Iwasaki And Griffith Lead The Way Into Hunter Prix Finals

Sep 9, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Saugerties, N.Y.—Sept. 9

You could almost hear Bon Jovi singing “Oh, we’re halfway there” as the hunters dueled it out in both the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix and the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Both hunter classes offer four rounds held over three days. Friday commenced it all, with the scores from that day combined with Saturday’s Round 2 scores to determine who qualifies for the top 25 that jump again on Sunday

To break it down:

All entries competed in Round 1 and Round 2. Round 1’s score carried over to Round 2. The total of those scores determined who achieved the desired top 25 positions to jump in Round 3 on Sunday.

But tomorrow is a new day. As the riders enter for Round 3, they start with a clean slate and no previous scores. Then the top four return to complete the  fourth, and final, round where one will be named the champion with Queen hopefully playing through the loudspeakers.

In the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix, Augusta Iwasaki couldn’t be touched. She took the top placings overall on Illusion and Small Adventure.

Jenny Karazissis showed all that today she was on fire, taking home the top spot in Round 2 on Undeniable. She sits in second overall in the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix Final behind Patricia Griffith and Stellar.

Check back tomorrow for our coverage on the Platinum Performance $100,000 Hunter Prix Final, Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Final, Black Barn $250,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Prix and the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix. For more results, click here.

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Stellar lived up to his name with Patricia Griffith, taking first overall thus far in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Jenny Karazissis continued her winning day, taking first in the second round of the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix aboard Undeniable and standing second overall. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Miss Lucy and Jen Alfano were in fine form. They sit in third overall in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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After being such a good girl, Miss Lucy had time for a snack before the award ceremonies. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Tracy Fenney and MTM Silver Alert took fourth place overall so far in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Big Shot lived up to his name today taking fifth overall in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix before winning the Stal Hendrix Green Hunter Futurity. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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A trainer’s spot. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Cassandra Kahle was all smiles after Nino Nacho’s round in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Brian Moggre and MTM Fashion sit in seventh place going into the final rounds of the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Mickie Sage and Esperance sit in eighth place in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Start them young! Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Sami Milo and Lulavani sit in ninth place going into the final rounds of the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Amber Henter gave Galan lots of pats after their round in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix. The pair stand in 10th place. Photo by Laura Lemon.
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Are we not The Chronicle of the Dogs? Photo by Laura Lemon.

 

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