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The Adventures of Canonero II, Part 1

April 14, 2017 |

By Ramon Brito The tale of Canonero II’s adventure in the 1971 Triple Crown is one of the most intriguing in North American racing history. How could a $1,200 horse with a rather obscure pedigree come all the way from Venezuela and defeat the best three-year-olds in the United States? Well, it been said that […]

Gunnevera: The Hope of a Nation

March 17, 2017 |

By Ramon Brito When Gunnevera stormed home in the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (GII), exultation was the feeling a few minutes later in the winner’s circle at Gulfstream Park. It was the same feeling among several hundreds of Venezuelans present at the Hallandale track. A horse with all-Venezuelan connections had just reached the top […]

The Intriguing Story of Catire Bello

February 17, 2017 |

By Ramon Brito Quick, who was the last winner of a Triple Crown to race in the Florida Derby? If you guessed it was Affirmed in 1978, you guessed wrong. The year was 1992, and that colt, who finished sixth in Hallandale, Florida, went on to win a Triple Crown — in his native Venezuela. […]