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Stephends wins feature in I Love New York horse show

July 6, 1997

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) _ Debbie Stephens rode Chrome Plated to victory by four-tenths of a second Saturday in the Pin Oak Farm speed stake in the I Love New York horse show.

Stephens, of Glenmore, Pa., was the eighth of 20 entries to try the 12-jump course, finishing fault-free in 58.203 seconds to take over the class lead. Robin Fairclough of Newton, N.J., followed Stephens with a time of 58.674 seconds.

Five-time Grand Prix rider of the year Margie Goldstein-Engle of Wellington, Fla., beat Stephens’ time, finishing in 54.904 seconds, but was penalized for a downed rail and placed third.