Lexington, KY (May 21, 2015)— The winning doesn’t stop in Lexington for FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015 North America East Coast League champion Todd Minikus, who topped his recent victory— three wins on three separate jumpers during the Kentucky Spring Horse Show on May 6-10— with another win less than a week later on a fourth horse in the $20,000 1.45m Bluegrass Classic on May 15 at the Kentucky Spring Classic.
“They are all exceptional talents and individuals,” Minikus said, referring to his renowned 12 year-old Oldenburg partner of three years, Quality Girl; Matthew de Grande’s Oldenburg gelding and Bluegrass Classic winner, Cordonos; and rising jumper talents, Plum Creek Hollow Farm’s 12 year-old Westphalian stallion, Con Capilot and Two Swans Farms’ Six-Year-Old division star, Maharaja Del Juncal. His victories at the Kentucky Horse Park this month have certainly backed up his statement.
Minikus’s win on May 15 in the $20,000 Bluegrass Classic at the Kentucky Spring Classic on Cordonos came after the pair watched more than 40 riders attempt – and fail – to catch the 62.530 second fault-free lead set early in the go by Shane Sweetnam and Beluga.
“Shane had a heck of a round. There was a window by leaving out strides, so I used rawspeed instead of going inside. Cordonos won the first Grand Prix in Wellington this year and then had a little streak where he had the fastest time with one down. Today the jump gods were with him. We ended up with a nice win.”
Minikus isn’t taking those “jump gods” for granted and plans next to compete on May 23 in Saturday night’s $127,000 Hollow Creek Farms Grand Prix CSI3*. “We will see who has their jumping shoes on then,” Minikus grinned.
Todd Minikus is based in the Homeland equestrian development just minutes from Wellington, Florida’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) show grounds. FollowTeam Minikus on Facebook or www.ToddMinikus.com as he continues to jump to victory.