November 6, 2007 — With a total of 48 points, Chris Pratt is currently holding the lead in the Canada League World Cup Standings.
Pratt of Belfountain, ON, recently finished second in the $50,000 Las Vegas National World Cup Grand Prix held on November 3 in Las Vegas, NV, to earn 17 World Cup points. He also won the $50,000 Oaks Fall Classic in San Juan Capistrano, CA, on September 14 for 20 World Cup points and finished in ninth in the $50,000 Grand Prix of Showpark in Del Mar, CA, for another 11 points. His partner on all three occasions was C & S Partnership’s Royal Beach Farao, a 12-year-old Mecklenburg stallion. In addition, on September 29, in the Antares World Cup Grand Prix in Del Mar, CA, the duo earned another nine points for their ninth place finish to catapult Pratt into first place in the World Cup standings.
Mario Deslauriers and Jill Henselwood are currently tied for second place in the Canada League World Cup standings with 40 points each.
Deslauriers was victorious in the $100,000 American Gold Cup World Cup Qualifier in Moreland Hills, OH, as well as the $50,000 Grey Goose Vodka World Cup Qualifier in Southampton, NY, riding Paradigm, a 13-year-old Belgium Warmblood gelding.
With a second place finish at the $100,000 World Cup Qualifier at the Tournament of Champions Horse Show and a win a $100,000 International World Cup Qualifier at the Washington International Horse Show, Henselwood is tied with Deslauriers. Henselwood of Oxford Mills, ON, and Black Ice, a 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood owned by Stacie B. Ryan, earned 20 points at each event.
Only one point behind in fourth position is Darrin Dlin, a native of Spruce Grove, AB, who now resides in Wellington, FL. Dlin has a total of 39 World Cup points after winning the $100,000 Caledon Equestrian Park World Cup Qualifier in Palgrave, ON, as well as the $70,000 Grand Prix Jumping du Quebec World Cup Qualifier on July 8 at the CSI-W Blainville Jumping International in Quebec. His partner for both wins was Odyssey Venture Inc.'s Catwalk, a 10-year-old Canadian-bred Oldenburg mare sired by the late Rio Grande.
Currently in fifth place in the Canadian League standings with 32 points is Toronto's Elissa Reisman with the 13-year-old Holsteiner mare Iveena S owned by Taboo International Inc. The duo earned nine points for finishing ninth in Blainville and followed up with a fifth place result in the $100,000 Caledon Equestrian Park World Cup Qualifier for an additional 12 points. She also earned 11 points at the $100,000 Tournament of Champions World Cup Qualifier on September 23, 2007.
Jay Hayes Orangeville, ON, riding the 10-year-old Canadian-bred Holsteiner gelding Livarot, owned by Summerhill Farm, is sitting in sixth place with 30 points. The pair received 13 points for their seventh place finish in the Halton Place World Cup at the Canadian Country Classic Horse Show in Halton Hills, ON, and 17 points for their third place finish at the $100,000 Tournament of Champions World Cup Qualifier.
For complete standings, please visit http://www.jumpcanada.ca/programs/WC_standings.html.
The next event on the Canadian League World Cup calendar is the CN World Cup Qualifier Grand Prix to be held Wednesday, November 7, at the Royal Horse Show in Toronto, ON.
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