(Kathy Russell Photography)
Less than 24 hours after taking home top honors in the $36,600 Suncast Welcome Stake CSI4*-W, Emily Moffitt (GBR) and Tipsy du Terral led a second straight victory gallop.
This time, they won the $36,600 NetJets Speed Challenge, topping a field of 28 international entries with a winning time of 60.18 seconds.
“Yesterday, I mentioned that everything came up perfectly, and I guess today, the same happened—I would even say better,” Moffitt said.
Remarkably, second-place finishers Erynn Ballard (CAN) and Judge Hof ter Zeedycke also repeated their result from the Welcome. This time around, their time was 61.17 seconds. Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and Venice Beach finished third with a time of 62.19 seconds.
Jumping in the first half of the order, Moffitt and her mount were able to maintain their lead through 17 rounds. With a comfortable margin of victory of nearly a second, the 21-year-old attributed the win to stride and smoothness.
“The course was obviously quite suited to me and Tipsy,” Moffitt said. “I started with a good pace and kept it the whole way around. Everything showed up nicely, and I never had to take a pull. That’s why we were so quick.
“She has a monster stride, so I just went for it,” she added.
Moffitt has a weekend of rest planned for her horse.
“She’s been great, so we’re actually going to take her home,” she said. “She’s been so good. We’re going to give her a nice reward, take her home early and let her have lots of carrots!
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