Rider Albert Voorn Cashes In By Winning $5,000 Credit Suisse/ First
Boston Open Jumper Stake
NYAugust 28, 2003Albert Voorn of the Netherlands cashed
in with a win in the $5,000 Credit Suisse/First Boston Open Jumper
Stake at the 28th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton,
of top international riders in the world succeeded over the first
round test set by course designer Conrad Homfeld of Southampton,
NY, to advance to the jump-off.
four of the riders were again able to go clear, Voorn posted a time
almost three seconds faster than his nearest competitor. Voorn blistered
through the timers in 37.24 seconds while Margie Engle, known for
her speed riding, had a time of 40.01 seconds. Voorn was aboard
Laurenzos Kairo, a seven-year-old bay mare owned by Sir Ruly
Inc. Laurenzos Kairos regular rider, Jimmy Torano of
Fort Lauderdale, FL, handed the mares reins over to Voorn
while he was in the United States.
came all the way from Holland but the mare was already here,
laughed Voorn. I had an opportunity to ride her for a couple
of weeks, and she is the best horse I have ridden in my life. She
is unbelievable good, she will go all the way to the Olympics!
would know something about the Olympic Games, having won a silver
medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Sydney Olympian, Margie Engle of Wellington, FL, settled for second
with Nobility, the seven-year-old gelding owned by Robert Pergament.
Judy Garofalo of Dover Plains, NY, placed third after having a second
clear round in a time of 40.66 seconds riding her nine-year-old
Dutch gelding, Kartouche. The only other rider to post double clear
rounds was Christine Tribble of Suffield, CT, riding Vegas, a nine-year-old
of the Hampton Classic Horse Shows major corporate sponsors,
Credit Suisse/First Boston is also a sponsor of the Hampton Classic
28th Hampton Classic Horse Show features the top riders in the country
competing in Bridgehampton, NY. Officially opened on Sunday, August
24, the Hampton Classic Horse Show runs until Sunday, August 31,
when it culminates with the $150,000 Prudential Financial Grand
Prix, a member event of the King Shavings U.S. Grand Prix League
highlights include Fridays $30,000 Adequan® Fiesta Day
Grand Prix, the qualifying event for Sundays $150,000 Prudential
Financial Grand Prix, and the $25,000 Sally Hansen Grand Prix on
activities and exhibitions will take place throughout the week while
shopping is at its best in the Boutique Garden and Stable Row. There
is no lack of choice when it comes time to eat with numerous on-site
restaurants offering a variety of choices.
is Fiesta Day, Presented by Hoy, at the Hampton Classic where Latin
culture will be honored. The third annual Fiesta Day features a
day filled with food, fun and dancing Latino style. Over thirty
diplomats representing Latin America will be present at the Hampton
Classic Horse Show in addition to numerous Hispanic civic leaders.
One Hispanic individual who has contributed to the horse industry
in the United States will also be honored with the 2003 Outstanding
Hispanic Horseman Award.
variety of entertainers will perform including Apryl Cadabra, the
childrens ballet Mexico Lindo, and the Traveling Hispanic
Theater. Latin Music sensations Felix Andino, Raices Del Viento,
Pepe Castillo and the Caribbean Tropical Trio, Punto Y Coma, and
Willie Santana will all showcase their unique musical abilities.
In addition, traditional cuisine from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia
and Cuba can be sampled.
will also be featured in the new Mercado at the Classic with Latino-owned
vendor booths offering arts, crafts, fashion, and other items for
sale. For those who miss Fiesta Day, the Mercado will be open until
to the Hampton Classic Horse Show is $5 per person or $15 per carload,
with children under 6 admitted free. Reserved grandstand seating
for Grand Prix Sunday, August 31, is $15 per person (in addition
to $5/person or $15/carload admission) or $25 per person in the
special Premium Seating center sections. Parking is free throughout
the show week.