Nick Haness Takes the Lead with a Big Win in the 2013 CashCall Mortgage Futurity Qualifiers
RELEASE: May 16, 2013
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: Blenheim Equisports
The third qualifier at Showpark's Ranch & Coast Classic hosted thirty-seven horse and rider combinations - the largest group of entries to date. With almost half the class going clean, sixth to go in the jump-off, Nick Haness aboard the fabulous mare Zeppelien (Kendall Perrin, owner), set a blazing time that couldn't be beat.
"We decided to give it a try at the first qualifier - it was definitely the biggest course she had done since we imported her. She was awesome. With so many clean this week it was definitely a race to win, so I went for it," said Haness. "This class opens the door for horses and riders to step up. It certainly made my first big jumper win feel special."
The Blenheim Spring Classic III qualifier winners, Kandi Stewart on her homebred C-Scooter, came in a close second to Haness. However, by earning 38 points for the victory, Haness takes the lead in the standings.
With five qualifiers remaining and add back increasing the prize money for the September finals, there's still a chance to be one of the top fifteen to compete for $25,000+ purse. Remember that add back from each of the classes will increase the final purse and there will be no entry fee for the 15 top finishers invited to participate.
Schedule for remaining qualifiers & final:
1.35m - 1.40m
Blenheim June Classic I
1.40m - 1.45m
Blenheim June Classic II
Showpark Summer Festival
Blenheim Summer Classic
Showpark All Seasons Tournament
$25,000 (+ add back) CashCall Mortgage Futurity Finals:
Top 15 Horses Qualify, no entry fee
Blenheim Fall Tournament