CSI 5*

Beezie Madden & Darry Lou Dominate $133,700 ATB Financial Cup CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 08, 2019 – Day two of the Spruce Meadows ‘National’ presented by Rolex, came to a close with the $133, 700 ATB Financial Cup CSI 5*. As the only qualifier for Saturday’s $500,000 RBC Grand Prix of Canada CSI 5* presented by Rolex, riders had to bring their A-game to the evening competition.

Thirteen out of the sixty horse/rider combinations representing eight nations posted clear rounds making it into the jump off including three Canadians. Eric Lamaze (CAN) and Mario Deslauriers (CAN) finished double clear but their times were not fast enough.

Current FEI World Cup Champions Steve Guerdat (SUI)  and Alamo (Ukato x Equador) had a run for first place in the 1.55m contest with a quick jump-off time of 46.31 seconds, but came in just shy of 2018 FEI Wold Cup Champion Beezie Madden (USA) aboard Darry Lou (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Nabab de Reve), whose time  of 46.11 seconds earned them top honors.

Australia’s Rowan Willis (AUS) rounded out the top three aboard Diablo VII and a jump off time of 46.95 seconds.

All three riders have now qualified for Saturday’s $500,000 RBC Grand Prix of Canada CSI 5*, presented by Rolex.

“I can bring my whole stable, young horses and clients. My goal is to have all the horses leave better than they arrived.” – Beezie Madden (USA) on coming to the Spruce Meadows Summer Series.

Results – $133,700 ATB Financial Cup CSI 5*

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

1. Beezie Madden (USA) & Darry Lou – 0 / 79.35 – 0 / 46.11

2. Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Alamo – 0 / 80.29 – 0 / 46.31

3. Rowan Willis (AUS) & Diablo VII – 0 / 81.01 – 0 / 46.95

4. Scott Keach (AUS) & Fedor – 0 / 80.79 – 0 / 47.00

5. Patricio Pasquel (MEX) & Babel – 0 / 81.71 – 0 / 47.18

6. Eric Lamaze (CAN) & Chacco Kid – 0 / 78.40 – 0 / 47.36

7. Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Babalou 41 – 0 / 79.34 – 0 / 47.55

8. Philipp Weishaupt (GER) & Asathir – 0 / 78.98 – 0 / 48.38

9. Beezie Madden (USA) & Coach – 0 / 81.48 – 0 / 49.01

10. Mario Deslauriers (CAN) & Bardolina 2 – 0 / 80.96 – 0 / 49.61

11. Paola Amilibia Puig (ESP) & Julieta – 0 / 81.63 – 0 / 55.01

12. Kara Chad (CAN) & Carona – 0 / 79.74 – ELIM

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk