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Photo Caption: Pablo Barrios, winner of the $25,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake, currently leads the Hagyard Challenge Series. Photo  2009 Shawn McMillen Photography. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

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Pablo Barrios Recaptures Lead of Hagyard Challenge Series at Kentucky Horse Shows

Written by: Jenny Ross Koning
Client: Kentucky Horse Shows LLC http://www.kentuckyhorseshows.com
Release Date: 2009-08-17

Lexington, KY August 17, 2009 Pablo Barrios of Caracas, Venezuela, has taken over the lead once again in the Hagyard Challenge Series. The series is a summer-long string of seven show jumping events at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Offering $215,000 in prize money, the series will award its leading rider with a $50,000 bonus after the final event, held at the Kentucky National Indoor Horse Show in September. This past week, Barrios edged Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, into second in the standings when he won the $25,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake at the Bluegrass Festival Horse Show.

The next class in the series will be the $30,000 KHJA Grand Prix, scheduled for August 22 at the KHJA Horse Show. The Hagyard Challenge Series is sponsored by Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. Supporters of the $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus include: Holiday Inn Georgetown Hotel; Dean, Dorton, & Ford; Fifth Third Bank; Fort Dodge Animal Health; Hagyard Pharmacy; Kathleen Sullivan, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney; Turf Town Properties; Air 51 and Audi of Lexington.

HAGYARD CHALLENGE SERIES STANDINGS

1 PABLO BARRIOS 650
2 MARGIE ENGLE 590
3 MARIO DESLAURIERS 350
3 MICHAEL MORRISSEY 350
5 KENT FARRINGTON 310
6 HENRI KOVACS 250
7 MIKE MCCORMICK 230
8 ELIZA SHUFORD 220
9 NICHOLAS DELLO JOIO 190
10 REBECCA JOHANSON HOFMAN 170
11 BEEZIE MADDEN 165
12 SAYRE HAPPY 160
13 LJUBOV KOCHETOVA 130
14 JACK HARDIN TOWELL 120
15 DANIEL BLUMAN 110
16 ALISON ROBITAILLE 100
16 RICARDO VILLA 100
18 FRANCIS TRESS ROIG 90
19 SHANE SWEETNAM 80
19 TRACY FENNEY 80
21 CHRIS KAPPLER 70
22 CARA RAETHER 65
23 JORGE ZAMUDIO 60
24 DEBBIE STEPHENS 50
24 ROBIN SWEELY 50
26 JAMES BENEDETTO 40
26 PETER LEONE 40
28 AARON VALE 30
28 CHRISTINE MCCREA 30
28 KEEAN WHITE 30
28 SERGIO CAMPOS 30
32 CHARLIE JAYNE 20
33 ANGEL KAROLYI 10
33 DAVID BEISEL 10
33 RODRIGO LAMBRE 10
33 TODD MINIKUS 10

For more information on the Kentucky Summer Horse Shows please go to www.kentuckyhorseshows.com.

To learn more about the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, please go to www.hagyard.com.

Photo Caption: Pablo Barrios, winner of the $25,000 Hagyard Welcome Stake, currently leads the Hagyard Challenge Series. Photo 2009 Shawn McMillen Photography. Photograph may be used only in relation to this PMG press release.

 

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