Argentina's Carlos Pellegrini Grand Prize classic horse race for three-year-old, was won on December 12 by the rank outsider, Sir Gold.
GV Crowds at race
GV PAN Race in progress watched by crowd (2 shots)
GV PAN Horses coming into finishing straight and passing post
GV Winning jockey and horse doing lap of honour as crowd applauds (2 shots)
GV Sir Gold (winner) in unsaddling enclosure
GV Presentation of trophy to winning owner, Walter Patricia as crowds cheer (2 shots)
GV Jockey, Luis Alzamora, being embraced.
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Background: Argentina's Carlos Pellegrini Grand Prize classic horse race for three-year-old, was won on December 12 by the rank outsider, Sir Gold. More than 60,000 people were at San Isidro stadium in Buenos Aires to watch an exciting finish to the rare which is run over 2,400 metres (one-and-a-half miles). The horses were bunched together coming into the finishing straight, but Sir Gold -- carrying 60 kilograms (133 pounds) took the lead, finishing several lengths clear of his rivals. The horse, owned by Walter Patricia and trained by Carlos Giani, finished well in front of White Ball ridden by Oscar Ayude and trained by Jorge Ferro and Propicio ridden by Vilmar Sanguinetti and trained by Juan Etchechoury. Seventeen horse started the race, among them the firm favourite, Fort de France, who finished well down in the field. The winning jockey. Luis Alzamora, rode a triumphant lap of honour and the delighted owner, Walter Patricia, received the trophy along with first prize money of 90,000 dollars.