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Gold Cup Show Jumping In North Salem Draws Large Audience

Laura Kraut aboard Deauville S placed second at the American Gold Cup show jumping competition at Old Salem Farm in North Salem.
Laura Kraut aboard Deauville S placed second at the American Gold Cup show jumping competition at Old Salem Farm in North Salem. Photo Credit: American Gold Cup

NORTH SALEM – The American Gold Cup show jumping competition at Old Salem Farm recently drew the largest live television audience ever for an equestrian event, according to the event organizers.

Designated as an FEI World Cup qualifying event, the $200,000 American Gold Cup Grand Prix brought world-class equestrian competition to North Salem.

Irish native Richie Moloney prevailed over a six-horse jump-off to win the event aboard his horse Carrabis Z. Laura Kraut who earlier won the $85,000 Fidelity Investments Classic aboard Andretti S, took second riding Deauville S, and Daniel Bluman placed third on Conconcreto Sancha LS.

“It was great to win here today,” Moloney told Equestrio.com. “My horse jumped amazing. He’s been jumping great lately, and it’s nice for him to get the win here today.”

Old Salem Farm recently completed $30 million of improvements, making the 120-acre property a first-class show facility. In 2012, the North American Riders Group voted Old Salem Farm one of the top 25 show venues in North America.

A video of the entire competition, 2 hours 45 minutes long, is available on YouTube. The American Gold Cup also has coverage of the event on its website.

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