The Israeli Daniel Bluman added his second win in two days of the Hampton Classic Horse Show 2017 beating the Irishman Darragh Kerins. (Photo © Shawn McMillen Photography)
Israeli Daniel Bluman added his second victory in two days, dominating the $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier in New York.
As part of the 2017 Hampton Classic Horse Show, Daniel Bluman marked the best jump-off time in 38.40 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Bacara d’Archonfosse (Asca Z x Kannan) owned by Daniel Bluman, Alexa & Kim Douglas, securing 80 World Ranking Points in a course designed by Irishman Alan Wade.
The class that started with 53 pairs was defined in the tiebreaker round with 10 classified riders, led by Daniel Bluman surpassing by 40 hundredths of a second the Irish rider Darragh Kerins.
In case of Darragh Kerins occupying second place, he completed his field in 38.80 seconds with the 11-year-old stallion Silteplait de Circee (Ephebe for Ever x Laudanum), while the third place was American Catherine Nicole Tyree in time of 39.09 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Enjoy Louis (Coriano x Kannan).
The great day for the winner Daniel Bluman, complemented by also occupying fourth place with his second presented, the 9-year-old gelding Ladriano Z (Lawito x Baloubet du Rouet) in time of 39.43 seconds and finished in fifth place American Devin Ryan with his 10-year-old gelding Cooper (Unaniem x Baloubet Du Rouet) in 40.00 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking participated the Mexican rider Santiago Lambre finishing with the best position and in double figuration took 31st and 32nd, emphasizing with the 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) in 4 fouls and 78.40 seconds. He was also followed outside the points by Roberto Terán of Colombia in the 37th place with the 12-year-old gelding Brilliant du Rouet (Balou du Rouet x Caretani Z) totaling 8 faults, like the Mexican rider Alberto Michán next to the 10-year-old mare Handy van Hd (Tinka’s boy 89.7275 x Nabab De Reve) and Puerto Rican Vasco Flores with the 12-year-old gelding Balou (Balou du Rouet x Ramiro) in 51st place accumulating 16 fouls.
The best seed and World No. 3 McLain Ward finished in 18th place with the 10-year-old mare Tina la Boheme (Calvaro x Arpege Pierreville) in a 4 fouls regular round and 75.06 seconds.