Katie Laurie Conquers $50,000 Kask & Vogel Grand Prix

Katie Laurie and Django II. Photo

Katie Laurie started and ended her week with one-two finishes. Sunday’s, however, got her a slightly bigger paycheck. On Sunday of Desert Circuit 8, presented by Kask and Vogel, Laurie took first and second places in the $50,000 Kask & Vogel Grand Prix as the only two double-clear rounds. Over Colm Quinn’s first-round track, Laurie went first aboard Django II, a horse very special to her heart, and waited to see who else would join her for jump-off action. Only Nicolas Gamboa with NKH Vittorio S and Zoe Brown with Bling VD Zuvelshoeve Z were able to jump clear as well, plus Laurie’s second mount, Cera Caruso.

As a single rail fell for both Gamboa and Brown, Laurie was left at the top with both her rides, a few seconds faster with Django II, putting him in first and Cera Caruso in second. Brown and Bling VD Zuvelshoeve Z, owned by Rooster Run Foundation, took third, as well as The Surrey U25 Classic win.Overall, Laurie is thrilled with her horses’ initial outing for the season. “They’ve been so good. They’ve obviously come in quite fresh and feeling good,” she shared. “It’s great to have a good start here, it’s such a great place. I’m so proud of them because they’ve come from indoors in Calgary in the winter and they’ve been really good here.”The horses were clearly craving some warmth and sunshine, with her top three mounts each taking podium placings every time they came out

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Press release Desert International | Katie Laurie and Django II. Photo by High Desert Sport Photo

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