World number 2 and leader of the Pan-American Ranking Kent Farrington added his third WEF victory for the closure of the Suncast Series won by McLain Ward. The Mexican Santiago Lambre best latin rider. (Photo © Sportfot)
A feast and as a prelude to the season’s biggest Grand Prix, conclude the Suncast Series with the victory of American rider Kent Farrington in a very exciting jump-off round where he outperformed his love-partner Tiffany Foster of Canada.
Marking the end of another cycle at the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Suncast Series, World No. 2 Kent Farrington and leader of the Pan American Ranking stopped the clock at 41.90 seconds alongside 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido) owned by Tanma Corp. & Kent Farrington, representing the third victory in the WEF for the American rider, reporting him 100 FEI Ranking points. The second position occupied by Tiffany Foster was completed in 43.05 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Brighton (Contendro II x Quick Star) owned by Artisan Farms LLC, after winning in the ninth week one of the class that formed Part of this series. The prize-winning podium was completed by Portugal’s Luciana Diniz with 16-year-old gelding Lennox (Lifestyle x Grannus) in 44.26 seconds.
The Series that concluded in the dispute of the $130,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic Final, the overall was won by three-time US Olympic medalist McLain Ward, after being dominated the last two editions by Irish representatives. Last year’s winner of the final class with 15-year-old gelding HH Carlos Z (Challeno Z x Voltaire), today were content to occupy the sixth place not being able to repeat, but good enough the result to total the necessary points that gave him the biggest distinction of the Suncast Series this 2017 season.
For the Latinos got World Ranking points the Mexican Santiago Lambre occupying the 9th position with 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels), demolishing a pole in the tiebreaker, followed in the tenth position by the Brazilian Jose Roberto Reynoso totaling 8 fouls with 12-year-old stallion Azrael W (Chin Chin x Voltaire). Finishing in 16th place the Chilean Samuel Parot in a regular round of 4 fouls accompanied by 14-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L). Out of the points were the Argentinean Luis Pedro Biraben of 24th, Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo in 41st, Paulo Santana of El Salvador in box 44th and Eduardo Menezes of Brazil retired.