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Ann Banks of Kentucky rode OTTB English Jack at the Iroquois Hunt Hunter Pace in Lexington, Ky. back "in the day" when Thoroughbred sport horses were the norm at illustrious horse shows. Photo courtesy Ann Banks

Cash prizes to honor OTTBs at Hampton Classic

The Hampton Classic Horse Show has joined with the New York Racing Association (NYRA) in an effort to attract and honor Thoroughbred sport horses at its star-studded event this summer. On Aug. 28, a Thoroughbred incentive prize will be offered by NYRA during competition at one of the largest outdoor horse shows in the United States, doubling winnings earned by Thoroughbreds in Local Hunter divisions, the $10,000 Marders Local Hunter Derby, and the $30,000 Speed Challenge, according to Shanette Cohen, executive director of the Hampton Classic Horse Show and NYRA Vice President of Operations Martin Panza. “This seemed like a […]