First pick La Trouppei took the lead to advance into the long leg on Sunday to dominate the third leg of the Philippine Racing Commission’s (Philracom) Junior Nationals series on an outstanding field at the Metro Manila Lawn Club in Malvar, Batangas.
The flying pony, expertly piloted by the brilliant Kelvin Abobo, took off just as speedmasters Keep Da Trick and Sweetie Giselle began to tire, dashing forward to enter the bend. last and never look back for an impressive one minute 26 seconds for the 1,400 meter race.
Rowing soon came in second, while Player Andri came in third as La Trouppei has clearly established itself as one of the Triple Crown’s favorite contenders next year.
The win also completes winning the Brigand, Stallion of the Year 2022, offspring in the series, giving the connecters the top prize P1,080,000 out of a P1.8 million purse.
La Trouppei is coached by seasoned Ruben Tupas.
Also during the day’s activities, the top 20 equestrian athletes for 2022, led by Jesse Guce, John Alvin Guce and Oneal Cortez, were presented with rewards as Philracom president Reli de Leon congratulated each of them on surname number.
“Congratulations to La Trouppei ties for winning the third leg of the Junior Tournament and also to all the top 20 equestrians who showed off their skills On the race. Next year this will become even bigger and we will also have an incentive scheme for top coaches,” said De Leon.
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