Friday, August 04, 2017

Uruguay: High Speed Competitive races in Trinidad, Flores - Full Article

4 August 2017
Race report made with the assistance of Lucia Olascoaga

Trinidad, Flores, Uruguay. Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July.
This was the seventh race on the Uruguayan endurance calendar with 11 CEI races in the year, including the Pan American Games next October.

Trinidad received at this race track a big number of the country’s endurance community. Competitions of CEI2* 120km and CEI1* 80km were held out both in senior and junior categories.

The CEI2* 120km was divided into four stages of 38.5km, 34.5km, 28km and the last loop of 19km. In senior category, Isha Judd – URU (Ashva Fire Fly) came first. Second place was for Nicolas Stirling – URU (LG Lejamsi) and third place finish went to Pilar Saravia – URU (Che Niebla).

In the third loop, we saw the elimination of Martin Stirling – URU (Naranjito), he arrived in this stage in first position, followed by Monica Pinto Lima – URU (Himalala da barra). It was a very strong race from the start onwards with an average speed of 23.63km/h for Monica Pinto Lima – URU (Himalaia Da, Barra) who maintained the first position from the beginning and almost won, but the horse didn’t pass the last trot...

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