Weekend Racing and Endurance Wrap from Horsereporter

Kentucky Bay over Limitless

Kentucky Bay over Limitless

July 22, 2013, California ~ The weekend from 19-21 July was packed with great events and many of the full stories are already up on Horsereporter.  Here is the wrap-up on some of our favorite news behind the news.

Racing news

July 20, Sacramento, California, Wathba Stud Farm Cup Arabian Three Years +$11,300 Purse  6F was won by Kentucky Bay ridden to victory by lady jockey, Marcia Stortz. Limitless, driven hard by Barrington Harvey, came in second, while Hitdamark under Juan Avila arrived in third.

Helen Shelly may be sorry that she sold Kentucky Bay. “At the time, I had too many Maidens,” said Shelley.

The July 19,  Arapahoe Park, Colorado, Maiden Special Weight Arabians 3 yrs+,  6F was won by Djets Son (Djet Set De Falgas x Wikings Wixen) ridden by Michael Iammarino, trained by Kathleen Vinson for owner, Jane Teutsch of Soaring Eagle Farm. The colt paid $49.80 to win in the time of 1:20:94, topping the field of 8.  Second in was TSS Miazoune owned by Jacqueline Kulow, and third was Petite Fraise, owned by Ray Teutsch.

Endurance News:

The July 19, FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Endurance Championship 75 miles, at Kentucky Horse Park was a wonderful challenge to these riders ages 14-21.

Congratulations to all riders, owners who lent horses, parents, friends and family who supported these riders.

Individual Medals:

Gold Medal:Cassandra Roberts on Viktory Banner

Silver Medal: Emma Webb on Vegas

Bronze Medal: Heleen deBeer on DCL Mooi Penny

Gold Medal Team: USA Southeast

Silver Medal Team: Canada

Bronze Medal Team: USA Northeast

It was interesting for me to see that Viktory Banner, the winner under Cassandra Roberts, also has the stallion, Ben Rabba++/ in his  tail line, as does my own Da Mar Babba Louie – one fabulous horse.

Christine Janzen, long one of Canada’s top riders, wrote to tell me that her daughter, Jaylene Janzen,  finished on her horse, Sakic, for the Silver Medal Team Canada.

July 20 California, finishing the Tevis 100 mile Western States Trail is a hard way to earn a buckle!

Rusty Toth of Durango, Colorado, riding Take A Break, won the ride in slightly less than 17 hours, arriving at 10:12 pm after a 5:15 am start. Take A Break (Virgule Al Maury x KTP Alekatsa), has over 750 competition endurance miles. Toth was the 2012 Haggin Cup winner on Farrabba.

Fast Facts: 75 riders out of 160 starts finished the ride. From 1955 through 2011, there have been 9,278 starting entries, of which 5,066 (54.6%) finished.

The 2013 Haggin Cup went to Suzanne Hedgecock and LZP Julioslastchance (Julio). Congratulations to all riders!

From California horse trainer, Helen Shelly –  Take A Break, bred by Darley Stud Management, was sold by Shelley after his racing career of 19 starts and one win. The eight and a half-year old chestnut known as Quake  seems to love the long miles of endurance with owner, Rusty Toth.

Interesting to note the breeding on the Top Ten Finish Results:

1) Rusty Toth on Take A Break (by Virgule Al Maury)

2) Jennifer Waitte on M Dash Czoe (by KA Czubathan by Brusally Orzelost)

3) Jenni Smith on M Dash Stellar (by Sam Tiki) and it doesn’t hurt to mention, bred by Cre-Run Farms

4) Christoph Schork on Starlit Way (by Virgule Al Maury x Star Path)

5) Kevin Myers on Auli Farwa (by FV Aul Fancy Free x Winchester Silkie of the Abu Farwa line on both ends)

6) Karen Donley on Royal Patron (by Monarch AH x Pink Beaches)

7) Mark Schuerman on French Open owned by Hillorie Bachmann (by Okba x Selma Croixnoire)

8) Suzanne Hedgecock on LZP Julicslastchance (by Julio By Golly)

9) Beverly Gray on Jolly Sickle (by Jolly By Golly), bred by Mandolynn Hill Farms

10) Ann Marie Barnett on Ravvens Allure (by Ravven x Shahllure )

Last rider in was Michaela Costello on Nubira at 4:58 am.

And From Castlebar Endurance 

July 20,  the Coolamon Endurance Riders of Australiawere absolutely thrilled and proud to have champion rider, Meg Wade, complete the 20k social ride on the horse, Actress (Kevisan Park Kentucky Blue), in very trying weather conditions. “Not even sleety showers could take the smile off her face.”

~see you on the trail.  Pamela


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