Fence 23ABC – Clubhouse Water. Photo by Jenni Autry.
Welcome, EN, to cross country day at Ocala Jockey Club! We’re pleased to be bringing you all the action from both the CCI3* and the CCI2*.
Kristen Bond and Liz Bond’s Enough Already are your three-star dressage leaders, and they are slated to run at 1:23 p.m. Meanwhile, Alex O’Neal and Fury H lead the two-star group.
Both the CCI3* and the CCI2* are streaming live on EQTV Network with commentary from our own Jenni Autry, and we’ll be bringing you live updates here, so keep updating this page for all the latest.
Update 2:04: We’re about to get started with the CCI2*, so If you missed the CCI3* keep scrolling to the bottom to catch up on the action.
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Katherine Coleman and Monte Classico have taken over the lead of the CCI3*, and Alex O’Neal kept his lead of the CCI2* with Fury H. Stay tuned for the report soon!
CCI2* Live Updates 2
4:13 The time was easy to catch, and the top of the CCI2* remains relatively unchanged.
4:13 Nilson is home clear with Cash.
4:12 Little close for Nilson at the corner out of the final water, but the horse’s shoulder was inside the flags.
4:11 John Holling and Dushi Terma finish clear inside the time.
4:10 Nilson Moreira Da Silva and Cash having a runout at the angled brush. They’re the final pair on course.
4:09 Dushi Terma gives Jon Holling a wild ride into the water, but they’re clear through the corner out.
4:07 Final rider, Allie Knowles has fallen from Business Class at fence two. Arden Wildasin also had an issue there, so we are suspecting that the light is making that tricky.
4:06 Don Dante again with a bold jump into the final water.
4:05 Leslie Law and First Class home 5 seconds inside the time.
4:02 Jon Holling and Dushi Terma off to a good start! We’re nearing the end of this division.
4:00 Don Dante with a big beautiful jump into the first water. He looks very keen!
4:00 Leslie did the angled brush in a beautiful two, where many have done three.
3:58 Leslie Law just loosing his balance into the first water with First Class, but to be fair to him, he’s ridden a lot of horses out here today!
3:58 Will Coleman off and away with Don Dante
3:57 Jade Anderson and Fernhill Oreo with a beautiful three strides in the angled brush.
3:55 Katie Ruppel has decided to retire Greek Empire on course.
3:55 Leslie Law is on course with First Class.
3:53 Katie Ruppel and Greek Empire have had a runout at the brush at 13.
3:52 Alex O’Neal and Fury H are clear! They’ll hold their lead into the final phase.
3:51 BT Just a Rebel is happy to just lave one out at the Elephant Trap. Hang on Lila!
3:51 Alex is clear through the final combination. He’s one from home and is looking good on the time.
3:50 Lila Gendal and BT Just A Rebel are sailing around this track
3:49 Katie Ruppel and Greek Empire are off and away.
3:48 Arden has a very positive ride through the final water. You can see the shadows changing on course, so it’s possible the light affected visibility where she had her early stop.
3:46 Kim Liddell is home clear inside the time.
3:46 Lila Gendal and BT Just A Rebel have a great ride through the elephant trap.
3:44 Kim Liddell hasn’t gotten a lot of screen time, but the snippets have been very impressive riding.
3:43 Overnight leader Alex O’Neal is on course with Fury H. He has to make the time to keep his lead.
3:42 Robin Walker and SBT Barolo are continue to have a very confident round in the horse’s debut at the level.
3:41 Hallie is home clear. She’s had a super cross country day in Florida.
3:40 Arden Wildasin has picked up a stop at the second fence with Il Vici.
3:38 Robin Walker and SBT Barolo take the long route at the first water.
3:36 Hallie Coon has a super ride through the offset hedges, and she’s been pulled up on a hold as they repair the frangible pin at 19.
3:34 Ashley Johnson and Firefly have picked up 11 penalties for activating the frangible pin at the Elephant Trap.
3:34 Hallie Coon and Cooley SOS have a big jump into the first water.
3:33 Lindsay has a great ride through the final water.
3:31 Ashley Johnson and FireFly making the double wedges look easy.
3:29 Lindsay has had a runout at fence 13, those have caused a lot of issues today.
3:27 Lindsay Traisnel and Bacyrouge clear through the first water.
3:25 Joe Meyer shares a few reminders with Gortglas Crazy Love, and they’re clear through the first water.
3:23 Allie and Casarino have continued to go clear. I should add that this grey horse is absolutely sparkling! Shout out to her groom!
3:21 Stephanie Goodman and Drs Resolute have had a runout at fence 7. She’s clear on second attempt.
3:20 Maya has a super ride through the final water.
3:19 Allie Knowles is back with fifth-placed Casarino.
3:18 Maya Black and FE Black Ice clear through the offset hedges.
3:17 MGH Heartbeat looking full of running for Justine.
3:15 We’re getting out first sighting of Justine Dutton and MGH Heartbeat, who has quite the incredible gallop.
3:13 We can confirm that Doug and Starr Witness did make the time, so he’s our provisional leader. Alex O’Neal is the only rider who could beat him now.
3:12 Uprising does a flyby at the offset hedges with Waylon.
3:10 Gabrielle Ruane has jumped clear, and becomes the provisional leader as we wait for confirmation on Doug’s time.
3:10 Hang on there Waylon! Uprising jumps like a rocket into the first water.
3:09 Starr Witness plops a big into the final water, but makes it to the corner out easily.
3:07 Rebecca Hoos and Little Cruz are clear through the tricky combination at 13.
3:06 We’re watching Doug cut corners in his usual style to gain some time.
3:05 4.4 time penalties for Lesley and Lady Chatterley.
3:05 Will Coleman currently leads, but Gabrielle Ruane and Doug Payne, who are both on course, could go ahead of him with a clear round.
3:03 Lesley and Lady Chatterley keep looking more and more confident after each fence. A really great round!
3:01 Second-placed Starr Witness and Doug Payne are off to a good shot with a textbook performance through the first combination.
2:59 We finally get a view of fence 13 that’s caused so much trouble, and we saw Lesley Grant-Law and Lady Chatterley tackle it easily.
2:58 Crimson has put the breaks on at the jump in of the final water. She and Shelby are clear on second attempt, but now have 40 penalties.
2:56 Oh no! Clark Montgomery and Caribbean Soul have had a run out at fence 13. He decided to call it a day.
2:54 Shelby and Crimson have had a stop at those pesky brushes at 13.
2:52 Shelby Brost and Crimson just skip through the first water.
2:52 Clark Montgomery off to a super start with this exciting Thoroughbred Caribbean Soul.
2:50 Natasha has been eliminated with a third refusal at fence 17.
2:49 Natasha has had a second runout at fence 14.
2:48 Natasha Erschen and FE Gran Torino become another pair to have a runout at the brush at 13.
2:47 Now we’re hearing Arden game home clear 41 seconds inside the time. I would agree with our commentators, she didn’t look too fast, so I think the time is proving easy today.
2:46 Arden Wildasin is having a very efficient round.
2:46 Sinead Halpin has picked up 20 jumping penalties with Cutty Sark. Not sure where yet.
2:45 A beautiful ride for Briggs Surratt and Bright Water at fence 14.
2:42 Sinead gets a great shot over the running rails.
2:41 Will Coleman and TKS Cooley come home in an incredible 9 minutes and 31 seconds. The optimum time is 10 minutes.
2:29 Arden Wildasin and APOGEE get just a little quick to the B element of fence four.
2:38 Sinead Halpin is clear through the first water with Cutty Sark.
2:37 La Paz jumping the high side of the angled brush, but getting it done.
2:36 Sara Mittleider and La Paz have a runout at 13, the same spot where Leslie had his runout.
2:35 Jon Holling and Dalanteretto finish 20 seconds inside the time.
2:25 I missed this earlier, but now can confirm that Allie Knowles and Princess B did make the time. With two already going double clear, we can expect many more to do the same.
2:33 We haven’t seen much of her, but Dalanteretto looking really super through the water with Jon Holling in the mare’s CCi2* debut.
2:30 Sara Mittleider and La Paz shows off his impressive scope over the third fence.
2:29 Nilson Moreira Da Silva and Rock Phantom are off and away. They’re clear through the first combination.
2:27 Jade Anderson and Fernhill Q home 14 seconds inside the time.
2:26 TKS Cooley is looking very game at the first water!
2:24 Unfortunately Leslie Law and LCC Vogue have had a runout at fence 13. They were placed third after dressage, so we may be looking at a leaderboard shuffle today.
2:23 Allie and Princess B are home clear. Will Coleman and TKS Cooley have started.
2:22 Jade Anderson and Fernhill Q are making their CCI2* but have been looking brilliant around this track.
2:20 Third-placed Leslie Law and LCC Vogue are on course.
2:19 Allie and Princess B with a confident ride through the Elephant trap.
2:17 Jade Anderson and Fernhill Q are now off and away.
2:17 Allie gets a little stuck at the first water, but definitely responds afterward with forward riding.
2:24 We’re looking at a 10 minute course for this division, which is on the longer side for the two-star level, but with the ground being so good I am looking forward to seeing how that may affect times.
2:13 Pathfinders Allie Knowles and Princess B are off onto Clayton Frederick’s cross country course.
CCI3* Live Updates
2:03 Your CCI3* Top Ten after cross country:
1:54 What a great day for the three-star riders! We’re just waiting on Lauren’s official time. Stay tuned as the two-star will start at 2:10!
1:52 Probably 10 or so seconds above the time for Lauren. That means Katherine Coleman and Monte Classico are your new CCI3* leaders!
1:51 Lauren has an absolutely beautiful ride through the final water, but she’s not looking like she’ll be quite fast enough to take the lead.
1:50 Lauren goes for a long one at the angled brush, and Paramount Importance steps up for her.
1:49 Joe Meyer and Johnny Royale pick up 5.6 time penalties.
1:47 Johnny Royale is another to hang a leg at the final water, and again his rider, Joe, sits strong to go clear.
1:46 Joe Meyer takes a careful look at his watch after the log to skinny brush combination at 22. He’s sitting on a Thoroughbred, so we’re hoping he can make the time.
1:46 Just lovely through the first water for Lauren Kieffer and Paramount Importance.
1:45 Kristen Bond seemed to be taking a bit of a detour before the last combination. It’s unclear if she took a wrong turn or potentially was having control problems.
1:44 Now the only rider who could take the lead from Katherine Coleman, Lauren Kieffer, is on course. It will be a race against the clock for her.
1:43 Ugh! A devastating runout for Kristen Bond at the brush at fence 20B. Katherine Coleman now currently take the lead in the division.
1:42 Joe Meyer and Johnny Royale taking a flying leap into the water. This horse is very keen!
1:41 Kristen sees a great shot through the Elephant trap, but she’s got to put the pedal down a little more to keep her lead.
1:40 Kristen is clear with the double corners.
1:39 We’ve only seen a few shots of Kristen and Enough Already, but they’re clear so far and looking quick!
1:39 Leslie Law has a runout at the angled brushes, the same fence where Jacob had a runout.
1:38 Jacob and Atlantic Domino clear through the final combination. We’re so bummed for him having that runout on course.
1:36 Hallie Coon and Lansdowne pick up just 4.4 time penalties. They’ve got the fastest ride of the day so far.
1:36 Oh dear. A runout at fence 20 for Jacob Fletcher and Atlantic Domino.
1:35 Overnight leaders Kristen Bond and Enough Already are on course!
1:35 Leslie has a beautiful ride through the first water!
1:33 Lansdowne is yet another horse to hang a leg in the clubhouse water. Hallie hangs on and jumps the C element with no stirrups. Good save!
1:32 Atlantic Domino proves how clever he is through the first water. They’re off to a great start.
1:31 Olympian Leslie Law now comes forward with Voltaire De Tre
1:30 Erin Sylvester and Paddy The Caddy have definitely had the best ride through the final water by the clubhouse so far.
1:29 Jacob Fletcher and Atlantic Domino are off to a very strong start!
1:28 Hallie Coon and Lansdowne looking scrappy, but super through the first water.
1:27 Oh dear. London Town hangs a leg over the middle element of the final water, and trips after, nearly unseating Alexis. They save it to go clear over the C element. Way to get it done!
1:26 Erin and Paddy The Caddy get a little too close for comfort to the middle element of the first water, but they get it done.
1:25 Official time in for Katherine Coleman. She and Monte Classico add 4.8 time penalties for a score of 34.5.
1:25 Hallie Coon is away with Lansdowne
1:24 London Town made the Elephant Trap look easy.
1:22 We’re also seeing our first sighting of Erin Sylvester and Paddy The Caddy. This is the only pair in the group who have previously won a CCI3*.
1:22 West coasters Alexis Helffrich and London Town clear through the first water, though just a little underpowered.
1:21 Katherine and Monte Classico home in what I’m expecting to be a quick time.
1:20 Kate Chadderton coming to grief at the corner at 13A with VS McCuan Civil Liberty. She retires after two run outs.
1:19 Monte Classico gets a little tied up with the middle element at the final water, but recovers very quickly.
1:18 Ellie and Zeta finish 39 seconds over the optimum time of 10 minutes.
1:17 Ellie is clear through the final water, but down on the clock at the moment. Meanwhile, Katherine is speeding up toward the end.
1:16 Beautiful going for Monte Classico! Easily tackles the double brush at 15ABC.
1:15 VS McCuan Civil Liberty is making his return to the CCI3* level for the first time since 2015 with Kate Chadderton riding.
1:14 Katherine kept a beautiful quiet balance through the first water. She’s clear so far.
1:12 Ellie is clear through the double corners at 13AB. This was a hugely influential combination last year, taking out some of the best.
1:11 Ellie and Zeta have a textbook performance through the first water at 11ABC.
1:11 Wow! The gallop on Monte Classico is enough to make you drool!
1:10 Katherine Coleman is circling the box now with Monte Classico, who is making his CCI3* debut.
1:08 Ellie makes quick work of the Turf Table Combo at fence 6ABC.
1:07 Ellie and Zeta are looking super across the first few fences.
1:05 Ellie O’Neal and Zeta are circling the box! Here we go.
1:01 Jenni Autry and Karen O’Connor are leading the way on the live stream with brilliant commentary. Check it out for some cool drone footage of the course as we await the start.
12:58 Looks like we’re just a few minutes delayed as we wait for the live stream to pick back up!
12:40 p.m. Click here for an order of go. First horse is off at 12:55 p.m.