‘Gintong Pangarap’ race slated
THE PHILIPPINE Olympic team has found another ally in the Philippine Racing Commission.
The Philracom, headed by chair Angel Castano Jr. will sponsor a P300,000 race in today’s 13-race program at the San Lazaro Leisure Park for the benefit of the London-bound Filipino athletes.
Dubbed “Áng Gintong Pangarap,” the 1500-meter event will feature top seven 3-year-olds, namely, Time To Shine Dad, Mr. Tatler, MissMalapia, Dancing Rags, Top Meat, Clean Air and Coterminous, with the winner taking P180,000.
Philippine Olympic team chief of mission Manny Lopez said the Philippine Olympic Committee headed by Peping Cojuangco is grateful for the help extended by the local horse racing body.
“We are thankful to Mr. Castano and the board for being a partner in our bid to win that very elusive gold medal in the Olympics,” said Lopez.