NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUIN WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
LAMAZE MASTERS ZADA ENTERPRISES GRAND PRIX
WELLINGTON, FLORIDA -- February 25, 2001 - Canadian Eric Lamaze registered his first major win of the season, guiding Husker Du to the only double-clear round to capture the $75,000 Zada Enterprises, L.L.C. Masters Cup Sunday in Wellington.
Lamaze and Husker Du, a 12-year-old Dutch warmblood, riding second in the jump-off field of eight, cleared the seven jumping efforts in 45.898 seconds. "With six riders behind me (in the jump-off), I felt I had nothing to lose," said Lamaze, who earned $22,500. "It was a bit unexpected. This is only the fourth time I've ridden Husker Du. He's a brave, very dependable horse who makes my job easy."
Lamaze is preparing Husker Du for owner Dominique Richter of California, who is attending college and will take over riding duties again this summer. Lamaze and Husker Du also won the $10,000 Kilkenny Wellington Classic on February 10 and placed fourth in the $25,000 WEF Challenge Cup on Thursday.Today's event will be aired on Fox Sports Net, March 8 @ 11:00am or watch your local listings.
$75,000 ZADA ENTERPRISES, L.L.C. WELLINGTON MASTERS CUP
Wellington, Florida - February 25, 2001
Course Designer: Dave Ballard, Canada
Place / Horse / Rider / Hometown / Faults-Time / Purse
1. Husker Du / Eric Lamaze / Ontario, Canada / 0-0-45.898 / $22,500
2. Royal Future / Alison Firestone / Upperville, VA / 0-4-45.060 / $16,500
3. Shadwell / Harold Chopping/ Rougemount, NC / 0-4-48.046/ $9,750
4. Hidden Creek's Jones / Margie Engle / Wellington, FL / 0-4-52.579 / $6,000
5. Innocence/ Beezie Madden/ Cazenovia, NY/ 0-8-44.998/ $4,500
6. Leena/Markus Beerbaum/ Germany/ 0-8-47.722/ $3,750
7. Lassergut Concept/ Helen McNaught/ England/ 0-12-47.080/ $3,000
8. Wet Paint/ Laura Kraut/ Oconomowoc, WI/ 0-withdraw/ $$2,250
9. Crazy You/ McLain Ward/ Brewster, NY/ 3/ $2,250
10. Stella / Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum / Germany / 4 / $1500
11. Elfee / Megan Johnstone / Orinda, CA / 4 / $1500
12. Hidden Creek's Perin / Margie Engle / 4 / $1500