Foreign bets lead ‘World Slasher’ today, Jan. 28

The prestigious 2019 World Slasher Cup 9 -Cock Invitational Derby finally opens today, Monday, Jan. 28 at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum led by a formidable team of foreign gamefowl breeders.

Dink Fair of Kentucky, USA, as popular as Johhny Jumper, Ray Alexander, Duke Hulsey and Ted Maclean, among Filipino cockers since the 1970s, will climb the Big Dome rueda today in partnership with Tagum City businessman Larry Rubinos.

Fair, known for his Millionaire 5k lines (sweater, moonwalker, golden boy and yellow legged hatch) will attend the LYR Excellence Gamefowl Summit next month. 

Past champs are also raring to reclaim glory: Frank Berin, the Escolin Brothers, Biboy Enriquez, Nene Araneta, and Patrick “Idol” Antonio. 

Supported by Pitgames Media and Excellence Poultry and Livestock Specialists, the WSC Cup will run until Feb. 6 with Pintakasi of Champions as host.

Othe foreign entries will be fielded by Lonnie Harper of Mule Train fame, Bruce Brown, Mike Formosa, Erik Rosales and Robert Dominguez(California), Nathan Jumper (Mississippi),Butch Cambra and Cris Castillo, (Hawaii), Tim Fitzgerald (Utah), Marty Bently and Brett Mccormick (Ohio), Domi Corpus of Hi Ace Ranch USA;

Bobby Fairchild (Kentucky), Glenn Camacho (Guam), Ernest Akins and Brent Doulglas (Oklahoma), Joey Melendez and Rene Penalosa (Austaralia), Soan Sogianto (Indonesia) Mark Salazar (Malaysia), Jorge Giotia, Wilbert LeBlanc Richard Harris, and more.

The local contingent includes: Tony Marfori, Dicky Lim, Paz Ducepec and Mon Villanueva, Osang dela Cruz, Rene Penalosa, Harold de Ramos, Iking Araneta, Joemari Bantillo, Max Benedicto, Jong Espina, PJ Santos, Glenn Samson, Jonjon Cano and Carrie Chua, Rommel Buensuceso, Jansoy Lee, Pete Policarpio, Noli Fernandez, Nad Mendoza, Anthony Jacinto, Alex Magdaraog, Rhona Bullecer, Jet Fernando, Roger Castro, and Lando Flores;

Buddy Puertas, Jun Bacolod, Jervy Maglunob, Noel Cosico, Tady Palma, Michael Manoquid, Werly Dipante, Rene Medina, A. Bernos, Nestor Vendivil, Dhee De Ocampo, Vic Santos, Lito Cay, Raymond Velayo, Marcu del Rosario, Boboy Dela Cruz, Ramon Mansenares, Alexander Aguirre, Felix & Eddie Gatchalian, Carlos Camacho, Ramon Navarro, Robert Balajadia, Richard Perez, Paolo Malvar, Arman Santos, Ricky Magtuto, Willard Ty, Arnold Arena, Ariel Magat, Jun Bacolod, Gerry Magbuhos, Ricky Magtuto, Jeffrey Sy, Aylwyn Sy, Butchuk Cardenas, and RC Lapiz, among others. 

Interested parties may call the WSC derby office at 588-4000 loc 8227 or 911-2928; or visit

Among the sponsors: Thunderbird, Emperador and Powertrac. The WSC Cup 2 is scheduled on May 27 – June 2, 2019.