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April 22, 2011

Karen O'Connor

Karen O'Connor and Quintus 54. Photo by Sara Lieser.

Stats: age 53, The Plains, Va.

Quintus 54: dk. b. g., 16.2 hands, 11 years, German-bred Oldenburg (Quinctius—Montanja, Contango), owned by Team Rebecca LLC.

Last year, they were second in the CCI** at The Event At Rebecca Farm (Mont.), then eighth in the Fair Hill CCI*** (Md.). This spring, the pair was ninth in the CIC*** at Red Hills (Fla.) and 11th in a division of advanced at Poplar Place (Ga.).

Jimmy's Prediction: Karen has been bringing Quintus 54 along carefully, and he will be much improved after his experiences this year. They are a year away from placing in the top 10. The usual rumors regarding Karen’s tattoo are swirling around the Horse Park yet again. I am unable to get to the bottom of the rumors, but I promise you I am keeping a close eye on the situation.

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