Watch Why They Won: Laskano Scores His Sixth Derby Win Of The Year At Lake Placid

Jul 12, 2022 - 2:56 PM

Laskano won his sixth international hunter derby of the year Sunday, part of a one-two finish for rider Jimmy Torano that also included his stablemate Moonlight in second. Both horses are owned by Isalou, Inc.

Seventeen finalists contested two derby courses set for the $15,000 Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship North, held on the final day of the I Love New York Horse Show in Lake Placid, New York.

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Jimmy Torano and Laskano earned the top score in both rounds of competition at the $15,000 Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Regional Championship North, July 10 in Lake Placid, N.Y. Kind Media Photo

The judging panels of Gary Duffy and Jamie Stryker, and Tim Kees and Geoff Case scored Torano and Laskano on top in both rounds, giving them a score of 179 in the classic round and a score of 202 in the handy for a two-round total of 381 over courses set by designer Joe Carnicom in the all-grass Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix Field.

The win was the sixth international hunter derby victory this year for Laskano, a 10-year-old Westphalian gelding (Los Angeles—Laskaja), and the fourth derby win for Torano in Lake Placid.

“It’s a great class,” Torano said. “I’ve been blessed to have some outstanding horses to ride in this derby, and these were probably the two best I’ve had. This was a really nice way to end two great weeks here in Lake Placid.”

His second horse, Moonlight, scored 375 to finish second, while third place went to Cameron Kohls on Fubioh with a score of 361.

 Watch Torano and Laskano’s winning handy round, courtesy of ClipMyHorse.TV:

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