Apistos and Valrazio head the list of probable participants of the President of the Republic Classic, announced for next Sunday October 25 at a distance of 2.400 meters.
The most traditional event of the Venezuelan equestrian, which is traditionally held on April 19, was postponed due to the closure of the racetracks due to the coronavirus pandemic that forced many circuits to suspend the races.
Apistos, a 5-year-old chestnut tree, son of Deliberately in Ligia Elena, by Solitary Vision, born in the Oropal farm, reappeared with a striking victory in the José María Vargas Classic, played over a distance of 2.000 meters, after 714 days without participating in public competitions and, according to the reports of the official timekeepers of the Instituto Nacional de Hipódromos, maintains excellent conditions to achieve another selective in its campaign of five victories in eight presentations.
Valrazio, a descendant of Champlain in Bouganville, for American Halo, from the La Primavera farm, which César Cachazo trains, will be another of those scored in the race that was held for the first time in 1910 with a victory for Carabinero. Switch Hitter, winner of the Classic Virgilio Decán, El Gran Perseo and My Racing Mate, would be others.
The most winners
The remembered jockey Juan Vicente Tovar and the trainer Antonio Bellardi appear in the long history of the Clásico Presiente de la República as the professionals with the most victories in the race with nine each.