Jimmy Torano Rides Kochio Z to First in $25,000 Van Winkle Law Firm Classic

Mill Spring, North Carolina, USA – May 7, 2023 – Jimmy Torano (USA) and Kochio Z were the victors in the $25,000 Van Winkle Law Firm Sunday Classic to round out the first week of the Tryon Spring Series competition on a high note at the Tryon International Equestrian Center & Resort. Torano and his own 2014 Zangersheide gelding (Kannan x Datura Z) cleared the jump-off timers in 33.968 seconds for the win.

Kaitlyn Williams (USA) and her own Cassio Melloni, the 2007 Holsteiner gelding (Caretino x Ornelia), earned reserve in a time of 35.824 seconds.

Third place was claimed by Sharn Wordley (USA) aboard Cobalou, the 2011 Westphalian gelding (Comme Il Faut x Baronesse) owned by Della Wordley, for their 43.234 second performance. 

The Tryon Spring Series presented by Main Street Insurance Group continues with Tryon Spring 2, May 10-14. Saturday, May 13 features the first Saturday Night Lights presented by Tryon Horse & Home of the season, and the weekend also features the Tryon International Three-Day Event presented by Fairfax & Favor. For more information, visit www.Tryon.com/allevents

Final Results – $25,000 Van Winkle Law Firm Sunday Classic

1) Alberto Michan (ISR) & Itchcock Des Dames  – 0 / 0 – 37.102

2) Jimmy Torano (USA) & Chewbacca HCC– 0 / 0 – 37.895

3) Luke Jensen (USA) & Bigstar – 0 / 0 – 38.319

Source: Press Release from Tryon International

Photos: © TIEC / Karli Dannewitz for Natalie Suto Photography