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They’ll be talking about this show and this Derby for a very long time. It started with a set of very high scores early in the game. Casey Deary posted a 228 with Magnum Starlights and Craig Schmersal on Redhot Walla matched it. Within an hour or so there was something like a fever running through the warm-up. The runs become stronger, faster, better and soon there were some penalties as well, because nobody … absolutely nobody, was playing it safe anymore.
The great rides and the incredible scores just kept piling up. By 4:30 just watching the show was exhausting. When Andrea Fappani and SG Frozen Enterprize galloped down the chute everybody hurried up to watch. “The Iceman” was perfection, a magni cent horse working with a master trainer on a great day. They posted a 230; the score of a lifetime.
Draw 65 was called and Jordan Larson on Electrinicki, still hyped from the incredible energy of the day, came blasting into the South Point Arena and right into the history books. And when the dust settled and the crowd stopped screaming the team had posted a 232 for owner Veronica Lentini. Extraordinary what horses and men are capable of accomplishing when everything they’ve got is brought to the table. Even with fteen placements for the money in the Lucas Oil Open Derby Level 4 Aged Event, it took a score of 224 just to get in the money. Over 50% of the scores for the day were 220 or better. “It’s not only the best reining I have ever seen, it’s the best one I’ve ever even heard of,” said one very tired rider as he left the in gate area.
Arnaud showed Electric Cha Ching for Heritage Farms and marked a 221.5 in the finals to win the Level 1 Open Derby Champion and Reserve Champion in the Level 2&3 4yr old Stakes!!! They took home a plethora of prizes and an $11k paycheck! Congratulations!!