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Minikus wins $30K I Love New York Horse Show event

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Todd Minikus has won the $30,000 ABBA Vet Supply Open Jumper Classic at the 36th annual I Love New York Horse Show.

Minikus, of Loxahatchee, Fla., reached the jump-off Thursday by riding without penalty over the 16-jump course at the North Elba Showgrounds.

Late in the jump-off, U.S. Olympic veteran Margie Engle of Wellington, Fla., moved to the lead with a clean ride in 32.192 seconds on Indigo.

Minikus was next to try the 7-jump tiebreaker and he took the lead with a clean ride in 31.824 seconds on Quality Girl.

Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington was the day's final entry. His clean ride in 32.270 seconds on Mark Q gave him a third place finish.

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