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Donner (JC: Smart Gorky) and Lynn Symansky conquer a fence at Rolex 2015. Photo by Allie Conrad

Donner wins Rolex OTTB award, catlike grace

Lynn Symansky and her four-star OTTB Donner clinched the Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred High Point Award at Rolex last week after holding off stiff competition in a three-day event hampered by bad weather on cross-country. After other horse/rider teams had succumbed to falls, slips, and at least one rode out a hard stumble, Symansky piloted Donner (JC: Smart Gorky) a little slower than is typical for the pair, leaving the start gate near the end of the day. Smart Gorky Sire: Gorky Park Dam: Smart Jane Foal date: April 18, 2003With rain pelting down, and sloppy footing to contend with, Donner […]