Horse and pony - site index.Horse chat message boards.Horse breeds, types and breeding gallery.Search for horse information on Equiworld.Horse information and equestrian news horse and pony magazine.Horse web links.  

Tracy Bartko Magness And Lebora Win $2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome

OCALA, FL (March 11, 2004)—Tracy Bartko Magness rode her family's Lebora to the blue ribbon in Wednesday's Brookledge Open Welcome at HITS Ocala V. Bartko was the fastest of three double-clears in a seven-horse jump-off. Callan Solem and Warsaw took second in the competition. Heather Tinney and Ironclad finished in third place.

Sixteen horse/rider combinations took to the Grand Prix field to attempt Anthony D'Ambrosio's first round course. Seven riders went clean. For the jump-off, D'Ambrosio shortened the course to six elements and set time allowed at 54 seconds.

Callan Solem and Warsaw were first in the ring, and first to post a clear round in a time of 39.46 seconds. Tracy Bartko Magness and Lebora followed their lead, also leaving all the rails up and shaving over two seconds off their time to tip the timers in the winning time of 37.24 seconds. Heather Tinney and Ironclad were the last pair to post a clear round. Their time of 44.58 seconds gave them third place. The next four riders all posted faults.

Thursday's $25,000 HITS Grand Prix is the next Grand Prix event of the Ocala Winter Circuit. The Grand Finale of the circuit—the $100,000 King Shavings Grand Prix will take place on Sunday, March 14th.

For more information on the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit, please visit

$2,500 Brookledge Open Welcome - Wednesday, March 10, 2004
HITS Ocala V - Ocala, FL
Course Designer: Anthony D'Ambrosio, Mt. Kisco, New York

Place Horse Rider Owner Prize Money Rd1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1st Lebora Tracy Bartko Magness M/M John Bartko $750 0 0 37.24
2nd Warsaw Callan Solem Quiet Winter Farm $500 0 0 39.46
3rd Ironclad Heather Tinney M/M Douglas Tinney $325 0 0 44.58
4th Graf Rossini S Mary-Lisa Leffler Bruce Chovnick LLC $250 0 4 38.43
5th Glory Days Lauren Van Eldik Lauren Van Eldik $200 0 4 43.27
6th Wanderlust Aaron Vale M/M James Van Camp $175 0 8 38.50
7th Set In Silver Ian Silitch Lynne E Spangenburg $150 0 8 45.88
8th Who's That Girl Michael Kirby Michele Hunt / Redfield Farm $150 4

Ocala Winter Finals V - March 10-14

$25,000 HITS Grand Prix - Thursday, March 11 at 1:00pm
$25,000 Marshall & Sterling Junior / Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic - Sunday, March 14 at 10:00am
$25,000 Marshall & Sterling Child / Adult Jumper Classic Sunday, March 14 at 12:00 noon
$100,000 King Shavings Grand Prix of Ocala presented by Great American Insurance Group - Sunday, March 14 at 2:00pm

Grand Finale - Sunday, March 14
Champions of the Week Presentations are held on Sundays prior to the 1:00pm Grand Prix.

POST TIME FARM: 13710 U.S. Hwy 27; Ocala, Florida 34482; Tel: 352-620-2275. Website:


Find out more, visit the links page or find answers on the message board.