Shane Sweetnam & Byzance Mail Deliver the Win in $10,000 Bainbridge Open Stake at PBIEC

Shane Sweetnam, pictured on Mendini DR with paddock master AJ Holmes, topped the $10,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Open Stake.

Wellington, Florida, USA – December 11, 2020 – The $10,000 Bainbridge 1.40m Open Stake was the final class of the day on Friday in the International Arena during the second week of the Holiday Series at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center. The venue hosted a large pack of 67 horse-and-rider combinations, with 16 pairs turned in clear performances to advance to the jump-off, which concluded with six duos going double-clear.

As the fastest by more than two full seconds, Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Sweet Oak Farm’s Byzance Mail claimed victory in a time of 43.16 seconds after advancing and completing their second penalty-free performance.

The next-quickest, Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) navigated Louisburg Farm’s Berdien to second place after crossing the timers in 45.57 seconds.

Erynn Ballard (CAN) added another country into the mix to make for a diverse podium with her third-place ride on Ilan Ferder’s Kamilla D in 48.16 seconds.

Source: Press release from ESP – Equestrian Sports Productions

Photos: © Anne Gittins Photography