PCSO FREEDOM CUP AND SORTEO CUP
Carmona, Cavite, Philippines, 11 February 2013: All eyes are on San Lazaro Leisure Park this Sunday as back to back stakes races hit the tracks. Expected to sweep the crowd is the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office’s (PCSO) Freedom Cup; and the Philracom sponsored, Sorteo Cup.
The PCSO Freedom Cup, open to all local and imported runners, kicks it off big this year with a whopping Php2M cash prize. Revived in 2011, the Freedom Cup commemorates the anniversary of the 1986 People Power Revolution. Arvindugo jockeyed by JB Hernandez took home the grand prize last year. The winner will be awarded Php1.2M, with the placers receiving Php400,000, Php250,000, and Php150,000 respectively. Expected to join the race is 2012 Gold Cup champion, Hagdang Bato.
The Sorteo Festival is a triennial celebration of the Municipality of Carmona in concurrence with its 156th founding anniversary. “Sorteo” is a Spanish word meaning raffle or draw. The event is highlighted by the “Sorteo ng Bukid ng Bayan,” a lottery of town land parcels. Winners will return the land to the municipality after three years, and will be raffled again so that others may earn from it. This year, the LGU of Carmona has partnered with Philracom to hold the “Sorteo Cup.” Proceeds from the benefit race will be given to the municipality in support of its welfare program for persons with disability.