ANGELES CITY-The Tilbury Racing Association staged anew, on October 9, the annual Calesin Tilbury Race at the Jake Gonzales Boulevard.
The race aims to promote and enhance the camaraderie and friendship among horse owners, breeders, and Calesin Tilbury Racers.
Calesin Tilbury Race, which is now on its sixth edition, have been a part of the month-long Fiestang Kuliat celebration. The traditional horse-racing is held every second Sunday of October on the day of the Fiesta La Naval and has become a traditional fiesta attraction bringing together at least 30 horses of local breeds from all over Luzon.
According to Ms. Zeny Ponce of the Angeles City Tourism Office (ACTO) the horses will be classified according to their pedigree and will be matched accordingly.
The event also intends to promote the race as a wholesome tourism attraction and encourage appreciation for horses and animals in general. It is also expected to draw in horse enthusiasts, breeders and animal lovers.
Out of the 50 Calesin competitors, a racer from Bulacan won in this year’s competition.
The month long celebration of Fiestang Kuliat was born to uplift the spirit of the Angelenos who were deeply scarred by the wounds and devastation caused by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991.