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P10-million PHILRACOM-PCSO Presidential Gold Cup

THE biggest and most awaited event in the history of Philippine horseracing is set to unfold this Sunday, December 12 at the Metro Manila Turf Club in Malvar,Tanauan, Batangas.

The P10-million Philippine Racing Commission-Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Presidential Gold Cup to be ran over the classic distance of 2000-meters will be participated in by the creme de la creme of local turfdom. The winner of which will take  home the previously unheard of top prize of P6-million for the connections.

The Gold Cup was founded in 1973 through the efforts of the late PCSO Chairman Nereo Andolong with Sun God owned by Don Pedro Cojuangco ruling the inaugural race.

“The PCSO takes pride in honoring the President through  the years with a very special event that features the best of the best in local horseracing,” PCSO Chair Royina Marzan Garma said.

PHILRACOM Chairman Aurelio “Reli” de Leon stated, “The PHILRACOM is proud to have this historical partnership with the PCSO. We are looking forward to more exciting events in Philippine horseracing in the years to come.”

Since its establishment in 1934, the PCSO has been a strong supporter of the local horseracing industry.  Apart from the PGC, it also sponsors year-round horse races that contribute to the uplift and advancement of the sport.

This year’s edition showcases just that, the best of the best Philippine horseracing has to offer led by the fierce rivalry between Edward Vincent Diokno’s twin stalwarts Boss Emong and Sky Shot (winner of the 2021 PHILRACOM Chairman’s Cup and the 2021 Philracom Sampaguita Stakes, respectively) and Leonardo “Sandy” Javier Jr.’s Super Swerte (winner of the 2021 Philracom-PCSO Silver Cup).

Not to be overlooked are 2020 PGC champ Pangalusian Island trying to only be the fifth horse to repeat as winner in the annual event.  Also in the fray will be other veterans such as Greatwall, the comebacking Union Bell, Summer Romance, Obra Maestra and Stardust.

Trying their hand at the big boys of local racing are 2021 PHILRACOM Triple Crown rivals  Nuclear Bomb and War Cannon (which took the first two legs and the third leg, respectively) with another Triple Crown contender, Gusto Mucho, also gunning for the win

Completing the full gate field are Isla Puting Bato and Prosperity.

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