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Equestrian Aid Foundation Is a Proud Partner of 43rd Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show

Wellington, Florida — August 24, 2018 — The Equestrian Aid Foundation is proud to return for the second year as an official partner of the Hampton Classic Horse Show.

The Hampton Classic Horse Show and its exhibitors hold special significance to the Equestrian Aid Foundation. “Since our inception in 1996, the Hamptons equestrian community has been an integral force in the work we do,” said foundation board member and co-founder Scot Evans. “The Hampton Classic itself is characterized by a unique international-yet-local energy. Its organizers and exhibitors are truly committed to the equestrian community and never hesitate to turn their conviction into action.”

The Equestrian Aid Foundation is one of ten charities that will participate in the horse show’s signature Jump for Charity presented by Sea Shore Stables. The event will be held during Friday’s $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier, where riders will compete to raise money for ten designated charities with connections to the Hamptons community. Catherine Tyree will captain the Equestrian Aid Foundation’s team.

Funds for the Jump for Charity are generated through the sale of team ball caps and a raffle to win a course walk with a Grand Prix rider. Click here to make your purchases to support your favorite team, or visit the Hampton Classic’s information booths or souvenir stand.

Last year, a Jump for Charity win by Daniel Bluman earned $12,000 for Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Joining Tyree as team captains in this year’s competition are Georgina Bloomberg, Daniel Bluman, Beezie Madden, Callan Solem, Adrienne Sternlicht, Shane Sweetnam, Jimmy Torano, McLain Ward and Andrew Welles.

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Georgina Bloomberg to Compete for Equestrian Aid Foundation at Hampton Classic Horse Show

Georgina Bloomberg and Crown 5. Photo by Shawn McMillen Photography.

Wellington, Fla. – July 22, 2017 – Equestrian Aid Foundation announced that Georgina Bloomberg will represent the organization as captain of their team in the Jump for Charity, presented by Sea Shore Stables. The event takes place during the $86,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by LONGINES at the 42nd annual Hampton Classic Horse Show, Friday, Sept.1.

Jump for Charity is a fun way for the audience to enjoy a world-class show jumping event with the opportunity to raise funds for a worthy cause. The format for the event includes 12 riders (eight individuals and two teams of two) paired randomly with 10 charities. The individual riders will serve as team captains. The drawing to match the riders and charities was held live on the Hampton Classic’s Facebook page. Hampton Classic Executive Director Shanette Cohen randomly drew Bloomberg as the team captain for Equestrian Aid Foundation.

Funds will be raised for Jump for Charity through the sale of 30 uniquely designed caps for each charity/rider team. The caps will feature the Hampton Classic logo, the charity name, the team captain name and the team captain’s autograph. The caps sell for $100 each (80 percent tax deductible) and may be pre-purchased on the Hampton Classic website or on-site at the Hampton Classic, while supplies last. Pick up your hat at the Hampton Classic or have it shipped.

Click here to purchase your ball cap and select: “Captain Georgina Bloomberg riding for Equestrian Aid Foundation” to support the team.

“We are honored to have Georgina lead our Jump for Charity team,” said Equestrian Aid Foundation executive director, Louise Smith. “She is not only an incredible show jumping athlete, but she also understands our mission. Georgina served on the Equestrian Aid Foundation’s board of directors through 2016, and she gives back in so many ways to animals and the people who love them.”

All the proceeds from the sale of the caps will be distributed as follows: $1,000 to the third-place charity, $2,000 to the second-place charity and the remaining funds to the charity of the highest-placed rider. Only the top placed rider for each charity will qualify for the cash award for their charity. Last year, a win by McLain Ward earned $16,100 for Caring Hearts for Canines.

Other participating riders include Molly Ashe Cawley, Lucy and Mario Deslauriers, Ramiro Quintana, Callan Solem, Shane Sweetnam, Danielle and Jimmy Torano, Catherine Tyree, McLain Ward and Andrew Welles.

For more information about the Hampton Classic Horse Show, please visit the Hampton Classic website at www.hamptonclassic.com or call (631) 537-3177. Hampton Classic Horse Show, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation.

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Todd Minikus to Compete for New York Junior League in Inaugural Jump for Charity Initiative

Photo courtesy of JRPR.

Bridgehampton, NY (August 26, 2016) – International show jumper Todd Minikus has been selected to compete in the inaugural Jump for Charity initiative at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York, on August 28 – September 4, 2016. After a summer of successful rides at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, North Carolina and HITS Saugerties Series in Saugerties, New York, Minikus is looking forward to passing on the good fortune by jumping for a charitable cause at the Hampton Classic.

The Jump for Charity initiative, presented by NoelleFloyd.com, will pair 10 riders with 10 charities with the goal of raising $30,000 in cash through sales of commemorative team memorabilia. The charity paired with the highest placing rider at the Hampton Classic Horse Show’s $75,000 Douglas Elliman Grand Prix Qualifier presented by Longines will receive 100% of the profits raised. Minikus will be proudly representing the New York Junior League, an organization of women that is committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. The organization is based in New York City.

“We are excited to have Todd Minikus representing the New York Junior League in the Hampton Classic Jump for Charity. Given Todd’s experience and winning track record, we know we’re in good hands!” said Suzanne Manning, President of the New York Junior League. “The Hampton Classic has been an important supporter of the NYJL in raising crucial funds to support the more than 20 different community organizations that we partner with, including schools, neighborhood centers, family shelters, senior residences, transitional housing, and hospitals. The Jump for Charity initiative continues a great partnership between our two organizations.”

Minikus, who was on the short list of riders that went to Europe in the spring to vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, returned stateside for the summer and has been winning at all levels with his string of competitive horses.

“I am taking three horses to the Hampton Classic this year. It is a great venue and I am looking forward to the opportunity to compete for a cause and hopefully winning my charity some money,” said Minikus.

While remaining competitive in the FEI level classes by winning the $250,000 Tryon Estates Grand Prix CSI-4* at the Tryon International Equestrian Center and the $75,000 UlcerGuard Grad Prix at HITS, Minikus has also been successful with a string of up-and-coming young horses in the 6 & 7-Year-Old 1.25m classes. Minikus, who has turned many green horses into Grand Prix super stars, has been undeniably successful with his young stars at Tryon this summer. Two Swans Farm’s youngsters – I Am Nala, Sidarta, Kreator, and Mahara del Juncal – have all had top placings in the young horse classes. Melissa Bilodeau’s impressive young stallion, Lord Calador, has continued his success from the Winter Equestrian Festival by winning several of the 6-Year-Old classes at Tryon, while Minikus’ home bred, Spring Girl, is hot on Lord Calador’s heels with top placings of her own in the same division.

After the Hampton Classic comes to a close, Minikus has a full competition schedule through the fall. If you are interested in seeing Minikus in action, you can catch him at the Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix held at HITS Saugerties on September 11, the American Gold Cup held at Old Salem Farm in New York from September 14-18, the Central Park Horse Show held in New York City on September 21-25, and the Longines Masters in Los Angeles, California on September 29 – October 2.

When not competing nationally and internationally, Todd Minikus offers sales and training services just minutes from the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) show grounds in Wellington, Florida. You can follow Team Minikus on Facebook and Instagram, or visit www.ToddMinikusShowJumping.com.

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Minikus Delivers at Hampton Classic and Prepares to Defend Million Dollar Title

Todd Minikus was third with Two Swan Farm’s Babalou 41 in the $400,000 ATCO Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Spruce Meadows. (Photo courtesy of Spruce Meadows Media Services)

Bridgehampton, NY (September 2, 2015) – Another successful weekend in the show jumping ring has wrapped up for Todd Minikus, who is currently ranked second in the United States on the Longines $30,000 Rider’s Challenge rankings. Three strong performances on three different horses at the 40th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York is the most recent set of accomplishments in an incredibly successful summer for the Florida resident. The Hampton Classic also helped to strengthen Minikus’ position among the elite 50 horse and rider combinations headed for a $330,000 first place prize in the Canadian Pacific $1 Million FEI CSI5* Grand Prix on September 2-6 in HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII in Saugerties, New York.

Minikus began his week at the Hampton Classic on Tuesday, August 25, riding eleven-year-old KWPN gelding Paratrooper – owned by Lori Custer – to a second place finish in a 41-horse field in the $20,000 Royalton Farms Jumper Challenge. Paratrooper, who had two top ten finishes under Minikus the week before at Princeton Show Jumping, is also one of the horses Minikus will have in his jumping arsenal for the HITS VIII competition.

Facing an even larger field of 52 entries the next day, August 26th, in the $10,000 Wollfer Estate 1.4m Open, Minikus rode Matthew Degrande’s Oldenburg gelding Cordonos to a win – besting his runner-up by nearly three seconds in the competitive speed class. The upper level show jumping classes, held on a turf field, featured obstacles not often seen in summer East coast competitions, such as an open water and bank jump. These obstacles served as an early practice round for Minikus as he prepares to represent the United States as part of the Nations Cup team competing at the Spruce Meadows Masters tournament, to be held on September 9-13 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Sunday, August 30, at the Hampton Classic featured Minikus riding Babalou 41, Two Swans Farm’s champion mare. Minikus was the highest-placed American and one of only four clear rounds in the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix presented by Longines jump-off, finishing in 43.890 seconds for second place in the victory gallop behind Karen Polle of Japan on With Wings.

This week, Minikus is planning to show Paratrooper; Plum Creek Hollow Farm’s twelve-year-old Westphalian stallion, Con Capilot; and The Quality Group’s defending $1 Million CSI5* Grand Prix champion, Quality Girl, at the HITS-on-the-Hudson VIII. Minikus, a lifetime career winner of over 130 Grand Prix titles, and Quality Girl, his twelve-year-old Oldenburg partner of three years, will face an extremely talented field of competitors at HITS’ richest FEI show jumping division event of the summer.

When not competing, Todd Minikus offers sales and training services just minutes from Wellington, Florida’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) show grounds. Follow Team Minikus on Facebook or click www.toddminikus.com to ensure you don’t miss a minute of the action with Minikus and his world-class string of show jumpers.

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JustWorld Showed Great Success at the 39th Annual Hampton Classic

JustWorld congratulates Kevin Babington and Shorapur for winning the $250,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix.

Bridgehampton, NY – September 13, 2014 – JustWorld International and the 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show joined together once again and raised over $9,000 at the prestigious event held in Bridgehampton, NY. The Hampton Classic Horse Show took place August 24-31, 2014 and brought a competition live with action from top competitors. JustWorld was onsite with their mission in mind: to raise funds for children in impoverished communities around the globe. JustWorld helps to provide them with education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs.

Throughout the exciting week of showing, JustWorld International ran various fundraising events that ultimately yielded an incredible result.

The Horseless Horse Show, held on August 29, was a great hit during the Exhibitors’ Party with 50 participants gathering in the Grand Prix Field for the fun-filled event.

Unsurprisingly, the Silent Auction held in the VIP tent had a great turnout, which can be largely attributed to the many generous donations from Hampton Classic Vendors such as KEP Italia and Dressage Collection.

The Dressage Collection party was a blast, as it offered live music, champagne and shopping. The three-hour soiree was a crowd favorite and 10 percent of the proceeds went to JustWorld International, making it a fun shopping experience while still giving back.

The fundraising efforts didn’t stop there, as the JustWorld Children’s Jumper Class brought fresh, up-and-coming stars to the show ring and was generously sponsored by Carolynn Rockafellow and Olivia Lopez-Balboa.

Matt Acevedo, JustWorld Ambassador
Matt Acevedo, JustWorld Ambassador

Throughout the duration of the week, horse treat sales were racking up at the Information Booth and horses loved them, as they were homemade by The Acevedo Family & The Beaumont Family. With all proceeds going to JustWorld International, the horses were not the only ones smiling over the handmade delights.

JustWorld International enjoyed a successful week of fundraising, thanks to the support they received from the 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show. JustWorld looks forward to making next year another success!

To learn more about JustWorld International and their upcoming events, click here.

About JustWorld International

JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization that funds life-changing education, nutrition, health and hygiene, and leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras, Guatemala, and Colombia.

JustWorld International is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States and a registered Association 1901 in France. Tax-deductible donations are accepted in Switzerland and JustWorld’s supporters may send their donations to Fondation Philanthropia, a Swiss public-benefit umbrella foundation. Tax-deductible donations are also accepted in Canada. Canadian donors please click here. JustWorld International has no political or religious affiliation.

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Ward Heads to Hampton Classic – $200,000 Triple Crown Challenge within Reach

McLain Ward and Rothchild won the first leg of the THIS Triple Crown Challenge at the Devon Horse Show – photo by The Book LLC.

For the second consecutive year, two-time Olympic gold medalist McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, finds himself going into the $250,000 FTI Hampton Classic Grand Prix with the potential of winning the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge. This unique challenge awards riders a $200,000 bonus should the same horse-and-rider combination win three of the country’s best grand prix events in the same year.

The first event was the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon held on May 30th. It was there that Ward won the first leg on Rothchild and now stands to take home the bonus should the pair win the remaining two events in the Challenge.  The second event, the $250,000 FTI Hampton Classic Grand Prix, will take place on September 1st at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, NY. Having won the Hampton Classic Grand Prix a record six times in his career it will be an exciting moment as Ward and Rothchild enter the grass arena.

Ward has been in this position before. Just last year, during the inaugural year of the Challenge, Ward had one leg of the challenge in the record books after collecting the blue at Devon on Antares F. But the pair couldn’t pull off the win at the Hampton Classic when Kent Farrington of Chicago, IL, came in on Voyeur and shut down Ward’s streak.

Although Ward didn’t lead the victory gallop in the $250,000 class he did win four major jumper classes in 2012.

If Ward can pull off a win and get another step closer to taking home the bonus, the final leg of the challenge will be the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix, held on November 2nd at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington, KY.

“It’s exciting to watch someone like McLain Ward head into the second leg of the Challenge,” said Michael Taylor, the President of Taylor Harris Insurance Services. “Knowing he’s won the Hampton Classic Grand Prix six times in his career makes it all that much more possible to have him grab another leg of the Challenge. Taylor Harris Insurance is a proud supporter of equestrian sport and the excellence it requires to walk out with the blue ribbon. We are excited at the possibility of McLain emerging victorious in South Hampton and heading to the Alltech National Horse Show having won two legs of the Challenge.”

Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk including property and casualty. Taylor Harris works with their clients to ensure they are equipped with the insurance coverage that’s right for each individual case. THIS places all policies with the highest rated and most secure insurance carriers, which are also selected for their prompt and reliable claims settlement. Their goal is providing insurance protection for all personal and professional equestrian related risk and delivering peace of mind for their clients.

For further details, visit www.taylorharris.com, like the Taylor Harris Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TaylorHarrisInsuranceServices), or call 1.800.291.4774

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Equestrian Aid Foundation Announces Clambake during Hampton Classic

Clams and Cocktails on the Beach for a Good Cause

Bridgehampton, NY. August 8, 2013 – As the equine community in the Northeast heads out to the Hamptons for the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show, the Equestrian Aid Foundation is offering a way for exhibitors and spectators alike to relax and mingle outside of the ring.

The Equestrian Aid Foundation Hamptons Clambake will take place on Thursday, August 29th at Scott Cameron Beach in Bridgehampton. The event will honor EAF’s past, present and future recipients and raise money to support EAF’s mission to help equestrian professionals in their time of need. Guests will enjoy traditional clambake cuisine and cocktails while reconnecting with old friends and sharing in a perfect Hamptons evening. Equestrian-inspired leather sandals by Katharine Page will be available for purchase at the event, and five percent of the proceeds will benefit EAF. Partygoers can purchase sandals named after their favorite horse shows, including the event-appropriate Hampton.

“We are excited to be hosting a fun, casual event to bring together everyone from the horse show,” said board member and event chair Stephanie Riggio Bulger. “EAF hopes that you will trade the sand of the show rings for the sand of the beach to join us for this clambake, a traditional aspect of Hamptons summers.”

For additional information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.eafhamptonsclambake.eventbrite.com.

About the Equestrian Aid Foundation: In 1996 the Equestrian AIDS Foundation was established to assist those with HIV/AIDS. Recognizing a broader need, the organization changed its name to the Equestrian Aid Foundation and revised its mission. Its mission is to assist anyone in the equestrian world suffering from life threatening illnesses and catastrophic injuries by providing financial assistance for their medical or other basic needs. It is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that provides grant recipients funding for medical, healthcare, rehabilitation and essential expenses, such as housing and food, throughout their time of need. Learn more at www.equestrianaidfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/EAF.Ride4Hope or @ride4hope.

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JustWorld International Returns as Charity Partner for the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show

Bridgehampton, NY – August 8, 2013 – JustWorld International will once again return to the 38th Hampton Classic Horse Show for a week of top-tier equestrian competition. The week will consist of shopping, entertainment and family events for all who attend from August 25 – September 1, 2013. This will be the seventh year that JustWorld and the Hampton Classic Horse Show have joined together to raise funds from within the global equestrian community to help provide education, nutrition, healthcare and vocational training programs to children in impoverished communities around the world. It is time for everyone to mark their calendars as JustWorld introduces their highly anticipated events, as well as an all-new light-hearted contest.

The hardworking 2013 Hampton Classic Junior Committee, co-chaired by Gabrielle Hero and Sarah Brandow, is working diligently to collect marvelous must-have silent auction items to benefit JustWorld during the exhibitor party on Friday, August 30, 2013. The silent auction has been nothing short of a success since its conception, and this year promises a “can’t miss” opportunity for all. The Hampton Classic Junior Committee is also helping to organize the widely popular JustWorld International Horseless Horse Show, as well as the newly developed JustWorld Penny Wars.

The war will be on during the 2013 Hampton Classic Horse Show. It will be barn against barn August 27-30, as each barn races to raise the most money in the inaugural Penny War. All proceeds will benefit the JustWorld projects in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala. To get involved, please e-mail Caitlin Demaree at cdemaree@justworldinternational.org or visit JustWorld International at the Hampton Classic information booth.

JustWorld010662Among the faces in the crowd for the 2013 Hampton Classic Horseless Horse Show will be the future generations of our sport, aspiring to one day sit in the saddle and tackle the course in the same way their idols will during the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix & FEI World Cup Qualifier. Their time may come even earlier than expected thanks to JustWorld International’s signature Horseless Horse Show. The competitors will participate in the fun and athletic event against more than 100 contenders of all ages. They will be faced with human-sized jumps in a course set very similar to those seen in the show jumping competitions. The Horseless Horse Show will take place during the exhibitor party on Friday, August 30, providing entertainment to more than 1,000 attendees.

JustWorld still has sponsorships available for the 2013 Hampton Classic Horseless Horse Show. Sponsor opportunities are available on multiple levels: class sponsorships and a title sponsorship. The cost of the class sponsorships range from $2,500 – $5,000 and the title sponsorship is available for $7,500. To participate as a sponsor, please e-mail Sabrina Jurak at sjurak@justworldinternational.org.

These events would not be possible without the dedication of the Hampton Classic Junior Committee members: Allison Toffolon, Ariel Leshem, Brooke Banks, Dylann Ephraimson, Grace Powers, Halle Murphy, Hannah Toohey, Kelsey Calabro, Kira Kerkorian, Louisa Soohoo, Madeline Briggs, Mallory Robalino, Matthew Acevedo, Olivia Mulvey, Sabrina Kalimian, Sam Ephraimson and Sima Morgello.

Founded in 2003 by Jessica Newman, JustWorld International is a not-for-profit, humanitarian organization, which funds life-changing nutrition, health and hygiene, education, as well as leadership and cultural development programs for impoverished children in Cambodia, Honduras and Guatemala.  There are currently more than 500 Rider and Technical Official Ambassadors representing 40 different countries, whose efforts to support JustWorld’s projects have raised in excess of $6 million to date.  For more information on JustWorld, please visit www.justworldinternational.org.

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Peter Leone and Palio Win a Leg of the Six Year Old Jumpers at The Hampton Classic

Peter Leone and Palio. Photo by Shawn McMillen

Wellington, FL – September 6, 2012 – Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Leone piloted Graffiti van den Bisschop, shown as Palio, to the win in the second class of the Split Rock Farm 6 Year Old Young Jumpers at The Hampton Classic.

Palio, a bay Belgian Warmblood stallion by Darco, will be offered at the upcoming OnlyJumpers Sale during the American Gold Cup on Saturday, September 15 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. “Palio is certain to be a top international horse who is an approved stallion with great bloodlines,” shared Leone.

Leone also placed in the Split Rock Farm 6 Year Old Young Jumpers aboard the Lionshare Farm homebred, Wayfarer

Leone and Monica Carrera’s Lincourt Gino were fourth in the $20,000 Nicolock Time Challenge and had top-ten placings in the $7,500 Prudential Douglas 1.45m Jumpers and the $30,000 Pilatus Cup Open.

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Huge Win at Hampton Classic for Emanuel Andrade and Tiny Tim

15-year-old Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela guided Tiny Tim to victory in the $15,000 North Star Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic at the CSI4*-W Hampton Classic horse show. Photo - The Book LLC

September 3, 2012 – Bridgehampton, New York – Only 15 years of age, Venezuela’s Emanuel Andrade scored an impressive win at the CSI4*-W Hampton Classic in Bridgehampton, New York, taking victory in the $15,000 North Star Junior/Amateur-Owner Classic on September 1 riding Tiny Tim.

Only three entries from the 39-horse starting field qualified for the jump-off over the 1.40m track set by internationally renowned course designer Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.  Two of those horses belonged to Andrade, who got the jump-off underway by posting a fast time of 36.83 seconds, but at the expense of two rails down with La Fe Forli.  Jean Sheptoff was next in, posting a clear round in 40.55 seconds to take over the lead riding Ami des Gemmes.  As the final challenger, Andrade knew exactly what he had to do to win.  Shaving more than three full seconds off the leading time, Andrade and Tiny Tim left all the rails in place, stopping the clock in 37.28 seconds to claim victory.

“He made a couple of mistakes in the jump-off with his first horse, which he analyzed for his ride with Tiny Tim,” explained trainer Angel Karolyi, a Venezuelan Show Jumping Team veteran.  “He knew what he needed to do in order to win the class.  He didn’t need to go too fast and risk making a mistake, but he knew that he had to do just enough to beat the time.”

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