Del Mar, California, USA – October 18, 2020 – The highlight event Del Mar International was the $50,000 Grand Prix of the Pacific presented by EQ International Real Estate. The competition was fierce with 53 horse and rider combinations taking to the grass field for their shot at a share of the $50,000 purse.
Ultimately it was professional rider Ashlee Bond (ISR) who took the championship aboard Donatello 141, owned by Little Valley Farms. This pair was top of the podium last year at Del Mar International as well! Ashlee Bond had a fantastic week in the office, also winning the $5,00 1.35m, the $5,000 1.45m presented by Jett Martin Equine Spa, and the $5,000 1.35m Speed Derby presented by Prestige Italia.
In second place was Will Simpson (USA) riding Chacco P owned by Will Simpson Stables Inc, and in third was Robert Blanchette (IRL) aboard Chardonnay owned by RTS LLC.
Ashlee Bond (ISR) & Donatello 141 during the awards ceremony.
Source: Press release from West Palms Events
Photos: © West Palms Events / Julia B. Photography