Contrats to Michelle Parker on ANOTHER win aboard her Socrates de Midos, Cross Creek Farms’ handsome gray gelding who just keeps bringing home the Grand Prix prize money to pay for his oats. This time the venue was the $25,000 Red White and Blue Festival at the Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano.
Nineteen horses competed, with only Socrates and Chello Z (Josephina Nor-Lantzman) going clean in the first round. Socrates went first in the jump off, starting out conservatively but really opening up his big stride at the end to win by .28 of a second. Michelle also brought home an 8th place ribbon aboard her second ride, Clever.
Other recent placings for Socrates include a strong 3rd place finish in the $35,000 Blenheim Spring Classic III Grand Prix and an 8th place finish last weekend in the $30,000 Copa de Amistad Grand Prix also at the Mission Viejo Park.
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