Inaugural Debby Malloy Winkler Trophy awarded to T.I.P. champion at Old Salem Farm

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Credit: Sarah Latterner

Credit: Sarah Latterner

by Sarah Mace

The Debby Malloy Winkler Trophy Donated by the Malloy Family was awarded for the first time on Sunday, May 4 to the champion of The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) $2,000 Low Thoroughbred Hunter division featured at Old Salem Farm on Welcome Day.

Vivien Malloy, owner of Edition Farm and New York’s top breeder in 2011, created the division to honor her daughter Debby, an accomplished show jumper-rider in North America and Europe who lost her life in 2011 following a tragic fall from her horse at her home in Warendorf, Germany. The perpetual trophy, a plate won by Debby in Germany and inscribed with the winner’s name each year, will be displayed permanently at Old Salem Farm. Mrs. Malloy’s son Kenneth opened the division by blowing a hunting horn won by Debby at the Rochester National Horse Show in the 1977 Medal Finals, Zone 11. The unique tribute to Debby, who showed both warm bloods and thoroughbreds, was staged from start-to-finish by Mrs. Malloy with help from her granddaughter Caitlin.

Photo: Kathy Landman

Scottsdale (Photo: Kathy Landman)

The Low Thoroughbred Hunter division, which consisted of two over-fences classes at three feet and one under-saddle class, was won by Scottsdale, an 11-year-old gelding bred in Washington and registered with The Jockey Club as Desert Winds (Desert Wine/Silver Punch, by Two Punch).

Ridden by Debbie McCarthy and owned by Samantha Pandolfi of Sandy Hook, CT, Scottsdale was purchased by Pandolfi in Arizona when he was three and just a few months off the track. The gelding placed third under saddle and won both classes over fences. Each of the six competitors in the division received prize money, a saddle pad, a tote bag and carrots.

Photo: Kathy Landman

Frazzie 5/4/2014 (Photo: Kathy Landman)

Pandolfi, who was quick to thank Mrs. Malloy for her sponsorship of the division, felt the new T.I.P. Division was perfect for Scottsdale and the other thoroughbreds at the show. “I thought it was phenomenal. I’m really glad that there is such a division. I can’t wait for it to develop and take off.”

Mrs. Malloy was delighted with the way the competition unfolded. “I was so proud of the thoroughbreds. The horses jumped beautifully, hacked so nicely and looked gorgeous on a windy but sunny afternoon. They had all the excuses to make a fuss, but they all behaved beautifully and in fact the warm bloods in the other classes were bucking, refusing, and acting awfully.”

NYRA/Adam Coglianese

Frazzie 4AQU 1/9/11  (NYRA/Adam Coglianese)

Also competing in the division was Frazzie, a winning 7-year-old New York-bred daughter of Freud bred by Mrs. Malloy. The mare’s catchy name gave rise to a little confusion.

Mrs. Malloy said, “I had insisted that the Jockey Club name be on the entry blank and it made me giggle when the announcement came over the public address system that they needed the correct name of ‘Frazzie.’ I had to explain that that was her racing name, not a nickname!”

Old Salem Farm, located just one hour north of New York City and one of the best-known equestrian competition venues in North America, plays host to the the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, the prestigious American Gold Cup CSI-W 4*, and year-round competitions.


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