World Number 1 Kent Farrington, dominated the jump-off round with three classified, surpassing the Canadian Eric Lamaze. Juan Manuel Luzardo of Uruguay was in third place. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
World Number 1 Kent Farrington of the United States, took the victory in the $ 40,000 Husky Energy Classic in field designed by the Venezuelan Leopoldo Palacios, with the participation of 43 binomios.
With just 3 runners-up, the world’s best rider and leader of the Pan-American Ranking Kent Farrington, managed a perfect round in time of 35.57 seconds with 16-year-old Uceko (Celano x Koriander) owned by RCG Farm. The excitement of the tiebreaker continued with the biggest money maker in the history of Spruce Meadows and arguably the best Canadian rider in history Eric Lamaze, completing his tour in 38.84 seconds with the 12 year old stallion Coco Bongo (PRH Caretino x Calido) owned by Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines, representing 45 points to the FEI Ranking.
For the Raking Latino and being his second class in a row obtaining a very good result was Juan Manuel Luzardo of Uruguay, that came to occupy the second place in the previous class and now along with the 11-year-old gelding Stan (Stakkato x Sacramento Son) owned by Mauricio Guerra Colorado, finished in third place with a time of 36.11 seconds with 4 fouls, to take 40 World Ranking Points. They also scored points for Latinos Andrés Azcárraga in fifth place with 1 foul regular round, Samuel Parot of Chile with the fastest field of 4 fouls in 12th place and Mexicans Nicolas Pizarro, Juan Alberto Jr Martinez and Luis Alejandro Plascencia Completed the group in posts 13th, 15th and 16th.
Completed the Top 5 the US Margie Engle in fourth place with 13-year-old stallion Royce (Cafe au Lait x Grandilot) in a round of 1 foul and 67,47 seconds. The second seed of the class McLain Ward from United State finished in 17th place with the 10-year-old mare HH Callas (Albatros x Quattro B) with 4 fouls and 66,18 seconds.