Hipódromo Presidente Remón, Honored Host of the International Caribbean Classic

The Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama City hosted the prestigious ‘International Caribbean Classic’ last weekend, celebrating its 55th edition and bringing together the most outstanding jockeys and trainers in international turf.

This is the eighth edition held at this venue, witnessing the skill of jockey Luis Saez and his magnificent horse Blessed Ben Hur, who claimed the coveted cup. Their victory marked the sixteenth triumph for the host country in the classic, filling the local attendees with pride.

Sonia Carabante and Carlos Alberto de Oliveira, accompanied by various representatives from the Panamanian horse racing industry.

Sonia Carabante, Corporate Director of Commercial Strategy and Business Projects at Grupo Codere, explained: “Our company has been a tireless promoter of equestrian activity in Latin America for more than two decades. It is an unwavering commitment to tradition, a passion for horses, and the jobs generated by this noble industry. We are very proud to maintain this dedication and constantly strengthen it, this time with such a special event as the International Caribbean Classic, which once again brings together the best jockeys in the region, making this competition a milestone in both Latin American turf and the international stage.”

Academia Laffit Pincay Jr., the birthplace of the world’s best jockeys.

Grupo Codere also promotes the horse racing industry in Latin America through the training of riders from a very young age, both through the Jockeys and Grooms School in Uruguay and the Laffit Pincay Jr. Academy in Panama.

Opened in 2009 at the facilities of the Hipódromo Presidente Remón, the latter is now a professional breeding ground for the country, known as the ‘birthplace of the world’s best jockeys.’ The winner of this edition, Luis Sáez, has been one of its students.

“It is an honor to continue leading the Caribbean Horse Racing Series and being the main factory of athletes in Panama. Horse racing is the sport that best represents our country internationally. It is an industry that supports over 15,000 families in the country,” shared Carlos Alberto de Oliveira Jr., Horse Racing Operations Director at Codere Panama, with enthusiasm.

Grupo Codere operates four major racetracks in Latin America: the Hipódromo de las Américas (Mexico), the Hipódromo Presidente Remón (Panama), the Hipódromo Nacional de Maroñas, and the Hipódromo Las Piedras (both in Uruguay), through the racino model, which allows the installation of terminals and associated gaming rooms that complement the entertainment offering.

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