My Own Business Repeats in El Comandante Stakes

By Jaime Toro
Venezuelan super horse My Own Business won the international $100,000 Copa Confraternidad, part of the Caribbean Series that is taking part at El Comandante Racetrack in Puerto Rico.

Ridden by jockey Angel A. Castillo and trained by Antonio Bellardi, the son of Voyageur won his 37th race in 50 starts since his debut in 1999 while campaigning in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and the U.S, The winner also makes history as the only horse that has won the Confraternidad for the second time. 
 
In second place came another Venezuelan, Gran Abuelo, then arrived Cortisol from Panama, Libertador from Puerto Rico, Voodoo King from Panama, Estaca de Guayacán from Colombia and Nunca Más from Dominican Republic respectively. This represented the last race for My Own Business that will serve as a stallion at Haras San Isidro in Venezuela. 

The other international race run Sunday were the $115,000 Copa Velocidad (Caribbean Sprint) and the $75,000 Copa Dama del Caribe (Caribbean Distaff). The six-furlongs Copa Velocidad was easily won by Puerto Rican filly Andiroba. Ridden by Wilfredo Rohena and trained by Julio Díaz Jr., the daughter of Lord Carson, defeated other 12 colts and fillies by 8 lengths. In second place came Aristoteles from Panamá, followed by King Arnold from Venezuela, Sciuppa Femina from Panamá and the tie for fifth place between Lord Gittens from Panama and Hispanica from Puerto Rico.
 
Puerto Rico repeated victory in the 8.5 furlongs Copa Dama del Caribe, with Alanita. Also ridden by Rohena and trained by Díaz, Alanita defeated other 11 fillies and proclaimed the best in the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico's Bancada came on second, followed by Primer Sol from Venezuela, Asialatina also from Venezuela and Mariah Lo representing Dominican Republic completed the money places.

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