December 6, 2009

Look Out America

United States racing fans, consider this your warning…Beware the Venezuelan super filly. Bambera is coming!

Bambera is a Venezuelan bred, three-year-old daughter of the Sadler’s Wells sire Water Poet and comes to the States on an absolute roll after today’s smashing score in the biggest race in the Caribbean. Caribbean racing hits its peak every December with the running of the Clasico Internacional del Caribe at Hipodromo Camarero in Puerto Rico. The Clasico, otherwise known as the Caribbean Derby, brings together the best three-year-olds in Central America and offers a purse of $300,000. This year’s edition proved to be a mismatch, as Bambera raced with Mexican sensation, Vivian Record, for the first part of the race and strolled away in the stretch to an easy and emphatic win. Final time for the 1800 meters (approximately 1 1/8 miles) was 1:51.60. The victory is yet another example of global domination by females as they continue to run and win the world’s biggest races in 2009. It also only adds to the winner’s remarkable record.

Bambera improved her overall record to 16 wins in 18 races and has now won six in a row. Amazingly she has 13 wins out of 14 starts this season. The only time she was defeated this year was a narrow loss when 2nd in one of the Triple Crown races in her native Venezuela. Bambera came that close to sweeping both the Venezuelan Triple Tiara and Triple Crown. Most of Bambera’s wins have been tour-de-force displays of overwhelming talent.

So dominant in Venezuela, and today in Puerto Rico, Her Royal Highness, as she is lovingly known as in her native land, needs to find bigger and better contests for her immense talent. This has prompted Bambera’s connections to take her on the road where they will test her against the toughest dirt competition in the world.

It has been reported that the fantastic filly will continue North from Puerto Rico on to Florida, where she will be stabled at Gulfstream Park. Bambera will then prepare for her four-year-old season in the United States. Is she the female version of the Uruguayan Sensation, Invasor? Will she be a threat to our super filly, Rachel Alexandra? Only time will tell, but judging from the videos I have seen of this marvelous filly, it is clear that this is one serious racehorse. Look out America, here comes Bambera.


LDP said...

What a performance, I'm glad you mentioned the race so I could watch it. What I love is her name, we may have lost Zenyatta, but we gained Bambera! It will be great if RA and her hook up.

Kate Hunter said...

I always find it so exciting when other countries have these champion horses and they are willing to ship them all over. I can't wait to see her clash with out top stock.

It is sad but most average, non-racing fanatics like us don't know that there is racing in countries other than England and the US. Which is so sad. Since most of the other racing countries out there are crazy for their horses! Hope she wins big in the US!

Anonymous said...

Could this be the horse who finally challenges Rachel? She sounds incredible...are there videos of her online somewhere?

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