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Lamaze leaps to top of Invitational rankings

February 27, 2008

Eric Lamaze and Hickstead racing to victory on Sunday in the $75,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic/Adequan Grand Prix at the CN Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida.
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Following his win in Sunday's $75,000 Palm Beach Equine Clinic/Adequan Grand Prix in Wellington, Florida, Eric Lamaze of Canada now leads the list of qualifiers for this year's $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational.

The city of Tampa, Florida, will again play host to the Tampa Equestrian Festival, starting on March 19, 2008, at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational CSI 4*, under the lights at Raymond James Stadium, on April 5, 2008, is again the grand finale to this year's festival.

Over the years, the American Invitational has been recognized as the crown jewel of American show jumping, and year in and year out, it has been one of its toughest tests.

The $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational, at Raymond James Stadium, brings together a star studded international group of equestrians to compete for one of the richest purses in all of show jumping. The unique invitation-only format assures the best possible starting field.

The latest standings for this year's contest, based on money won in WEF qualifying events:



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