Third successive victory.
PAPÁ LUCAS WINS VENEZUELA CLÁSICO PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA GROUP 1.
Star staying 6 y.o. entire Papá Lucas (Grace of Darby-Greek Fiesta, by Carnivalay) notched his 6th Gr.1 triumph with a 4-lengths victory in Venezuela`s Gr. 1 Clásico Presidente de la República (2,400m) for 4 y.o. and up at Hipódromo La Rinconada in Caracas to claim the event for the third successive year.
Papá Lucas, ridden by Santiago González for trainer César Cachazo, defeated 5 y.o. entire Taconeo (Water Poet-Alondra Belle, by Burkaan) and 4 y.o. entire Joyfull Clasic (Solitary Vision-Cup of Tea, by Fantastic Don). Previously this year Papá Lucas finished runner-up in both March`s Gr. 3 Clásico José Maria Vargas (2,000m) and February`s Listed Copa Arzak (1,800m).
During 2008 Papá Lucas won Venezuela`s Gr. 1 Clásico International Propietarios de La Rinconada (2,000m), Gr. 1 Clásico Fuerza Armada (3,200 m), Gr. 1 Clásico Presidente de La República (2,400m) and Listed Copa Arzak (1,800 meters), as well as finishing 2nd in the Gr. 3 Clásico José María Vargas (2,000m).
During 2007 Papá Lucas won Venezuela`s Gr. 1 Clásico Copa de Oro (2,400m) and Gr. 2 Clásico Burlesco (1,800m), as well as finishing 2nd in both the Gr. 1 Clásico Simón Bolívar (2,400m) and Gr. 1 Clasico International Propietarios de La Rinconada (2,000m). In addition, in 2006 Papá Lucas won the Gr.1 Clásico Copa Oro de Venezuela (2,400m).