The Perseverance Prevailed; Big Cazanova Is Ready To Face The Big Boys
The Perseverance Prevailed; Big Cazanova Is Ready To Face The Big Boys: The story of the Argentinean Big Cazanova (Arg) is one that makes horseracing, a beautiful sport. Big Cazanova made his debut in Peru directly in a stakes race, reaching third place. Immediately, his connections saw a bright future in him and decided to take a run in his native Argentina with the aim of running the Triple Crown. Instead of starting in a maiden race, the horse pointed directly to stakes races, always hitting the board. Finally, the time to run the first step of the Triple Crown came in the Polla de Potrillos (G1) over a mile, finishing sixth. In the second leg, the Clasico Jockey Club (G1) over 2000 meters in the turf, he was second behind Indy Point; a horse that a year later came third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Finally in the third leg, the Gran Premio Nacional (G1) over 2500 meters, he finished second behind Indy Point again.
After those big races in Argentina, his connections decided to return to Peru to participate in the Clasico Jockey Club del Peru G1; a race that he wins but sadly is disqualified. He continued his career in Peru, but the victory remains elusive during 2013, at least always hitting the board in stakes races. 2014 begins with a flop finishing tenth in a grade 3 stakes, so his connections decide to give him a rest.
After two years of racing, Big Cazanova was multiple graded stakes placed and still a non-winner, which is something unusual in horse racing. Finally Big Cazanovas’ connections decided to travel to the United States and try their luck on the California tracks. He made his debut in April at Santa Anita with a good third place. Finally in his third start in Santa Anita, he broke his maiden with an impressive win over a mile. Amazingly on Saturday, June 26, 2014 Big Cazanova demonstrated what is he made of with a new victory over a mile at Del Mar clocking 1:34.74; a new track record.
Big Cazanova is a 5-year-old Argentinean bred son of Giant’s Causeway – Gem Bob by Morning Bob; trained by Peter Miller and owned by the Peruvian stud Dona Licha.
Some people thought Big Cazanova would never win a race but they were wrong and now according to his trainer, the Pacific Classic (G1) to be contested at Del Mar in August 24, 2014 is a real possibility.
Del Mar Allowance June 26, 2014 REPLAY: