Ward’s victory in the $37,000 Hampton Classic Speed Stake increases his lead in the $30,000 LONGINES Rider Challenge with a total of 238 points. Derbyshire sits in second with 160 points, and Pessoa is just behind her with 140 points. The Challenge, which awards $30,000 and a LONGINES watch to the winner, will be awarded Sunday following the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix.
Other highlights of the day featured classes for the Adult Amateurs, including the $2,500 Adult Amateur Hunter Classic and the naming of Adult Amateur Hunter division champions.
Privet Farm LLC’s Trip to Paris, ridden by Mimi Moulton of Greenwich, Conn., won the $2,500 Adult 3’ Hunter Classic and the Robert Hoskins Perpetual Trophy with a total score of 167 points. Cynthia Sulzberger of Wellington, Fla., and her Coeur De Leon finished in second with 164 points.