Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 9, 2019 – Tomas Yofre (ARG) and Dasino sped to a win in the $10,000 1.45m Horseware Ireland Welcome Stake on a jump-off time of 35.129 seconds, while Jimmy Torano (USA) stopped the clock at 35.817 seconds to claim reserve aboard Glascow de Muze, owned by Isalou Inc.
McKayla Langmeier (USA) rode Billy on Time to a time of 36.081 seconds to claim third with the Bridget Ennevor and kick off Tryon Spring 2 competition at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC) at Tryon Resort.
Dasino, owned by Peacock Ridge LLC, was one of five mounts Yofre piloted through the Catsy Cruz-designed track, with 27 trips showing in the first round. Yofre advanced to the jump-off round in the irons with three rides of eight total who were welcomed back for the short-course test. Yofre had varying strategies for each, he recounted.
“The first two were fine – I don’t know them very well, and they’re green. The last three were clean. All the horses are really different,” Yofre explained. “Dasino I know is so fast, so I knew I needed to just keep a pace and win since he is so careful and fast. With the others, they’re a little more green, so I tried to go fast, but I also had to manage them a little more.”
Yofre has a strong relationship with Dasino and has seen success in both Wellington, Florida, USA and at TIEC. “I know Dasino really well now. I’ve been here before, and it’s a nice place to be. The ring is perfect. The course rode excellent today – I was clean!” Yofre emphasized. “It was good for all the horses, though. The ground here is so good they all jump better and better.”
Tomas Yofre (ARG) during the awards ceremony
Yofre tentatively plans to show all three of his double-clear mounts in Saturday night’s $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix, but will see how a busy week pans out. “Thank you very much to John Brennan and Missy Clark, and to all the clients who give me horses to ride – I try to do my best on them,” Yofre concluded.
Tryon Spring 2 continues through Sunday, May 12, featuring the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby at 8am in Ring 4 on Friday, May 10, and the highlight $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix hosted in Tryon Stadium at 8pm on Saturday, May 11. Learn more about the Tryon Spring series here.
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Source: Press release by TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center
Photos: © TIEC – Tryon International Equestrian Center