Stella Manship & Bold Prinz.
Wellington, FL (February 18, 2020) – The midway point in Florida’s winter equestrian season was marked by roses, show jumping, and hospitality on the Turf Tour. Roses were presented to each exhibitor as Week 6 wrapped on Valentine’s Day. Stella Manship and Bold Prinz took top honors in The Ridge’s $15,000 1.40m Turf Tour Grand Prix held at Jim Brandon Equestrian Center. Determined to win the Turf Tour’s Leading Rider prize, a souped up golf cart presented by Iron Horse Transit, Manship’s late-in-the-day double clear over Olympic designer Leopoldo Palacios’ course clocked in at 32.160 for the win. Turf Tour Weeks 7 & 8 will both be held at The Ridge’s home farm on a newly expanded turf Grand Prix field, before returning to Black Watch and To-Kalon Farms for the remaining weeks and season Finale.
Week 6’s $5,000 1.30m Rising Star Classic victor, Alvaro Tejada, set the pace in the Grand Prix with an early double clear and jump-off time of 33.377. A field of nearly 30 international riders put pressure on Tejada throughout the day, including Luis Larrazabal, Kim Farlinger, Jordan Coyle, Steven Bluman, Diego Vivero, Michael Janson, Riley Mackillop, and Michael Kearins, but only Manship was able to top his time.
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