The Mexican rider Santiago Lambre completed two excellent weeks at Kentucky Horse Park, taking the victory in the last class. (Photo © Lenore Phillips)
The conclusion of the CSI3* Kentucky Spring Classic at Lexington, the second week in a row of activities at the Kentucky Horse Park, served to complete two excellent weeks in results for the Mexican rider Santiago Lambre.
Presenting at Rolex Stadium with 9-year-old gelding D’Artagnan (Mr. Blue x Carthago), Santiago Lambre took the win in the $40,000 Bluegrass Grand Prix presented by Audi of Lexington, dominating the tiebreaker round with 8 pair classified of 39 who started for regular round, setting a time of 30.59 seconds. Although it is the first foray of Mexican rider in Kentucky, his good results of two weeks gave him the opportunity to carry the distinction of Kentucky Spring Classic Leading Rider Award presented by Envisian Products, LLC.
The Latin presence was felt in the final standing and fighting within the tiebreaker, getting second position the Argentine rider Luis Pedro Biraben with Colorado 210 (Coronas x Lenardo), a 8-year-old gelding in time of 31.55 seconds. For his part Roberto Terán of Colombia was in fourth place with 8-year-old gelding Entano (Namelus R x Numero Uno), for fifth place Ramiro Quintana of Argentina next to 9-year-old mare Iluna (Emerald van’t Ruytershof) while his fellowman Gianni Gabrielli secured the seventh position with 9-year-old stallion Dimodo (Quasimodo Z x Calvados).