New battlestags will be fielded as the championship round of Luzon Gamecock Breeders Association (LGBA) Stagwars 7-Stag Derby bannering more than 100 fights unfolds at 1 p.m. today at Pasay City Cockpit.
Ten participants from a field of 108 pace the derby with three wins each. They are 2012 LGBA Breeder of the Year Jessie Perez, Las Piñas Mayor Nene Aguilar, Honey Yu, Arman Santos, Bok de Jesus, Nestor Vendivil, John Liao, Nelson Uy, Raymond Burgos and Rikki Reyes.
Within striking distance with 2.5 points each are six breeders, led by Val Bertes of Subic.
A guaranteed prize of at least P1 million awaits the winners of the derby supported by Sagupaan Complexor 3000, B-Meg Integra, Amtyl, Salto Gamefowl Feeds, Supremo, Thunderbird and Recharge.
LGBA president Boyet Plaza said the 3-stag eliminations on Monday will still be part of the first leg but only blue LGBA wingbands can be fielded. The 4-stag finals is on Sept. 13.
Meanwhile, PCC will also host the annual Pasay Sagupaan Big Event 8-Stag Derby on Aug. 30 and Sept. 2, with Rep. Patrick Antonio, Eric dela Rosa and Butchoy Olano as hosts.