US Olympic medalist Laura Kraut had a 6-cent lead over Laura Chapot. Participation of Santiago Lambre, Diego Vivero and Freddie Vazquez. (Photo © Sportfot)
US Olympic medalist Laura Kraut take the first win of the tenth week at Winter Equestrian Festival, but second in the season at Wellington for the famous rider, who had a 6-cent second lead on the speed class.
Arguing the $35,000 Douglas Elliman 1.45m Classic, presented by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 69 pairs in course designed by Michel Vailancourt and Kraut with the 8-year-old mare Caelle (Clinton x Darco), stopped the clock in 62.25 seconds, in which was an end starring by Lauras. Adding 50 World Ranking points with first place, Laura Kraut beat Laura Chapot, who completed her round in 62.31 seconds with 12-year-old mare Thornhill Kate (Courage II x Clover Hill), while the third position took British Emily Moffitt with 13-year-old gelding Zagahorn (Matterhorn x Wolfgang) recording 63.00 seconds.
After completing the women’s group in the first class of the week CSI 3*, the delegation of the Latin Ranking had 3 representatives with no luck in the sum of points for the FEI Ranking, with the Mexican Santiago Lambre in best placed at 21st position, exceeding the time allowed for the course and penalized with 1 foul with 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels). Ecuadorian Diego Vivero got the fifth best time of the class in 62.78 seconds, but downed a pole totaling 4 fouls in the 26th position with Bijoux (Cartani x Athletico) and Freddie Vázquez from Puerto Rico was slower with Zippo Z (Zandor Z x Rebel IZ) to finish 36th with 4 fouls in 72.40 seconds.