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Olympic Champion Rodrigo Pessoa Wins $10,000 Welcome Stake

WELLINGTON, Fla., Jan. 25 - Olympic Champion Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil received a warm welcome in Friday's $10,000 Wellington Golf Cars Welcome Stake during week two of the CN Winter Equestrian Festival, presented by Zimmerman Advertising, at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

A total of 38 horses entered the International Arena in the hopes of taking home the top prize of $3,000 in prize money. From the original starting field, an even dozen produced clear rounds over the track set by course designer Richard Jeffrey of Great Britain to advance to the jump-off.

Ken Berkley set the early pace by turning in a clear round with the grey Parlay, clocking in at 38.97 seconds. Rodrigo Pessoa of Brazil then showed why he is the Olympic champion, racing around the course and stopping the timers at 37.79 with Palouchin, a horse sired by his three-time World Cup Champion horse, Baloubet de Rouet, and out of a Chin Chin mare that Pessoa showed as a junior rider.

European-based American Peter Wylde and Lipton de L'Othain were the combination to come close to catching Pessoa. Though they gave it a valiant effort, their time of 37.92 seconds was just off the leading pace, leaving them in second. Wylde had also finished second in Thursday's $30,000 WEF Challenge Cup Series I with another mount, Let's Fly.

"It is always difficult to tell, but the conditions are good, the ground is good, and there were a lot of good horses starting today," said Pessoa when asked if he was surprised by the high percentage of riders that advanced to the jump-off. "It was a nice way to get the circuit going."

Week Two of competition, which is rated a CSI2* by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), continues through Sunday, January 27, when the $40,000 Grand Prix will begin at 1 p.m. The 2008 CN Winter Equestrian Festival, presented by Zimmerman Advertising, attracts the best horses and riders from around the world to Wellington, Fla., and offers more than $5 million in prize money. For more information, please visit http://www.equestriansport.com.

Results of Class 807 - $10,000 Welcome Stake

1 255 PALOUCHIN RODRIGO PESSOA 0.00 71.692 0.00 37.796

RODRIGO PESSOA

2 5252 LIPTON DE L''OTHAIN PETER WYLDE 0.00 72.013 0.00 37.928

WINDWARD FARM

3 1832 PARLAY KEN BERKLEY 0.00 75.965 0.00 38.977

RIVERS EDGE/KAREN DWIGHT

4 6301 LUIS 13 SANDY VAN DYKE 0.00 77.556 0.00 41.420

JULIANNA FISCHER

5 5302 MARLO DANIELLE TORANO 0.00 76.525 0.00 42.073

JIMMY TORANO

6 1107 TIGGER NICOLE SIMPSON 0.00 78.281 0.00 42.794

JANE CLARK

7 3663 HOT WHEELS MIRANDA FISCHER 0.00 77.988 0.00 45.529

MIRANDA FISCHER

8 2073 LE PRESTIGE ST LOIS LAURA KRAUT 0.00 75.863 4.00 40.033

FREEDOM GROUP

9 3366 PITAREUSA YANN CANDELE 0.00 70.574 4.00 40.484

SUSAN GRANGE LOTHLORIEN

10 2893 DISTRICT GEORGINA BLOOMBERG 0.00 77.133 4.00 42.361

GOTHAM ENTERPRISES

11 2890 MILA GEORGINA BLOOMBERG 0.00 79.630 8.00 43.982

GOTHAM ENTERPRISES

12 2103 DANNY BOY BEEZIE MADDEN 0.00 77.748 24.00 62.035

ABIGAIL WEXNER

Results of Class 1005 1.40m Speed Challenge, II Sec. 1 (NAL)

1 1104 LUTOPIA NICOLE SIMPSON 0.00 57.039

JANE CLARK

2 1103 CONCERTO NICOLE SIMPSON 0.00 58.597

JANE CLARK

3 5153 ARISTIDE RICHARD MOLONEY 0.00 58.662

BARBARA KELLY

4 6303 0.00 60.385

5 432 MON GAMIN BRIANNE GOUTAL 0.00 61.252

CLOVERLEAF FARM

6 1978 PRIMO JONATHAN MCCREA 0.00 61.512

CANDY TRIBBLE & WINDSOR S

7 5368 TAKE OFF ERIC LAMAZE 0.00 61.840

ASHLAND STABLES

8 6276 CORITANO THOMAS CERRA 0.00 63.490

ROXANE THEIDEL

9 6215 NESS-GO FRANCIE STEINWEDELL- 0.00 64.052

PRENTISS PARTNERS

10 5088 PRESIDENTE IVAN ZAMORA 0.00 64.205

SLEEPY P RANCH LLC

 

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