Ireland’s David Blake took another grand prix win aboard ‘Baro’n in the $25,000 Odom Engineering, PLLC Grand Prix on Saturday, May 21. Blake, of Wellington, FL, piloted Baron to a quick jump-off round, finishing in 33.855 seconds to nudge Harold Chopping of Southern Pines, NC, and Basje to second place, as they crossed the timers in 34.69 seconds. Manuel Torres of Leesburg, VA, and Christofolini H rounded out the top three with a time of 36.826 seconds.
Blake is continuing his impressive form of the past two weeks with wins riding three different horses . In the $10,000 Suncast 1.40m Open Welcome, he rode ‘Bella Donna’, in the $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix he rode ‘Park Lane’, and he rode ‘Baron. to vitory in the $25,000 Odom Engineering, PLLC Grand Prix. All horses are owned by Pine Hollow Farm.
$25,000 Odom Engineering, PLLC Grand Prix
1. BARON, 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Ukato x Vera van Veecaten
DAVID BLAKE, Pine Hollow Farm: 0/0/33.855
2. BASJE, 2006 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Larino x Valencia
HAROLD CHOPPING, Kendra Bullington: 0/0/34.69
3. CHRISTOFOLINI H, 2007 Rhinelander gelding by Canto x Balou
MANUEL TORRES, Andrea Torres Guerreiro: 0/0/36.826
4. WARINDE B, 2003 Dutch Warmblood mare by Padinus x Narenca B
LAUREN HESTER, Hester Equestrian LLC: 0/4/36.175
5. GANDOR DE WALPUT, 2006 Warmblood gelding by Wandor van de Mispelaere x Ursala de Walput
BENJAMIN ROSICHAN, Benjamin Rosichan: 0/8/45.743
6. GLORIX VAN DE MISPELAERE, 2006 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Lamamba x Ariel van de Mispelaere
JENNA FRIEDMAN, Jenna Friedman: 0/12/35.659