On a cold morning, somewhat unpleasant and with a little rain, the last day of the winter season was played at the Madrid Hippodrome, on the sand and fiber track, which despite the day, quite a lot of people attended that He greatly enjoyed the excitement of horse racing and gastronomy.
The morning began with the THOUSAND BLUE AWARD – NATIONAL BREED, for horses and mares 4 years and older, born and raised in Spain, over a distance of 1,700 meters. Four participants started from the starting boxes. On the front straight, Briareo decided to take command of the test, entering the final stretch, in which, giving a strong pull, he went to win with solvency by two lengths. The fight was for second place, in which Big Mack, with a strong change of pace, hunted Tiermes in the same goal, getting second place by a neck. The favorite Gormaz, not at all comfortable from the start, disappointed by having to settle for the last position.
The second race was the HEBECOURT PRIZE, for 3-year-old colts and fillies that have not won. 1,900 meters of travel. Five copies will seek the first victory. Dream de Sercam came out quickly from the opening of the drawers, while Peaky Blinders, expectantly, was in third position, being second when entering the final straight, in which Peaky Blinders, was decided to by Dream de Sercam, seeing some beautiful meters Finals and Peaky Blinders get a deserved victory by three quarters of a length. Third to body and a half behind, Mauro arrived, who in the middle of the straight threatened to be closer.
In third place, the RAIPONCE PRIZE was held, for mares 4 years and older. Five hopefuls for victory, from the 1,900 meter pole. Kosciuszko fulfilled the forecast getting a new victory, after controlling his rivals during the tour, attacking on the straight getting a new victory, with solvency holding Drover’s attack that was second to three-quarters of a length. Nice To Meet You in favor of form, came in third position.
The fourth race was the CARRERAS DE CABALLOS DE SANLÚCAR PRIZE, support of the Lototurf, split handicap second part, for horses and mares 4 years and older. Eleven participants under the orders of the Start Judge, 1,200 meters of course. The race was decided in the decisive meters with a very exciting finish. Parkland, who came out in the lead, tried to get strong for the sticks, while Anfion came with force to get the victory and when it seemed that that was going to be the twin, Surprize appeared finishing from the last places, with a spectacular change of pace and finding a gap between the two, to get a big win for just one neck. Anfion, who did everything to win, had to settle for that second place. One body behind, Parkland came to be third.
The day closed the SAN SEBASTIÁN HIPÓDROMO PRIZE, split handicap first part, for horses and mares 4 years and older, also to travel 1,200 meters of distance. Five hopefuls for success. So Hi Storm and Truhan took the head as soon as the drawers were opened, thus reaching the final stretch where they “disappear”. Port Grimaud then presented his attack looking like he was going to be the winner. New Jack Swing waiting for his moment to attack, he did it with more force and went straight to Port Grimaud. Very emotional moments were seen, in which New Jack Swing finally managed to pass and take the victory by half a length. Third and more than four lengths came So Hi Storm. It should be noted that with today’s event, it is the fifth consecutive time that Port Grimaud has finished second.