Nick Haness and Wendy Lee Thompson Claim Tricolor Hunter Championship Ribbons at Temecula Valley National Premier II, Presented by Interactive Mortgage
Temecula, Calif. – April 29, 2021 – With not a single cloud in the sky, competitors returned to the Grand Hunter Arena Thursday, April 29, for the second day of competition at the Temecula Valley National Premier II, presented by Interactive Mortgage. First to impress was Wendy Lee Thompson, who proved that a first place finish happens more than once in a blue moon, securing a champion title in the Green 3’6” Hunter with one of her newest mounts, Silver Moon 33. Hometown hunter rider, Nick Haness, also continued his dominating streak with two additional champion titles in both the Green 3’3” Hunter aboard Morrison, and Cover in the Performance 3’3” Hunter.
Lorcan Gallagher Saved Best for Last in Race to Win $10,000 Tack of the Town 1.40m Speed Classic at Temecula Valley National Premier II, Presented by Interactive Mortgage
Temecula, Calif. – April 29, 2021 – Back for day two, Nilforushan Equisport Events’ Temecula Valley National Premier II, presented by Interactive Mortgage, resumed Thursday at Galway Downs. The late afternoon schedule featured the $10,000 Tack of the Town Speed Classic where a field of 26 horse-and-rider combinations took to the Interactive Mortgage Grand Prix Arena for a shot at the lion’s share of the pot. Ultimately, it was a battle between Lorcan Gallagher and Susan Artes, who each had two horses in the top four as they raced to attempt the speediest clean trip of the class. In the end, Gallagher emerged victorious in the very last round of the day.
NEE Photo of the DaySneaking in a good luck kiss before the flat!