Two-time World Slasher Cup champions Cito Alberto (2008 & 1991); Honey Yu (2008 & 2004) and Dicky Lim (2002 & 2006) are set to fight for their third individual titles when they lead the Thunderbird Winning Team in its campaign in the forthcoming 2009 World Slasher Cup-2 8-Cock International Derby on May 12, 14 & 16 at the Araneta Coliseum.
Sponsored by Thunderbird Bexan XP – the official B-complex injectable of the Slasher, the 2009 WSC-2 is hosted by the Pitakasi of Champions.
The record-setting quests of Yu, Alberto and Lim is fully supported by their team mates in the Thunderbird group who are likewise former World Slasher Champions such as Bulalayaw Game Farm owner Boy Marzo (2005); the pride of Laguna Pol Estrellado (2004); newspaper executive Rey Briones (2003) of the famous Spartan entry; the better half of Aling Lydia, Boy "Lechon" de Roca (1995) and Zamboanga Black breeder Manny Dalipe (1991).
Also determined to be among the Slasher’s Honor Roll of Champions are other Thunderbird Winning Team members that include Sonny Lagon; Ompong Plaza ; former LGBA Breeder of the Year Dr. Boy Tuazon nof Pateros; 2-time (2007 & 2008) NFGB Bullang-bullang solo champion Tol & Lino Mariano of Socsksagen; back-to-back UGBA Heritage Cup Bullstag Champ Pao Malvar of Tarlac and former LGBA Breeder of the Year Lawrence Wacnang (Crowsland) of Kalinga.
Also favored to get the top honors are Ormoc Gold breeder Bernie Tacoy; 2007 Bakbakan champion Tan Brothers of Davao; PCAP Stagfighter of the Year Edwin Arañez & Raffy Campos; respected Bacolod breeder Joe Laureño (Batchoy Lemons) and leading cockers of Cebu Victor Sierra and Alvin Lim.