Richard Spooner and Chatinus Reuinte for Victory in $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix at WEC Ocala

Richard Spooner & Chatinus win the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Photo Courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

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Ocala, FL – Week VII of the 2022 Winter Spectacular Show Series showcased a particular $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix below the lights on Friday night. Nearly 50 horse-and-ride mixtures competed over an ornate monitor designed by FEI Level IV course designer Leopoldo Palacios (VEN). Twelve mixtures achieved a clear first spherical and eight jumped double clear, however it was Richard Spooner and his personal Chatinus (Chacco-blue x Argentina) that emerged victorious.

“This class means lots to me as a result of Chatinus has had 4 years off attributable to an damage. We have been bringing him again very slowly. He’s 15-years-old, so it’s sort of a resurrection with a really candy victory,” expressed Spooner.

Spooner and Chatinus made brief work of the primary spherical monitor delivering a clear leaping effort in 77.222 seconds. “He’s an unimaginable horse. He went to the World Cup Finals,” Spooner mentioned. “I solely had him for seven months earlier than he obtained injured, the place we received a World Cup Grand Prix or two, then went to the World Cup Finals in Paris. He was on the group within the Nations Cup in Vancouver, which is the place he sadly obtained damage. He doesn’t owe me something.”

Richard Spooner accepting his first place award offered by Fred Moehring, a Buckeye Nutrition Representative. Photo courtesy of Andrew Ryback Photography.

Spooner and the 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding superior straight to the jump-off, galloping by the strains.

“He’s a naturally quick horse,” Spooner mentioned. “He had a whole lot of enjoyable to the final leap. Every now and again, you could have a long term on the final leap, after all, Leopoldo is a genius course designer, and this facility is so fantastic. The footing is spectacular and there’s nothing to inhibit a nasty run. Chatinus simply gobbles that up, it’s not fairly often they get let loose of the field like that.”

Spooner and the proficient Chatinus soared over the past fence to cease the timers at 38.796 seconds, a time that no different competitor may greatest.

The second quickest double clear spherical was secured by Derek Petersen and his personal Zechariah 3:9 (Zirocco Blue x Katrina). Petersen and the eight-year-old Dutch Warmblood gelding produced a fast first spherical in 74.312 seconds, nicely below the time allowed of 83 seconds. The pair superior to the jump-off, galloping by your entire course not pumping the brakes as soon as in 39.366 seconds.

David Tromp and David Tromp Show Stables, Inc.’s Incognito (Baltic VDL x Sweet Dream) rounded out the highest three within the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Tromp and the nine-year-old KWPN gelding delivered a easy first spherical in 77.149 seconds. The duo jumped-off instantly, dashing by the course, not touching a single fence and stopping the clock at 42.026 seconds.

$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix Results:

1.Chatinus, Richard Spooner, Richard Spooner: 0 | 0 | 38.796
2. Zechariah 3:9, Derek Petersen, Derek Petersen: 0 | 0 | 39.566
3. Incognito, David Tromp, David Tromp Show Stables, Inc.: 0 | 0 | 42.026
4. Cooper, Johan Kachelhoffer, Johan Kachelhoffer: 0 | 0 | 42.518
5. Cebolon T, Carly Campbell-Cooper, John Jamieson: 0 | 0 | 42.940
6. Renkum J’Adore, Justine Dutton, Justine Dutton: 0 | 0 | 43.342
7. WH Luciano, Beda Wachter, Beda Wachter: 0 | 0 | 43.366
8. PDR, Pinion, Diana Conlon, Susan Griffis: 0 | 0 | 48.544
9. Carlton D’Eliandy, Jasmyne Tanguay, Jasmyne Tanguay: 0 | 4 | 45.726
10. Nippon Van De Donkhoeve, Callan Solem, Jamie Stryker: 0 | 4 | 45.815

https://www.theplaidhorse.com/2022/02/20/richard-spooner-and-chatinus-reuinte-for-victory-in-10000-buckeye-nutrition-futures-prix-at-wec-ocala/

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