Articles: Press Release
Leslie Howard and Lennox Lewis 2 Knock Out the Competition in 1.45m
Jumpers at Winter Equestrian Festival
Photo Credit: Leslie Howard and Lennox Lewis 2, winners of the 1.45m
Jumpers at the Winter Equestrian Festival. Photo (c) 2007 Kenneth
Jennifer Wood of
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Wellington, FL - February 14, 2007 - The fourth week of the Winter
Equestrian Festival, the Kilkenny Internationale, CSI 3*, started
competition today. In the main Internationale Arena, the 1.45m jumpers
took to the field in the morning. In a class of 32 entries, Leslie
Howard and Lennox Lewis 2, owned by Peter Howard, raced for the win.
Howard blazed around the course set by Olaf Petersen of Germany and
finished in a time of 66.579 seconds. "Everything came up easily,"
Howard commented. "This first course was very pleasant to ride;
everything rode off a nice stride, and it was very inviting for the
She had tough competition from Laura Kraut, who rode Love Z for Kinloch
Enterprises to a time of 67.990 seconds. Seventeen-year-old Aimee Aron
finished right behind her in third place on Ria 56, who crossed the
timers in 69.758 seconds. Aron also picked up fifth place on Killigrew's
Attraction. In fourth was Beezie Madden with Onlight. Howard finished
sixth with Lady in Red 4.
Howard has high expectations for her up-and-coming mount. "Lennox is a
horse that I think will end up as a top horse in this sport," she
remarked. "He's young; he's eight this year. He did some very impressive
things last year as a seven year old."
For this winter season, Howard felt that Lennox Lewis 2 is still
growing. "He started out this year a little bit slow. I think I sort of
expected him to pick up where he ended last year, which was doing a few
grand prix," she explained, "but he is still a baby. He was okay, but
not as good as he should have been. He really started to pick up and be
in form last week, and today he was super."
Today's 1.40m Jumper class on the big field was split into two
divisions. In the first section, Lauren Hough and Rodos moved into first
place with a clear round in a time of 64.689 seconds to beat Joe Fargis
and Diams III, who finished in 65.834 seconds.
Hough has ridden the nine-year-old gelding for over a year. "In the
fall, he started to step up and do some bigger classes. I did him in the
grand prix the second week here, and he did not like the footing. I gave
him last week off," she mentioned.
Hough planned on letting Rodos become accustomed to the grass field
again for today's class. "It wasn't my intention to go and win today,
but he felt a little fresh," she explained. "I made a couple short turns
and just stayed in a nice rhythm the whole way. It worked out for him."
Although Hough was not going all-out for the win, she thought her time
would be competitive. She commented, "I thought it was beatable, for
sure, but he has a very big stride. He covers the ground really well. I
thought I'd get a good piece of it, but I didn't know if I'd end up
first. But, I like winning, so I can't complain."
After today's win, Hough is feels that Rodos is more comfortable on the
field and will move up to bigger classes. "He was much happier today.
He'll move up to the 1.45m tomorrow and maybe the 1.50m on Saturday,"
Hough rides Rodos for Victoria d'Agostino, who could not be here to see
her horse win. "She just had a baby a week ago," Hough said. "I'm sort
of preparing him for Victoria. She's headed down in a week or so, and
she'll start riding him in the next couple of months. He's a wonderful,
Section B of the 1.40m Jumpers had 63 entries. First place in the class
went to Acertijo and Norman Dello Joio, who rode for J. Adalberto Roig
Jr. They sped through the course to finish in 72.220 seconds over
Gilmore and Mario Deslauriers.
Jumper action during the Kilkenny Internationale week continues tomorrow
with the $25,000 WEF Challenge Series Round IV, which starts at 1 p.m.
in the Internationale Arena.
Results of Class 1002 - 1.45m II, SEC 1
1 1720 LENNOX LEWIS 2 LESLIE HOWARD 0.00 66.579 $2375
2 3519 LOVE Z LAURA KRAUT 0.00 67.997 $1350
3 1944 RIA 56 AIMEE ARON 0.00 69.758 $800
JANICE COOK ARON
4 70 ONLIGHT BEEZIE MADDEN 0.00 70.266 $650
5 1947 KILLIGREWS ATTRACTION AIMEE ARON 0.00 70.298 $550
6 1721 LADY IN RED 4 LESLIE HOWARD 0.00 70.707 $450
7 774 ALASKA TODD MINIKUS 0.00 71.417 $400
8 503 NIGHT TRAIN DARRAGH KERINS 0.00 74.752 $350
DOUBLE H FARM
9 1652 NOBLE 1 JONATHAN MILLAR 0.00 75.562 $300
10 64 AUTHENTIC BEEZIE MADDEN 0.00 76.420 $275
ABIGAIL S. WEXNER
11 2471 ROCKFORD I KERI POTTER 0.00 78.991 $250
12 386 GLASGOW NORMAN DELLO JOIO 0.00 79.637 $250
Results of Class 1004- sec a $6,000 1.40mTIME FIRST ROUND TABLE II, SEC
1 159, RODOS, LAUREN HOUGH 0 64.689
2 1466, DIAMS III, JOE FARGIS 0 65.834
MARY B. SCHWAB O.E.J.I
3 740, CANDIDE, PETER LEONE 0 67.741
4 2818, SIENNA, SHANE SWEETNAM 0 67.946
SPY COAST FARM LLC
5 2713, QUARNAK DE LONGPRE, ROBERT KRAUT 0 71.655
6 598, TIGGER, MOLLY ASHE 0 73.080
JANE F. CLARK
7 1874, B.C.O. OLYMP, ELIZA SHUFORD 0 74.617
8 2589, VANCOUVER D'AUVREY, DANIELLE TORANO 0 74.989
9 921, MIDNIGHTLADY, BEEZIE MADDEN 0 75.931
10 3092, ROCKEFELLER, ELIZABETH TOWELL BOYD 0 76.276
ELIZABETH TOWELL BOYD
11 3789, SHOWTIME, STEPHEN PACK 0 76.654
12 3178, SIR, RAMIRO QUINTANA 0 76.980
JIMMY TORANO and DANIELLE TORANO
Rank Num Horse Name NAT Faults Time
Results of Class 1004B - 1.40M II, SEC 1
1 399 ACERTIJO NORMAN DELLO JOIO 0.00 72.220 $1850
J ADALBERTO ROIG JR
2 1515 GILMORE MARIO DESLAURIERS 0.00 73.332 $1200
3 1835 INTREPIDE DU VALON ALISON ROBITAILLE 0.00 73.944 $635
4 972 MAZELLE ERIC FLAMENG 0.00 75.873 $400
5 1017 LORENA 90 FEDERICO SZTYRLE 0.00 77.557 $325
6 1457 CHARDO MEGAN JOHNSTONE LAMA 0.00 78.510 $275
7 2625 EUROCOMMERCE ROME DONALD CHESKA 0.00 79.040 $275
8 1729 OKIDO LESLIE HOWARD 0.00 79.673 $250
9 892 SASSICAIA 11 KATIE PRUDENT 0.00 79.707 $250
PLAIN BAY FARM
10 1238 LINDBERG DES HAYETTES ERIC LAMAZE 4.00 65.270 $180
11 1366 SPRITE LAURA CHAPOT 4.00 65.303 $180
12 652 HOLIDAY DARLENE SANDLIN 4.00 65.619 $180