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Races on Magna Racino

   On Sunday we will finally see our horses running on beautiful home racecourse Magna Racino. We have two horses running… Zwegat (GER) with Zoran Bunjevac in sprint race over 1300m

Photo: Zsanett Berta

Photo: Zsanett Berta

and Valorous Influence (SVK) in 1600m Handicap race with young amateur Miloš Bunjevac.

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Both are booked with stable riders…to award them with satisfaction, for all work done throughout a whole year, behind the scene…

We are also planning to film a whole race from Zwegat with GoPro camera on helmet of the jockey…a desert for all our fans 🙂

 

 

The excitement about Turf Gala day in Bratislava is still with us, but there is also proudness.

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Valorous Influence (SVK) was 3rd in cat.III race.

After his race there was a heavy storm which causes a delay of one hour and brought very deep ground, All Yours (IRE) was waiting for her start in Listed race in a shelter of pre-paddock boxes, but it looks like she didn’t like it very much, because she didn’t show her real race abilities, ending on second to last place.

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Worries about deep groud were present before the race of Pretorian (GB), but he was a real fighter. Despite the lack of experience in company of so many respectful sprinters in Gd.3 race he manage to finish close 4th.

Photo: Marek Fratrik

Photo: Marek Fratrik

At this point I have to thank to my dedicated team Zoran Bunjevac and Miloš Bunjevac , to great riders Zdenko Šmida and Pierantonio Convertino, to the vet Davide Senatore . Without you all this would not be possible!! Big thanks also to Equine Bodywork Katja Porenta and all involved….

Turf Gala 2016 and my thoughts…

How was preparation of All Yours and Pretorian before race?
PRETORIAN: potentially we have another star of the yard in Pretorian. Unfortunately we could not bring him to racing earlier in the season, so he is facing the competition with less experience as we would wish for, but we hope he will manage to overcome this with well seasoned Zdenko Šmida in the saddle. On the other hand he may use the lack of experience with his freshness. 
Photo: Miro Abik

Photo: Miro Abik

ALL YOURS: she was a filly of the year 2014 in Serbia, so we are sure that she has all the necessary tools to bring up a good performance, but in the same time the top leavels in Serbia and Slovakia are completely different. Considering the fact that sometimes she engages (what she displayed even in Bratislava) and sometimes she performes below her level, it is very hard to predict her attitude for this race.

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Photo: Marek Fratrik

It will be for Pretorian distance 1200 m good? And what about 1800 m for All Yours?

PRETORIAN: the distance should serve him well, because he already showed his sprinting abilities. Being the son of a July Cup winner, Sakhee’s Secret, is surely not making any harm to him as well. 
ALL YOURS: the distance should serve her very well and the level of the race should match her past title, and as a future broodmare she would surely benefit from a good result on Bratislava racecourse.


Who are the biggest concurence in both race? 

PRETORIAN: the competition is respectful, most of the horses already proved themselves on short distances and on high levels of races, so I am not underestimating any of the horses. Racing is racing, so anything can happen. I attribute most chances to win to Dashing Home, but I believe he will have a hard job with Mr Machine and Sign of the Zodiac. 
ALL YOURS: as a favourite I fancy Red Hot Calypso, which is proving the skill of his trainer Gabor Maronka and there is also Legionar. I like very much the heartly Diana Rosensturm, who is confirming her status of a top level racehorse from race to race. 
With which results do you be satisfied?
 PRETORIAN: this is one of the highest ranking sprint race in the region, so even placing is a good achievement, but of course as always we are looking forward to the best. 
 
ALL YOURS: as always we are looking to the best performance of the horse, but of course would not mind if she places herself. 
Who else…
And at the end there is VALOROUS INFLUENCE…he will perform in highest category in his life….but we see him as a horse who is yet to become what he was born for. 
Photo: Marek Fratrik

Photo: Marek Fratrik