Vita Flex Victory Team Trumps Competition
Wellington, FL (January 20, 2014) – Ceding first place to a defending champion is no failure when you dominate the rest of the ribbons, which is exactly what the Vita Flex Victory Team did, ‘trumping’ everyone but Kent Farrington and Blue Angel to finish second, third and fourth from a select field of 28 international riders competing in one of the most high profile equestrian events of the Palm Beach equestrian season, the second annual $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix presented by Rolex, designed by Tony D’Ambrosio and presented at Donald Trump’s personal Florida estate, Mar-A-Lago.
Vita Flex Victory Team’s Todd Minikus and Lauren Hough placed 3rd and 4th, with Minikus just a tenth of a second off King’s clean pace. Minikus and Legacy Stables, LLC’s Dutch gelding, Uraguay (Nairobi x Colino) clinched a fault-free round (38.33), while Hough and Ohlala, a Swedish Warmblood mare (Orlando x Cardento) were nipping at his heels with a 38.30. No stranger to D’Ambrosio courses, Minikus had already enjoyed a post-Thanksgiving win on Quality Girl at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, over 45 top international contenders, in the $33,000 Nutrena Holiday & Horses Opener.
“My plan was to put in a double clear and hope everyone else had a rain storm,” Minikus joked. “I told Uruguay’s handlers when I came out, ‘That was a third place round,’ and it was. Nevertheless, we were very happy to be part of this event. Even though it was a little wet, it was a great day.”
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Photo: Vita Flex Victory Team Member Todd Minikus braves the downpour during the Trump Invitational. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
Photo 2: Vita Flex Victory Team Member Lauren Hough during the Trump Invitational. (Photo courtesy of JRPR)
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