HITS / Saugerties: Alle Siege vom Pfingstwochenende 2011

HITS / Saugerties: Alle Siege vom Pfingstwochenende 2011

Platz
Pferd Besitzer
Reiter
Preis-
geld
RD 1
Fehler
Stechen
Fehler
Stechen
Zeit
1
Lord Spezi Ashland Farms Margie Engle $7,500
0
0
37.410
2
Pavarotti Todd Minikus, LTD. Todd Minikus $5,500
0
0
38.139
3
Notre Star De La Nutria Thelma Romero-Cloud Norman Dello Joio $3,250
0
0
38.236
4
Geledimar Nicholas Dello Joio Nicholas Dello Joio $2,000
0
0
41.479
5
Lets Go Equinimity, LLC Richard Moloney $1,500
0
0
41.633
6
Starlight Kate Levy, LLC Kate Levy $1,250
0
4
38.649
7
Wannahave The Wannahave Group Darragh Kenny $1,000
0
4
39.400
8
Luke 54 Equi-Sport, LLC Adam Cramer $750
0
4
41.090
9
Crossfire 10 Crossfire, LLC Federico Sztyrle $750
0
4
41.425
10
Carotino Blue River Farm Sales Germaine Edelmann $500
0
4
43.778
11
Lanoo John Wolff & Blacklick Bend Ali Wolff $500
4


12
Tango Abigail Wexner Jeffery Welles $500
4


 

 

 

 

 

Am Pfingstsamstag  dominierte Patricia Griffith mit Platinum den mit US$ 5.000 ausgeschriebenen Devoucoux Hunter Prix. In Erwartung von Qualifikationspunkten für das US$ 500.000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Finale gingen 61 Paare an den Start. Und wenn einem das Preisgeld für amerikanische Verhältnisse zu dünn ist, gewinnt man mit Sienna auch noch den Silberrang. Dann ist es leichter. Darüber freute sich sicher auch Besitzer Lexi Maounis. Mit Sienna übernahm sie in der zweiten Runde schon die Führung, bis sie mit Platinum zum großen Wurf ausholte.

 

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Patricia Griffith mit Lexi Maounis' Platinum beim Saturday's $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix - HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLACING
HORSE
OWNER
RIDER
1
Platinum Lexi Maounis Patricia Griffith
2
Sienna Lexi Maounis Patricia Griffith
3
Freedom's Storm Stormy Good Jenny Fischer
4
Generous Lori Gaudet David Oliynyk
5
Confidential Donald Stewart Lillie Keenan
6
Smoking Gun Cynthia Williams Cynthia Williams
7
Invincible Ellen Toon Ellen Toon
8
Wolf Gang Monty V. Kelly Amy Momrow

 

Der Pfingstsonntag stand im Zeichen von Hector Florentino auf Ultimo. Die Sonntagssiegprämie von sportlichen US$ 100.000 beim Purina Mills Grand Prix ging zu dreißig Prozent an das Team von Stransky's Mission Farms, Inc. Da kann man sich als Debütant schon mal anstrengen und den alten Hasen die Kohle vor der Nase wegschnappen. Im Stechen blieb aus Florentino lediglich noch Todd Minikus auf Pavarotti fehlerfrei und bescherte sich selbst noch nette 22 große Ami-Scheine. Die restlichen drei Paare im Stechen pokerten hoch und gingen es schneller an. Je vier Fehlerpunkte waren die Quittung.

 

 

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Hector Florentino reitet zum Sieg mit Stransky's Mission Farms, Inc.'s Ultimo beim Sunday's $100,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, präsentiert vom Pfizer Animal Health / HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York

 

 

 

PLACING
HORSE
OWNER
RIDER
PRIZE
MONEY
RD 1
FAULTS
JO
FAULTS
JO
TIME
1
Ultimo Stransky's Mission Farms, Inc. Hector Florentino $30,000 0 0 48.795
2
Pavarotti Todd Minikus, Ltd Todd Minikus $22,000 0 0 49.540
3
Lanoo John Wolff & Blacklick Bend Farm Ali Wolff $13,000 0 4 44.097
4
Gael Force North Run & Missy Clark Darragh Kenny $8,000 0 4 45.791
5
Lord Spezi Ashland Farms Margie Engle $6,000 0 4 46.118
6
Select Lionshare Farm & Ger Poels Horses Peter Leone $5,000 4

7
Urame Oakwood Stables Todd Minikus $4,000 4

8
Casey Beyaert Farm Inc David Tromp $3,000 4

9
Game Ready Susan Grange Yann Candele $3,000 4

10
Lirving De Volsin Kate Levy LLC & Christian Woshenko Kate Levy $2,000 4

11
Colorado Candy Tribble & Windsor Show Stables Inc Jonathan McCrea $2,000 6

12
Luke 54 Equi-Sport, LLC Adam Cramer $2,000 8


 

 
 

SAUGERTIES, NEW YORK (June 13, 2011) — Hector Florentino debuted at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York this spring and left his mark as he won Sunday’s $100,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, aboard Stransky’s Mission Farms, Inc.’s Ultimo. Florentino was the last rider in the class and topped four challengers in the jump-off to go double clear and win a pivotal qualifier for the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix in September.

After a day of rain, the footing in the Strongid® C 2X Stadium held up well under the conditions. Olaf Peterson, Jr.’s course featured 16 jumping efforts and included a double combination at fence number four and a triple at fence eight. The triple yielded 20 faults as four riders had rails down, keeping them from the second round. The riders who joined Florentino in the jump-off included a talented line-up of Margie Engle on Ashland Farms’ Lord Spezi, Ali Wolff on John Wolff & Blacklick Bend’s Lanoo, Darragh Kenny aboard North Run & Missy Clark’s Gael Force, and Todd Minikus aboard his own Pavarotti.

All riders in the second round finished within the 52 seconds allowed, but some encountered trouble in the repeat double at fence four. Engle had a rail down at the combination in the first go position of the jump-off and Wolff also picked up four jumping faults at the same fence. Wolff, however, posted a faster time than Engle in the jump-off at 44.097 seconds. In the third go spot, Kenny picked up four jumping faults at the sixth effort in 45.791 seconds, which pushed Engle to third.

Minikus got the first clear go to keep Kenny from the top two, but dropped to second after Florentino’s faster trip. Engle ultimately finished in fifth, Kenny in fourth, Wolff in third and Minikus in second, just .745 seconds shy of Florentino.

Engle’s fifth-place finish was the capstone to a successful week at HITS-on-the-Hudson. She brought home the blue in both the $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome on Wednesday and the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, with Lord Spezi on Friday.

“I really wanted to beat Margie,” said Florentino. “She’s one of the best and it’s not the same to just beat anyone.”

Coming off a successful show in Kentucky, Florentino was pleased with his first-ever performance at the HITS Saugerties show grounds.

“I really liked the courses this week,” he said. “They rode really nice with smooth turns and a lot of bending lines. I was worried about the 4a/b combination, but we came in good and we rode out good. Now we hope to be back in July and qualify [for the Pfizer Million].”

Minikus, a Purina Mills sponsored rider, was the fourth rider to go in the jump-off and posted a time that Florentino could beat, giving him the red.

“The rain was a factor, but the footing held and the horses were jumping well,” said Minikus. “Going into the jump-off, I was in the predicament of, ‘do I go clean or turn on the jet burners?’ I opted to do a nice ‘quick-enough’ clean. It was important to me to do well in this class – I’ve been a Purina-sponsored rider since 2000 and we are very proud to be part of the Purina Team.”

Aside from the $100,000 Grand Prix, Purina Mills also welcomed local families to the Saugerties, New York show grounds for their annual Kids Day on Sunday. Crowds of visitors were entertained with a horseless horseshow, face painting, arts and crafts, pony rides and an appearance by Whoopsy Daisy the Clown.

As if $30,000 in prize money wasn't enough, Florentino won big twice on Sunday. Because he and the team at Stransky's Mission Farms, Inc. feed their horses Purina Mills feed, they won 2,000 lbs. of feed, as part of a "win a ton" rider incentive program sponsored by Purina Mills, the official feed of HITS Horse Shows.

HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York and Virginia. In 2010, HITS took the industry to new heights when it hosted the first-ever Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix. HITS will once again offer the most innovative weekend in show jumping history in 2011 when it hosts the second annual Pfizer Million and the inaugural Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, September 10-11, at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York.

For more information and a complete schedule of classes and events, visit HitsShows.com. Stay connected with HITS, join us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

Media should contact the HITS Media Team at 845.246.8833 or e-mail Media_Info@HitsShows.com.

 
 

Lisa Engel, Tony Hitchcock and Christine Pankratz of HITS are joined by Jaimie Brockett and Bruce Stewart of Purina Mills to present Hector Florentino and Ultimo with the blue.

$100,000 Purina Mills Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health

PLACING
HORSE
OWNER
RIDER
PRIZE
MONEY
RD 1
FAULTS
JO
FAULTS
JO
TIME
1
Ultimo Stransky's Mission Farms, Inc. Hector Florentino $30,000 0 0 48.795
2
Pavarotti Todd Minikus, Ltd Todd Minikus $22,000 0 0 49.540
3
Lanoo John Wolff & Blacklick Bend Farm Ali Wolff $13,000 0 4 44.097
4
Gael Force North Run & Missy Clark Darragh Kenny $8,000 0 4 45.791
5
Lord Spezi Ashland Farms Margie Engle $6,000 0 4 46.118
6
Select Lionshare Farm & Ger Poels Horses Peter Leone $5,000 4
7
Urame Oakwood Stables Todd Minikus $4,000 4
8
Casey Beyaert Farm Inc David Tromp $3,000 4
9
Game Ready Susan Grange Yann Candele $3,000 4
10
Lirving De Volsin Kate Levy LLC & Christian Woshenko Kate Levy $2,000 4
11
Colorado Candy Tribble & Windsor Show Stables Inc Jonathan McCrea $2,000 6
12
Luke 54 Equi-Sport, LLC Adam Cramer $2,000 8
 

 

 
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