Tomas Yofre & Eliante Z Show What It Takes to Win the Bainbridge Speed Challenge at Wellington

Wellington, Florida, USA – January 06, 2022 – Argentina’s Tomas Yofre (ARG) was off and running at WEF with a victory in the Bainbridge 1.40m Speed Challenge on Friday, riding Eliante Z, a 2013 Zangersheide mare by Ermindo W. From a starting field of 62 over a course designed by Eric Hasbrouck USA, Eliante Z proved she had the speed to top them all for owner by Stellium Sport Horses LLC.

“I am so thankful to Olivia Broder and her family for trusting me with this special mare,” said Yofre of the mount he’s only been partnered with since the end of the 2022 season. “She gets better and better. She is super careful and competitive, and I think she can win any class she wants.”

Sweeping the rest of the podium, Ireland’s Darragh Kenny took second on California Pie, owned by Oakland Ventures, and third aboard Cicomein VDL for owned HKC Collection LLC.

Yofre and Eliante Z also scored a 1.40m win on opening day of WEF on Wednesday. After two early season wins, Yofre has high hopes for a promising WEF 2023 season. “I have a lot of expectations for the mare this season. I am super happy to have her as part of my string of horses because you always can count on her.”

Final Results – $6,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Jumper Speed Challenge

1) Tomas Yofre (ARG) & Eliante Z – 0 – 63.456

2) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & California Pie – 0 – 63.660

3) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Cicomein VDL – 0 – 64.717

Source: Press Release from ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions

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