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Tracy Weinberg and Larone win the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers at the Kentucky Spring Classic.

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Jimmy Torano and Nicole Simpson Post Friday Wins at Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show

Written by: Kenneth Kraus
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2006-05-19

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PHOTO CREDIT: Tracy Weinberg and Larone win the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers at the Kentucky Spring Classic. ©2006 Kenneth Kraus/PhelpsSports.com. High resolution copies of this image are available by contacting Phelps Media Group, Inc. International at pmginfo@phelpsmediagroup.com.

Jimmy Torano and Nicole Simpson Post Friday Wins at Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show

Weinberg takes Amateur-Owners and Wolf Captures Junior Jumpers

Lexington, KY – May 19, 2006 – On the first absolutely beautiful day of the two weeks of competition at the Kentucky Spring Horse Shows, the sun shone bright on the JET Show Stables in this morning’s action at the Johnson Arena. Nicole Simpson, who has been riding with the Jimmy and Danielle Torano for the past couple of weeks, blew away the field in the opening 1.45m Jumpers; and, following Simpson’s win, Jimmy Torano raced to victory in the 1.35m Jumpers.

Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela is the Johnson Arena Course Designer for the Kentucky Spring Classic Horse Show. A field of nineteen turned out for the 1.45m Jumpers, and the class was scored under Table II, Section 2(b), Time First Jump-Off.

Nicole Simpson rode Ralvesther for the win for SCNC Investments of Miami Beach, FL. Simpson completed the tiebreaker with a jump-off time of 34.816 seconds.

Simpson related with a smile, “The mare was fifth in the derby last week and was great this morning in the 1.45 class. It was a big course. Leopoldo definitely built on the big side, and she’s a fast mare, really careful, and a lot of fun to ride.” She continued, “When she gets in the ring, she’s a real winner. When you have a good mare there is nothing better; she goes in and knows her job and is just a blast to ride. Last week, when I did the derby on her, she jumped all of the natural jumps and to have one that does that is always a lot of fun.”

“Ralvesther is a really good mare,” reported trainer Jimmy Torano. “She’s eight years old and is the same mare that I won the grand prix with at Littlewood a few weeks ago. She’s a very careful mare, very brave and honest, and has been in the ribbons in every class here. I let Nicki ride her, and she’s been getting to know her. Today was a tough 1.45m class, and the mare jumped really well. She was quick in the jump-off, and it was a nice win.”

When asked why Simpson is showing the horse, Torano explained, “Nicki came to visit us, and we have a lot of horses here. It’s just Danielle and me, so I just figured I’d let her ride a few. Actually, the first day of the show last week, it was pouring, and I still had three left in the 1.40. So I said to Nicki, ‘Do me a favor, just get on that one so we get more done,’ and she went so well that I just left Nicki on her.” He added, “Nicki’s obviously a great rider; she’s as good as anybody in the world, and she’s doing a really good job with her.”

Second place was awarded to Lisa Jacquin and Grace, who is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kennedy of Villanova, PA. Grace galloped through the finish timers in 38.179 seconds and was the only other double clean round in the class. Pablo Barrios and Curioso Z lowered the height of one fence in the jump-off and had a time of 34.126 seconds, finishing in third place in the final class standings. Curioso Z is owned by Ron Krise of Delray Beach, FL.

In the 1.35m class, the scoring was Table II, Sec. 2 (b), Time First Jump-Off. Thirty-two horse and rider combinations went to the post. Eight produced first round clears and, of those eight, six went on to be double clear.

In only their second 1.35m class together, Jimmy Torano and his mount Sir Neel emerged victorious, cruising home over the speed course in 38.620 seconds. Pablos Barrios and Nice to See You finished second, 4/10ths of a second off the pace, in 39.018 seconds. Debbie Stephens finished third with Chappie in 39.253 seconds.

“You had to go very, very fast in this class to win today,” said a smiling Torano following his blue ribbon ride. “The first round time allowed was extremely short, so you had to be on it right off the bat from the first round. In the jump-off, Debbie Stephens went in and was blazing fast, and it looked like it was over,” he said. “Then Pablo Barrios went and beat her. I took a second off of Pablo’s time so I know I was very fast today.”

“I just moved him up to the 1.35m this week,” Torano revealed. “He’d been doing the 7/8 Year Old Jumpers prior to this, but I just felt he needed to jump bigger fences. So to win in his second outing is pretty nice.”

Torano spoke of his winning mount. “He’s a seven year-old Darco stallion that I got for myself. Danielle and I bought him just to make up and bring along and be a grand prix horse. Because we had so many horses in Florida, I only showed him now and then,” he said. “But now this summer, we’ll start to pick up the pace with him and get him a lot of mileage. He’s a very scopey horse and he’s very careful. He’s only seven, but he might do some small grand prix classes in Vermont, just because he’s so brave and he’s got such a good mind.”

The High Junior Jumpers were also scored under Table II, Sec 2 (b), Time First Jump-Off, with fourteen starters. Three were clear and two went on to be double clear.

Ali Wolf and Hertel Landman raced to the Junior victory after a speedy jump-off ride of 34.102 seconds. She topped Emily Braunstein by three seconds for the win. Braunstein, aboard Innovator, tripped the timers in 37.111 seconds. Pilot and Amelia McArdle were third.

Wolf was thrilled to be showing and winning again. “My last horse show was indoors, so it’s been a while since I’ve been to a show. School has been keeping me pretty busy. So, it’s great to get back in the winner’s circle.”

“It was a nice course,” Wolf said. “My biggest problem usually is keeping under the first round time allowed, so today was a big challenge. But I found places to make up some time so it worked out well for me. In the jump-off, he was super, so I’m very happy.”

The same scoring applied for the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers. Twenty riders lined up for the final class of the day in the Johnson Arena. Five riders mastered the first round track, but only Tracy Weinberg was able to produce a second clear round. She grabbed the win with Larone and finished second with the fastest four fault jump-off ride on Linda Z. Cappy Petersen and Glenn CH were third.

“I had the fastest four fault jump-off ride already in the bank,” said Weinberg. “So with Larone, I wanted to come in and go clear for the win.”

“Larone is one of the most wonderful horses I’ve ever been blessed with,” she said with a smile. “I’ve had him just a year, and he’s the horse that really gives me confidence. He walks into the ring, and every single time he tries to win. He does everything I ask of him.”

In the Walnut Arena, the 1.30m class with 28 entries started off the day. The course was designed by Richard Jeffery of Great Britain and held under a Table II Section 2(b) format, with a time allowed of 65 seconds. Aaron Vale and Noble Carthago, owned by Paxton Mendelssohn, took home the blue ribbon after galloping through the finish timers in 32.533 seconds. Their time proved to be the pace setter, and Linda Sheridan and Kaliska were no match for Vale. Sheridan and her mount, who reside in Ringoes, NJ, stopped the clock in 33.320 seconds and ranked second on the leader board. Joe Fargis of Middleburg, VA, finished in third place aboard Maria Bonita, owned by Mary B. Schwab and O.E.J.I. Farm. Maria Bonita tripped the timers in 33.516 seconds.

Results of Class 228 $5,000 Open Jumper 1,45m Table II, Sec2(b) - Kentucky Spring Classic – Johnson Arena – 5/19/06
1 467 NICOLE SIMPSON RALVESTHER 0.00 74.623 0.00 34.816
SCNC INVESTMENTS
2 439 LISA JACQUIN GRACE 0.00 75.718 0.00 38.179
M/M MICHAEL KENNEDY
3 1182 PABLO BARRIOS CURIOSO Z 0.00 75.486 4.00 34.126
RON KRISE
4 925 LINDA SHERIDAN HOLOGRAPHY 0.00 74.140 8.00 33.677
NEWSPRINT FARM
5 1567 WILHELM GENN HAPPY Z 4.00 73.359
WILHELM GENN & PATTY GENN
6 1118 JILL HENSELWOOD CALLISTO 4.00 73.434
JUNIPER FARMS
7 949 LAURA STEFFEE IDOLE DU CHATEAU 4.00 76.548
SIERRA DEL SOL INVESTMENT
8 815 MEGHAN MORAN GRAF LANDO 6.00 79.489
MEGHAN MORAN
9 1338 PETER LEONE JULIA DU BRIO 8.00 72.424
ALEXIA SIMONNARD
10 814 MEGHAN MORAN QUARNAK DE LONGPRE 8.00 75.380
MEGHAN MORAN
11 469 DANIELLE TORANO PANDOER 8.00 75.823
DANIELLE TORANO AND JIMMY
12 550 AARON VALE SERVAL 8.00 77.331
SERVAL GROUP

Results of Class 224 Open Jumper 1.35m, Table II, sec 2(b) - Kentucky Spring Classic – Johnson Arena – 5/19/06
1 1478 JIMMY TORANO SIR NEEL 0.00 78.149 0.00 38.620
DANIELLE TORANO AND JIMMY
2 1184 PABLO BARRIOS NICE TO SEE YOU 0.00 80.429 0.00 39.018
PABLO BARRIOS
3 187 DEBBIE STEPHENS CHAPPIE 0.00 78.066 0.00 39.253
CENTENNIAL FARM
4 543 AARON VALE CAVALIER FOREVER 0.00 79.817 0.00 39.638
MILLSTREAM INC
5 580 ALISON FIRESTONE POURQUOI 0.00 79.620 0.00 41.210
M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE
6 468 NICOLE SIMPSON INTREPID D'ELLE 0.00 81.793 0.00 45.061
SCNC INVESTMENTS
7 469 DANIELLE TORANO PANDOER 0.00 82.018 4.00 44.698
DANIELLE TORANO AND JIMMY
8 1391 DEBBIE STEPHENS MELINGA 0.00 80.022 8.00 39.497
ADBF INC
9 881 JOE FARGIS INGALETTA 1.00 84.678
SANDRON
10 585 ALISON FIRESTONE VIA VOLO 2.00 85.189
M/M BERTRAM FIRESTONE
11 331 MAURO ATZERI LAURENT 2.00 85.528
THE LAURENT GROUP
12 549 AARON VALE DROXELLO 3.00 86.535
HOLLOW CREEK INVESTMENTS

Results of Class 250 Junior Jumper High table II, Sec 2(b) - Kentucky Spring Classic – Johnson Arena 5-19-06
May 17-21, 2006
1 1090 ALI WOLF HERTEL LAN 0.00 79.374 0.00 34.102
ALI WOLF
2 1009 EMILY BRAUNSTEIN INNOVATOR 0.00 79.964 0.00 37.111
EMILY BRAUNSTEIN
3 509 AMELIA MCARDLE PILOT 0.00 81.096 4.00 38.667
AMELIA MCARDLE
4 171 KRISTEN VANDERVEEN BRADBERRY 4.00 72.908
KRISTEN VANDERVEEN
5 1055 NICK NOVAK VIVA 4.00 76.652
NICK NOVAK
6 1054 NICK NOVAK YB BLUE 4.00 77.404
NICK NOVAK
7 1089 ALI WOLF LANOO 4.00 79.592
ALI WOLF
8 1518 ALEX SKIFFINGTON GAZZELLE 4.00 80.005
MILLSTREAM INC
9 168 JOSHUA VANDERVEEN BULL RUN'S ICON 8.00 76.401
JOSHUA VANDERVEEN
10 498 AMELIA MCARDLE EDWARD HIMSELF 8.00 77.297
MICHELLE KAMINE
11 164 ALEX PARRISH TANDOORI 8.00 78.870
ALEXANDER FARM
12 1062 NOEL BENNETT OLEC 39.00 104.096
MARTHA BENNETT

Results of Class 245 Amateur Owner High Table II, Sec 2(b – Kentucky Spring Classic - Johnson Arena- 5-19-06
1 1195 TRACEY WEINBERG LARONE 0.00 80.624 0.00 40.004
TRACEY WEINBERG & THE WEI
2 893 TRACEY WEINBERG LINDA Z 0.00 80.637 4.00 38.187
TRACEY WEINBERG & THE WEI
3 941 CAPPY PETERSON GLENN CH 0.00 79.521 4.00 41.304
CAPPY PETERSON
4 1163 WILL COLEMAN CRACKIE 0.00 79.797 4.00 43.266
TIVOLI FARM
5 1164 WILL COLEMAN GRAZEU 8.00 80.828 8.00 39.830
TIVOLI FARM
6 871 PAIGE JOHNSON WINDGATES ILLUSION 1.00 82.085
SALAMANDER FARM
7 196 CARA CHESKA MY FAIR LADY 4.00 77.921
CARA CHESKA
8 870 PAIGE JOHNSON 4.00 79.510
9 1149 SAMANTHA TUERK LORAINE 18 5.00 82.866
SAMANTHA TUERK
10 1568 MICHELLE FRIEDMAN BONITO 6.00 83.110
MICHELLE FRIEDMAN
11 197 CARA CHESKA GAME TWIST 6.00 83.416
12 1436 CARA RAETHER HIPPIE DE BLAGNY 8.00 75.740

Results Class 221 - Open Jumper 1.3 II, Sec 2(b) - Kentucky Spring Classic – Walnut ring -5/19/06
1 544 AARON VALE NOBLE CARTHAGO 0.00 61.650 0.00 32.533 $300
PAXTON MENDELSSOHN
2 923 LINDA SHERIDAN KALISKA 0.00 56.449 0.00 33.320 $200
LINDA SHERIDAN
3 890 JOE FARGIS MARIA BONITA 0.00 60.136 0.00 33.516 $150
MARY B. SCHWAB AND O.E.J.
4 341 LORRIE CANADY AUDI'S CLASSIC PLEASURE 0.00 59.282 0.00 34.131 $125
GALWAY FARM
5 879 JOE FARGIS CARELLA 0.00 59.873 0.00 34.703 $100
SANDRON
6 72 AARON VALE CHERRY CHIKITA 0.00 60.470 0.00 36.366 $70
BARGEE FARMS AND BARBARA
7 1278 MICHAEL KEARINS GALILEO FOR 2 0.00 59.240 0.00 38.316 $65
MICHAEL KEARINS
8 1512 AARON VALE JAMES T. KIRK 0.00 57.882 4.00 34.995 $60
ABIGAIL ELIZABETH WALKER
9 1008 ROBERT KRAUT CUERVO NERO 0.00 58.289 4.00 36.229 $55
FRED CROFT
10 163 RUSH WEEDEN OXBOW 0.00 61.485 4.00 38.035
AMANDA WILLIAMSON
11 637 NIALL GRIMES GANDOLF 0.00 58.874 8.00 37.114
DHS FARMS
12 543 AARON VALE CAVALIER FOREVER 0.00 59.031 elim.
MILLSTREAM INC

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

PHOTO CREDIT: Tracy Weinberg and Larone win the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers at the Kentucky Spring Classic. ©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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