The Canadian pair dominated the tiebreaker to beat Britain’s Scott Brash for 24 hundredths of a second. Yuri Mansur of Brazil in third place. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Olympic medalist and former number one of the world Eric Lamaze of Canada managed to outdo another Olympic medalist and former world No. 1 Scott Brash of Great Britain, in a very tight end for the closing of the first day in Longines Global Champions Tour of Mexico.
After passing a regular round of 52 pairs on course designed by Italian Uliano Vezzani, Eric Lamaze masterfully led his 14-year-old mare Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth FRH x Drosselklang II) to stop the clock in 38.00 seconds and lead the jump-off of 7 qualifiers. For the second place Scott Brash was 24 hundredths of a second up with 11-year-old mare Hello M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet), winning the first and second place 100 and 80 World Ranking points each.
For the Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur stood out with a formidable third place, representing him 70 FEI Ranking points, after completing his course in 40.02 seconds with 13-year-old gelding Quartz de la Lande (Jenny de la Cense x Timorrak Des Isles). Colombian Carlos Lopez also managed to score points with 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall), exceeding the time allowed of regular round and was penalized with 1 foul, while the Brazilian Eduardo Menezes knocked down a pole to total 4 fouls with 12-year-old gelding Qunitol (Quintender x Cento) in a time of 76.19 seconds to take place 13th. Outside the points were the Mexicans Enrique Gonzalez in box 33rd with 12 fouls, followed by Antonio Maurer in 34th and Federico Fernández 40th with 13 fouls, Antonio Chedraui accumulated 16 fouls in 43rd position, Jamie Azcárraga with 17 fouls in 44th like Gonzalo Azcárraga in 46th and Patricio Pasquel was 47th.