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                National Charro Day Championship
by Luis Prieto Zamudio, translation by Speedhorse
  The Classic in honor of the charrería – the Mexican equestrian sport of excellence – was contested among eight three-year-old runners who were competing for a prize of $388,000 pesos (approximately $20,500 US) over a 350- yard course.
Three of the runners, however, set the pace for the race from the start, showing superior-
ity over the others. At the break, the filly Mas Buena (#6) and Florentines Favorite (#7) set out on the path to the finish line at similar speeds. These two managed to reach Triplevodka Blu Byu (#3), who was establishing his dominance in the center of the track. It was Mas Buena who reached the finish line first, but an error cost him a disqualification to second place, moving the filly Florentines Favorite to the victory.
Under the quiet mount of José Manuel Cisneros, the filly covered the distance in :17.00 seconds, for a speed index of 100.
Again the team of Cuadra Los Arrallanes, led by Don Jesús Moreno, went to the winner’s circle to receive the recognitions of this event. This is the first stakes win that the filly adds to her record, which consists of 3 first places from five outings at the track. Her reward was
$194,000 pesos ($10,260 approximately), to total more than 531,000 pesos in total. Emmanuel Rivera Valdez was the trainer responsible for saddling her.
Raised in the United States
by Abigail K. Kawananakoa,
Florentines Favorite is a
daughter of the stallion
Favorite Cartel out of the mare
Czecthis Florentine by Corona
Czech. This victory confirms
the current leadership of Favorite Cartel, as
in 2019 he was the number two leading sire
of money earners, second only to Apollitical Jess. Recent information indicates that leading breeder Bobby Cox acquired 50% of Favorite Cartel, but will continue to stand at the Burns Ranch, located in Menifee, California.
Florentines Favorite is the 33rd winner of the National Charro Day Championship. We will mention the 5 previous champions: Jesus On The Loose (by Foose) in 2015, RG Golden King (by Stel Corona) in 2016, Dans Jess (by Teller Cartel) in 2017, Gulf Coast Streaker (by
Rock Solid Jess) in 2018, and DF Medford (by Apollitical Jess) in 2019.
Disappointed by the disqualification, Mas Buena (Stel Corona–Plenty Good) collected the second-place prize money. The filly was directed on the track by Rogelio Sáenz for owner Cuadra El Cuartel. She
is trained by José Luis Tavizón Barraza.
In third concluded Triplevodka Blu Byu (Triple Vodka–Eyema Blue), well ridden
by Francisco Javier Fernández. The geld- ing belongs to Cuadra Los Gavilanes and is trained by Rubén Romo García.
The other participants crossed the finish line in the following order: One Mc Fling (One Dashing Eagle–Southern Fling), Currently Leavingyou (Coronas Leaving You–Current Version), Cuz My Dadys Famous (Big Daddy Cartel-Cuz Shez Famous), Temp Tob The Best (Tempting Dash–The Best Is Yet Tocome) and Succes Is Here (Cartel Success–Strobe Lite).
Hipodromo de las Americas $20,500 • 350 yards :17.000 • si 100
Favorite Trick TB
Favorite Cartel
Corona Czech
Czechthis Florentine
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Florentines Favorite wins the National Charro Day Championship.
Miguel Angel Espinoza Espinosa

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