“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

Modern show’s founder to be honored today
Swan Creek’s Lucy Beeton of Sag Harbor rode Amanda Topping’s horse, Monopoly, in low equitation classes on the show’s opening day. Jack Graves
The Hampton Classic Horse Show drew more than 600 Long Island riders to its opening classes Sunday, among them, above, Devon Degen of Water Mill, who won the Hugh J.B. Cassidy III Adult Maclay; Alex Donlon of Hicksville, below, winner of a Long Island Horse Show Series for Riders With Disabilities trophy.
Heidi Csorba, above,who gamely stayed on in a 2-to-4-year-old Leadline class, and Paige Towers, below, of Manhasset, bestowing a kiss on Baltimore II after placing second in Child Equitation Low/Fences Section B

The Yellow team took the action to Dodge and the White team right away
The White team’s Neil Falkenhan was the given the hook for two minutes midway through the third period for the above infraction. The Yellow team’s Justin Agnello was soon to follow, making it a 4-on-4 game for a bit. Jack Graves