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Luke’s Story

Barn name: Luke – Show name: Shiraz – 1998

Sire: Gallapiat
Dam: Bold Blossom

Gallapiat
read online – Daily Racing Form: Saturday, June 17, 1978
Callapiat
Bold Blossom
read online – Search in Daily Racing produced 111 matches in 47 issues
Bold Blossom

Luke (Shiraz) is an off the track chestnut Thoroughbred who started his second career as a hunter. Luke as a three year old.

But Luke showed too much enthusiasm for the jumping so he was resold to a young rider with dreams of Rolex. He began his eventing career up through preliminary, but never gained his trust and opted to offer him for sale. I had watched him compete since he started, and even though I was 7-8 months pregnant with my third child, I purchased him with the intent to compete at the highest levels. We began our work in earnest January 2008, by relearning the basics and building upon our newly found solid base.

Luke’s first CIC one star, #78

Luke at home with his cat, Ty.

Luke had a stellar competition year with top placings at preliminary and intermediate. He has successfully moved up to Advanced and the international levels with top placings.

List of Luke’s selected competition records:

2008-10-22 – Waredaca H.T. (MD) Area 2 – IntermediateOIB – Place 2
2009-03-20 – Southern Pines H.T. II (NC) Area 2 – IntermediateOIC – 11
2009-03-28 – Morven Park Spring H.T. (VA) Area 2 – IntermediateOI – 6
2009-04-02 – The Fork H.T. & CIC3* (NC) Area 2 – IntermediateIA – 8
2009-04-17 – Fair HIll Interl H.T. (MD) Area 2 – HT 2-StarCIC2* – 18
2009-04-25 – Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Spring H.T. (VA) Area 2 – IntermediateOIB – 3
2009-05-02 – MCTA H.T. Inc (MD) Area 2 – IntermediateIB – 3
2009-07-17 – The Maryland H.T. at Loch Moy Farm II (MD) Area 2 – IntermediateOIA – 5
2009-08-29 – Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T. (VA) Area 2 – IntermediateOI – 4
2009-09-25 – Poplar Place Farm September H.T. (GA) Area 3 – HT 3-StarCIC3* – 5
2009-10-14 – Fair Hill International Three-day Event (MD) Area 2 – 3-Day 2-StarCCI2* – 19
2010-04-16 – Fair Hill International H.T. (MD) Area 2 – AdvancedA – 3
2010-05-05 – Jersey Fresh Three-day Event (NJ) Area 2 – HT 3-StarCIC3* – 8
2010-06-10 – Bromont Three-Day Event (NA) Area 11 – 3-Day 3-StarCCI3* – 12
2010-10-02 – Morven Park Fall H.T. (VA) Area 2 – AdvancedAB – 3
2011-02-25 – Pine Top Spring Advanced HT (GA) Area 3 – Advanced B – 3
2011-04-28 – Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event (KY) Area 8 – 3-Day 4-StarCCI4* – 12
2011-07-14 – Cosequin Stuart H T. CIC* and CIC** (NY) Area 1 – HT 2-StarCIC2* – 5
2011-08-04 – Millbrook H.T. (NY) Area 1 – AdvancedAB – 7
2011-09-01 – Burghley (NA) Area 11 – 3-Day 4-StarCCI4* – 37

Pictures from 2011 Burghley by Matthew Roberts (matthewrobertsphotographer.co.uk)

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