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                Inaugural Classic
by Luis Prieto Zamudio, translation by Speedhorse
  The 2019 racing season began on Feb. 8 at the Hipódromo de las Americas, with a program
of 10 competitions for Thoroughbreds, which served as the framework for the ceremony led by Mr. Sergio Alamán, the General Manager of the Mexico City racetrack. In the traditional rib-
bon cutting ceremony were special guests Karen Manzano, Veronica Macías, Angie Limón, actor Alfredo Adame and comedian Pepe Caravelli. In his message, Alamán thanked the audience for their support of racing that has been going on for more than 75 years at the racecourse in Mexico City.
The next day, the speedy athletes of the Quarter Horse races came into action, who were the stars in three classic events: The Inaugural, the National Day Of Charro Championship, and the Francisco Pasquel.
The details of the Inaugural Classic are related here. For this race, eight runners aged 4 years and older were set to compete, each paying $40,000 pesos (approximately $2,115 U.S.), which was added to the contribution of the Mexican Administrator of Hipodromo to constitute a
total purse of $388,000 pesos (approximately US $20,521) to be held at a distance of 350 yards.
JRS Coronas Shadow, winner of the Champion of Champion Classic on Dec. 15, 2019, was given the odds to win due to the
superiority he showed in his previous four outings on the track in Mexico, and after competing in stakes at tracks in the U.S.
On the track this
time, however, things
were different because
from the break JRS
Coronas Shadow was pressured by the impos- ing mare Litely Political (#6) who reached him and passed him. The black colt The Deadline (#8) departed from the far right
of the field and moved inward until he was head-to-head with the aforementioned mare, both arriving at the finish line with the winner decided by the photo in which The Deadline was found to win by a nose margin.
Victor Monterrosas led The Deadline to
his seventh victory in :16.90 seconds (SI 104), this being his first classic in 9 starts. The son
of Favorite Cartel and out of Flying Regal by A Regal Choice is owned by Cuadra Los Arrallanes and was saddled by trainer Emmanuel Rivera Valdez. For this success, $194,000 pesos (approxi- mately $10,260 U.S.) was added to his account.
Jesús Moreno Hernández, owner of the winner and Cuadra Los Arrallanes, expressed that he was
happy by the performance of the colt after having successfully recovered from colic just three weeks before. The winning did not stop there, because in the next race another filly that he owned, a daughter of the same Favorite Cartel was victori-
ous in the National Charro Day
Always consistent and powerful on the
track, the six-year-old mare Litely Political (Apollitical Jess–Strobe Lite) finished second under the direction of José Manuel Rosado. She is owned by the Cuadra San Judas Tadeo and was saddled by Victor Jarillo Sánchez.
JRS Coronas Shadow (Coronas Leaving You–Shadow Of Colors) finished third directed by Yair Daniel Báez Soto. He belongs to the Cuadra Los Gavilanes where he is trained by Rubén Romo García.
Also participating were: WL Shez To Fantastic (Fantastic Corona–Shez Quick To Ramble), Chics Love Curls (Spit Curl Jess– First Prize Chic), SC Mr Sweet Jess (One Sweet Jess–Built For Fun), Chief Moonflash (First Moonflash–Diamonds N Rainbows) and Victorease (One Famous Eagle-All About Ease).
Hipodromo de las Americas $20,521 • 350 yards :16.90 • si 104
Favorite Trick TB
Favorite Cartel
A Regal Choice
Flying Regal
Jetsetting Girl
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The Deadline’s onslaught on the outside overcame Litely Political to score the win.
Miguel A. Espinoza, Hippodrome de Las Américas

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