Black Opal Stud´s, ENGLISH MAJOR was unstoppable, scoring an impressive win on the 5th race at the Jockey Club of Rio de Janeiro, on May 15th, 2016.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 15th, 2016: The “Grande Premio Conde de Herzberg”, for 2 years old colts, was won masterfully by ENGLISH MAJOR, surpassing all favorites.
The race took place on the 1500 meters turf track, at 4:23 PM. ENGLISH MAJOR started the race at a good rhythm and found his place comfortably in the middle of the pack. In the last 400 meters, ENGLISH MAJOR took the turf like a monster, stormed from the pack down the stretch run and held the rest of them at sway, scoring an impressive win. The 1’ 31’’ victory was rewarded with a R$ 55.578 prize and with ENGLISH MAJOR running away with the cup.
The dark bay 2 year old thoroughbred, son of the great PUT IT BACK and ROMANY QUEEN, was bred by Haras Sta. Maria de Araras, trained by R. Solanes and guided by jockey A.M. Souza. On the race, Eduardo Schuch, Chairman of Black Opal said “English Major´s ability to be able to kick clear of the pack, with plenty left in his tank, continues to amaze me. He is an exciting sight to watch and is running as smooth as silk”.
In the picture, ENGLISH MAJOR dominating the race.
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