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Much awaited event: Araw ng Maynila racing festival returns June 24

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A horse racing competition will be held tomorrow, June 24 as part of the celebration of Araw ng Maynila.

House Committee on Metro Manila Development chairperson and Manila Rep. Manny Lopez said the racing festival will be held in the Manila Jockey Club (San Lazaro) in Carmona, Cavite.

“Taon-taon, isa sa pinaka-malaking paraan ng ating pag gunita sa Araw ng Maynila ay ang pagdaraos ng Araw ng Maynila racing festival. Noon, kahit hindi natatapat sa araw ng karera ang June 24, ginagawan natin ng paraan upang maganap ang napakasayang araw ng karera para sa lahat ng bayang karerista at para maipagmalaki ng bawat Manilenyo. Kailangan nating pahalagahan ang ating mga tradisyon at ang ating kasaysayan kaya’t ako’y nagsumikap upang maganap itong espesyal na pagdiriwang na ito,” Lopez said.

Nine races will be held and cash prizes, trophies and medals await the winners.

The traditional horse racing competition was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

“Next year, with all your help and support, I look forward to seeing the return of the Gran Copa de Manila race and a stronger horse racing industry,” said Lopez as he greeted the people of the City of Manila a meaningful 450th foundation day.