Toronto, Ontario, Canada – August 18, 2022 – Lacey Gilbertson (USA) wasn’t in it to win it with inside turns and flat-out gallops in the Greenhawk Speed CSI 5* but Byzance Mail had other plans. The mare’s small stature and quickness across the ground was the ticket for a victory, giving Gilbertson her first CSI 5* win to date.
She and the 11-year-old Selle Français mare (Iowa 960 x Carthago) owned by Seabrook LLC beat out 20 other starters while representing their MLSJ team, Spy Coast Spies. Their time was nearly three second faster than the second-place finisher.
Peter Lutz (USA) and Fellini S (Vermont x Rash) raced to the second spot by completing their penalty-free performance in 69.08 seconds while Tomas Yofre (ARG) and Eliante Z rounded out the top three in 69.57 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Lacey Gilbertson (USA)
“She’s really little. Her stride is really small. But, she probably has the biggest heart of any animal I have ever had.
Final Results – Greenhawk Speed CSI 5*
1) Lacey Gilbertson (USA) & Byzance Mail – 0 – 66.69
2) Peter Lutz (USA)& Fellini S – 0 – 69.08
3) Tomas Yofre (ARG) & Eliante Z – 0 – 69.57
Source: Press Release (edited) from Major League Show Jumping
Photo: © MLSJ / Spowartholm