School Day for Clasico del Caribe Contenders
Dec 3, 2017
Fray Angelico and La De Horacio Visit Gulfstream Paddock
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL
– Several horses competing in Saturday’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe– including Clasico del Caribe starters Fray Angelico from Panama and La De Horacio from Venezuela – schooled in Gulfstream Park’s paddock Sunday afternoon.
The $300,000 Clasico del Caribe is one of five races comprising the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, the premier Thoroughbred event in Latin America and the Caribbean. Gulfstream will become the first par-mutuel facility in North America to host the Clasico Internacional del Caribe since its inception in 1966.
Fray Angelico and La De Horacio were joined by Panama’s Crown Roses and Cigona, fillies preparing for the Dama del Caribe. Appearing in the walking ring later in the afternoon was Puerto Rico’s Arquitecto, who will run in the Confraternidad del Caribe.
Fray Angelico, a 3-year-old son of Concerto, has won four of six starts including the Coronal Nacional (G2) last time out. The colt has worked twice over Gulfstream’s main track, including a half mile Saturday in :48.87.
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“The horse, he’s adapted well,” said trainer Alberto Paz Rodriguez. “The track is faster than our tracks in Panama, but the horse is very healthy. He’s doing very well. It will be a tough race, tough competition, but from his first work to his last I have seen a lot of improvement.”
Trainer Carlos Arteaga admired his 3-year-old filly La De Horacio get acquainted with Gulfstream’s paddock and walking ring. The filly will meet the boys in the Clasico del Caribe after finishing fourth in the Clasico International Simon Bolivar.
“The quarantine was rough for her but at this time she’s doing very good and her attitude is very good,” said Arteaga, who participated in the 2012 Clasico Internacional del Caribe in Puerto Rico. “I hope she will run well and give us a good show.”