Tiffany Foster of Canada won the ninth edition of the Suncast Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival beating American Olympic medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut. (Photo © Sportfot)
The Canadian Tiffany Foster won the ninth edition of the Suncast Series at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Welington, in what was a true Olympic final, where the two-time national team, managed to surpass American Olympic medalists McLain Ward and Laura Kraut.
Being this time 50 pairs in the $86,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Juniper Classic, Foster led the class with the first of five double clear rounds, marking a time of 36.82 seconds with 15-year-old gelding Victor (Elmshorn x Grandeur) owned by Artisan Farms LLC & Torrey Pines Stable, to earn 80 World Ranking points with her victory. The strong fight held until third place with three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward taking second place after completing his jump-off in 37.56 seconds with 10-year-old mare Tina La Boheme (Calvaro x Arpege Pierreville) owned by Susan Heller & McLain Ward, while third was Laura Kraut with Cherry Knoll Farm’s 10-year-old gelding Constable II (Harley VDL x Lupicor), finishing in 38.75 seconds.
The delegation of the Latino Ranking was led by its leader Samuel Parot of Chile, occupying the sixth place with 14-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo Z x Royal Bravour L), marking the second fastest time of the jump-off in 37.11 seconds, but take down a pole for totaling 4 faults that moved away of the triumph, adding 45 FEI Ranking points. Also included in the points were the Brazilian Jose Roberto Reynoso in the 9th place with 9-year-old gelding Galip (Nonstop x Feo) in time of 38.45 seconds with 4 faults and the Colombian Roberto Terán in 11th place, accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Il Rubacouri (Dollar du Murier x Oberon du Moulin) with 8 fouls in 38.38 seconds. Out of the points was Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina in 25th position and Brazilians Yuri Manzur 28th, Eduardo Menezes 35th and Luiz Francisco de Acevedo in 41st place.