Uruguayans’ Passion For Racing On Full Display On Ramirez Day

I spent a few days in Montevideo, Uruguay, earlier this month to see the G1 Gran Premio José Pedro Ramírez, contested at the historic Hipódromo de Maroñas.  Held each year on Jan. 6, the Ramírez is Uruguay’s most famous horse race in a country that truly appreciates the horse and horse racing. Uruguay is small, […]

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Roman Rosso Se Lleva Para Argentina El Triunfo En El XXXIV Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano

La tarea para el alazán Roman Rosso no era para nada sencilla: reaparecer después de cuatro meses sin correr, y hacerlo fuera de su país en una carrera de corte internacional. Sin embargo, el hijo de Roman Ruler estuvo a la altura del exigente compromiso, y amparado en una precisa conducción por parte de Wilson […]

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Racetrack Life: Uruguayan Adventures

The Paulick Report is excited to offer readers the chance to follow along with Molly Jo Rosen as she travels to Uruguay and attends the country’s biggest race of the year, the Ramirez Stakes. The following is her firsthand account of the experience. Day 1: Arrival I get why people talk about loving Uruguay. This […]

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With Two-Time Winner Hielo Out, Mi Centinela Favored In Uruguay’s Ramirez

Trainer Pico Perdomo had been pointing his talented runner, Hielo, for the 120th running of the Clasico Gran Premio Jose Ramirez (Group 1) since the pair won the race for the second straight time at Hipódromo Nacional de Maroñas on Jan. 6 last year. After all, no one had ever won Uruguay’s most prestigious race […]

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Tracks In Brazil, Panama Ink Commingling Pact For Simulcasting

In an ongoing effort to expand Thoroughbred racing’s integration and presence in Latin America, Codere has taken another step toward sharing commingled wagering pools between major tracks through a reciprocal agreement signed Sunday between Jockey Club Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and Hipodromo Presidente Remon in Panama. The historic formal signing ceremony […]

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Racetracks In Brazil, Uruguay To Begin Commingling Pools

 Jockey Club do Rio Grande do Sul announced today that for the first time in history, race tracks from Brazil and Uruguay will be able to commingle their wagering pools, allowing fans to bet from either country into one common betting system. JCRGS and Codere, its managing partner, announced plans for the exciting new step […]

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Perdomo-Trained Hielo Repeats in José Pedro Ramirez

Brazilian-bred Hielo won Uruguay’s most important race, the Group 1 Gran Premio José Pedro Ramirez, for the second year in a row, coming from off the pace to win by 3 1/2 lengths over the Macho Uno colt Whoopee Maker, also bred in Brazil. Esscabio was third, followed by All Saints, stablemate of the winner, […]

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Uruguay Native Perdomo’s Life Has Come Full Circle

“I’m a stranger in my own country.” That’s how trainer Pico Perdomo feels these days, standing trackside at the Maroñas race course in Montevideo, 45 years after leaving his native Uruguay, where he was one of the country’s leading jockeys. He spent nearly 40 years training horses in the United States, then went to Saudi […]

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