Candele focuses on victory in the $15,000 Casino de
Montreal Open Welcome at the CSI-W Blainville Jumping
International riding Mill Creek Stables Nurejev.
Photo credit Cealy Tetley
Frenchman Yann Candele Receives Warm Welcome at CSI-W Blainville
Blainville, Quebec --- Yann Candele of France proved why he
is called The Flying Frenchman with a win in Fridays
$15,000 Casino de Montreal Open Welcome Stake
at the Blainville Equestrian Park in Blainville, QC.
had two horses among the 13 that advanced to the jump-off
over the track set by Belgian course designer Eugene Mathy.
The times grew faster and faster as each rider attempted to
capture the win, but it was Candele who could not be beat.
Riding Nurejev, a nine-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding
owned by Mill Creek Stables of Cambridge, ON, Candele stopped
the timers at 41.35 seconds to take the victory.
Manuel Torres, 45, was the final rider on course to challenge, but
the four-time Olympian only managed a time of 42.66 seconds, more
than a full second slower than Candele, to move into second place
riding Matilda Lina for owner Tucker Stern. Canadian Olympian Beth
Underhill finished third with a jump-off time of 43.32 seconds riding
Magdaline, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare by Ahorn.
a second clear round in a time of 44.93 seconds, Candele took fourth
place with another Mill Creek Stables entry, Mill Creek Marco Taere,
a 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding by Darco. Wednesdays
winner, 35-year-old Chris Pratt of Terra Cotta, ON, rounded out
the top five riding Sue Granges Rivendell, a promising eight-year-old
total of $145,000 in prize money is offered throughout the five-day
tournament at the CSI-W Blainville Jumping International. Saturday
will feature the $20,000 Challenge Desjardins Modified Grand Prix
while Sunday brings the flagship $60,000 Grand Prix Jumping du Quebec
World Cup Qualifier that will see Ainsley Vince of Milton, ON, attempt
to defend her title.
$60,000 Grand Prix Jumping du Quebec World Cup Qualifier will be
broadcast in French on Sunday, August 1 at 2 p.m. on RDS, and in
English on Saturday, August 7 at 2 p.m. on Global television.
just north of Montreal, Blainville Equestrian Park features a variety
of attractions that ensure family members enjoy their visit. For
more information, please contact Blainville International at tel:
(450) 434-8202, fax: (450) 434-8209, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casino de Montreal Open Welcome Final Results
Rider Hometown Horse Faults Time
1. Yann Candele France Nurejev 0:0 41.35
2. Manuel Torres Colombia Natilda Lina 0:0 42.66
3. Beth Underhill Schomberg, ON Magdaline 0:0 43.32
4. Yann Candele France Mill Creek Marco Taere 0:0 44.93
5. Chris Pratt Terra Cotta, ON Rivendell 0:0 48.47