Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take One are Victorious

May 11, 2013

Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take One are Victorious


North Salem, NY – May 10, 2013 – The $25,000 New York Welcome Stake, presented by The Hakim Family, was the highlight event today at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Show. Held on the stunning grass Grand Prix Field, the class featured top show jumping talent. Pan American Games double gold medalists Christine McCrea and Romantovich Take One (Numero Uno x Oniel by Karandasj, breeder J.W. de Waal), owned by Candy Tribble and Windsor Show Stables, sped to the win in the class.

The class had 59 entries over a course set by Guilherme Jorge of Brazil. Eight went clear in the first round to advance to the shortened course in the jump-off. Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil with HH Let’s Fly, owned by Double H Farm, were the pathfinders in the jump-off and finished with four faults in 42.95 for sixth place. Devin Ryan (USA) and Eagle Valley Partners LLC’s Zosja (Solitair x Kyra/Ekstein, bred by L. Meulenberg) were next and accumulated eight faults in 39.32 seconds for eighth place.

Lauren Tisbo (USA) and Tequestrian Farms LLC’s Roundthorn Madious were the first to set a winning pace with a clear round in 38.80 seconds, which would hold up for third place. Lowering the leading time was the next horse in, E-Muze Yek, ridden by Darragh Kerins (IRL) and owned by Darragh Kerins and Maarten Huygens. They went clear in 38.490 seconds for second place.

McCrea, of East Windsor, CT, and Romantovich Take One, a 13-year-old KWPN gelding, were next in and couldn’t be beat. They took advantage with a quick rollback turn, a fast pace, and a chance at the final Purina oxer to stop the timers in 37.130 seconds with no faults for the win.

There were no other clear rounds.

(Source Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.)