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Teenagers & Thoroughbreds – A Winning Combination

HRI Edited Release – Teens from Illinois & Virginia Honored with TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Awards, Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Are Thoroughbreds tough to ride? Not for the two teenagers who guided retired racehorses to win the 2019 TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Awards, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America. Alyssa Paulette of Virginia picked up 593 points with Always Drama in the TAKE2 Jumper division, and MacKenna Bochnak of Illinois topped the TAKE2 Hunter division with 100 points on Heart of Gold.

The TAKE2 High-Score Junior Rider Award, presented by TCA, was created to recognize the junior riders competing on Thoroughbreds in nationwide TAKE2-affiliated Hunter and Jumper classes, and to encourage young horsepeople to consider the Thoroughbred when looking for their next sport horse. The award is yet another example of the many ways TCA supports the racing industry and retired racehorses.

Top 4 – TAKE2 Hunter Division

Rider                                Horse                             Jockey Club Name           Pts

MacKenna Bochnak      Heart of Gold                  Rome Is Freezing              100

Clara Dendtler                Quintessential                Go Star                                60

Madison Elliot                   Stargazer                       Impy’s St                         32

Alexa Winston                 Lucky Charm                Lucky Fifty Three                28

Top 5 – TAKE2 Jumper Division

Rider                                 Horse                                  Jockey Club Name           Pts

Alyssa Paulette                 Always Drama                 same                                 593

Olive Bethke                     Fast and Furious            Little Timmy                     198

Lindsey Rogers                 Lark’s Tune                       same                                 116

Fiona Donnelly                  Drinkin’ Song                   same                                 114

Charlotte Wiese                Nada Capulet                   Barrion’s Vision                 90

For the complete standings, go to:

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