Yann Candele won Friday's $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed Challenge at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida aboard Carolla Z. Candele went early in the order and set a pace that couldn't be beat in 61.175 seconds. There were 16 clear rounds in the class.
"I saw the first horse going in, and they were very efficient. I just tried to let her take me and make some short turns. It paid off, obviously! She's a naturally fast horse," Candele said.
Pablo Barrios (VEN) and G&C Napoleon were just behind for second place with a clear round in 61.507 seconds. Ronan McGuigan rode Chin Chon to third place in a time of 63.312 seconds.
Candele has been riding Carolla Z, a 12-year-old Zangersheide mare by Cumano x Landadel, for five years. Candele said of the mare, "She won a grand prix in September. We're just starting her here. She's had four classes and she was second twice and won the other two. It's a long circuit and so far she's been doing very, very well."
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Source: press release from equestriansport.com by Jennifer Wood for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
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