Ian Millar rides Baranus to Angelstone grand prix win
ROCKWOOD — Captain Canada Ian Millar claimed victory aboard Baranus in the $86,000 Engle & Völkers Grand Prix Saturday night.
Baranus/Millar had two clear trips in the feature event of Angelstone’s The National meet. They completed the first round in 82.10 seconds and finished the jump off round in 40.717 seconds while runner-up Casall and Ali Wolff were second in the jump off at 40.793 seconds.
Win For Life and Christine McCrea also reached the jump off with a clear first round, but knocked a rail down for four faults in the jump off to place third.
Angelstone’s Keean White and Corette missed qualifying for the jump off by 3/100ths of a second, the amount of time they were over the allotted 84 seconds for the first round. They finished fourth.
Le Conte/Andrew Kocher also took a penalty fault for a time infraction as they were clear in the first round in a time of 84.66 seconds.
Rounding out the top 12, the number of horse/rider combinations of the 26 in the competition that completed the first round with a single rail down, were Friday’s welcome winner Quadam/Leslie Howard in sixth, For Freedom Z/Keean White in seventh, Gentille Van Spieveld/Leslie Howard in eighth, Pjotter Van De Zonnehoeve/Molly Ashe-Cawley in ninth, Prof De La Roque/Andrew Kocher in 10th, Count Me In/Beth Underhill in 11th and Sombrero Brimbells/Erynn Ballard in 12th.
The $35,000 Diamante Sunday Classic is set to go Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Angelstone’s main stadium.
Angelstone’s Summer Tour tripleheader is to wrap up with next week’s The International meet. The tour started with The Champions meet Aug. 17-21.
Feature events of The International are the $49,700 Kubota Open Welcome Thursday at 6 p.m. and $86,000 Groupby Grand Prix Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal