Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe Take First in $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

By HITS

SAUGERTIES, New York (August 1, 2015): With three horses in a 10-horse jump-off, Quentin Judge, on his last mount, HH Fyloe, of Double H Farm, shaved nearly two seconds off the leading time to claim the top prize in Friday’s $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson VI.

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(c) ESI Photography Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe, owned by Double H Farm, jump in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson VI.

“I think getting three (horses) in the jump-off was just a product of having good horses that were well-prepared,” Judge said, of going clear in Round 1 with each mount, in a field of 36 entries. He added that walking the course with Olympian McLain Ward, who trains Judge and also rides for Double H Farm in Ridgefield, Connecticut, helped him as well. “Three chances – it took the last horse to get it right,” Judge said.

“It was a big class. It was tough competition. About a fifth of the class went clear – and Leslie Howard, Laura Chapot and McLain Ward are always hard to beat in any class,” he continued.

In the jump-off, the second through fourth rounds were clear, and each time trimmed seconds off the previous entry. Judge went first on HH Quatour, but eight faults put them in 10th place. Schuyler Riley went next on Q7, owned by Wolfstone Stables & Sales, Inc., finishing in 50.234 seconds to place sixth. Margie Engle went next on Bockmanns Lazio, owned by Elm Rock LLC, and completed the course in 47.775, ultimately taking fifth.

Leslie Howard went fourth on Utah, owned by The Utah Group, and shaved even more time to set a new Great American Time to Beat at 45.283 seconds, which held up through five more rounds until Judge’s last turn in the ring moved Howard into second place, and Judge left as the victor and owner of the blue ribbon.

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(c) ESI Photography Quentin Judge and HH Fyloe, owned by Double H Farm, win the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson VI.

Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Rd. 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 HH Fyloe Double H Farm Quentin Judge $7,500 0 0 43.531
2 Utah The Utah Group Leslie Burr Howard $5,500 0 0 45.283
3 Quointreau Un Prince Laura Chapot & McLain Ward Laura Chapot $3,250 0 0 45.578
4 HH Memphis Double H Farm Quentin Judge $2,000 0 0 46.232
5 Bockmanns Lazio Elm Rock LLC Margie Engle $1,500 0 0 47.775
6 Q7 Wolfstone Stables & Sales, Inc. Schuyler Riley $1,250 0 0 50.234
7 Azibantos Group C, LLC McLain Ward $1,000 0 4 43.820
8 Wannick WH Candy Tribble & Windsor Show Stables, Inc. Christine McCrea $750 0 4 48.695
9 Superbad The Coverboy Group Amanda Flint $750 0 4 52.718
10 HH Quatuor Double H Farm Quentin Judge $500 0 8 71.218
11 Quesada’d Elle McLain Ward Oliver McCarthy $500 1 * *
12 Hannes Van Het Scheefkasteel Carolina Ramelli Barrera Juan Manuel Gallego $500 2 * *

Peter Wylde and Royal Flush Place First in $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome Week VI

Peter Wylde and Royal Flush, owned by Kathleen Kamine, took first place in the $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome on Wednesday at HITS-on-the-Hudson VI. Wylde and Royal Flush were among 21 out of 31 entries to go clean in the first round and take part in the jump-off.

Wylde and Royal Flush cleared the shortened course in a swift 38.884 seconds, less than a half second ahead of second-place finisher Sarah Segal on Cantara 59, owned by Horatio St. Ventures LLC. But almost two seconds — 1.7 — separated Segal and Juan Manuel Gallego, who rounded out third on Hannes Van Het Scheefkasteel, owned by Carolina Ramelli Barrera.

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(c) ESI Photography Peter Wylde and Royal Flush, owned by Kathleen Kamine, go clear over a horseflight jump in the $10,000 Brook Ledge Open Welcome Wednesday at HITS-on-the-Hudson VI.

Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Rd. 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Royal Flush Kathleen Kamine Peter Wylde $2,800 0 0 38.884
2 Cantara 59 Horatio St. Ventures LLC Sarah Segal $1,800 0 0 39.347
3 Hannes Van Het Scheefkasteel Carolina Ramelli Barrera Juan Manuel Gallego $1,250 0 0 41.015
4 HH Best Buy Double H Farm McLain Ward $900 0 0 41.554
5 Motto Market Street Inc. & Erik Schoemaker Anne Kursinski $800 0 0 41.716
6 KEC Kris Kringle Red Barn Farm, LLC Christian Coyle $700 0 0 41.788
7 Quesada’d Elle McLain Ward Oliver McCarthy $600 0 0 42.122
8 Cecotto’s AS Jennifer Rowland Chris Kappler $400 0 0 42.618
9 Bill Clinton Koyo Investment Group David Tromp $375 0 0 42.886
10 Captain Jack Candy Tribble & Windsor Show Stables, Inc. Jonathan McCrea $375 0 0 43.281
10 Caramadi Z Carole Looke Megan Wexler $375 0 0 43.742
10 Aimee Aram Ampagoumain, LLC Peter Wylde $375 0 0 43.242

Read about Quentin in the June Horse Care Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine here:http://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph_0615_high_res