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Friday, June 14, 2024

Laura Chapot wins three more at Lake Placid

LAKE PLACID, N.Y.--Laura Chapot continued her amazing skein of victories at Lake Placed on July 4 and 5, winning an addition three classes plus taking numerous second and thirds.

Laura Chapot on Calafornia The BookLaura Chapot on Calafornia (Photo by The Book LLC)On July 5, Chapot took three of the top five places in the $20,000, 1.40m Open Jumper Stake.

Chapot topped a field of 34 horses by turning in two clean rides and a jump-off time of 33.150 seconds on Calafornia for her second win in two days on the chestnut at Lake Placid.

She also placed third on Shooting Star and fifth on Zealous.

Second place with a clean jump-off ride in 37.396 seconds was Cassandra Kahle on Elertina with fourth going to Tomas Yofre of Argentina on Betagravin.

Chapot swept the top three places in the $1,500, 1.35m Jumper Class.

She won the class on Umberto while placing second on Little Firebird and third on Gideon.


ON JULY, as the United States celebrated its 243rd birthday, Chapot celebrated yet another win at Lake Placid.

Chapot rode Calafornia to win Thursday's featured event, the $5,000, 1.40m Jumper Class.

Chapot rode Calafornia to one of only four clean rides over the 12-jump, one -round course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal.

She blew away the competition, finishing in 59.390 seconds.

Finishing second was Alberto Michan of Israel, the day's first entry who set the mark to beat with a clean ride in 70.088 seconds.

The other two clean rides were turned in by Samantha Ramsay, who finished third with a time of 72.085 seconds on Nils On, and Brianne Goutal-Marteau, who came home fourth with a time of 72.357 seconds on Verdi III.

On July 3, Yofre edged Chapot by less than half a second to win the $5,000, 1.40m Open Stake Jumper Class.

Yofre won on Betagravin, topping a field of 25 entries, 14 of which reached the jump-off by going clean over the first-round course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral of Portugal.

He finished the jump-off clean in 32.498 seconds to edge the time of 32.884 seconds turned in by Chapot on Out of Ireland.

Chapot also finished third on Zealous with a clean jump-off ride in 33.434 seconds, while Yofre finished fourth with a time of 33.970 seconds on Kavalli Di Magico.

Yofre also rode Kavalli Di Magico to win  the $30,000 Classic on July 5.

Ilan Bluman of Colombia finished second with Peter Lutz third and two-time Olympic Silver medalist Anne Kursinski of Frenchtown, N.J., taking fourth with a clean jump-off ride in 38.742 seconds on UK.

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