MANILA, Philippines?Top cocker Patrick Antonio, unleashing his top-rated entry PABL Sagupaan Winning Line, captured two recent 7-stag derby championships in a span of two weeks.
Antonio teamed up with seasoned campaigner Boy de Roca to top the 98-entry Annual Las Piñas 7-Stag Derby on Aug. 23 at the Las Piñas Coliseum.
Lady luck again smiled on Antonio last Friday when the PABL Sagupaan Winning Line birds copped the solo championship in the Pasay City Cockpit?s ?Labanan? 7-Stag Derby with six wins against one defeat.
Hosted by PCC pit manager Eric dela Rosa, the Labanan derby attracted 54 entries.
Antonio pulled through as five other participants lost their championship fights in the Labanan derby: Paolo Malvar (Sunhaven Paniqui), Mayor Nene Aguilar (Puera Usog LPC Sept. 18), Arman Santos (PSG Sept. 11 Jade Resort Red), Rodolfo Pineda (SJC National Rambulan 15 M) and the Boy Jorge entry.
?Team Sagupaan?s proven methods in training, feeding and conditioning did it for us,? said Antonio.
A multi-awarded sportsman and former congressman, Antonio holds the distinction of having the biggest collection of local and international derby championships among the country?s bigtime cockers. Steve Silva, contributor