The American Andrew Ramsay flew in the American Gold Cup of North Salem, leading the first four positions for his country. (Photo © The Book LLC)
American Andrew Ramsay won the first CSI4* North Salem American World Cup class, dominating the $35,000 Don Little Memorial Welcome Stake.
The course designed by Canadian Phillip Rozon and the participation of 66 pairs animated the first FEI class, where Andrew Ramsay was flying in the engraving of the Old Salem Farm to stop the clock in 61.41 seconds next to the 10-year-old mare Cocq A Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara) owned by The Doodle Group, securing 50 World Ranking Points.
Marking the pace from the beginning of the class, Andrew Ramsay fifth in order and achieving the best time with his first of three horses presented, he got a small advantage against rider Abigail McAdley with the 10-year-old gelding Chuck Berry 8 (Chacco -Blue x Watzmann), who completed her round in 62.63 seconds and third place went to Jack Towell with the 11-year-old gelding New York (Verdi x Watzmann) in time of 63.55 seconds.
The fourth position was defined by a tie between American Adam Prudent with the 11-year-old stallion Victorio 5 (Uccello x Graf Top) and Irish rider Shane Sweetnam with the 9-year-old mare Indra Van De Oude Hiehoef (Casantos x Action- Breaker) in the same time of 64.59 seconds.
For Latino Ranking highlighted and managed to enter within the points in the 13th place, the Mexican rider Alberto Michan with 11-year-old gelding Redmond (Neo D’Auge x Joly Jumper) in 70.15 seconds. Out of the points were Luis Pedro Biraben from Argentina finishing 28th with 8-year-old gelding Colorado 210 (Coronas x Lenardo) in course of 4 fouls, Puerto Rican Vasco Flores with the 12-year-old gelding Balou 660 (Balou du Rouet x Ramiro) took 38th place in 8 fouls, Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo completed a field of 17 fouls in 61st place with the 10-year-old gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist), while Santiago Lambre from Mexico with the 9-year-old gelding D’Artagnan (Mr. Blue x Carthago) and Samuel Parto of Chile with 9-year-old gelding Dazzle White (Calvin Z x Narcos II) retired.
The best seed of the class was the US world number 3 McLain Ward, completing a field of 4 fouls in 30th place with the 9-year-old mare HH Gigi’S Girl (Vingino x Celano).