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Bilyonaryo Danding Cojuangco’s three-year-old steed FTW

 

San Miguel Corporation chairman Danding Cojuangco’s three-year-old colt Prized Icon scored a come-from-behind win at the Group 1 level Victoria Derby in Melbourne recently.

On his instagram post, veteran sportscaster Joaquin Henson recounted how the victory of Cojuangco’s horse brought honor for Asia and particularly the Philippines.

“Prized Icon trailed 7 horses in the early going but started to surge with 400 meters left in the 2,500-meter race then pulled away with 100 meters to go and won by 2 ½ length over a starting pack of 16,” Henson said.

As the only Asian to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of fame and in Brisbane rites last year, Bilyonaryo Cojuangco totally proves that winners just keep on winning. #

San Miguel Corp. Chairman Eduardo (Danding) Cojuangco’s 3-year-old colt Prized Icon (shown with South African jockey Glyn Schofield aboard) scored an incredible come-from-behind win at the Group 1 level Victoria Derby in Melbourne recently … Prized Icon trailed 7 horses in the early going but started to surge with 400 meters left in the 2,500-meter race then pulled away with 100 meters to go and won by 2 1/2 length over a starting pack of 16 … Prized Icon was a 17-to-1 underdog and registered his 2nd Group 1 level victory this year … the horse was bred and is owned by Boss Danding who is the only Asian to be inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame (he was inducted in Brisbane rites last year) … what an honor for Asia and particularly the Philippines! … read Prized Icon’s amazing story and how he was put out for sale as a yearling in Sydney but Boss Danding had a change of heart at the last minute—-the story in The Dean’s Corner on philstar.com #SanMiguelCorporation #AustralianRacingHallOfFame #PrizedIcon #VictoriaDerby @philippinestar

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