Nuestra Senor was first put to the whip over nine years ago, Nov 4, 2012, at Santa Anita. Among his subsequent stops in Florida, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York were two tracks that no longer exist (Hollywood Park, Suffolk Downs). On Nov 11, 2015, Nuestra, then five, brought up the rear in a cheap “claiming” race, some 28 lengths back. And even though he “won” $315 for his “connections” that day – Finger Lakes, a racino, pays first-last – owner G & G Establo and trainer Michael LeCesse were done with him. He next surfaced at the single worst (among stiff competition) track in North America, Camarero.
Nuestra’s first race on the island was in Feb 2016. 17 more followed that year; 12 in ’17; 13 in ’18; 14 in ’19; 11 in ’20; and 11 this year, the most recent just four days ago, bringing the Camarero total to 79 races. That coupled with the 49 in the States means that this poor animal has been whip-raced an almost unfathomable 128 times. His current abusers – there have been many: Nuestra has been “For Sale” in over 95% of his races – are owner Establo Vagabundo and trainer Luis Colorado. Nuestra will be 12 next month – and there is no end in sight. Vile doesn’t quite cut it.