Alfano Wins Legacy Cup 3'6" Pro Finals

Jennifer Alfano and Chris Payne won the two-week Legacy Cup's 3'6" and 3' Pro Finals, respectively.
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Jennifer Alfano and Chris Payne won the two-week Legacy Cup's 3'6" and 3' Pro Finals, respectively.

May 23, 2006 -- Jennifer Alfano, 37, and Just Jack won the 3'6" Pro Finals in the Legacy Cup on May 13.

Alfano took over the lead as the 12th rider in a starting field of 29 horses. "I was getting pretty nervous at the end. There were so many great horses and riders in this class," she said.

Each division at the Legacy Cup has two rounds. The first is a Go Round from which riders qualify to compete in the finals that begin on a clean slate format. The winner in the Go Round was Louise Serio on Rio Renoir, who ultimately finished second in the finals, only two points behind Just Jack's score of 268.

Serio helped create the Legacy Cup concept that is based on an add-back system where the top placed horses and riders win more money than in normal shows. The more people who show, the more potential there is for the purse to increase. For more information, visit www.legacycup.com.

Chris Payne and Tucker won the 3' Pro Finals on May 12 with a combined score of 262.

"[Tucker is] soft, light and has a natural, high beautiful jump. He does the best he can every time and is so scopey," Payne said.

Jennifer Papiernik and Montrachet won the 3' Pro Go Round the day before, where Tucker placed ninth. Montrachet also won the Restricted Pro Go Round.