The three proud champions of the recently concluded 2009 World Slasher Cup 8-Cock Invitational Derby were honored last Tuesday in a luncheon ceremony held at the Mandarin Suites, Gateway Mall, Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City.
Hosted by the Pintakasi of Champions and sponsored by Thunderbird Bexan XP and Thunderbird Platinum, the latest edition of the bi-annual event was the biggest ever with a record-breaking 2007 entries.
Receiving the World Slasher Cup – recognized as the most prestigious symbol of cockfighting excellence are Jorge Torres with former Congressman Claude Baustista of Davao (Cucamonga); Rodel Costales & Benson Chua (Spoiled Sa Amo) and the Chicago-based group of Rolly Gabon, Martin Barla, Joe Carcillar & Robert Te (MJRG) with Mark Remigio.
Jorge “Nene’ Araneta – Araneta Center’s President & CEO and son of the late Don J. Amado Araneta who initiated the 1st Pintakasi of Champions 7-Cock Main in 1957 which evolved to become the World Slasher Cup, personally handed over the cup to the champions, assisted by COO Manny Atacador.
Also present during the ceremony were top officials of Univet Nutrition & Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO), makers of Thunderbird Power Feeds & Thunderbird Power Vet – longtime partner of Uniprom, Inc. in ensuring the continued success of what is billed as the “Olympics of cockfighting”.
“We’re please to know that two out of the three champions are proud users of Thunderbird’s winning formula”, says Brand Manager Albert Uy.