Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – October 09, 2022 – The $25,000 Sunday Classic at Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort (TIEC) win went to Grant Seger (USA) and Grey Fox Crossing’s Plot Z with a time of 36.556 seconds.
Seger and the 2011 Warmblood gelding (Plot Blue x Salome) were one of eight pairs to make it to the jump-off out of 22 entries who traversed the Guilherme Jorge (BRA) course.
“He jumped really well in both [rounds]. He was a little fresher than I expected as he’s jumped a couple times this week already. He’s a really experienced horse and did a really good job with it.”
Second place honors was conquered by Willie Tynan (IRL) and MDM Equestrian’s 2013 Hanoverian gelding, Seattle (Stolzenberg x Serenade), with a time of 37.03 seconds.
Third place was claimed by Ramiro Quintana (ARG) and Play the Game LLC’s 2011 Sella Italiano gelding, Gotico Di Ca’ San Giorgio (Diamant de Semilly x Fatti Bella), with a time of 37.662 seconds.
Plot Z is a well-known mount for Seger as the two have been partnered together for a few years now, he explained: “He’s so naturally fast. I try to remind myself to not go too crazy with him. Sometimes I can so easily have the time but then have a little rail from taking too many chances. Today I was actually telling my groom, Dana, that I was going to try to take it a little bit easier and leave all the jumps up, and let his natural quickness give him a good placing. It seemed to work out!”
Final Results – $25,000 Sunday Classic CSI 2*
1) Grant Seger (USA) & Plot Z – 0 / 0 – 36.556
2) Willie Tynan (IRL) & Seattle – 0 / 0 – 37.03
3) Ramiro Quintana(ARG) & Gotico Di Ca ‘San Giorgio – 0 / 0 – 37.662
Source: Press Release by Lily Yampolsky for TIEC
Photos: © TIEC / Bailey Beck / Sarah Sturgis