North Salem, N.Y. – Sept. 14, 2019 – Saturday at the 2019 American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, featured jumper classic rounds for competitors of skill levels, with the morning kicked off by the $10,000 Mitchell-Innes & Nash Adult Amateur Classic. Taking place in the Grand Prix Ring, the class was won by Libby James aboard her own Codicea as the fastest pair in the two-phase class.
Out of the original pack of challengers in the $10,000 Mitchell-Innes & Nash Adult Amateur Classic, 12 pairs earned a slot in the immediate jump-off thanks to fault-free first efforts, with 10 adult amateurs navigating their horses to another foot-perfect trip over the short course to finish with a perfect record. Riding to a quick jump-off time of 26.848 seconds, James and Codicea swept the lead by more than a full second, with the next-best competitors, Keely O’Hara and Kevin Mccarthy’s Easton, tripping the timers in 28.069 seconds to nab the reserve honors. Rounding out the podium spots, owner-rider Jorge Gomez jockeyed Dallas De La Bonnett to third place with their final time of 28.860 seconds after leaving all the rails in their cups.
The day featured a series of other Classic winners across the show grounds, each offering prize money to the hopeful entries. In the 30-horse $10,000 Medium Junior 1.35m Classic, Tessa P. Brown and Rosemont Farm LLC’s Herman Hof Ter Zeedycke earned first prize, while Raleigh Hiler and Kurt Hiler’s Cassina 64 topped the leaderboard in the $10,000 Medium Amateur-Owner 1.35m Classic contest by beating out the 30 other partnerships. The $10,000 Low Junior Jumper 1.25m Classic was won by Siena Vasan in the saddle aboard McLain Ward’s Victorie Une Prince, and Andrea Vogel and her own Jackpot emerged victorious in the $10,000 Low Amateur-Owner 1.25m Classic. At the 1.15m height, Lilia Holder and Erin Holder’s Flowerbomb were awarded the blue ribbon as the winners in the $5,000 NAL/WIHS Children’s 1.15m Classic, while the $2,500 Low Children’s/Adult Jumper Classic was led by Patricia Scopellite, who piloted her own Garbo.
The 2019 American Gold Cup will culminate with the coveted $210,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ New York – CSI4*-W, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m., where the top 40 athletes from Friday’s qualifier will go head-to-head for the highly sought-after American Gold Cup. Prior to the start of the feature event, the Kevin Babington Live Auction Fundraiser will be held before the $210,000 Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ – New York CSI4*-W. Bid on a box for 21 people to The Chainsmokers on September 27, a box for 21 to Post Malone on October 9 (both shows at Boston Garden) and an autographed Boston Bruins jersey courtesy of Charlie Jacobs. Artist Sarah Lockwood-Taylor will be donating a Linocuts original of Kevin using an AK Dragoo Photography photo.
$10,000 Mitchell-Innes & Nash Adult Amateur Classic
Place / Horse / Rider / Owner / R1 Faults | Time / R2 Faults | Time
1. Codicea / Libby James / Libby James / 0 | 68.319 / 0 | 26.848
2. Easton / Keely O’Hara / Kevin McCarthy / 0 | 69.756 / 0 | 28.069
3. Dallas De La Bonnett / Jorge Gomez / Jorge Gomez / 0 | 69.165 / 0 | 28.860
4. Ubbie D’ Ondreville / Wesley Edens / Wesley Edens / 0 | 65.857 / 0 | 29.990
5. RL Monaco / Anna Lerch / Pablo Mejia / 0 | 70.303 / 0 | 30.794
6. Brimara / Laura Hutton / Laura Hutton / 0 | 68.751 / 0 | 31.886
7. Kec Quizz / Nicole Crighton Vescio / Nicole Crighton Vescio / 0 | 68.487 / 0 | 33.001
8. Cacharel De La Pomme / Jennifer Padovani / Jennifer Padovani / 0 | 65.133 / 0 | 33.142
9. Challenger / Jennifer Padovani / Jennifer Padovani / 0 | 70.396 / 0 | 34.027
10. Hermana Martina / Chelsea Dwinell / Chelsea Dwinell / 0 | 65.698 / 4 | 32.271
11. Payback / Kay Lawson / Kay Lawson / 0 | 71.283 / 4 | 32.938
12. Speedy Chicolina / Megan Winkaus / Round Hill Holdings LLC / 0 | 64.815 / EL
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