Monday Video from CLM DWN: Ride a Thoroughbred Through the OJC CCI2*-L

Thoroughbreds ruled at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event, this weekend. While Thoroughbreds took home the top prizes in the CCI4*-L and CCI3*-L divisions, a grand total of 30 Thoroughbreds across four divisions vied for special awards and prize money offered at this event.

One of those Thoroughbreds was Sharp Decision (Jockey Club name: Sharp Johnny), an 8-year-old gelding owned by Susan Day and ridden by Elisa Wallace. “Sharpie” (Sharp Humor – Reigning Princess, by Storm Boot) was one of Elisa’s two entrants in the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover where the pair placed 4th overall in the eventing division. Just one year later he’s rocking around a CCI2*-L!

This isn’t the smoothest of Elisa’s helmet cams you’ll ever see — the pair picked up 20 penalties from a green glance off at a skinny brush and some confusion after the first water complex cost them some time, but — as Lainey Ashker points out in the vet box — Sharpie came home with heaps of confidence which means that it was a great run overall. Make sure you keep watching after the course is finished for the behind the scenes video from the vet box and Elisa’s assessment of the ride.

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