Exciting news from the 2011 NRHA/IRHA Derby in Reggio Emilia, Italy - 19 year old rider Manuel Cortesi won the €20,000-added level 4 and the €10,000-added level 3 non-pro divisions aboard PC Customblack Widow (Custom Crome x Jan Crocker x Topsail Cody).This talented mare was bred by Mr. Bonanni using frozen semen from Steve Simon’s stallion, Custom Crome. The semen was frozen by Select Breeders Southwest and imported by SBS Italia.
Quote from Manuel Cortesi, “PC Customblack Widow was bought as a yearling and was started by my father before I took over the ride. The mare has a lot of character and from our win at the German Futurity last year she has matured quite a bit. I am thrilled about winning the Italian Derby this year. I certainly did not expect such a result! PC Customblack Widow and I grew together and I'm sure when the time comes, she will make a great mom!”
It was a successful competition for Manuel, he also took reserve honors in both divisions aboard his 2011 NRHA European Futurity Level 4 Non Pro Champion, PC Sliderina For Me (Dualin For Me x The Slide Surprise).