World No. 1 Kent Farrington took for third time the New Albany Grand Prix and second Grand Prix on consecutive days. (Photo © Winslow Photography LLC)
World Number 1 and Pan American Ranking Leader Kent Farrington of the United States of America, won for third time the $125,000 New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix.
As if that were not enough Kent Farrington, who added his third victory before more than 15,000 spectators, came from winning last night at Rolex Grand Prix in Central Park, NY and now flying to Ohio, to adds the 2017 edition, to his existing victories of 2010 and 2013.
No doubt a great gift for the audience to enjoy the lWorld Ranking Leader delivering a new victory with the 15-year-old gelding Voyeur (Tolano van’t Riethof x Goodwill) at the John G. McCoy Show Field and a course designed by British Richard Jeffery for 30 pairs.
After completing the regular round, a total of 6 riders returned to the jump-off with Kent Farrington stopping the clock in 38.84 seconds, securing 100 World Ranking Points and surpassing by only 5 hundredths of a second to Israeli Daniel Bluman.
In case of Daniel Bluma was presented with the 14-year-old mare Sancha LS (Chin Chin x Polydor) recording a time of 38.89 seconds and third place marking the last double clear round was another favorite of the crowd, as is Margie Engle with the 8-year-old gelding Dicas (Diarado x Cassini I) in 43.86 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 American Ali Wolff in fourth place alongside Casall (Casall) with 4 fouls in 42.31 seconds and fifth place for also american rider Michael Morrissey with the 11-year-old mare La Lopez 3 (Lenardo x Landstreicher) in 4 fouls and 42.46 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking stood out the former leader Samuel Parot of Chile, who was one of several riders who, like Kent Farrington, traveled from New York to be present in New Albany. Accompanying the 12-year-old mare Romance du Criolo (Kannan x Dandy du Plape), the Chilean finished sixth closing the tiebreak, accumulating 8 fouls in 39.54 seconds. Also in the points were Mexican rider Santiago Lambre in 12th place with the 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) in a regular round of 4 fouls, while fellowman Alberto Michán finished in 8 foul to fill the 17th position along with 10-year-old Handy van HD (Tinka’s Boy x Reve Nabab) and finally Ilan Bluman of Colombia was out of time allowed, finishing in 9 fouls at 20th with the 8-year-old gelding Enzo (Verdi TN x Amethist).
Final Results $125,000 New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix.
1.- KENT FARRINGTON/VOYEUR (USA)
2.- DANIEL BLUMAN/SANCHA LS (ISR)
3.- MARGIE ENGLE/DICAS (USA)
4.- ALI WOLFF/CASALL (USA)
5.- MICHAEL MORRISSEY/LA LOPEZ 3 (USA)
6.- SAMUEL PAROT/ROMANCE DU CRIOLO (CHI)
7.- CHRISTINE MCCREA/NEKTARINA (USA)
8.- LESLIE HOWARD/DONNA SPECIALE (USA)
9.- KRISTEN VANDERVEEN/EMHILAVSCA FORTUNA (USA)
10.- KEVIN BABINGTON/DOUBLE O SEVEN 7 (IRL)
11.- BEEZIE MADDEN/SIMON (USA)
12.- SANTIAGO LAMBRE/DINGEMAN (MEX)