and will most likely be kicked off the field with grizzly Boss Emong and Super Swerte as well. Will return to take care of unfinished work.
Sky Shot, then under JB Hernandez, crossed the first line, but not after Philracom announced a few days later that his victory was attributed to Boss Emong driver Ferdinand Raquel Jr.
The long-range nuclear bomb was then declared the winner, with Super Swerte, whose owner Sandy Javier filed a protest, coming in second. Sky Shot was relegated to third place, with War Cannon and Boss Emong breaking into the top five.
The entire management team was also suspended for 156 days by Philracom for serious negligence.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Silver Cup winner, Boss Emong, who will be led by Jeffryl Zarate this time around, could collect a large portion of the bets in this latest installment of the showdown vs. Super Swerte. request
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