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Lisa Goldman Wins $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix with Centurion B and Brookledge Welcome on Morocco


Lisa Goldman and Centurion B take the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at the HITS Ocala January Festival. ESI Photography

Ocala, Florida (January 23, 2015): Lisa Goldman of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois, is on a hot streak with her American breds Morocco and Centurion B at HITS Ocala.

Goldman’s time of 29.218 seconds in the Brook Ledge Open Welcome on Wednesday was more than two seconds faster than Hoolie Hoo, owned by C.F. Farms, and ridden by Olympic veteran Ian Millar of Canada, who was second with a time of 31.664. Goldman was also third on her own Zacantos Z with a clear jump off time of 31.961.

“I have had both of these horses since they were very young. Morocco is by Roc USA and bred by Nancy Whitehead. He came up through the young jumper ranks and has won Grand Prix all over the place. I don’t ever think about going fast with him, he’s just a really fast horse. He’s a speedball,” said Goldman.

Seven of the competitors had clear first rounds with five going double clear. Riders praised the Brook Ledge Open Welcome course designed by Manuel Esparza, of Mexico, who said, “The Welcome Class sets the bar for a great week of competition to come.”

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Lisa Goldman and Morocco go double clear in the Brook Ledge Open Welcome.


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Lisa Goldman sits atop Morocco for the prize presentation following the Brook Ledge Open Welcome at HITS Ocala January 22, 2015. 

$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix

The $25,000 Smart Pak Grand Prix, held in the Ocala Horse Properties Stadium, boasted 33 competitors vying for their share of the prize money. Goldman came out on top again, this time aboard Centurion B whom she has had since he was a 2-year-old.

Eight riders advanced to the jump off over Esparza’s first round course of 15 jumping efforts. Goldman said, “I love Manuel’s courses. He’s a great course designer. It was bigger than I thought it was going to be. I watched Tracy Fenney go first in the jump off and she was really fast. I didn’t think her time could be beaten.”

Fenney of Flower Mound, Texas, was aboard last week’s HITS $50,000 Grand Prix winner MTM Centano. In the SmartPak Grand Prix, her time of 36.997 earned her second place and $6,500.

The jump off was exciting to the end. Goldman was last to go and Centurion B crossed the timers in 36.046 for first place and a check for $7,500. She also praised the sponsor, SmartPak, whose products are used by all the horses in her barn. Ian Millar, of Canada, on Baranus, owned by the Baranus Group, took home a check for $3,250 in third place with a time of 38.270.


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Lisa Goldman and Centurion B take the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at the HITS Ocala January Festival.


$25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix
 

Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Round 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Centurion B Mary Goldman  Lisa Goldman $7,500    0 0 36.046
2 MTM Centano MTM Farm Tracy Fenney $5,500 0 0 36.997
3 Baranus The Baranus Group Ian Millar $3,250 0 0 38.270
4 As Di Chupito North Face Farm Erin Haas $2,000 0 0 41.727
5 Troya Retiro Juan Pablo Betancourt    Juan Pablo Betancourt    $1,500 0 0 42.086   
6 Cassevel    Maddie Skimming Derek Petersen $1,250 0 0 43.514
7 Quidam's Good Luck Troy Glaus Aaron Vale $1,000 0 4 37.488
8 I Love Lucy Hays Investment Corp. Hunter Holloway $750 0 4 37.723
9 S & L Elite  S & L Farms (CT) Dorothy Douglas $750 1 * *
10 Morocco Lisa Goldman Lisa Goldman $500 4 * *
11 VDL Torlando Torlando Group Callan Solem $500 4 * *
12 Fons Van't Gey Zever Chuck & Dana Waters Daniel Damen $500 4 * *


$2,500 Brook Ledge Open Welcome
 

Place Horse Owner Rider Prize Round 1 Faults JO Faults JO Time
1 Morocco     Lisa Goldman Lisa Goldman  $750     0 0 29.218    
2 Hoolie Hoo C.F. Farms  Ian Millar     $450 0 0 31.664    
3 Zacantos Z Lisa Goldman     Lisa Goldman     $300 0 0 31.961
4 Wild Card Hollberg Equestrian     Thaisa Erwin $250 0 0 32.016
5 Bahrain 8 Seth Vallhonrat Daniel Damen    $225 0 0 33.745
6 Cooper Devin Ryan     Devin Ryan     $200 0 4 29.618
7 HH Dauphin Woodrun Laura Linback $175 0 4 33.160
8 Courage     Sycamore Station, LLC   Callan Solem $150 1 * *
9 As Di Chupito North Face Farm Erin Haas     * 2 * *
10 Bill Clinton Koyo Investment Group David Tromp * 3 * *
11 B Amelusina Horseshoe Trail Partners Callan Solem * 3 * *
12 Rocs to Riches Lisa Goldman Lisa Goldman * 4 * *


About SmartPak
SmartPaks are custom made, pre-measured daily dose Paks of your horse's supplements. They are clearly labeled with your horse's name for fast, accurate feeding every time. Tightly sealed to protect potency, SmartPaks ensure that your horse always has the freshest supplements available. Best of all, SmartPaks over $40 are delivered free automatically every 28 days, so you never worry about running out.


About Brook Ledge
Brook Ledge Inc. is one of the largest horse transportation companies in North America. In addition to operating out of its home office in Oley, Pennsylvania, Brook Ledge Inc. maintains terminals on small farms in Lexington, Kentucky and Ocala, Florida.  There are three generations currently working at Brook Ledge and the Gotwals family is dedicated to the business and those who make it possible from employees to customers.

About HITS, Inc.
HITS, Inc. produces high-quality, international-level hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS has been producing shows since 1982 and is now a nationwide company with world-class circuits in California, Florida, Arizona, New York, and Virginia.


While hosting the richest weekend in show jumping at HITS-on-the-Hudson, HITS also formed the Triple Crown of Show Jumping. This includes the AIG $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by MortgageCall, in Thermal, California, the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix in Ocala, Florida and Saugerties $1 Million Grand Prix, presented by Wells Fargo, in Saugerties, New York.

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2015 Horse Show Dates

HITS Desert Circuit
Thermal, CA
January 13 - March 15, 2015

HITS Ocala Winter Circuit  
Ocala, FL
January 13 - March 23, 2015

HITS Arizona Winter Circuit
Tucson, AZ
January 28 - March 8, 2015


HITS Culpeper Show Series
Culpeper, VA
April / July / August / September

HITS Saugerties Show Series
Saugerties, NY
May-June / July-August / September

HITS Championship
Saugerties, NY
September 2-6, 2015

Marshall & Sterling Insurance League National Finals
Saugerties, NY
September 9-13, 2015