Camilo Rueda Rides to Back-to-Back CSI2* Wins at Blenheim EquiSports
Camilo Rueda has made his California debut quite an impressive one this week at Blenheim EquiSports in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Aboard Indus van het Keysereyck, the 29-year-old Colombian rider topped both the $25,000 CSI2* 1.45m Silver Tour Speed Stake on Thursday, April 6, and the $50,000 CSI2* 1.45m Silver Tour Grand Prix on Saturday, April 8.
On his way to the win in Saturday’s finale event at the Blenheim Spring Classic I, Rueda was one of 18 entries from a 29-horse starting field to jump the first-round track without fault. From there, speed was the name of the game.
Rueda had the benefit of returning to the Derby Field in the latter half of the jump-off, and when he entered the ring, the time to beat had been set at 38.17 seconds by Keri Potter and Quitana 11.
Rueda and Indus van het Keysereyck made short work of the course, leaving out strides in two locations, including down to the final oxer – which he flew over in 37.86 seconds to take the win.
With Rueda taking the win, second place went to Potter and Quitana 11, owned by Tres Palomas. Potter and the 17-year-old Holsteiner mare also earned the win in Wednesday’s $1,500 CSI2* 1.40m Silver Tour Power & Speed. Rounding out the top three in Saturday’s highlight grand prix were Australia’s Lane Clarke and Hooverphonic Odeveld, owned by Mickey Hayden.
For full results of the $50,000 CSI2* 1.45m Silver Tour Speed Stake, click here: https://blenheim.showgroundslive.com/classes/detail?cid=43055&sid=9982
Press Release Blenheim EquiSports – CSI2* San Juan Capistrano
Photo by McCool Photography – Camilo Rueda and Indus van het Keysereyck.