This Sunday, May 29, will be the last day of the Sunday plan, giving way to the great prizes of the month of June that will be held on Saturdays 4, 11, 18 and 25, in the afternoon, and the first night day on Thursday June 30 with which the new Hippodrome Nights will begin.
The fourth day of the 2022 PonyTurf Championship will be held, where the most daring riders return to the fray. It will be the penultimate day of the spring phase, two pony races will be held, the first in category A, and the second in category B. Both events will be sponsored by Solán de Cabras.
Gastrofestival will have its prize at the Madrid Hippodrome, an unparalleled event in which leisure, sports and gastronomy come together.
To end this gastronomic event, thoroughbred racing fans will be able to enjoy a 5-euro tapas and beer promotion, which will be available at the central grandstand and pelousse bars.
The racing program will have six tests on the grass track that will start at 11:30 in the morning, the most outstanding being the Rheffissimo Prize, in memory of the Count of Villapadierna's horse that won the Madrid GP in 1976, for copies of four years and older, over a distance of 2,400 m. The strongest candidacy to win the gold of this test is for The Way Of Bonnie, who holds the title of the last edition and will surely not let it escape this year, with the goal set at the Madrid Grand Prix on the 25th of June.
The morning will begin at 11:30 am with the first race, the Premio Satrústegui, for three-year-old colts and fillies. Four candidates for victory. 1,600 meters of travel. Portalma was about to win the Poule, it has more value than the males and is in advantageous weight conditions, very difficult to beat. Magic Warrior was also about to win the Poule, but Portalma has already beaten him, he will give a lot of trouble. Maamur cheated something in Poule and here he has a good opportunity to make amends.
In second place will be the Játiva-Gastrofestival 2022 Prize, handicap second second part, for horses and mares four years of age and older, over a 1,200-meter sprint in a straight line. Twelve participants. Skibo Castle is very fit, he is a specialist in the distance and comes from escorting the revalued Bravo, he will be in the fight again. Derdas comes from recovering sensations and is a winner in the distance, he will not make it easy. Correcaminos is also a winner in a straight line, he comes from playing a worthy role in San Isidro, he has fallen in the second half and the release makes him very dangerous again. As a surprise I see Sam Bellamy, he has not yet shown the value that he is supposed to and in this company he has a good opportunity.
The third race will be the Celtic Rock Award, for three-year-old colts and fillies. Ten contenders for victory will start from the 2,100 meter pole. Pantxineta I think she has great value, he cheated something in his last one, but here he has a good chance to fight her again. Arenas de Sanpedro is making progress in each race and despite the tough scale, it will not be easy to beat. Corvera had a very decent debut, in his second outing he is expected to improve, he will be there.
In fourth place will be the Francisco Quílez 'Quilates' Prize (Lototurf), first part handicap, for horses and mares four years of age and older, also over a 1,200-meter sprint in a straight line. Twelve participants. Sansevero had a very good comeback, he is a great sprint specialist, a great favourite. Bosnia is taking a liking to the distance and will be a very dangerous rival. Something failed on his last one, but he's a triple winner in a straight line, he'll be in the fight. Tunante is another great specialist and has given values to be very close.
In fifth place will be the Rheffissimo-Mahou Prize, for horses and mares four years old and older. Eight specimens will start from the 2,400 meter pole. It is the Preparatory for the Madrid Grand Prix. The Way of Bonnie has the highest value of the lot, it already won this race last year, it was second in the Madrid and Memorial Grand Prix, winning the Gold Cup. It has everything to repeat. Stour had a spectacular presentation, not endorsed at the Duke of Albuquerque, perhaps because the distance was short. Here he has a new opportunity, I like him a lot. Lordofthehorizon is not running at the level of last year, it is his third of the year and he is bound to improve, he will fight it again.
The morning will close in sixth place, the Premio Príncipe Duero, (sponsored by Pronotuf), descending handicap, for horses and mares three years and older, also over the distance of 1,600 meters. Seven candidates for victory under the orders of the starter. Verbena has been rehired, she comes from appearing in a lot that has been revalued and has origin with progress, she is my favorite. Vegadeo has a new opportunity to show the value that is supposed to him, he will be a tough rival. Gran Belga won in style in his last performance, but he is on a very tough scale for a three-year-old, despite this, he will not give anything away.
The broadcast of the horse races of the Hippodrome of Madrid can be enjoyed on Movistar. The LAS CARRERAS program is broadcast exclusively through the Deportes por M channels (dial 53 and its multis).
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In the enclosure there are more than 2,000 free parking spaces, and also free buses leaving from 10:30 a.m. every 20 minutes as a shuttle from Paseo Moret in Moncloa. (If events in the capital do not allow departure from that point, it is moved to Avda. de la Complutense, in front of the Ciudad Universitaria metro).