Kent Farrington and Orafina Sweep the Competition in the $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*

Kent Farrington and Orafina c Sportfot

Wellington, FL – It was a picture-perfect day on the derby field for the $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3* on Saturday, April 16. The highlight class of the second week of the 2022 ESP Spring Series saw a starting order of 36 elite contenders test the opening track set by American course designer Ken Krome. In an exciting jump-off round, Olympic team silver medalist Kent Farrington (USA) and Orafina soared straight to the top of the leaderboard to claim the coveted prize and the lion’s share of the prize money.
For the full results of the $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*, click here
The class showcased an international field of entries representing 17 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ireland, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, Puerto Rico, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela. Krome created a pattern of 13 obstacles in the first round, which ultimately saw eight partnerships leave all the rails in their cups to advance to the jump-off.
The first pair to test the jump-off, Carly Anthony (USA) and Portfolio Horses’ Jet Blue, placed a clear round over the shortened course, setting the time to beat at 40.07 seconds, which would land them in fifth place. Darragh Kerins (IRL) was the next rider to go clear but stopped the clock two-tenths of a second behind Anthony’s time for sixth place. Fifth in the jump-off-order, Farrington and Orafina, owned by Kent Farrington LLC, flew through the course, slicing nearly five seconds off Anthony’s leading time. Hector Florentino Roca (DOM), Gonzalo Busca (ESP), and Santiago Lambre (BRA) followed Farrington on the field but couldn’t catch his time, solidifying Farrington and Orafina as the winners of the $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*, with a winning time of 35.77 seconds.
Lambre finished the day in second place aboard NRG Farm’s Chacco Blue II, a 2007 Oldenberg stallion by Chacco Blue x Cincaba Rouge. Lambre finished his speedy jump-off at 36.76 seconds leaving Florentino Roca and Wyndmont’s ABC Quantum Cruise, the 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Obos Quality x Cruising, in third place as they crossed the timers at 38.21 seconds.
Full Results: $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*
ORAFINA: 2012 KWPN mare by For Fashion x Corofina
CHACCO BLUE II: 2007 Oldenberg stallion by Chacco Blue x Cincaba Rouge
SANTIAGO LAMBRE (MEX), Santiago Lambre: 0/0/36.76
ABC QUANTUM CRUISE: 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Obos Quality x Cruising
HECTOR FLORENTINO (DOM), Ronnie Beard & Wyndmont: 0/38.21
CLASSIFIED: 2013 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Je T’aime Flamenco x Larissa II
GONZALO BUSCA (ESP), Stransky’s Mission Farms, Inc: 0/39.67
JET BLUE: 2011 KWPN gelding by VDL Zirocco Blue
CARLY ANTHONY (USA), Portfolio Horses LLC: 0/40.07
CARLOS JD Z: 2009 Zangersheide gelding by Canturo x Baloubet
ICARUS: 2008 BWP stallion by Douglas x Ralisca
FRANCISCO GOYOAGA MOLLET (ESP), Straburg Mornin Inc: 0/4/50.94
ARPEGGI: 2010 Westphalian gelding by Arpeggio x Lancer III
BROOKE KEMPER (USA), Caroline Blum: 0/EL
CELINE: 2007 KWPN mare by Calvaro Z x Heartbreaker
KAREN POLLE (JPN), Karen Polle: 1/82.81
H5 TURBO Z: 2009 Zangersheide stallion by Thunder Vd Zuuthoeve x Gicini
CARLOS HANK GUERREIRO (MEX), H5 Sport Horses LLC: 2/83.96

Press Release ESP SPRING SERIES 2022
Equestrian Sport Production
Photo (Kent Farrington and Orafina won Saturday’s $140,000 Bainbridge Companies Grand Prix CSI3*) ©Sportfot

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