Ocala, FL – On Saturday afternoon, the $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix brought together 36 starters from 13 countries to vie for the top prize. Ultimately it was Luis Sabino Goncalves (POR) and Sigma Stables LLC’s Amstrong De Moyon (Rock’n Roll Semilly x Opaline De Moyon) who found the fastest track and the top spot on the leaderboard.
FEI Level IV course designer, Guilherme Jorge (BRA) built the winding tracks that allowed 16 entries to finish fault free. Eleven were double clear, but it was Portugal, the United States and Great Britain that snagged the top three podium spots.
Luis Sabino Goncalves and Amstrong De Moyon entered down the ramp toward the end of the order. Goncalves and the 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding managed to keep all the rails in their cups and finish the track well under the time allowed of 80 seconds.
Amstrong De Moyon is a new partner for Goncalves, “I have had him for two months. Earlier this week he was fourth in the Welcome Prix.”
The pair advanced straight to the jump-off, “I wanted to win,” laughed Goncalves. “He is so careful and brave. I knew I could take a few risks because I trust him. He’s a very competitive horse that wants to win with you.”
Goncalves and Amstrong De Moyon flew around the short course to stop the clock at 31.008 seconds for the victory.
Todd Minikus (USA) and Autumn View Farm’s Betty Balou (Balou Du Rouet x Alisson) were early leaders in today’s $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Minikus and the 11-year-old Oldenburg mare raced around the jump-off track in 32.393 seconds to ultimately secure second place.
Third place was claimed by Gemma Paternoster (GBR) and Alan Chesler’s Ibalius SMH (Everglade VDL x Ribalia H.B.). Paternoster and the nine-year-old KPWN gelding completed the jump-off course in 32.454 seconds to round out the top three.
$10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix Results:
1 Amstrong De Moyon, Luis Sabino Goncalves, Sigma Stables LLC: 0 | 0 | 31.008
2 Betty Balou, Todd Minikus, Autumn View Farm: 0 | 0 | 32.393
3 Ibalius SMH, Gemma Paternoster, Alan Chesler: 0 | 0 | 31.454
4 Con Spirit, Nathalie Petschenig, Nathalie Petschenig: 0 | 0 | 33.225
5 One Direction, Gemma Paternoster, Alan Chesler: 0 | 0 | 33.587
6 Puertas Kustoch, Antonio Martinez, Emilio Mantero: 0 | 0 | 33.850
7 Sigma, Luis Sabino Goncalves, Sigma Stables LLC: 0 | 0 | 34.313
8 Balou’s Penny, Luis Larrazabal, Alexia Thermoiotis: 0 | 0 | 34.474
9 Gerderieka II VI, Harold Chopping, Rein Family LLC: 0 | 0 | 35.567
10 Lily El Mare, Scott Keach, Maleah Lang McMahon: 0 | 0 | 37.742
Luis Sabino Goncalves Wins Again in the $10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic
The final feature class of the 2022 USEF Summer Series at World Equestrian Center – Ocala saw a strong field of top-level athletes compete for top prize in the $10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic. Guilherme Jorge (BRA) crafted the closing track for 33 starters. Luis Sabino Goncalves (POR) was unmatchable and secured himself yet another feature class victory this time aboard his own Camino Imperio Egipcio (Colman x Fiocella).
Luis Sabino Goncalves is coming off his recent win in Saturday’s $10,000 Buckeye Nutrition Futures Prix. Goncalves continued his successful streak today with the 12-year-old Bavarian Warmblood gelding Camino Imperio Egipcio.
“Camino Imperio Egipcio is a fantastic horse. He has competed through the four-star level. I like put the horses in easier classes so they gain confidence and have an enjoyable experience,” said Goncalves.
Goncalves was one of eight athletes to navigate a clean first round under the time allowed of 79 seconds. Goncalves and Camino Imperio Egipcio flew around the jump-off track in 31.789 seconds which was unmatchable.
“He isn’t one of my fastest horses, but today I provoked him and he showed his speed.” Goncalves spoke about his time at World Equestrian Center – Ocala, “I love it here. It is such an amazing experience for both the horses and riders. The courses are always fresh and have new jumps, so the horses never get bored. I will definitely be back for the Winter circuit.”
Second place was found by David Cameron (AUS) and Tallara Cameron’s Oaks Come By Chance (Cassiago x Oaks Milkyway). Cameron and the 11-year-old Warmblood gelding raced around the short course in 32.231 seconds, which was good for second place.
Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) and his own Chapeau PS Z (Comilfo Plus Z x Calato’s Lady PS Z) rounded out the top three in today’s final feature class of the 2022 USEF Summer Series. Biraben and the scopey eight-year-old Zangershiede stallion navigated a speedy jump-off in 32.826 seconds to secure the third place spot on the leaderboard.
$10,000 1.40m Jumper Classic Results:
1 Camino Imperio Egipcio, Luis Sabino Goncalves, Luis Sabino Goncalves: 0 | 0 | 31.789
2 Oaks Come By Chance, David Cameron, Tallara Cameron: 0 | 0 | 32.231
3 Chapeau PS Z, Luis Pedro Biraben, Luis Pedro Biraben: 0 | 0 | 32.231
4 Chatinus, Dominique Damico, Show Jumping Syndications International: 0 | 0 | 35.136
5 Gant EK, Penny Brennan, Tamarian Farms LLC: 0 | 4 | 32.396
6 Alan 111 Z, David Cameron, Linda Huddy & Sally Watkins: 0 | 4 | 32.600
7 Orchidee VD Bisschop, Stefano Baruzzo, Stefano Baruzzo LLC: 0 | 8 | 34.868
8 Balou’s Penny, Luis Larrazabal, Alexia Thermiotis: 0 | 8 | 34.965
9 Cascaya L, Kris Killam, Kris Killam: 1 | 79.028
10 Quincy Too, Dominique Damico, Fernando Cardenas Jr.: 1 | 79.417