Weekend Winners: Stable View Aiken Opener, Grand Oaks

It’s so nice to be back to score-stalking writing Weekend Winners each week. I took this column over a couple of years ago and have always enjoyed my Monday mornings checking on results. I get a lot of enjoyment from following my friends, people I’ve met through the years, and horses that have caught my eye, and I hope you do too!

This weekend featured events in each main winter “hub”: Stable View’s Aiken Opener and Grand Oaks in Ocala. Stable View heroically dealt with the challenges handed down by Mother Nature, furiously prepping the grounds for impending winter weather, even going to lengths to save the water jumps from freezing over and handing out hand warmers at the gates. Hats off to the crew at Stable View!

 

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Our Unofficial Low Score Award this week was earned by Matt Brown, who teamed up with Alexa Gartenberg’s Frame Shamrock (originally produced by U.S-based young horse producer Martin Douzant) to earn a 20.3 and win the Open Preliminary A at Stable View. Nicely done!

Stable View Aiken: Final Scores

Open Preliminary A: Matt Brown and Frame Shamrock (20.3)
Open Preliminary B: Alexander Conrad and Malibu Preacher (28.7)
Preliminary Horse: Matthew Ulmer and Kings Carter (33.2)
Preliminary Rider: Sophie Miller and Quarlotta C (25.8)
Modified A: Allison Springer and No May Moon (27.3)
Modified B: Mike Pendleton andd Napoleon Z (33.5)
Open Training A: Waylon Roberts and Mighty Finn (24.3)
Open Training B: Marty Riney and George Alexander (27.5)
Training Horse: Emily Watson and Upland Seven Z (23.6)
Training Rider A: Olivia Moore and Kubota (26.1)
Training Rider B: Solomon Edwards and Graffique (36.4)
Training Rider C: Isabel Brunker andd Allia (34.4)
Novice Horse: Boyd Martin and Spartin Martin Z (21.9)
Novice Rider A: Mary Carol Harsch and Foster’s Bold Favorite (29.7)
Novice Rider B: Lisa Hida and Cooleys Rule of Law (27.2)
Open Novice A: Amy Cobb and Lock and Load (28.7)
Open Novice B: Mike Pendleton and Clemons T (24.7)
Beginner Novice Horse: Emily Beshear and Waffle (24.1)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Heather Currier and Newmarket Equador (29.1)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Anna Burgess and String Theory (26.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Darrell Vaughn and R. Chumley (25.9)

 

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Grand Oaks Ocala: Final Scores

Open Preliminary: Lisa Barry and Rosie’s Aventadora (33.2)
Preliminary Rider: Morgan McAllister and Made To Order (35.0)
Modified A: Lynn Symansky and Bounce 6 (22.0)
Modified B: Hillary Irwin and Cavalier Monte Carlo (32.0)
Open Training A: Hugh Wrigley and FE Money Made (26.4)
Open Training B: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Maybach (29.7)
Training Rider: Devin Robel and High Light (31.7)
Novice Rider A: Emma McHugh and Lincoln Park (29.7)
Novice Rider B: Darlene Dee Walters and Concord Dawn (30.8)
Open Novice A: Delaney Emerson and Redfield Soranella (24.4)
Open Novice B: Liz Halliday-Sharp and Cooley Sky Watch (27.5)
Beginner Novice Rider: Penny Welsch and Mr. Poppers (30.9)
Open Beginner Novice: Lee Maher and Evros HSH Gambler (31.0)

 

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