Canadian rider Jaclyn Duff was the big surprise at CSI4* La Coruna when she overcame the French rider Olivier Robert. (Photo © casasnovas.com)
The world number 247 Canadian rider Jaclyn Duff, surprised at the €92,000 Caixa Bank Grand Prix marking the closing of CSI4* Casas Novas 2017.
Being the most important victory of her career, Jaclyn Duff was presented with the 11-year-old gelding Eh All Or None (Abke x Grannus) owned by Windermere Stables Limited, completing her presentation in 44.23 seconds and adding 100 World Ranking Points.
Making a 1.08-second lead by Jaclyn Duff, her today’s FEI triumph represented the number nine in her career to beat French rider Olivier Robert, who recorded a time of 45.31 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Eros (Querlybet Hero x Forever) and the home rider Julio Arias was in third place with the 13-year-old gelding Lennox Luis (Levisto x Preussenulan) to be the last double clear round in 48.48 seconds.
By the Latino Ranking Felipe Ramos Guinato of Brazil finished in the 12th place securing points with the 13-year-old gelding Zenzero (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Burggraaf), being the best result of the riders who completed the first round in 4 fouls and 77.67 seconds. On the other hand the first day’s winner and representative of the Pan American Ranking Tiffany Foster of Canada, also acceded to the points in the 14th place with the 9-year-old mare Caipirinja (Taran of the Pomme x Darco) in round of 4 fouls and 78.47 seconds.