Congratulations to the CashCall Winners - Zazou Hoffman Wins First CashCall Mortgage U25 Qualifier; Enrique Gonzalez Leads the CashCall Mortgage Futurity Standings
San Juan Capistrano, CA
- CashCall Mortgage stepped up to support the youngsters this season - first with the CashCall Mortgage Futurity Series featuring 1.35-1.40m classes for horses under ten years old, and next with the CashCall Mortgage U25 Series, offering five 1.40-1.45m classes for young riders under the age of 25.
CashCall Mortgage Futurity Series and Final
The CashCall Mortgage Futurity Series commenced at the Spring Classic II in April, with the final qualifier wrapping up last week at the June Classic II. The $15,000 Final will be in Del Mar at the Showpark Summer Festival on July 15-19.
With 66 points, Enrique Gonzales tops the qualifying list, with Karl Cook in the second position. Young rider Mackenzie Drazan sits third, while Nayel Nassar and Susan Artes round out the top five.
A nice stepping stone for younger horses on the move to the grand prix classes - see the current standings here
Enrique Gonzales and Chacdo with Melissa Brandes and the DeLong family
CashCall U25 Series Begins - Zazou Hoffman Takes the Blue
One of California's top junior riders in her day, winner of the 2009 ASPCA Medal-Maclay Finals and recent graduate from UCLA, Zazou Hoffman is back in the tack full-time working as an Assistant Trainer and Rider for Meadow Grove Farm.
Today she won the first of five $7,500 CashCall Mortgage U25 Qualifiers on Paris Sellon's Umbra 34. Just under a second faster than second place finisher Vani Khosla on Billy Mexico, Hoffman collected the top check, trophy and blue ribbon.
Here is the schedule of remaining qualifiers:
Showpark Racing Festival, July 22-26, 2015
Showpark August Festival, July 29 - August 2, 2015
Showpark Summer Classic, August 19-23, 2015
Showpark All Seasons Summer Classic, August 26-30, 2015
Also offering a $15,000 Final in September at the International Jumping Festival, this new series is a fantastic opportunity for up-and-coming grand prix riders.
The DeLong family with Zazou Hoffman and Melissa Brandes
Photos by McCool