On Saturday May 19th 2012, a horse named “Teeth of the Dog” owned by Casa de Campo villa owners Carlos Morales Troncoso and Jose Singer ran in the 137th Preakness Stakes horserace and came in 5th!
“Teeth of the Dog” a very promising 3 year old thoroughbred racehorse, named after Casa de Campo’s most famous Pete Dye designed golf course was the youngest and least experienced horse taking part in the Preakness Stakes horserace, according to the charts performed very well.
Supporting “Teeth of the Dog” at the Pimilico Racecourse in Maryland was an enthusiastic “Dominican Delegation” who consisted of the family of Mr. Carlos Morales Troncoso and the family of Mr Jose Singer, as well as Dr Pedro Pablo Purcell, otherwise known as Dr.PPP, a Casa de Campo villa owner who lives in Baltimore, but is also the Chief Radiologist for the “Centro Médico”, Central Romana hospital in La Romana.
The Dominican delegation proudly represent Casa de Campo!
In the photo (from left to right): Rodrigo José Vitines Morales (child) and right behind his father, Rodrigo Vitienes Valdés, Carlos Bogaert Morales, Carlos Morales Troncoso and in front of him Eugenio Andrés Baittiner Morales, Nicole Marie Bogaert Morales, Eugenio Baittiner Pineda and Colette Louise Bogaert Morales.
Cheering ”Teeth of the Dog” on, the Dominican delegation were spotted wearing red Casa de Campo baseball caps and proudly waving the Casa de Campo flag, which prompted many fellow racegoers to inquire over the “Teeth of the Dog” name, the famous golf course and of course the wonderful Casa de Campo – topics the group were only to happy to talk about, proudly promoting the resort and even giving out specially made flyers!
“Teeth of the Dog” on the big screen at the Preakness Stakes in Pimilico
According to Ivette Morales, who was kind enough to help me with this article (thank you Ivette) it was a fantastic day and even famous American band Maroon 5 played in between the races!
“Teeth of the Dog” already boasts gross earning of US$136,450, having come in 3rd in the Wood Memorial Race in April this year, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the MSW races at Gulfstream Park and over the next 2 or 3 years his owners look forward to seeing him run in many classic Latin American races; in Puerto Rico and Panama, as well as many other important international races.
“Teeth of the Dog has a bright future ahead.”
— Ivette Morales
Perhaps most well known as being the Dominican Minister of foreign affairs, as well as a Casa de Campo villa owner, Carlos Morales Troncoso is also (as you may have already guessed) a horse racing enthusiast and has so far owned over 250 race horses, including a filly called “Marina de Chavon” (yet another name seemingly inspired by Casa de Campo), who like “Teeth of the Dog” was co-owned with Mr. Jose Singer and who won over US$200,000 in US races!
What’s next for “Teeth of the Dog”? We don’t know…..but we look forward to hearing all about his future successes!
Teeth of the Dog – a horse and a golf course!