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McLain Ward Wins First Leg of $200,000 Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge

Middleburg, VA – June 1, 2012 – In a three horse jump off last night, McLain Ward and Antares F proved to be perfect winning the $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon and at the same time, the first leg of the brand new $200,000 Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge, America’s richest rider bonus.

 McLain is now the rider in the spotlight this year, for the first ever Triple Crown Challenge offered by Taylor Harris Insurance Services.

 Following this win, McLain and Antares F must also win the Hampton Classic’s $250,000 FTI Grand Prix & FEI World Cup™ Qualifier on Sunday, September 2, 2012 and the third jewel of the Triple Crown Challenge, the $250,000 Alltech Grand Prix at the Alltech National Horse Show on Saturday, November 3, 2012 to receive the $200,000 bonus.

 “We are thrilled with McLain’s win last night,” said Michael Taylor of Taylor Harris Insurance Services. “He and Antares F were exceptional, and I believe they are more than capable of winning the Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge and we are look forward to the second leg of competition at The Hampton Classic.”

“This is a very exciting challenge. It’s a great bonus for the riders, a difficult one, but one with a great reward if you can get it done. And, of course, you can’t win the Triple Crown Challenge if you don’t win the first one,” McLain Ward said with a smile, following his hard fought Devon victory.

Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk.

Whether the needs are straightforward or complex, for one horse or many, Taylor Harris works with their clients to make sure they are equipped with the insurance coverage that’s right for each individual case. THIS places all policies with the highest rated and most secure insurance carriers, which are also selected for their prompt and reliable claims settlement.

Their goal is protection for your horses at all stages of life and peace of mind for you.

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PHOTO CREDIT: ©Parker/Russell – The Book LLC. McLain Ward is joined in the winner’s circle by THIS’ Michael Taylor and William Weeks after he won the first leg of the $200,000 Taylor Harris Triple Crown Challenge by taking the Wells Fargo Grand Prix of Devon. Photo may only be used in relation to this PMG press release.



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