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Beezie Madden and Play On win the inaugural $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show

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Beezie Madden and Play On Race to $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Win at Kentucky Spring Horse Show

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2006-05-12

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Kenneth Kraus for Phelps Media Group, Inc. International


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PHOTO CREDIT: Beezie Madden and Play On win the inaugural $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. ©2006 Kenneth Kraus & PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.


Beezie Madden and Play On Race to $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic Win at Kentucky Spring Horse Show


Lexington, KY – May 12, 2006 – It was a change of wardrobe for the competitors on Friday morning at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, as they gratefully stashed their rain gear and donned their winter parkas for the $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, the inaugural event of the $170,000 Hagyard Challenge Series. The class, rescheduled from Thursday afternoon, kicked off the morning activities at the Johnson Arena at 9 a.m.


Richard Jeffery of Great Britain designed the course for the thirty-five starters that went to the post. The class was scored under FEI Art. 238.2.2, Time First Jump-Off.


Of the thirty-five horse and rider combinations that started, twelve produced clear round efforts over the first course. Another eight competitors came home with four faults, four had eight faults and two had twelve. Ten had more than twelve faults or were eliminated.



In the timed tiebreaker, Eliza Shuford and Larentino, owned by the Larentino Group, and Aaron Vale on Millstream, Inc.’s Artur 28 each had four faults, with Vale taking the early lead with a faster time of 35.42 seconds. Following Vale, Angela Moore and Claus, owned by the Stealaway Farms, had two down for eight faults in 37.43 seconds.



Olympic Gold Medalist Beezie Madden returned fourth on Play On, owned by Allan Shore, Jr. Madden registered the first clear round of the speed phase, flashing across the finish line in 37.49 seconds.



Although four of the final five riders went clear over the short course, none were able to catch Madden’s time. Mark Leone and Great American, owned by All Seasons and Ri-Arm Farm, clocked in at 40.16 seconds. Peter Pletcher piloting Gray Wolf Farm’s Plesant broke the beams in 39.03 seconds, and Jimmy Torano on Ormsby Hill owned by Torano and Sir Ruly, Inc., slipped under the wire in 38.01 seconds.



Two rounds of four faults followed the three clear rides, one for Cara Raether and U Blesco, tripping the timers in 42.07 seconds, and the second for Salamander Farm’s Kadena R and Paige Johnson, who finished in 40.02 seconds.



Georgina Bloomberg and Nadia, owned by Gotham Enterprizes was the last to go in the tiebreaker and came closest to catching Madden. Bloomberg raced home in 37.86 seconds, but fell 3/10ths of a second short of the target.



“I went fourth, and everybody before me had faults,” detailed a smiling Madden following the victory gallop. “So I decided to do all of the numbers I had planned earlier and make some neat turns, but I wasn’t going to run like crazy. He’s naturally pretty fast so it worked out perfectly.”



For second place finisher Bloomberg, today’s jump-off was a big step forward with her long time partner Nadia. “She had a bad end to the Florida circuit. She had a couple of mishaps,” she revealed. “Now we’re just making our way back into the big classes with her again, so we’re just at the end of a rebuilding phase. So, I didn’t want to go as fast as I would have gone had she been on the top of her game. But today was a great confidence building ride, and I couldn’t be happier with her progress,” Bloomberg said.



Madden said that the move from Thursday to Friday was a good one. “I thought the footing was very good today. It wasn’t slippery, and it was very consistent. I thought moving the class to today was an excellent move, in fact, after walking the course yesterday, I had decided that I wasn’t going. So I thought canceling it until today was perfect.”



Madden spoke of Richard Jeffery’s course. “I thought it was a nice first round course. It was not huge anywhere, but he [Jeffery] had enough questions with the triple combination, the water and the liverpool. The first line going away from the gate was difficult, the triple bar to the double, so I thought it was an excellent course.” Bloomberg agreed. “I thought it was a good course for the first day and a good prep for Sunday,” she said.



Play On is a work in progress for Madden, and as she revealed following today’s win, she’s very happy with the progression. “I have a young careful horse, and he rose to the occasion today. He started out jumping a little too high at the beginning but got better as he went,” she said. “He’s always been a little tense and he’s very careful, so he’s been a little bit slow moving up through the stages of his career. But now that he’s ready to go, he’s stepped right into it and done really well. I’m very pleased with him.”



The next event in the Hagyard Challenge Series is next Thursday at the Kentucky Spring Classic, and the series continues throughout the summer at the Horse Park. The final event, the $50,000 CSI-W Lexington at the Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show on September 22, 2006, is a U.S. East Coast League World Cup Qualifier.



Saturday’s schedule at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show features the $20,000 Bluegrass Derby, and Sunday’s main event is the $50,000 Commonwealth Grand Prix.



Results of Class 231 $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic - Kentucky Spring – Johnson Arena – 5/12/06

1 1129 BEEZIE MADDEN USA PLAY ON 0.00 74.34 0.00 37.49

ALLAN SHORE

2 369 GEORGINA BLOOMBERG USA NADIA 0.00 76.86 0.00 37.86

GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES LLC

3 471 JIMMY TORANO USA ORMSBY HILL 0.00 80.09 0.00 38.01

TORANO AND SIR RULY INC

4 756 PETER PLETCHER USA PLESANT 0.00 81.11 0.00 39.03

GRAY WOLF FARM

5 810 MARK LEONE USA GREAT AMERICAN 0.00 75.59 0.00 40.16

ALL SEASONS FARM & RI-ARM

6 548 AARON VALE USA ARTUR 28 0.00 76.97 4.00 35.42

MILLSTREAM INC

7 938 ELIZA SHUFORD USA LARENTINO 0.00 75.55 4.00 38.61

LARENTINO GROUP

8 868 PAIGE JOHNSON USA KADENA R 0.00 75.88 4.00 40.02

SALAMANDER FARM

9 1002 CARA RAETHER USA U BLESCO 0.00 80.55 4.00 42.07

TRELAWNY FARM

10 946 ANGELA MOORE USA CLAUS 0.00 76.44 8.00 37.43

STEALAWAY FARM

11 1197 GEORGINA BLOOMBERG USA CIM CHRISTO 0.00 75.67

GOTHAM ENTERPRIZES LLC

12 1124 JENN SEREK CAN SHIN SHIN 4.00 75.03

SHIN SHIN GROUP



Results of Class 221 Open Jumper 1.30m Table II, Sec 2(b) Kentucky Spring Horse Show –Walnut Ring- 5/12/06

1 1523 PETER LEONE SUPERSTITION 0.00 68.888 0.00 29.070 $300

SUSAN STRECKER

2 1513 AARON VALE MEXICO 47 0.00 73.947 0.00 29.922 $200

PAXTON MENDELSSOHN

3 1456 DAN WHITE WESTERN RUN 0.00 71.600 0.00 30.627 $150

DAN & CATHY WHITE

4 879 JOE FARGIS CARELLA 0.00 75.616 0.00 31.017 $125

SANDRON

5 890 JOE FARGIS MARIA BONITA 0.00 74.834 0.00 31.282 $100

MARY B. SCHWAB AND O.E.J.

6 852 MARY LISA LEFFLER KARTOUSCH 0.00 72.550 0.00 31.932 $70

ROLLING ACRES

7 1337 PETER LEONE CAPONE 0.00 70.675 0.00 32.115 $65

ALYSSA ERICSON

8 1391 DEBBIE STEPHENS MELINGA 0.00 73.759 0.00 32.361 $60

ADBF INC

9 543 AARON VALE CAVALIER FOREVER 0.00 74.586 0.00 32.414 $55

MILLSTREAM INC

10 1494 CLARA LINDNER SHANNON 0.00 68.247 0.00 32.689

ZIEG


Rank Num Name NAT Horse R1 Faults R1 Time J/O Faults J/O Time

Results of Class 224 Open Jumper 1.35m Table II, Sec 2(b)- Kentucky Spring Horse Show-Walnut Ring – 5/12/06

1 1517 AARON VALE LAGATO 0.00 71.347 0.00 30.034 $350

FAIRWAY FARM

2 1132 BEEZIE MADDEN VICTORIA 0.00 70.591 0.00 30.714 $250

ABIGAIL WEXNER

3 187 DEBBIE STEPHENS CHAPPIE 0.00 66.129 0.00 31.202 $200

CENTENNIAL FARM

4 939 ELIZA SHUFORD PLENTY 0.00 72.055 0.00 34.984 $150

ELIZA SHUFORD

5 1051 SHANE SWEETNAM VIVALDI 0.00 71.201 0.00 35.463 $125

SPY COAST FARM

6 371 RORY GRANT OLAROME 0.00 73.571 0.00 36.107 $100

BETSY GREEN

7 439 LISA JACQUIN GRACE 0.00 72.739 0.00 37.178 $100

M/M MICHAEL KENNEDY

8 791 MARILYN LITTLE ROMEO 0.00 72.272 0.00 37.715 $75

RAYLYN FARMS

9 1061 SCOTT LENEHART UN PRINCE 0.00 70.631 4.00 32.032 $75

MARTHA BENNETT

10 1134 BEEZIE MADDEN ONLIGHT 0.00 70.694 4.00 32.532 $75

TEAM ONLIGHT

11 468 NICOLE SIMPSON INTREPID 0.00 70.314 8.00 33.881

12 1065 SCOTT LENKART IMPULSIVE 0.00 69.340 24.00 57.493

BENNETT SPORT HORSE



FOR COMPLETE RESULTS FROM THE KENTUCKY SPRING HORSE SHOWS GO TO: www.kentuckyhorseshows.com

PHOTO CREDIT: Beezie Madden and Play On win the inaugural $30,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show. ©2006 Kenneth Kraus & PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.

 

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