The 95th edition of the Toronto  Royal Agricultural Winter Fair ends with a  victory for the young American rider  Jack Hardin Towell  on Lucifer V  in the $ 87.000,00 Big Ben Challenge, won in 2016 by Kent Farrington, currently  number one rider in the world ranking. 

This 160 event had 23 starters, of which 8 qualified for the jump off: between them Kent Farrington on Creedance e McLain Ward on his favorite mare HH Azur. The course was designed by a very important figure, the Brazilian  Guilherme Jorge, course designer for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio.

Towell won with Lucifer V, scoring one of the three double clear in the category. The young rider was the fastest in the jump off with 38,37, time that puts him in first place, before another young rider, the Canadian  François Lamontagne, on Chanel du Calvaire (0-0 in 40,92), followed by New Zealand representative  Sharn Wordley  on Barnetta (0-0 in 43,61).

Between the non qualified for the jump off and with four penalties there were several North American important names: Leslie Howard on Donna Speciale, Beezy Madden on Coach, and seventy year old Canadian rider, Ian Millar on Dixson.

Susanna Fusco e Fabrizio Bonciolini

Thanks to Alessandra Deerinck – Human Horse Sensing

November 12th 2017

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