The ‘Continental’ Tournament at Spruce Meadows

June 17, 2013

The ‘Continental’ Tournament at Spruce Meadows


McCrae and Romantovich Take One win $33,000 Scotiabank Cup 1.50m

Calgary, AB – June 14, 2013 –Christine McCrea (USA) and Romantovich Take One, , a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Numero Uno x Karandasj owned by Candy Tribble, were best in the $33,000 Scotiabank Cup 1.50m. The format of the competition was changed from jump-off to speed in order to avoid more inclement conditions coming later in the evening. There were 27 entries in the class, and nine of those had no jumping or time faults.

Final Results: $33,000 Scotiabank Cup 1.50m
1. ROMANTOVICH TAKE ONE: 2000 KWPN gelding by Numero Uno x Karandasj
CHRISTINE MCCREA (USA), Candy Tribble: 0/64.647

4. STAR POWER: 2001 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Quick Star
IAN MILLAR (CAN), Team Works: 0/68.199

10. VICTOR: 2002 KWPN gelding by Elmshorn x Grandeur
TIFFANY FOSTER (USA), Artisan Farms LLC: 4/66.368

McLain Ward and Wannahave win the $33,000 McDaniel & Associates 1.45m Derby.

Calgary, AB – June 15, 2013 – The $33,000 McDaniel & Associates 1.45m Derby had 24 entries, and six of those were able to clear the course without faults. The course, designed by Werner Deeg of Germany, featured 16 numbered obstacles and 19 jumping efforts, including jumping off a bank. Speeding around by six seconds faster than the next competitors were McLain Ward and Wannahave, a 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Manhattan x Ramiro Z owned by The Wannahave Group. Wannahave competed in his first derby last week in the Nexen 1.60m Derby.

Final Results: $33,000 McDaniel & Associates 1.45m Derby
1. WANNAHAVE: 2003 KWPN gelding by Manhattan x G. Ramiro Z
MCLAIN WARD (USA), The Wannahave Group: 0/104.776

Dinan and Sandro Beat Large Jump-off Field in CN ‘Fast Track’ Derby

The $10,000 CN ‘Fast Track’ Junior/Amateur 1.40m Derby had 34 entries attempt a long derby course, and there were 18 that proceeded on to the jump-off. Eight went double clear in the lengthy jump-off course, but the fastest of those were Katie Dinan and Sandro, a 14-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Larino x Casimir owned by Grant Road Partners. They finished in 50.89 seconds.

Final Results: $10,000 CN ‘Fast Track’ Junior/Amateur Derby
1. SANDRO: 1999 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Larino x Casimir
KATIE DINAN (USA), Grant Road Partners: 0/0/50.89

8. ZAMIRA: 2004 Dutch Warmblood mare
PORTER ALLEN (USA), Porter Allen: 0/0/55.80

9. VIPER P: 2002 Dutch Warmblood gelding by Numero Uno x Darco
GREER HINDLE (USA), Greer Hindle: 0/4/51.09

Kent Farrington and Uceko Repeat Winning Performance in $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W

Calgary, AB – June 16, 2013 – The ‘Continental’ Tournament at Spruce Meadows finished with a fantastic day of competition, including another big victory for Kent Farrington and Uceko in the $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W, the second week in a row that they have won the grand prix. Course designer Leopoldo Palacios of Venezuela tested the riders today with a technical track, but six were able to find the clear path to the jump-off.

Farrington and Uceko, a 12-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding by Celano x Koriander owned by RCG Farm, went third in the jump-off, and they set out in a huge gallop before they even crossed the start timers. Everything came up smoothly for them, and they left out a stride to a wide oxer, the second to last fence in the jump-off. They stopped the timers in 44.469 seconds to take the lead, which no one would be able to catch.

By winning the first two grand prix competitions of the season, Farrington won a CN Bronze Spike and a $50,000 bonus through the CN $1,000,000 Precision Series. If Farrington and Uceko are victorious in the Atco Power Queen Elizabeth II Cup during the ‘North American’, they they will receive a CN Silver Spike and $450,000. The million dollar series will conclude with the CN International Grand Prix during the ‘Masters’, where an additional $500,000 bonus will be on the line if Farrington can come up with the winning formula once again.

Final Results: $200,000 CN Performance Grand Prix CSI-W
1. UCEKO: 2001 KWPN gelding by Celano x Koriander
KENT FARRINGTON (USA), RCG Farm: 0/0/44.469

4. SIMON: 1999 KWPN gelding by Mr. Blue x Polydox
BEEZIE MADDEN (USA), Abigail Wexner: 0/0/48.197

7. LANSDOWNE: 2003 KWPN stallion by Guidam x Wolfgang
CONOR SWAIL (IRL), Ariel & Susan Grange: 4/86.298

The next week of competition is the ‘Canada One’ Tournament on June 25-30, which will include the $50,000 RBC Royal Bank Cup and the $100,000 Esso Imperial Oil Challenge CSI-W. For more information on Spruce Meadows and full results, please visit

(Source: Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.)