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A brand new partnership triumphed in a field of 27 starters in the $35,000 Hollow Creek Farm 1.50m Classic during week six. On the derby field at Equestrian Village (home to the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival), Brazil’s Francisco Jose Mesquita Musa and Biscayo produced the fastest of only two clears in the three-strong jump-off.
“I’ve only had him a very short time; two weeks,” said Musa, who is spending the WEF season in Wellington for the first time, based at Paulo Santana’s barn. “He is a very small horse, but he is scopey and has a huge heart. I knew he jumps well, but today he exceeded expectations. It was his day.”
The 12-year-old horse is only lightly competed, though under his previous rider, Bolivia’s Reynaldo Roberto Daza Cardozo, he contested the Bolivarian Games in 2017. Biscayo’s Wellington victory was his first ever international win.
“I’m very happy; he was second yesterday and then went even better today,” said Musa. “I think the horse is progressing and we’re getting to know each other. I just hoped he’d go well. He’s a really good horse and I have high expectations for the rest of the season. Even though he’s really small, he thinks he’s huge.”
The horse’s next stop will be the five-star WEF 7.
Full results for Saturday’s $35,000 Hollow Creek 1.50m Classic at this link.
Source: PBIEC/ Alice Collins for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.