Brazil’s Pedro Junqueira Muylaert Wins $130,000 Grand Prix CSI3* at WEF Week Six

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Pedro Junqueira Muylaert and Price Royal Z MFS outpaced the competition to finish first on Friday in the $130,000 Grand Prix CSI3* at WEF Week Six.

Wellington, Fla. – Feb. 17, 2017 – Pedro Junqueira Muylaert of Brazil topped a four-horse jump-off to win Friday night’s $130,000 Grand Prix CSI3*, going double-clear on Prince Royal Z MFS, owned by Stenio da Silva. The victory was a great surprise to Mylaert as he recently acquired the 10-year-old Zangersheid stallion.

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Paul O’Shea (left), Pedro Junqueira Muylaert (middle) and Jimmy Torano (right) were the top three finishers of Friday night’s $130,000 Grand Prix CSI3*.

“Prince is a new horse for me; I bought him one month ago. This is our first week of the WEF season so I’m very happy with him,” said Muylaert. “My plan for the jump-off was not very strict since there were not many people who made it past the first round. I just wanted to go clear. I did not imagine that we would win tonight.”

Only four entries made it back to the jump-off out of the original starting field of 44 in the Global Arena at Equestrian Village. Many horse-and-rider combinations had rails in the first round and a few chose to retire rather than complete the challenging Richard Jeffery-designed course.

© Morgan McClelland: Paul O'Shea week6 fri GP USE
Paul O’Shea and Skare Glen’s Machu Picchu

Paul O’Shea of Ireland set the standard on Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu going clear in a time of 37.59 seconds. Their lead was short lived, however, as Muylaert followed him in the order and beat his time by half a second, stopping the timers at 37.27 seconds. O’Shea thought he let the victory slip through his fingers going a little too slow early on in the course.

“I tried to go fast even though it wasn’t fast enough. I could have been quicker to the second fence but I did what I could,” said O’Shea. “I jumped the grand prix here two or three weeks ago and we ended up ninth with a single time fault, and in the last grand prix we were fifth. He hasn’t had a single rail this year and we are really pleased so far.”

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Jimmy Torano and Day Dream

Jimmy Torano, was on track to take over the lead on Day Dream, owned by Jimmy and Danielle Torano, but had a rail at the second to last fence to finish third. Hardin Towell made a valiant effort on New York, owned by Evergate Stable, LLC, landing in fourth place with 12 faults. 

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Hardin Towell and New York


$130,000 Grand Prix CSI3*
Place / Rider / Country / Horse / R1 Faults / R2 Faults | Time
1. Pedro Junqueira Muylaert / BRA / Prince Royal Z MFS / 0 / 0 | 37.27
2. Paul O’Shea / IRL / Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu / 0 / 0 | 37.59
3. Jimmy Torano / USA / Day Dream / 0 / 4 | 36.94
4. Hardin Towell / USA / New York / 0 / 12 | 37.12
5. Samuel Parot / CHI / Atlantis / 4 | 71.00
6. Jessica Mendoza / GBR / Toy Boy / 4 | 75.74
7. Santiago Lambre / MEX / Aymara des Bergeries / 4 | 77.66
8. Capt. Brian Cournane / IRL / Javas Keltic Mist / 4 | 78.08

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