CSI 5*

Eric Lamaze & Fine Lady 5 Triumph in $36,100 PwC Cup CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

2019.06.07.99.99 Spruce Meadows CSI 5 PWC Eric Lamaze & Fine Lady 5 SMM Jack Cusano

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 06, 2019 – The $36,100 PwC Cup CSI 5* was the afternoon competition for Thursday of the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI 5*, presented by Rolex. Thirty-four riders started the two round competition in the International Ring with the hopes of making it to the top of the leader board.

Riders were tested by FEI Course Designer Peter Grant (CAN) over twelve obstacles and 510 meters of track in the first round with fourteen of them passing the jumping jumping fault free rounds. Canada’s Eric Lamaze (CAN) proved he was in it to win it and aboard his Olympic mount Fine Lady 5  jumped a quick clear that no one could catch.

The Canadian and the 16-year-old Hanoverian mare (Forsyth FRH x Drosselklang II) earned top honors with a jump-off performance in 40.66 seconds.

Second place was claimed by Conor Swail (IRL) and GK Coco Chanel (Clarimo x Lerano), backed by a clean scorecard and a final time of 41.11 seconds.

Kara Chad (CAN) and Viva (Now or Never M x Carbid) also had two penalty-free performances, rounding out the top three in 42.16 seconds during the tiebreaker.

Winner’s Circle:

“Keeps me happy and gives me a great reason to get up every morning and do something that I love doing.   – Eric Lamaze (CAN) on being back in the saddle for the 2019 Summer Series.

Results – $36,100 Friends of the Meadows Cup CSI 5* 

Place / Rider / Country / Horse / R1 Penalties / R1 Time / Jump-off Penalties / Jump-off Time

1. Eric Lamaze (CAN) & Fine Lady 5 – 0 / 76.91 – 0 / 40.66

2. Conor Swail (IRL) & GK Coco Chanel – 0 / 73.61 – 0 / 41.11

3. Kara Chad (CAN) & Viva – 0 / 76.58 – 0 / 42.16

4. Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Victorio des Frotards – 0 / 76.01 – 0 / 42.36

5. Conor Swail (IRL) & Captain – 0 / 76.02 – 0 / 42.49

6. Karrie Rufer (USA) & Mr. Europe – 0 / 73.70 – 0 / 43.39

7. Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Amsterdam 27 – 0 / 76.38 – 0 / 43.76

8. Cormac Hanley (IRL) & Alma Z – 0 / 75.32 – 0 – 44.39

9. Richard Spooner (USA) & Arthos R – 0 /  74.35 – 4 / 39.21

10. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Cita – 0 / 72.52 – 4 / 39.77

11. Juan Pablo Jimenez Torres (MEX) & Relic LS – 0 / 73.68 – 0 / 42.35

12. Richard Spooner (USA & Denise – 0 / 75.93 – 4 / 43.91

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Jack Cusano