Wayne, Illinois, USA – July 17, 2020 – Tracy Fenney (USA) and MTM Apple were victorious in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix on Friday during the third week of the Hits Chicago Summertime Series at the Lamplight Equestrian Center.
Eleven riders jumped clean in the first round and began preparations for the jump-off. Fenney returned third on the 9-year-old grey Danish Warmblood mare (Favorit Ask x Willemoes) who made her mark with several top finishes during the Hits Ocala Winter Circuit, and had several seasoned horses that followed her in the order. Their jump-off time of 36.365 was unbeatable and was good for the win.
Before going on to win the $50,000 Purina Animal Nutrition Grand Prix on Sunday, Ali Wolff (USA) and Casall (Casall Ask x Capitol I) were also double clear, finishing second in 37.987 seconds.
Jonathon Millar (CAN) and Valinski S (Nijinski x Julius) also had a clean scorecard, rounding out the top three after going through the timers in 38.382 during the tiebreaker.
Hits thanks exhibitors for continuing to comply with the health and safety measures being implemented. As shows at Lamplight Equestrian Center continue, Hits asks that all trainers, exhibitors and staff comply with social distancing, wearing of masks, and other protocols outlined in the Hits Horse Show Protocol. If you are on your way to Hits Chicago, please be sure to review the HITS Horse Show Protocol prior to your arrival.
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Source: Press release from Hits Horse Shows
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