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Three In A Row For Tracy Fenney At The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit

Ocala, FL (February 24, 2003)—Tracy Fenney was jubilant as she entered the winners' circle for the third Sunday in a row to claim her win in the $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix. Fenney has become a familiar face in the winners' circle at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. Her season's wins have included two previous $50,000 Grand Prix classes with Grace, a thoroughbred mare owned by Hidden Lakes Farm.

Fenney topped a field of thirty-four riders to capture Sunday's $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix with her mount S&L Willie, co-owned by Mike McCormick and S&L Farm's. Ian Silitch turned in a double-clear with his bay gelding Cable to earn him second place. Tricia O'Connor rode Cloverlea Farm's Irish gelding Furistos Treasure to take third place.

Danny Foster designed a challenging 14-obstacle Grand Prix course that only four riders could master. "I really enjoyed building in Ocala. The conditions were exceptional and the footing was near perfect," said Foster. "The depth of top-notch horses and riders was unsurpassed. Tracy Fenney was outstanding. She showed skill, determination, and possesses and eerie calm about her."

Whatever her secret, Fenney has proved herself to be the top contender here at the 2003 HITS Ocala Winter Circuit. She is definitely the one to watch at the upcoming Grand Prix events over the next two weeks.

Only four riders turned in clear first rounds to advance to the jump-off in the $50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix. Ian Silitch and Cable were the first to tackle the 8-fence jump-off course. Silitch went clear and established the Great American Insurance Group Time To Beat of 57.13 seconds. Kim Burnette and her mount Jappaloe were next to ride. The pair had an unlucky round accumulating a total of 20 faults. Fenney and S&L Willie were next to take their turn in the ring. Horse and rider gave a stellar performance leaving all the rails up and finishing in an unbeatable time of 53.54 seconds. Tricia O'Connor and Furistos Treasure finished out the field with an eight-fault performance which secured them third place.

Other major award winners at HITS Ocala Winter Circuit III included:

Bayer Legend Leading Hunter Rider - Jeff Ayers, Sellersville, PA
Bayer Legend Leading Jumper Rider - Ian Millar, Perth, Ontario
HBO Junior Medal Winner - Kristy McCormack, Cap May Court House, NJ
Charles Owen Children's Medal Winner - Euri Uchiyama, Cincinnatti, OH
Charles Owen Adult Medal Winner - Lily Desousa, Randolph Ctr, VT

The next Grand Prix event at the HITS Ocala Winter Circuit will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 2 PM. Spectators will enjoy world-class show jumping competition as riders compete for top honors in the $25,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix.

$50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix - Sunday, February 23, 2003
HITS Ocala Winter Circuit III - Ocala, FL
Danny Foster, Ontario, Canada: Course Designer
Place Horse Rider Owner Prize Money Rd 1
Rd 2
Faults JO Time
1st S&L Willie Tracy Fenney Tracy Fenney $15,000 0 0 53.54
2nd Cable Ian Silitch Ian / Jacquelyn Silitch $11,000 0 0 57.13
3rd Furistos Treasure Tricia O'Connor Cloverlea Farm Inc. $6,500 0 8 57.56
4th Jappaloe Kim Burnette Kimberden Farm $4,000 0 20 73.20
5th Promise Me Ian Millar Ian Millar / Millar Brooke Farm Agent $3,000 2
6th Libidou Keean White Randy / Keean White $2,500 4
7th Quelle Damme Van De Heffinck Rory Hovell Rory Hovell $2,000 4
8th Karat Jonathon Millar Mr. & Mrs. Don Stewart Jr. $1,500 4
9th Darios V Mark Samuel Chadburn Holdingsa $1,500 4
10th Picasso Aaron Vale Town Creek Investment $1,000 4
11th Malibu Manuel Torres Tucker Stern $1,000 4
12th Graphix Jill Henselwood Lee Michael Earle $1,000 4


$50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix Sunday, February 23 2:00pm
$25,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix Thursday, February 27 2:00pm
$50,000 King Shavings Grand Prix Sunday, March 2 2:00pm
$25,000 HITS Ocala Grand Prix Thursday, March 6 2:00pm
$100,000 Volvo Grand Prix Sunday, March 9 2:00pm



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