Thermal, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2022 – The first Grand Prix of the season took over the Grand Prix Arena on Thursday as athletes vied for the top prize in the $25,000 FarmVet Grand Prix at Desert Circuit I. Set as a speed format, 21 horse-and-rider combinations took to the Ken Krome-designed track and attempted to navigate the single round as efficiently as possible with all the rails intact. While many pairs took direct routes and vied for the quickest time over the track, it was ultimately Canada’s Darren Dlin and Buddy Bounce who captured the win.
Shawn Casady and Fugon Fly to Win $2,500 Whittier Trust 1.35m Welcome Speed to Kick Off Desert Circuit I
Thermal, Calif. – Jan. 19, 2021 – The first week of Desert Circuit 2022 kicked off on Wednesday at the Desert International Horse Park with the season’s first feature class in the Grand Prix Arena, the $2,500 Whittier Trust 1.35m Welcome Speed, set over a Ken Krome-designed track. Twenty-three entries sped through the single-round speed format, trying to snag the fastest clear-round time and set the standard for a successful Desert Circuit. As the final pair on course, Shawn Casady and Fugon scored the quickest clear time and the win in the class.