The Australian was the winner in the $100,000 City of Ocala Grand Prix to overcome a grown Federico Fernandez of Mexico who lacked little to snatch victory. (Photo © ESI Photography)
The City of Ocala Grand Prix with a bag to distribute of $100,000 was the scene to complete the CSI 4* week where Australian Scott Keach took care to close the curtain with his victory.
Then they started the competition with a total of 50 pairs in the regular round, the jump-off would be decided with 9 including 4 double clear. Riding 11-year-old gelding Fedor (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Orkaan) owned by Keach and Southern Cr., the winner could exceed close fight from the Mexican Federico Fernández, when completed its journey in time of 43.71 seconds, while the second handed over to Fernandez and Guru (Ard VDL Douglas x Clover Brigade) a 11-year-old gelding owned by the rider, followed in time of 43.95 seconds, resulting difference just 24 hundredths of a second between the first and second place.
For third place and maintaining a similar round to the first two positions, American Marilyn Little with 12-year-old mare Corona (Cordalme Z x Lenz XX) owned by Raylyn Farms, Inc. stopped the clock at 44.87 seconds, while to close the last double clear in the competition at fourth place as the gold individual Pan American medalist in Guadalajara 2011 Chritine McCrea leading the 10-year-old gelding Win for Life (Winningmood van Arenberg x Chatman) owned by Candy Tribble they left in time of 47.59 seconds.
Closing the top five Grand Prix the famous American rider Bezzie Madden, World No. 4 and No. 2 Pan Am Ranking (PAEC), completed his presentation with the fastest jump-off time in 43.29 seconds, but unfortunately the best sown competition knocked down a rail to total 4 fouls with 14-year-old mare Vanilla (Nabab de Reve x Clinton) owned by Abigail Wexner.