OTTB Classic Brother Grabs Leads In TAKE2 Jumper Standings - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

OTTB Classic Brother Grabs Leads In TAKE2 Jumper Standings

The invitations for this year's $20,000 TAKE2 Hunter/Jumper Finals, to be held at the Kentucky National Horse Show on Sunday, Sept. 24, will go out in just a few short weeks, and the competition for those coveted slots is intensifying. The top 40 horses in each TAKE2 division will be invited, with the top 10 TAKE2 League Hunters and Jumpers earning Year-End High-Score Awards totaling $10,000.

(Click here for the TAKE2 High-Score Award payout schedule.)

The TAKE2 season ends Sunday, Aug. 27, 2023.

The standings have been updated with the verified USEF results through July 28, 2023, and there is a new leader in the TAKE2 Jumpers. Martha Nevins' Classic Brother, after a strong showing at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, is now in front with a total of 1222 points. Nevins, from Kirkwood, Pa., has owned “Spencer” for nine years and rides with UCHS President Joe Fargis.

“I am overjoyed,” she said following the Upperville awards ceremony. “I'm glad my horse jumped well. I am so proud of him. I appreciate all the help from Joe and the team we have here; we have a really great time!”

Last year's TAKE2 Jumper Champion Gold Label is in second, just 21 points ahead of Indigo Midnight and Venturesome, currently tied for third. Susan Lyman's Kensington Court remains in front in the TAKE2 Hunters with 1545.5 points, holding a comfortable advantage over Purely Grateful and Clean Slayte in second and third, respectively.

Click here for the current TAKE2 Thoroughbred League Standings.

We have also updated the standings for the TAKE2 Junior Rider Award, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Click here for the current TAKE2 Junior Rider Standings.

If you are a Junior and have not yet signed up for this award, it is free of charge, and all enrolled riders are eligible for the $1,000 TAKE2 Scholarship drawing. Click here for more info, or to sign up for the TAKE2 Junior Rider Award.

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