Laura Kraut and Andretti S Kick-Off European Tour with Second Place, Topping Spectacular Week at Royal WindsorOlympic gold medalist Laura Kraut has been working with Andretti S, owned by Stars and Stripes, for three years. She has taken the promising chestnut through the ranks, and now "Andy" has become one of Kraut's most consistent mounts. Furthermore, the chestnut gelding did not disappoint during the recent Royal Windsor Horse Show.
Andretti S faced off against 35 contenders during the Manama Speed Stakes 1.45m CSI4*, taking the second place finish. The pair put in two clear rounds, and tripped the timer with a speedy second round time of 27.23 seconds.
Member of the Stars and Stripes syndicate, Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm, Inc., was on-site at the Royal Windsor Horse Show to see the fantastic effort. She was pleased with Andretti S' performance as well as the return of Cedric to the international show scene, where he only pulled one unlucky rail for four faults during the Bahrain Pearl Stakes.
"What a special place to have a horse show with Windsor Castle in the background," Duprey said. "It was very exciting to have Andretti do so well in the Manama Speed Stake. Everyone was very excited, and he is back on track!"
Kraut and her team will travel to Madrid for the Global Champions Tour. For more information on Laura Kraut, please visit www.LauraKraut.net. To learn more about Cherry Knoll Farm, Inc., please visit www.cherryknollfarminc.com.