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“They like the grass.”
Kevin Babington and Shorapur won the Classic’s Grand Prix jump-off by going “medium-fast.” Durell Godfrey
Georgina Bloomberg is back to riding full time after having given birth to her and Ramiro Quintana’s son, Jasper, last December Durell Godfrey
“Say, wasn’t that Alec Baldwin who just walked by?” Jack Graves

‘Something spiritual and beautiful about it’
Only 37 swimmers since 1927 have done the Catalina Channel crossing in less than nine hours. Lori King, with the cap and “Live the Salt Life” sweatshirt, who did it three weeks ago, is one of them.

Among the participants was Howard Lebwith, who 37 years ago founded the race, along with Ed Hults and John Conner
Erik Engstrom won the 5K, which benefits the Springs Fire Department’s scholarship fund, in 16 minutes and 44 seconds. Jack Graves

“I never rode myself, but it got so that I knew everyone in the horse show world, the best designers, trainers, riders . . . it seemed only natural that there should be a show in the Hamptons too.”
Marie-Christophe De Menil, at right, presented last Thursday an award in her name to Christina Firestone, who, with Zodiac, won the Amateur-Owner (1.30-meter) Jumper division. At left are Peter Williamson, Judy Richter, and Maxwell and Secret Snow, De Menil’s grandson and 7-year-old great-granddaughter. ESI Photography

Held at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett
Left, Neil Falkenhan won the Pump ’n’ Run contest last Thursday. Right, Isaiah Robins, 9, was the kids’ Pump ’n’ Run winner. Jack Graves Photos

at the Hampton Classic Horse Show
Caroline Jungck of Sag Harbor, riding her sister Hannah’s horse, My Favorite Spot, was the reserve champion in Section B of the Children’s Hunter Large Pony division. Durell Godfrey

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"it’s my dream job.”
As a Pierson Whaler he never won in the Beehive, and he wants to keep it that way. Jack Graves