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February 18, 2014

Alpha VDL Starts Out A Winner At HITS Ocala $50,000 HITS Grand Prix

Ocala, Fla.—Feb. 16   

The future looks bright for Darragh Kenny after his new ride Alpha VDL topped their second grand prix together. “He’s a big, easy-going horse. I’ve shown him a few times now and nothing fazes him,” said Kenny. “He has a big stride and for a big horse he is amazingly light on his feet.”

February 2, 2014

Saer Coulter And Springtime Own the Clock To Win $50,000 Strongid C 2X CSI-W At HITS Thermal

Thermal, Calif. — Feb. 1    

In their first grand prix of the 2014 season, Saer Coulter and Springtime kicked off their year on the highest of notes. They topped a field of 31 in the $50,000 Strongid© C 2X CSI-W, presented by Zoetis, to highlight World Cup week at HITS Thermal. The class was a qualifier for the Longines FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France this April.

January 31, 2014

Ashlee Bond Clarke Wins No. 2 In HITS Thermal

Thermal, Calif.—Jan. 30   

Ashlee Bond Clarke of Hidden Hills, Calif., has had her eye on Chela LS for years. The big-bodied chestnut mare was the ride of Simon Nizri before Bond Clarke purchased Chela LS in July. It was then that she realized just how special the mare, now coming 10, really was.

January 27, 2014

Fenney Goes Two For Two At HITS Ocala

Ocala, Fla.—Jan. 26   

After jumping to the top of Jan. 24’s $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, Tracy Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas, found success again on Jan. 26 in the $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, this time aboard MTM Farm’s Centano.

January 20, 2014

Centurion B: Grand Prix Winner And Parade Horse

When the Chronicle posted a photo of Lisa Goldman and Centurion B winning the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on its Facebook page, the comments about the chestnut’s clip job almost outnumbered the congratulations.

January 17, 2014

Good Start For Goldman At HITS Ocala

Ocala, Fla.—Jan. 16

Lisa Goldman won three grand prix during her first appearance at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit last year, and hasn’t skipped a beat since. She returned with a bang this week, winning the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Zoetis, to kick off grand prix competition at this year’s circuit.

September 8, 2013

La Bonita Impresses At $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix

Saugerties, N.Y.- Sept. 8   

Riders and spectators could be forgiven for stopping and staring as Jimmy Torano cantered Kathryn Haefner’s La Bonita around the grand prix ring in the final round of the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix.

With her knees to her eyeballs and a soft, quiet step, the warmblood mare by Lupicor earned top scores in the third round and a trip to the final four where she picked up the top check.

September 8, 2013

Nassar Nabs The Win At The Zoetis $1 Million

Saugerties, N.Y.- Sept. 8   

When the time came to pick a horse for the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS-On-The-Hudson, Egyptian rider Nayel Nassar only had one choice.

His other mount, the stallion Raging Bull Vangelis S was still in quarantine after competing in Europe over the summer, so it was up to the young Lordan to step up to the plate. While only 9, the Hanoverian gelding (Lordanos—Lamona, Landor) had jumped around enough grand prix tracks that Nassar knew he’d be up for the challenge.

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