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Joe Fargis And Diams III Win The $50,000 EMO Grand Prix

Culpeper, VA (April 23, 2003)—Two-time Olympic Medalist, Joe Fargis and his mount Diams III, owned by Mary B. Schwab & Oeji Farms LLC, delivered an exciting finish to Sunday's $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at HITS Culpeper Commonwealth Park. Out of a starting field of thirty horses, seven advanced to the jump-off. The Sunday crowd enjoyed a fine display of horsemanship by each successive rider, with Fargis going last and providing the final flourish. Fargis took top honors in a very fast time of 45.91 seconds, edging out Laura Linback and Remember Me 9 by 1.11 seconds and putting them in second place. Callan Solem and Allison took third place in a time of 48.83 seconds.

The $50,000 EMO Grand Prix ended a very successful opening week at HITS Culpeper. The circuit will offer a $50,000 Grand Prix each week. The final week, September 24-28, will include the King Shavings USGPL invitational finals featuring: $100,000 Invitational Grand Prix, $15,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Low Invitational, $25,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner High Invitational, and $25,000 Pre-Green Hunter Invitational Classic, sponsored by Stillwell-Hansen and Four Winds Farm. The New Marshall & Sterling League National Standings will be used to determine the top 30 to qualify in each category.

Other major award winners at HITS Culpeper included:

Bayer Legend Leading Hunter Rider - Winn Alden, Bristow, VA
Bayer Legend Leading Jumper Rider - Jonathon Millar, Perth, Ontario
HBO Junior Medal Winner - Kristen Terebesi, Glenmore, PA
Charles Owen Children's Medal Winner - Jackie Rapp, New Rochelle, NY
Charles Owen Adult Medal Winner - Betsy Coyne, Hingham, MA

$50,000 EMO Grand Prix - Sunday, April 20, 2003
HITS Culpeper I - Culpeper, VA
Douglas E. Russell, Wellington, FL: Course Designer
Place Horse Rider Owner Prize Money Rd 1
Rd 2
Faults JO Time
1st Diams III Joe Fargis Mary B Schwab/Oegi Farms LLC $15,000 0 0 45.91
2nd Remember Me 9 Laura Linback Woodrun $11,000 0 0 47.02
3rd Allison Callan Solem Quiet Winter Farm/BJ Maghan $6,500 0 0 48.88
4th King Z Cody Baird October Farm LLC $4,000 0 0 49.69
5th Karat Jonathon Millar M/M Don Stewart Jr $3,000 0 0 50.64
6th Bravo Delta Ragan Roberts Alex Dillard $2,500 0 4 50.33
7th Interpol Patty Stovel M/M Vincent Murphy Jr/Karen Murphy $2,000 0 4 59.18
8th King William Lowry Windsor Farm Sales Inc. $1,500 3
9th Grand So So Laura Linback Woodrun $1,500 4
10th Cable Ian Silitch Ian/Jacquelyn Silitch $1,000 4
11th Graf Rossini S Mary-Lisa Leffler Bruce Chovnick LLC $1,000 4
12th Elu De La Hardiere Michael Walton Penlyn Farm $1,000 4

2003 HITS Culpeper Horse Show Dates
Showday National July 2-6
Cavalier Classic July 9-13
Winston National August 13-17
Constitution Classic August 20-24
King Shavings USGPL Invitational Finals September 24-28


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