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Sepfourteen completes Philracom Triple Crown as Battleground snatches PPP Racing Cup in style

HOW SWEEP IT IS! Sepfourteen and jockey John Alvin Guce emphatically bagged the Philracom Triple Crown in Sta. Ana. (Michael Joseph Romero)
By Kevin Estrada

NAIC -- History was made by jockey Alvin Guce as he took his second ever Philracom Triple Crown with Sepfourteen becoming the 11th different horse to achieve the feat on Sunday at the Sta. Ana track.

After falling behind early to Smokin Saturday for most of the third leg, Sepfourteen made its move from the outside and overtook them heading into the final stretch to win by six lengths to clock at 2:07 in the 2K run to sweep the country's local version of the aforementioned trilogy of prestigious horse races, with a prize of ₱1.8 million to boot.

Guce previously nabbed the Triple Crown three years ago with Kid Molave.
ALL ALONE. Battleground broke away from everyone to get top honors in the 2017 PPP Racing Cup. (Michael Joseph Romero)
Another tight race happened at the third Press Photographers of the Philippines Racing Cup where the top three was not decided until the final 200 meters, where Battleground squeezed past the pack and broke away to take top honors, by clocking at 1:15 with Isla De Romero and Just Dreamin far behind.

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