Darragh Kenny and Quiz take Saturday’s biggest win at the WEF

8 February - The fifth competition week at the WEF in Wellington featured the “ $34,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic” as major class of the day and saw Ireland’s Darragh Kenny and Quiz take the day’s biggest win. Twenty pairs out of 66 entries found their way around Robert Ellis’s track to advance to the jump off and the first pair to achieve a double clear round would be Eugenio Garza in the saddle of El Milagro’s Balloon, who’ll stop the clock in 43’93, good enough for 5th place at the end of the class. Megan Nusz and Aladdin crossed the timers in an amazingly fast time of 42’53 to take the lead but would be immediately bettered by USA’s superstar Laura Kraut and Ferox B in a time of 41’97. But finally, Darragh Kenny and Quiz will prove invincible, stopping the clock just 0’33 hundreds of a seconds ahead of Laura Kraut to take the win of Saturday’s major class at the WEF.

Final Results: $34,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper

1. QUIZ: 2004 Selle Francais gelding by For Pleasure x Laudanum DARRAGH KENNY (IRL), Spruce Meadows: 0/0/41.64

2. FEROX B: 2005
BWP gelding by Quidam de Revel CSF x Contender LAURA KRAUT (USA), Mike Collins: 0/0/41.97

2005 KWPN gelding by Quasimodo Z x Burggraaf MEAGAN NUSZ (USA), Amalaya Investments: 0/0/42.53

4. HH DONNATELLA: 2003 Belgian Warmblood mare by Toulon x Mr. Blue QUENTIN JUDGE (USA), Double H Farm: 0/0/43.82

5. BALLOON: 2003 Oldenburg stallion by Balou du Rouet x Landcapitol EUGENIO GARZA (MEX), El Milagro: 0/0/43.93

6. COLASKO: 2005 Oldenburg stallion by Coleman x Granus NICOLAS PIZARRO (MEX), Monica Burillo Eguia Lis & Nicolas Pizarro: 0/0/49.71

7. EXQUIS WALNUT DE MUZE: 1999 BWP gelding by Nabab de Reve x Chin Chin HARRIE SMOLDERS (NED), Team Exquis: 0/4/41.78

8. WILEXO: 2003 KWPN gelding by Phin Phin x Calvados KATTY KING (BRA), Carlos Ribas & Katty King: 0/4/42.15

9. ROSIERE VESQUERIE: 2005 Selle Francais mare by Narcos II x Arpege Pierreville*HN LAUREN TISBO (USA), Tequestrian Farms LLC: 0/4/47.48

10. WILCO: 2003 KWPN gelding by Nabab de Reve x Fedor EMANUEL ANDRADE (VEN), Emanuel Andrade: 0/4/49.45

11. CHECK PICOBELLO Z: 2006 Zangersheide gelding by Cardento x Orlando ERIC LAMAZE (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC and Torrey Pines Stable: 0/4/52.20

12. COCO BONGO: 2005 Rheinlander stallion by Caretino x Calido ERIC LAMAZE (CAN), Artisan Farms LLC: 0/4/54.16

source: press release