Lexington, KY - August 19, 2014 - Pablo Barrios has all but wrapped up the $50,000 Leading Rider Bonus in Hagyard Challenge Series, but the race for the $10,000 bonus being awarded to the second place finisher is just heating up. Barrios and Antares captured the top prize during Friday's $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic, which coupled with three other wins gives him a clear lead in the standings.
However, Friday's second place finisher Ramiro Quintana is just 150 points away from Ireland's Shane Sweetnam in the standings. Sweetnam took home the victory during the Kentucky Summer Classic, but Quintana's consistent efforts have also kept him in the running for the second place spot and a chance for $10,000.
The Hagyard Challenge Series is a summer-long series of seven show jumping events at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The rider who accumulates the most points in the series will receive a $50,000 Leading Rider Award, presented during the Kentucky National Horse Show in September. New this year, the runner up will earn a $10,000 prize for their efforts in the Series. The sixth event in the series will be this Friday during the KHJA Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute is one of the oldest and largest equine veterinary practices in the world. Founded in 1876, the institute offers a staff with qualifications unparalleled by any single non-university veterinary group in the equine industry, and Hagyard veterinarians have dedicated themselves to the health and wellbeing of the horse.
The facility at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute offers 13 Digital Radiology systems, 1.5 Tesla Siemens MRI, Nuclear Scintigraphy, a high speed treadmill, an on-site laboratory, an on-site pharmacy, full surgical services, 24-hour emergency services and Hyperbaric Medicine. The institute has practiced veterinary medicine since 1876 and is currently composed of over 50 experienced veterinarians, with 13 board certifications in specialty areas of Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, and Theriogenology.
Several generous sponsors have helped make this exciting series event happen. These gracious supporters include: title sponsor MWI Veterinary Supply, and presenting sponsor Zoetis, as well as Audi of Lexington, Dean Dorton Allen Ford, Hagyard Pharmacy, Johnson Horse Transport, Hallway Feeds, Pike and Preston, and Stoll Keenon Ogden.
For more information about the Hagyard Equine Medical Institute please visit http://hagyard.com.
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2014 Hagyard Challenge Series
PLACE TOTAL RIDER
1 1420 PABLO BARRIOS
2 560 SHANE SWEETNAM
3 410 RAMIRO QUINTANA
4 290 EMANUEL ANDRADE
5 180 CALLAN SOLEM
6 170 CHRIS EWANOUSKI
170 HECTOR FLORENTINO
170 TODD MINIKUS
9 140 EUGINO GARZA
10 130 JUAN ORTIZ