Aaron Vale and Major Capture $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix at World Equestrian Center – Ocala

August 1, 2021 - Ocala, FL

Dorothy Douglas and MTM Pablo captured the win in the $10,000 WEC 1.35m Futures Prix.
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Sharn Wordley (NZL) and Gatsby placed third in the $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix.
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Jordan Petersen (USA) and Diamant's Legacy were second in the $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix.
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Aaron Vale (USA) and Major won the $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix at the WEC – Ocala Summer VIII show.
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Aaron Vale and Major were joined in their winning presentation by Melissa Brandes (left), Lugano Diamonds Director of Equestrian; Karla Campbell (center), WEC Sponsorship Coordinator; and Jack Sharp (right), Lugano Diamonds Sales Manager.
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An international list of 44 competitors took on the $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix on Saturday, July 31, during week eight of the World Equestrian Center – Ocala Summer Series. Eight pairs advanced to the jump-off, but it was Aaron Vale (USA) and Major, a 14-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding owned by Don Stewart and Sleepy P Ranch LLC, that topped the field for a third time this summer circuit.

An additional $5,000 was awarded to Kyle Dewar and Clever Van De Helle, who jumped the fastest four-fault round of Saturday night’s $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix, in 72.341 seconds. The non-award winning entry that received the Luck of the Draw $5,000 prize was Tricia O'Connor and KT Adonis.

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Final Results: $75,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix

1. Major, Aaron Vale (USA), Don Stewart and Sleepy P Ranch LLC: 0/0/34.768

2. Diamant's Legacy, Jordan Petersen, Derek Petersen: 0/0/36.620

3. Gatsby, Sharn Wordley (NZL), Sharn Wordley: 0/4/38.237

4. Casper, Sharn Wordley (NZL), Sharn Wordley: 0/4/38.655

5. Meadowvale Cruise, Diego Bilbao (ESP), Wyndmont, Inc.: 0/4/38.768

6. Bogota Nantuel, Kayla Savard (USA), Kayla Savard: 0/4/39.527

7. Cinven CR, Bryn Rose Sadler (USA), Showcase 81, LLC: 0/4/40.677

8. Chacco P, Will Simpson (USA), Will Simpson: 0/8/36.693

9. Clever Van De Helle, Kyle Dewar (CAN), Kyle Dewar: 0/4/72.341

10. Lomax, Armando Hassey (MEX), Armando Hassey: 0/4/73.255


Dorothy Douglas and MTM Pablo Win $10,000 WEC 1.35m Futures Prix

Saturday afternoon’s $10,000 WEC 1.35m Futures Prix welcomed 30 entries to the WEC Grand Arena, but it was Dorothy Douglas and MTM Pablo, an eight-year-old Warmblood gelding owned by Davenport Farms, who sped to the win.

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Final Results: $10,000 WEC 1.35m Futures Prix

1. MTM Pablo, Dorothy Douglas, Davenport Farms: 0/0/36.869

2. Infante SK, Marcus Gruenthal, Marcus Gruenthal: 0/0/37.737

3. Cezarro, Bryn Rose Sadler, Showcase 81, LLC: 0/0/37.760

4. Malbec, Luis Pedro Biraben, La Cuadra Stables, LLC: 0/0/40.781

5. FVF Sailor Man, Christina Webb, Fox View Farm: 0/4/36.983

6. Con Spirit, Nathalie Petschenig, Nathalie Petschenig: 0/4/38.081

7. King Clooney, Antonio Martinez, Emilio Mantero: 0/4/38.261

8. MTM Cedrik, Dorothy Douglas, Nina Moore: 0/4/38.269

9. Con Top, Luciano Dome, Florencia Masri: 0/4/39.377

10. Bandessaro, Candice King, Deanna Morphy: 0/8/42.411


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