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Opening Night At The World's Championship Horse Show



 

            The 114th World’s Championship Horse Show got underway Saturday night, August 19 with 89 teams competing in the opening session. As tradition dictates it was County Fair night with seven championships held. Rich and Maureen Campbell’s Majestic Oaks won all three pony classes with Maureen driving Regal’s Norma Jean LF, Regal’s Prime Rate LF and Heartland Infinity to the roses.

            Also a big winner on opening night, Darrell Case won both the ASR Weanling and Yearling Futurities for Willowbank Farm. Rogue One, a product of Undulata’s Nutcracker and Robert’s Passion was the weanling winner for Sandra Corney and Willowbank Farm. Another Nutcracker son, Guitar Murphy won the Yearling Futurity for owner/breeder Willowbank Farm.

            Other action saw Desmar Stables take the first two ribbons in the Kentucky Riders 17 & Under class with Alayna Applegate and Maisie Benfield.  The Raymond Shively trained Nothing Else Matters won the Kentucky County Fair Roadster To Bike Championship with Judy McNeish for the second consecutive year.

            The biggest crowd ovation of the night went to Jimmy Robertson driving True Fortune to the Kentucky County Fair Fine Harness Championship for Frank and Iris James.

            Sunday afternoon’s session will begin at noon, following the 10:00 a.m. Welcome Brunch co-sponsored by the Schaffel family and Kentucky Venues.

 

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