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Copa Chile – 17 December 2016

An action-packed day

Casablanca, Veramonte, Chile. Saturday 17 December 2016.

The season closer of the Chilean endurance season, the Copa Chile, was action-packed, with no less than 13 races on Saturday 17 December and two more on Friday 16 December. There were national races, qualifiers, and a few ‘promotion’ races of 20km.

Copa ChileFive CEI races were programmed with a CEIYJ1* 80km, CEI1* 80km, CEIYJ2* 120km, CEI2* 120km, and a CEI3* 160km.

The CEIYJ1* 80km only had three starters, with early leader Maria Zannino (Ancar Dasam) being vetted out after the third loop and thereby taking all the pressure away from Francesco Valdes (Baco). Valdes went on to dominate this race, winning with a 36-minute lead on Macarena Zepeda (EL Magiar).

In the CEI1* 80km it was Patricio Camilla (Dafir) who led the whole race and took line honours, but wasn’t classified at the final vet check because of an irregular gait.

This gave victory to Matias Alamos (CL Evelyn) who crossed the finish line in second place but benefitted from Camilla’s misfortune. Alamos had a clear lead over second-placed Rene Fuentes (Alcazar Gitana) who started the final loop in fourth position but, thanks to a late charge, managed to overcome third-placed Francesca Mansilla (Santa Susana Peloloais) by a handful of seconds.

The CEIYJ2* 120km was a very open event where the final podium takers kept an eye on each other during the whole race, but where specific placings did not become clear until the end of the final loop.

Copa ChileStrongest was Luciana Simoncelli (HLS Meltemi) who started the last loop in third position at 12 minutes behind the leader, but, with one of the highest speeds in that race, was able to claim the highest podium spot. She arrived in front of Jose Paredes (EO Shadwa), who held on firmly to his second place from the third loop onwards.

Joaquin Horta (Halila) led the field for the whole race but couldn’t hold her place when it really mattered in the final loop. Joaquin was still rewarded with third place after a nerve-racking final loop.

The story was completely different in the CEI2* 120km. In the end the podium finishers steadily worked their way through the race with Alvaro Grimm (PS Lautaro) eventually claiming the highest honours, even though he started the final loop back in third place.

Starting the last 20km in sixth place, but finishing in second, was Agustina Montt (EL Pangue Ciromagnum,) who overtook Mauricio Gonzalez (AS Yuma) who started just in front of him but was relegated to third place.

Paula Clark (RV Sultan) led most of the race, but no energy was left in the horse and the pair was vetted out at the final check after crossing the line in seventh position.

The CEI3* was controlled at the end by Martin Lazo (Cal Flaming Drahk) and Maguelone Gobart (RAS Cantamananas) who crossed the finish line in that order.

Third place came to Lukas Ocqueteu (IFO Kuma) who started the final loop just nine seconds after the leader but couldn’t answer to the higher speed of the two other riders.


Race Gallery

Image credits: Manuela Valenzuela V. (Awards), Francisco Boetsch T. (Race)


Results CEIYJ1* 80 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stFrancesco Eguiguren ValdesCHIBaco
2ndMacarena Suazo ZepedaCHIEL Magiar

Results CEI1* 80 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stMatias AlamosCHICL Evelyn
2ndRene Valenzuela FuentesCHIAlcazar Gitana
3rdFrancesca Gioia MansillaCHISanta Susana Peloloais

Results CEIYJ2* 120 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stLuciana SimoncelliARGHLS Meltemi
2ndJose Daniel Andrade ParedesECUEO Shadwa
3rdJoaquin Torres HortaCHIHalila

Results CEI2* 120 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stAlvaro Llompart GrimmCHIPS Lautaro
2ndAgustina MonttCHIEL Pangue Ciromagnum
3rdMauricio GonzalezCHIAS Yuma

Results CEI3* 160 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stMartin Garcia LazoCHICal Flaming Drahk
2ndMaguelone GobartFRARAS Cantamananas
3rdLukas Buckel OcqueteuCHIIFO Kuma

Copa Chile – 17 December 2016

An action-packed day

Casablanca, Veramonte, Chile. Saturday 17 December 2016.

The season closer of the Chilean endurance season, the Copa Chile, was action-packed, with no less than 13 races on Saturday 17 December and two more on Friday 16 December. There were national races, qualifiers, and a few ‘promotion’ races of 20km.

Copa ChileFive CEI races were programmed with a CEIYJ1* 80km, CEI1* 80km, CEIYJ2* 120km, CEI2* 120km, and a CEI3* 160km.

The CEIYJ1* 80km only had three starters, with early leader Maria Zannino (Ancar Dasam) being vetted out after the third loop and thereby taking all the pressure away from Francesco Valdes (Baco). Valdes went on to dominate this race, winning with a 36-minute lead on Macarena Zepeda (EL Magiar).

In the CEI1* 80km it was Patricio Camilla (Dafir) who led the whole race and took line honours, but wasn’t classified at the final vet check because of an irregular gait.

This gave victory to Matias Alamos (CL Evelyn) who crossed the finish line in second place but benefitted from Camilla’s misfortune. Alamos had a clear lead over second-placed Rene Fuentes (Alcazar Gitana) who started the final loop in fourth position but, thanks to a late charge, managed to overcome third-placed Francesca Mansilla (Santa Susana Peloloais) by a handful of seconds.

The CEIYJ2* 120km was a very open event where the final podium takers kept an eye on each other during the whole race, but where specific placings did not become clear until the end of the final loop.

Copa ChileStrongest was Luciana Simoncelli (HLS Meltemi) who started the last loop in third position at 12 minutes behind the leader, but, with one of the highest speeds in that race, was able to claim the highest podium spot. She arrived in front of Jose Paredes (EO Shadwa), who held on firmly to his second place from the third loop onwards.

Joaquin Horta (Halila) led the field for the whole race but couldn’t hold her place when it really mattered in the final loop. Joaquin was still rewarded with third place after a nerve-racking final loop.

The story was completely different in the CEI2* 120km. In the end the podium finishers steadily worked their way through the race with Alvaro Grimm (PS Lautaro) eventually claiming the highest honours, even though he started the final loop back in third place.

Starting the last 20km in sixth place, but finishing in second, was Agustina Montt (EL Pangue Ciromagnum,) who overtook Mauricio Gonzalez (AS Yuma) who started just in front of him but was relegated to third place.

Paula Clark (RV Sultan) led most of the race, but no energy was left in the horse and the pair was vetted out at the final check after crossing the line in seventh position.

The CEI3* was controlled at the end by Martin Lazo (Cal Flaming Drahk) and Maguelone Gobart (RAS Cantamananas) who crossed the finish line in that order.

Third place came to Lukas Ocqueteu (IFO Kuma) who started the final loop just nine seconds after the leader but couldn’t answer to the higher speed of the two other riders.


Race Gallery

Image credits: Manuela Valenzuela V. (Awards), Francisco Boetsch T. (Race)


Results CEIYJ1* 80 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stFrancesco Eguiguren ValdesCHIBaco
2ndMacarena Suazo ZepedaCHIEL Magiar

Results CEI1* 80 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stMatias AlamosCHICL Evelyn
2ndRene Valenzuela FuentesCHIAlcazar Gitana
3rdFrancesca Gioia MansillaCHISanta Susana Peloloais

Results CEIYJ2* 120 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stLuciana SimoncelliARGHLS Meltemi
2ndJose Daniel Andrade ParedesECUEO Shadwa
3rdJoaquin Torres HortaCHIHalila

Results CEI2* 120 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stAlvaro Llompart GrimmCHIPS Lautaro
2ndAgustina MonttCHIEL Pangue Ciromagnum
3rdMauricio GonzalezCHIAS Yuma

Results CEI3* 160 km

PositionRiderNationalityHorse
1stMartin Garcia LazoCHICal Flaming Drahk
2ndMaguelone GobartFRARAS Cantamananas
3rdLukas Buckel OcqueteuCHIIFO Kuma
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