Parx Racing Racetrack: Mc Kinzie is crowned in the Pennsilvania Derby




The American copy adds to his record of victory, Saturday, in one of the most popular races in the United States.
The three-year-old Mc Kinzie turned yesterday Saturday 22 into the winner of the Pennsilvania race Derby, celebrated in the race course of Parx Racing (Philadelphia, the United States). Trained by Bob Baffert and riding the American jockey Mike Smith, he managed to cross the finish line in a time of 1.52.05.

The second position corresponded to Axelrod, ridden by Joe Bravo, while the third classified was Trigger Warning with the riding of Irwin J. Rosendo. Hofburg (Irad Ortiz Jr.) and Core Beliefs (Joseph Talamo) finished fourth and fifth. The Pennsilvania Derby is an important race recently classified in Group 1 (only 3 years ago that it rose in the classification), and that has a route of 1,800 meters. The test, highly anticipated every year in Philadelphia, has an important economic endowment that reaches one million dollars.

The afternoon seemed to smile to Mike Smith who had already triumphed in the previous race, the Cotillion Stakes, also classified in Group 1. This time the jockey rode Midnight Bisou who crossed the finish line in first place in just 1.45. 95 Monomoy Girl (with Florent Geroux) and Wonder Garot (with John R. Velázquez) qualified in second and third position.



In total there were thirteen races that took place yesterday within what is known as Pennsylvania Derby & Cotillion Day, an intense day of turf where the sport mixes with shows and activities, and that has become over the years in one of the most important turf events in the end of summer.

Nakayama vibrates with the victory of Generale Uno





Generale Uno was the winner today of the Asahi Hai St. Lite Kinen race, which was held as usual at the Nakayama racecourse (Chiba, Japan).
A new and exciting Monday horse racing in the country of the rising sun; today in particular it was the day of the Asahi Hai St. Litle Kinen, without a doubt the highlight of the turf day that was held at the Nakayama racecourse.

The great protagonist of the same has been Generale Uno, with the mounts of the local jockey Hironobu Tanabe. The three-year-old horse crossed the finish line in a time of 2'12'1 ". The second position went to Legend, who was ridden by the Frenchman Christophe Lemaire, and finally the third position was taken by Grail, riding the Yasunari Iwata. Breathtaking - mounted by Mirco Demuro - and Oken Moon - mounted by Hiroshi Kitamura - have qualified in fourth and fifth position.

We will remember that the Asahi Hai St. Lite Kinen is an important race classified in Group 2, and that it takes place every year in mid-September; it can compete copies of 3 or more years of age and its route is 2,200 meters. It has a large economic endowment of 117,540,000 yen, which is equivalent to almost one million euros of which 54,000 yen are for the winner.

Other notable victories in the day at Nakayama were those of Flawless Magic (Christophe Lemaire) in the Shiroi Tokubetsu (1800 m) and that of Kitasan Gamba (Keita Tosaki) in the Urayasu Tokubetsu (1200 m). An intense day with twelve races that have filled the hippodrome with fans of a sport that is gaining more and more followers in this country.