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Haras La Perseverancia – 3 & 4 March 2017

Race debutants and track changes do not influence high speeds.

Haras La Perseverancia, Costa Azul, Canelones, Uruguay. 3 & 4 March 2017.

The second race of the national championship in Uruguay was held in Haras La Perseverancia, in the coastal area of ​​Canelones, a few kilometres from Montevideo.
The races, CEI1* 80km and CEI2** 120km, were for both junior and senior categories.

Usually this track has one or two stages on the beach but, being in the tourist season, it is not allowed to bring horses into this area. Much of the distance was on roads and in the forest, with many stretches of deep sand which contributed to a harder and slower race.

In the 120km seniors two groups formed: in front those who already had experience with this distance and had the ambition to win the race, and then in the second group the debutantes who took this opportunity to prepare the horses over this distance. Very good recoveries in the vet gate were noted for most of the horses. The winner was Brazilian Monica Pinto Lima with RSC Burbara, at an average speed of 21.60km/h, and in second place arrived the experienced Che Niebla with international rider Pilar Saravia.

The most competitive race of the weekend was the 120km juniors, and Haras Los Mendez (owner of Habana HLM, winner of the competition) commented: “The race was on from the first metre until the final 120km. It was in the third loop with the recovery that we could take advantage. It was a tremendous competition, very enjoyable to win and it makes us excited for the rest of the year.” He also noted that Habana HLM is the full sister of Grappa HLM, winner of the last 120km in Trinidad.

Habana HLM was ridden by Belen Mendez with a 32.61km/h speed in the last phase: “The recovery of the third stage and the speed of the last stage were the keys to be able to win!”

The race of the CEI1* 80km (divided in three stages of 33.5, 31.2 and 16 km) attracted a number of debutant horses. The winner, Argentina-based Uruguayan Constanza Castelbajac with La Soledad, recorded an average speed in the final stage of 30.96 km/h. The second-placed Luis Puig with LT Estatica was out to catch La Soledad, and increased his speed in this last stage to 28 km/h, but Constanza was too far ahead. Third-placed Emiliano Cornalino (Beduina MT Noby) and the other participants arrived after almost half an hour.

Constanza told us: “La Soledad is a debutante mare and we did not want to get out very fast, but finally the race was given to us.”
Luis Puig was also delighted: “It was a very good race, the good weather helped. I never thought that it would turn out this way for the mare as it’s the first time she runs this distance, and the truth is that I’m surprised with her quality.”

In the CEIYR1* 80km, Joaquín Stirling with ST Duwfa led from the first stage to the last. “We were very satisfied with the race, we build the lead with minutes in all stages. The horse won comfortably on a track that was very hard.”


Text provided by: Lucia Olascoaga
Image credits: Pio endurance


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Haras La Perseverancia CEI1YJ* 80 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stJoaquin StirlingURUST DuwfaNicolas Echeverrigaray
2ndStefany RogelURUIFO LS BruneloFernanda Ospitaleche
3rdValeria DiazURUGranizoEL Mirador

Haras La Perseverancia CEI1* 80 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stConstanza CastelbajacARGLA SoledadJorge Gadea
2ndLuis PuigURULT EstaticaSierra Vista
3rdEmiliano CornalinoURUBeduina MT NobyLa Beduina Endurance

Haras La Perseverancia CEI2YJ* 120 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stBelen MendezURUHabana HLMHaras Los Mendez
2ndAgustina BaptistaURUWhatsappJorge M. Gadea
3rdSantiago CabreraURULeonaAdriana Basso

Haras La Perseverancia CEI2* 120 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stMonica Pinto LimaBRARSC BurbaraMonica Graziano
2ndPilar SaraviURUChe NieblaStud D A Poco
3rdJuan Pablo VianaURUBlack Grey Del TimoteHaras Del Timote
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Haras La Perseverancia – 3 & 4 March 2017

Race debutants and track changes do not influence high speeds.

Haras La Perseverancia, Costa Azul, Canelones, Uruguay. 3 & 4 March 2017.

The second race of the national championship in Uruguay was held in Haras La Perseverancia, in the coastal area of ​​Canelones, a few kilometres from Montevideo.
The races, CEI1* 80km and CEI2** 120km, were for both junior and senior categories.

Usually this track has one or two stages on the beach but, being in the tourist season, it is not allowed to bring horses into this area. Much of the distance was on roads and in the forest, with many stretches of deep sand which contributed to a harder and slower race.

In the 120km seniors two groups formed: in front those who already had experience with this distance and had the ambition to win the race, and then in the second group the debutantes who took this opportunity to prepare the horses over this distance. Very good recoveries in the vet gate were noted for most of the horses. The winner was Brazilian Monica Pinto Lima with RSC Burbara, at an average speed of 21.60km/h, and in second place arrived the experienced Che Niebla with international rider Pilar Saravia.

The most competitive race of the weekend was the 120km juniors, and Haras Los Mendez (owner of Habana HLM, winner of the competition) commented: “The race was on from the first metre until the final 120km. It was in the third loop with the recovery that we could take advantage. It was a tremendous competition, very enjoyable to win and it makes us excited for the rest of the year.” He also noted that Habana HLM is the full sister of Grappa HLM, winner of the last 120km in Trinidad.

Habana HLM was ridden by Belen Mendez with a 32.61km/h speed in the last phase: “The recovery of the third stage and the speed of the last stage were the keys to be able to win!”

The race of the CEI1* 80km (divided in three stages of 33.5, 31.2 and 16 km) attracted a number of debutant horses. The winner, Argentina-based Uruguayan Constanza Castelbajac with La Soledad, recorded an average speed in the final stage of 30.96 km/h. The second-placed Luis Puig with LT Estatica was out to catch La Soledad, and increased his speed in this last stage to 28 km/h, but Constanza was too far ahead. Third-placed Emiliano Cornalino (Beduina MT Noby) and the other participants arrived after almost half an hour.

Constanza told us: “La Soledad is a debutante mare and we did not want to get out very fast, but finally the race was given to us.”
Luis Puig was also delighted: “It was a very good race, the good weather helped. I never thought that it would turn out this way for the mare as it’s the first time she runs this distance, and the truth is that I’m surprised with her quality.”

In the CEIYR1* 80km, Joaquín Stirling with ST Duwfa led from the first stage to the last. “We were very satisfied with the race, we build the lead with minutes in all stages. The horse won comfortably on a track that was very hard.”


Text provided by: Lucia Olascoaga
Image credits: Pio endurance


Race Gallery

Click here to view 140 images from the event


Haras La Perseverancia CEI1YJ* 80 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stJoaquin StirlingURUST DuwfaNicolas Echeverrigaray
2ndStefany RogelURUIFO LS BruneloFernanda Ospitaleche
3rdValeria DiazURUGranizoEL Mirador

Haras La Perseverancia CEI1* 80 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stConstanza CastelbajacARGLA SoledadJorge Gadea
2ndLuis PuigURULT EstaticaSierra Vista
3rdEmiliano CornalinoURUBeduina MT NobyLa Beduina Endurance

Haras La Perseverancia CEI2YJ* 120 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stBelen MendezURUHabana HLMHaras Los Mendez
2ndAgustina BaptistaURUWhatsappJorge M. Gadea
3rdSantiago CabreraURULeonaAdriana Basso

Haras La Perseverancia CEI2* 120 Km Results

PositionRiderNationalityHorseStable
1stMonica Pinto LimaBRARSC BurbaraMonica Graziano
2ndPilar SaraviURUChe NieblaStud D A Poco
3rdJuan Pablo VianaURUBlack Grey Del TimoteHaras Del Timote

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