Bronzo Earns Spot in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile with Authority
Bronzo Earns Spot in Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile with Authority: The Chilean Bronzo responded to his favoritism on Friday, June 27th and won easily the Copa de Oro Breeders’ Cup (G2) in the Club Hípico de Santiago in Chile, and qualified for the $100,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to be contested on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
Bronzo, a son of Fusaichi Pegasus – Bateria Blindada (CHI) by Memo (CHI) clocked the 1800 meters (about 1 1/8 mile) in a fast 1:46.98 and now has a record of 11 wins in 19 starts. He was ridden by Luis “Lucho” Torres and is trained by Jorge Andres Inda.
Sin Respeto acted like the rabbit, and tried to win wire to wire, but Bronzo sat in second position, always controlling the front runner, made his move in the stretch and won by 3 ¼ lengths. Dream Impact came from the cloud and reach the second place, Bum Bum Chiquibum, with an even pace was third, and Sin Respeto, tired in the stretch, fourth.
Liliana Solari, an enthusiast breeder and owner, has definitely decided to give Bronzo a shot in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.
Interestingly, in the Club Hipico de Santiago the horses raced in clockwise order.
Copa de Oro Breeder’s Cup Order of Finish:
7. Dream Impact
2. Bum Bum Chiquibum
8. Sin Respeto
Also ran: Besa Cat, Turco Bravo, Briosso and Aire Bueno.
Scratched: #1 Papelon
Copa de Oro 2014 Replay: