Gramercy Park and Brennan celebrate the Sunshine Week at the Gulf Coast Winter Classic with a win in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby
RELEASE: March 9, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Classic Communications
Gramercy Park, owned by Lynn Rice and ridden by Thomas Brennan look picture perfect as they sail over a fence on their way to the winner's circle.
- Gramercy Park, owned by Lynn Rice and ridden by Thomas Brennan of Charles Town, West Virginia won yesterday's $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. "Charlie" is the 9 year old bay gelding who also won the USHJA's 2012 World Championship Hunter Rider Program Hunter of Year.
Brennan and Gramercy Park scored an impressive 178 points in their first round which secured the lead. Their second round score of 186 brought their total score to 364 which would win the class by one point.
LPF Woodford, owned by LPF, LLC and ridden by Holly Shepherd of Grand Bay, Alabama had a first round score of 171. Despite the option bonuses awarded the pair, their second round score of 192 would not be enough to best Gramercy Park. Their overall score of 363 would place them in second.
In third place was Triompf, owned by Loretta Patterson and ridden by Holly Shepherd. The pair scored a 157.5 for their first round and 189 for their second round effort, bringing their combined total to 346.5.
Robert Gabriel's CR Carolato II, ridden by Jordan Siegel of Flower Mound, Texas secured a fourth place ribbon with a combined score of 341. A combined score of 336.5 would secure the fifth place for Tell All, owned by Over Fences Farm, LLC and ridden by Maria Rasmussen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Seneca owned and ridden by Kathleen Caya of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin secured sixth place with a combined score of 326.5. In seventh place, Fallon Bock's Chief Heart n' Soul, ridden by Jordan Siegel scored an overall 321 points. In eighth place, Karen King's Metternich, ridden by Laureen McKenzie of Keifer, Oklahoma scored an overall 316. In ninth place, Eileen Fontaine's Priority, ridden by Belynda Bond of Pilot Point, Texas scored an overall 313.5 points. Tenth place saw Ellen Herrington's Belvedere, ridden by Holly Shepherd with a cumulative score of 295.5 points. In eleventh place, Pamela Ward's Trump Card, ridden by Thomas Brennan scored an overall 276 points. And in twelfth place, Sandra Staley's Playboy, ridden by Courtney Calcagnini of Lantana, Texas scored 229 points.