Keely McIntosh and Londonderry de la Ramee Claim Victory in $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake

Keely McIntosh and Londonderry De La Ramee on their way to the win in the $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake. Photo by Winslow Photography

Eighteen horse and rider combinations took to the Sanctuary Arena Thursday afternoon in Wilmington, OH to contest the $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake. Exactly half the class delivered fault free first rounds to qualify for the short course. Keely McIntosh and Londonderry De La Ramee (Calvaro Z x New Jersey ET Z) prevailed over the jump off track, stopping the clock at 37.985 for the win.

Keely McIntosh and Londonderry De La Ramee take a victory lap after winning the $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake.

McIntosh and the 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood stallion, owned by Jenny Booth of Booth Show Jumpers in Georgetown, Kentucky, logged a fourth-place finish earlier this month in the $25,000 WEC Grand Prix.

Van Gogh & Wilhelm Genn crusing to a second place finish in the $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake.

Wilhelm Genn piloted his long time partner Van Gogh  (Valentino x Calina Z) to the second place finish with a jump off time of 39.233. Last week at World Equestrian Center, Genn of Rheinland Farm, Lebanon, Ohio, and the a 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding won the $5,000 WEC Welcome Stake and were fourth in the $25,000 WEC Grand Prix.

Caroline Nadalin and El Classico soar to a top three finish.

Sixteen year old Caroline Nadalin of Sugar Run Farm, Plain City, OH, and El Classico, owned by Maarten Huygens, flew to a third place finish.  Nadalin and the 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding stopped the jump off timers at 39.913seconds. The competitive pair earned a second place finish in last week’s $5,000 Welcome Stake.

$5,000 WEC Welcome Stake Results

  1. Londonderry De La Ramee, Keely McIntosh – 0 | 0 | 37.985
  2. Van Gogh, Wilhelm Genn – 0 | 0 | 39.233
  3. El Classico, Caroline Nadalin – 0 | 0 | 39.913
  4. Colora, Ryan Genn – 0 | 0 | 41.530
  5. Cocero’s Electric, Ally Moyer – 0 | 0 | 42.738
  6. Everyday Hero, Herren Lee  – 0 | 0 | 44.524
  7. Eastpoint, Hillary Johnson – 0 | 0 | 44.528
  8. Coco Chanel M, Ryan Genn – 0 | 0 | 46.580
  9. Cix Degrees HH, Claire Wasielewski – 0 | 70.282
  10. Coquelicot VH Heuvve, Sean Jobin – 4 | 66.664

Photos courtesy of Winslow Photography.