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Karl Cook and Banba win the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final

Monday, 28 October 2013

Karl Cook and Banba win the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final to wrap up Del Mar International World Cup Week.Wrapping up the very last day of the Del Mar International Horse Show, there was still plenty of excitement to be had as the GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final got underway. Sixty-five horse and rider pairs entered this class to battle it out for top honors, and sixteen made it to the jump off. Out of those sixteen, we saw seven impressive double clear rounds. In the end, Karl Cook and Banba, owned by Signe Ostby, set forth a lightning-fast time, holding off Will Simpson and Acorina to take the blue.

To conclude results of the GGT Footing Series Final: Karl Cook received the “Marco” Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the leading open jumper rider. Lane Clarke is the winner of the GGT Series, earning $19,000 in prize money; Susan Artes is the second place GGT Series finisher with $12,000 in prize money and Susan Hutchinson earns 3rd place and $4,000 in prize money.

In the iJump Sports High Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic, Quintus Z, with Taylor Harris in the irons, pulled off an impressive win in this 1.40m class.

Lane Clarke ended first in the GGT Series.Highlights of World Cup Week included Vinton Karrasch’s incredible victory aboard Coral Reef Baloufino Saturday night. This pair was the only one to go clear out of 38 entries in the Rancho Valencia World Cup Grand Prix of Del Mar. Duncan McFarlane and Mr. Whoopy were second, and Jenni McAllister on Casseur de Prix earned third place. In the Grand Prix Hunter Derby Final, Tara Metzner took home first AND second place aboard Davlyn Farms’ Fabricio and Come Monday, respectively. Earlier in the week, Nayel Nassar won the iJump Sports Welcome Stake out of a field of 52 entries. Zoey Pacyna and Wonderfull earned the blue in the PCHA/Equine Insurance Childrens/Adult Jumper Championship.

Eduardo Menezes and La Fleur 4 took home the blue in the Del Mar Welcome Grand Prix, out of a field of 68 entries. In the PCHA/Equine Insurance Childrens/Adult Hunter Championship Final, it was Yvette Lang-Einczig aboard Rio Negro who secured the win.

Top 10 GGT Footing Grand Prix Series Final :
Pl. – No. – Horse – Rider – R1 Faults – R1 Time – JO Faults – JO Time
1 – 453 – BANBA – KARL COOK – 68.600 – 36.470
2 – 214 – ACORINA – WILLIAM SIMPSON – 72.694 – 37.880
3 – 345 – KELLINE FONROY – CLEMENTINE GOUTAL – 71.965 – 38.013
4 – 751 – TWISTER – WILLIAM SIMPSON – 74.251 – 38.472
5 – 411 – SIG ZULEIKA – SUSAN HUTCHISON – 73.886 – 38.745
6 – 647 – OSCAR DU ROZEL – FRANCIE NILFORUSHAN – 73.471 – 41.321
7 – 782 – AIYETORO – SAER COULTER – 75.199 – 41.367
8 – 658 – DELPHINE DH – TATIANA DZAVIK – 71.362 – 4 – 36.528
9 – 409 – SIG EXCEL – SUSAN HUTCHISON – 69.839 – 4 – 37.846
10 – 225 – SEMIRA DE SAULIEU – LANE CLARKE – 71.437 – 4 – 38.355

Source: Press release

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