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Text provided by: Lucia Olascoaga
8 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...
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