ShowNet hits the road to Del Mar and Wilmington in the latest Weekly Wrap.
Del Mar International Welcome Week highlights include:
$5,000 1.40m-1.45m: Ashlee Bond and Ace of Hearts were best in the 1.45m to kick off the Del Mar International’s two-week series. The longtime partners bested a field of 34. Bond has had the gelding since he was a 5-year-old. The bay was bred by none other than Richard Spooner.
$5,000 Interactive Mortgage 10 & Under Futurity: Keri Potter came out on top in the 10 & Under Futurity with Melanie Brooks’ Jiminy Cricket. The 7-year-old gelding has been with Potter since he was a 3-year-old, and Potter broke him herself. The rising star also won the 7-year-old Young Jumper Western Regional Final at Blenheim in September.
$35,000 Grand Prix of the Pacific: John Pearce and Chantico topped the Grand Prix of the Pacific to cap the week. The duo outpaced a monstrous jump-off field of 20 competitors. Pearce described his mount as a “super athlete.”
World Equestrian Center Fall III highlights include:
$5,000 Welcome Stake: Sam Pegg was best in the Welcome Stake. Riding Ten Sixty Stables’ Hilma, he bested a six-horse jump-off, and it was a tight race to the finish. The duo’s winning margin was just two-tenths of a second.
$7,500 Futures Prix: It was a podium sweep for David Beisel in the Futures Prix. He was first, second and third on horses owned by three different connections. The winning mount was With a Little Help Sir, a Hanoverian gelding owned by Elizabeth Gillmore.
$25,000 World Equestrian Center Grand Prix: Beisel continued his hot streak in the WEC Grand Prix. This time, he was best with the reliable Call Me Hannes. The duo bested a jump-off field of five and was nearly three seconds fastest.
Del Mar’s World Cup week, more WEC action and the New England Medal Finals are on deck in the next Weekly Wrap!