Solaire Resort & Casino, one of Manila’s top integrated resorts, sponsored this year’s Don Juan Derby, a P1.5-million classic race for imported and local three-year-olds at the Metro Manila Turf Club in Malvar, Batangas.
Solaire Resort & Casino once again joined forces with Klub Don Juan de Manila for the annual staging of the championship racefest.
Barcelona, Marinx and Tap Dance from the stable of Mayor Sandy Javier are picked to lead the local breeds for the 2,000-meter derby.
Challenging them at the featured event, are imported runners Invicible Girl, Guel Mi, Husso Porte, Bently and Security Model.
Three other divisional championship races will also be staged on Don Juan Derby Day. These include the 2014 Golden Girls Stakes-Don Antonio O. Floirendo Memorial Race in honor of the late Don Antonio Floirendo Sr., chairman emeritus of KDJM and avid supporter of the Derby races, 2014 Don Juan Juvenile Colts and 2014 Don Juan Juvenile Fillies.
Official entries in the 2014 Golden Girls Stakes include: Kornati Island, Starbelle, Excelsia, Passive, Sliotar, Silver Sword and Couple entries Divine and Strong Champion. Final starters in the 2014 Don Juan Juvenile Fillies include Epic, Tubbataha Reefs, Shouts for Joy, couple runners Clandestine and Azarenka, Cats Thunder while Rafa, Breaking Bad, Cat Express, Fear Nothing, All to Well, Pagsanhan Falls and Spicy Time complete the cast for the 2014 Don Juan Juvenile Colts.