Sunday, January 20, 2013
Singalo Wins €700,000 Prix de Cornulier
It was a snowy day at Hippodrome Paris-Vincennes for the world's richest monté race, the €700,000 Prix de Cornulier, a 2,700 meter race worth over US$465,000 to the race winner. When the snow had settled, Singalo was the winner in the second fastest race ever, timed in a 1:12.4 km rate (mile rate of 1:56.3) over a wet fast track.
When you see the race, notice how many starters there were and how they started the race; it reminds me of the way they start steeplechase races. Anyway, I envision within a few years racing like this in North America.
Anyway, we are now a week a way from the Prix d' Amérique. More about that as the week progresses. While the field has not been finalized, it is expected that 18 starters will answer the starter on January 27,