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4th Philracom Awards honor horseracing’s best

The Philippine Racing Commission will hold the 4th Philracom Awards, a recognition program that honors the best performers of the year, on Jan. 20 at San Lazaro Leisure Park.

The annual program recognizes the key players in the horseracing industry based on their earnings and performances. The selection criteria are based on the NSW Racehorse Owners Association Race Nights of Champions in Australia and the HH Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Horse Racing Excellence Award in Dubai.

This year’s honorees are: Stakes Racehorses of the Year: tie between Pride of Laguna and Smart Candy; Top Earning Horse of the Year: Sepfourteen; Stakes Races Horse Owner of the Year: SC Stockfarm, Inc.; Top Earning Horse Owner of the Year: Narciso O. Morales; Stakes Races Horse Trainer of the Year: Ruben S. Tupas; Top Earning Horse Trainer of the Year: Ruben S. Tupas;

Stakes Races Jockey of the Year: Jesse B. Guce; Top Earning Jockey of the Year: O’Neal P. Cortez; Horse Breeder of the Year: Leonardo M. Javier Jr.; Most Successful Racing Festival of the Year: Manila Horsepower, Inc.; Racing Club of the Year (total horse prizes): Manila Jockey Club, Inc.; Racing Club of the Year (total gross sales): Philippine Racing Club, Inc.

Congratulations to the winners!

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The 1st Philracom Awards were held on Valentine’s Day 2016, San Lazaro Leisure Park. I recall emceeing the awards ceremony at the Chantilly Restaurant.

The winners that year were: Horse Owner of the Year: Narciso O. Morales; Horse Trainer of the Year: Ruben S. Tupas; Jockey of the Year: Ruben S. Tupas; Most Successful Racing Day: 7th Mayor Ramon D. Bagatsing Sr. Racing Festival; and Breeder of the Year: SC Stockfarm, Inc.

The 2nd Philracom Awards were held 24 March 2017, Santa Ana Park. Horse of the Year: Low Profile; Horse Owner of the Year: Narciso O. Morales; Horse Breeder of the Year: SC Stockfarm, Inc.; Jockey of the Year: Jonathan B. Hernandez; Trainer of the Year: Ruben S. Tupas; Most Successful Racing Festival of the Year: 8th Mayor Ramon D. Bagatsing Sr. Racing Festival; Racing Club of the Year: Philippine Racing Club, Inc.

The 3rd Philracom Awards were on 28 Jan. 2018, San Lazaro Leisure Park. Stakes Racehorse and Top Earning Racehorse of the Year: Sepfourteen; Stakes Races Horse Owner of the Year: SC Stockfarm, Inc.; Top Earning Horse Owner of the Year: Narciso O. Morales; Stakes Races Horse Trainer of the Year: Tomasito E. Santos; Top Earning Horse Trainer of the Year: Ruben S. Tupas; Stakes Races Jockey of the Year: John Alvin Guce;

Top Earning Jockey of the Year: O’Neal P. Cortez; Horse Breeder of the Year: SC Stockfarm, Inc.; Most Successful Racing Festival of the Year: 9th Mayor Ramon D. Bagatsing Sr. Racing Festival; Racing Club of the Year (total horse prizes): Manila Jockey Club, Inc.; Racing Club of the Year (total gross sales): Metro Manila Turf Club, Inc.

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Check out Philracom’s revised and revamped Wikipedia page. From an error-ridden stub (unknown author), it’s now a more substantial and informative article.

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Dr. Ortuoste has been a member of the racing community for over 20 years. FB: Gogirl Racing, Twitter: @drhoarsewhsprr, @DrJennyO

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