Roberta Dubini and Gunners Topchic are Level 1 Open Champions
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Kreuth – The Open finals of the NRHA European Futurity closed the eighth edition of the prestigious show tonight in the Ostbayernhalle arena.
Winning the Level 1 Open division and a paycheck worth €3.457,99 was NRHA Professional Roberta Dubini aboard Gunners Topchic (by NRHA Eight Million Dollar Sire Gunner x Hollywoods Topchic), a Quarter Horse mare bred by Penni Gerardi and owned and nominated by Luga Quarter Horses of Italy.
The pair posted 215.5. “Gunners Topchic was really good with for me tonight and the crowd was awesome”, said Dubini who also claimed the Level 1 Open European Futurity Championship last year.
“Before coming here I showed her at the Italian Futurity where we didn’t do very well so I would like to thank the owners for trusting me to bring her here.”
After leading the qualifying go round of the Level 1 division, NRHA Professional Christelle Graffeuil and Customized Whizcrome (Custom Black Crome x Roxy Whiz Pine), owned by Laurent Garrido and nominated by Graffeuil, settled for reserve honors in this division with a score of 213.
The NRHA European Futurity is open to 4-year-old horses nominated in the European Nomination Program and offered a total purse of €306.000.
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