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Tequila from Venezuela won the Caribbean Lady Cup by photo

The Copa Dama del Caribe held this Sunday, December 10 at the Presidente Remón racetrack in Panama, was a surprising finale between the Panamanian Smart Pearl and the Venezuelan Tequila, whose riders Luis Enrique Arango and Irad Ortiz Jr. , to raise the passions. However, the photo finish gave the winner to the Venezuelan filly, a Ricardo D’Angelo pensioner wearing the colors of Stud MM

The event, held at a distance of 1,700 meters and the prize of 116,500 dollars, shows these fillies from the start with no advantages. Smart Pearl with Arango, led and set a very comfortable pace of 25.4 for the first 400 meters, 51.1 for 800 meters and 1:17.2 for 1,200 meters. Tequila was third behind fellow Venezuelan Fast Sensations, who couldn’t keep up and surrendered control before turning the final corner.

As they entered the final 400 mark, Smart Pearl’s Luis Arango and Irad Ortiz Jr. in the saddle of Tequila, came inch by inch to pass the mile in 1:43.1. Both mares reached the finish line almost identically and the competition time was 1:49.2. Señora Ley, Fast Sensations and Rouen’s Light, complete the order of arrival.

There were moments of confusion as the photo was taken. Contacted by Irad Ortiz Jr. the judges of the Presidente Remón racecourse to report the failures of the last part. A few minutes later, the photo showed Tequila winning the Smart Pearl and jockey Luis Arango formally presented the claim. It was rejected.

Tequila is a daughter of Slew’s Tizzy by Meetmeinthemiddle, born at Haras Los Caracaros. This represents win number 14 for Irad Ortiz Jr., one behind Emisael Jaramillo. His total campaign between Venezuela and Panama was 12 appearances with 7 firsts. On the other hand, Tequila represents the sixth photo for Venezuela in the Copa Dama del Caribe, an event that began to be held in 2002.

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