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Australian International 3 Day Event  2014

Dressage Day

13 & 14 November 2014

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The first day of the event was held in hot conditions where Christine Bates and Kung Fu Panda GP took the lead in the 2 star class on 47.50 with Megan Jones and Kirby Park Invader in second on 48.50.  Kirby Park Invader is by Kirby Park Nantamboo a stock horse and is out of the thoroughbred mare Zelens Leap (by Salmon Leap).  In third place with 49.40 was Eleanor Osborne and Highborne Rocker who raced as Off My Rocker for one win and 3 placings from 23 starts and raced in country Queensland.  In fourth place was Magan Jones and Kirby Park Impress on 50.80 just ahead of Kirsty Douglas and Cushavon Crackerjack on 51.30.

On the Friday the 4 star competitors took centre stage in the afternoon where Megan Jones and Kirby Park Allofasudden led on 51.50 from Belinda Isbister and Holy Bruce on 56.80.  Kirby Park Allofasudden is by Rustic Amber from Passionate and was purchase by the Richard Jolly stable at the Adelaide Magic Millions sale.  Named Red Ruski racing wasnt his caper and he soon began a career with Megan Jones and was on the team for the London Olympics until a hoof injury flared days before the event began.  Holy Bruce had a brief racing career under that name with all his starts at Esperance Bay over the space of 3 months in 2005 and proved unsuccessful before moving onto an equestrian career.  Seumas Marwood and Wild Oats were in third place on 58.00 then Isabel English and Feldale Mouse on 58.30.  In 5th place was Charlotte Price and Kinnordy Gambia on 60.30 followed by Jess Manson and Legal Star on 61.80.  Another stockhorse with thoroughbred lines Legal star carries the blood of champion stallions Matrice and Vaguely Noble through his sire Ringwould Legally.  Overall less than 20 penalty points covered the entire 14 horse field.

    Other thoroughbreds off the track to compete were LP Boudin who raced as Mr Bigalow and won a race during the 2006 Caulfield Cup carnival,  successful racehorse Papa's Dream, Kosciuszko who raced as the successful Beau Pago in Perth, Aim HIgh who won two races in Brisbane as Nicolo Sequalo, Better on Sunday a half brother to Purrealist and Racing to Win who raced as Sunday Dreams winning in Perth, GI Joe who showed ability with several race wins as Joello, Gold who raced as Curragh Prince and had ability before ending his career in Queensland and of course Sir Dex who won nearly a million dollars on the racetrack including the Warwick Stakes, Prime Ministers Cup and Carbine Club Stakes as a 3yo at Flemington.   

 


 

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