From Atop the Spiral Staircase:
$5,000 Welcome Stakes (1.35M)
The Welcome Stakes continued to be a very competitive class throughout the “Camp” series at Fox Lea. This weeks winner was the Holsteiner Contador 8 (by Casall from Golia) owned by Kevin Babington of Gwynedd Valley PA ridden by Eric Thompson.
Not surprising, Derek Petersen & Diamant’s Legacy are once again in the ribbons with a 2nd place finish. The series has been an extremely successful one for Derek and his team from Legacy Farms and on a personal note, this announcer has enjoyed watching a very talented team of riders and horses and I look forward to seeing their continued success.
Mr. Pablo Gamboa, of World Class Equestrian and Crispin took home 3rd place. Pablo is no stranger to the winners circle during the Fox Lea series and has placed well several times including earning the Champion title of the 1.25 Jumper division during week 2 Camp Pre-S’mores.
The Welcome had a first round time allowed of 82 seconds and was recorded:
1st 201 Contador 8/Eric Thompson C/4 35.666
2nd 400 Diamant’s Legacy/Derek Petersen C/4 37.894
3rd 316 Crispin/Pablo Gamboa C/12 40.212
4th 703 Baron/Kris DiCarlo C/12 42.497
5th 295 Nana Mia/Savannah Unger 1t/ 82.585
6th 674 Stitch/Carlos Aramburo 3t/84.815
7th 370 Titus 2:11/Jared Petersen 4 74.602
8th 399 Co Pilot/Derek Petersen 4/76.225