Wellington, Florida, USA – December 26, 2021 – The first major class of the ESP Holiday III Show at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center (PBIEC) took place last Tuesday with the running of the $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Open Stake. The 1.40m class was incredibly tight race for first prize, with the top six finishers all completing the jump-off course within one second of each other.
Edging ahead of the pack by mere milliseconds, Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) and HKC Collection LLC’s Ariana galloped through the timers without faults in 38.48 seconds, narrowly beating second-place finishers Santiago Lambre (BRA) on Mario Onate’s Easy Girl with their double-clear time of 38.57 seconds.
Third place was earned by David O’Brien (IRL) on Jennifer Blumenthal’s Gerko in a fault-free time of 38.87 seconds.
Final Results – $10,000 Bainbridge Companies Stake
1) Lorcan Gallagher (IRL) & Ariana – 0 / 0 – 38.48
2) Santiago Lambre (MEX) & Easy Girl – 38.57
3) David O’Brien (IRL) & Gerko – 0 / 0 – 38.87
Source: Press Release (edited) from Equestrian Sports Productions
Photo: © Anne Gittins Photography