Wins $50,000 Budweiser International Speed Derby at 2003 Oaks
Juan Capistrano, CAJuly 19, 2003Beezie Madden of Cazenovia,
NY, rode Innocence to the win in the $50,000 Budweiser International
Speed Derby to highlight the third day of equestrian competition
at the Oaks
Blenheim International CSI****, part of the Capistrano Summer Festival
in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The event runs through Sunday, July
Madden topped a field of 37 entries in the thrilling event which
saw each horse and rider gallop over an obstacle course with jumps
ranging as high as 5. Just yesterday, Madden came away with
the win in the $25,000 St. Regis Resort International Class.
He jumped very carefully, his rideability was good, and he
is always fast, said Madden, who is alternate on the squad
representing the United States at the 2003 Pan American Games in
the Dominican Republic. Today was our day.
Finishing second was Leslie Howard aboard Cocu, and in third was
Mandy Porter, who rode Lio Calyon.
Josephina Nor took top honors aboard Only One in Saturdays
other featured event, the $10,000 Junior/Amateur-Owner Jumper Classic.
Katie Gardner took second place with Ce Ce Capone, and Tani Anderson
finished third riding Nighty.
Thursdays events saw Chris Kappler of Pittstown, NJ, emerged
victorious in the $10,000 Hermès Speed Class and Will Simpson
claim top honors in the $10,000 Robert Mondavi Jump-Off Class.
Sundays spectacular finale begins at 11am. The thrilling Cargill
Grand Prix of the United States, presented by HBO, features a $175,000
purse. Kappler is the defending champion.
Oaks Blenheim International is the United States first outdoor
CSI, an international individual show jumping competition. It was
first held in 2001 when Todd Minikus of Loxahatchee, FL, emerged
as champion of the Cargill Grand Prix of the United States. In 2002,
Kapplers win came in dramatic fashion over three-time World
Cup Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil.
from the Capistrano Summer Festival benefit The Latino Coalition
Foundation. The Latino Coalition Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan
501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization based in Washington, DC. TLCF
was established in 1995 to address policy issues that directly affect
the well-being of Hispanics in the U.S. Their agenda is to develop
and promote policies that will enhance overall business, economic
and social development of Hispanics. For more information on The
Latino Coalition Foundation, please visit their websites at www.tlcfoundation.com
general information, please visit www.capistranofestival.com