Photos by Alan Fabricant
With the largest prize money event of the season, $500,000, forty pairs of riders and horses took to the Stadium Derby Field for this annual Rolex sponsored competition.
After the first round 8 of the 40 went clear, no knockdowns or time faults.
During the jump off 3 of the 8 went clear.
Daniel Deusser of Germany, the third rated rider in the world riding Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z went home with the first place ribbon and a check for $165,000.
Israel’s Daniel Bluman just barely missed first place by less than 2/10 of a second aboard Gemma W and received $100,000 for his efforts.
Harrie Smolders of the Netherlands riding Bingo Du Parc collected $75,000 for his third place finish.