NEWS FROM THE 2001 COSEQUIN WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL
Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club
WARD WINS ABOARD FOUR SEASONS
WELLINGTON, FL -- FEBRUARY 7 - World Cup Veteran, McLain Ward of Brewster, NY, piloted the 9 year old German bred, Four Seasons, to victory in the $5,000 Americhoice Open Speed Stake at the 2001 Cosequin Winter Equestrian Festival. Ward jumped his way across the eleven jumps on course without touching a rail in 56.49 seconds, less than two seconds faster than 2000 Olympian, Todd Minikus of Lake Forest, IL up on the 8 year old German bred mare, Pandora. Minikus finished a clear round in 58.08 seconds, followed by 2000 Olympian, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL and the 15 year old Holsteiner, Hidden Creek's Alvaretto, who clocked in at 62.37 seconds and pulled an unlucky rail at fence 9.
The Kilkenny Internationale continues through Sunday at Palm Beach Polo Equestrian Club, with show jumping action daily from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Thursday's highlight is the $25,000 Kilkenny WEF Challenge Cup Grand Prix at 1:00 PM. Tickets are available at the gate or by calling (561)793-JUMP.