Santiago Lambre and Ibabco Top the $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic at Tryon

Santiago Lambre and Ibabco. ©Monica Stevenson Photography.

Mill Spring, NC – May 28, 2019 – Santiago Lambre (MEX) claimed top honors in the $36,000 1.45m Sunday Classic aboard his own Ibabco, a 2008 Belgian Warmblood stallion (Nabab De Reve x Darco), on Sunday, May 26, at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC). Santiago Lambre stopped the timers in 34.086 seconds to secure the win and conclude Tryon Spring 4 competition at the venue. Kristen Vanderveen (USA) dashed into second place with a time of 34.256 seconds aboard Bull Run’s Almighty (Caspar x Quidam De Revel), owned by Bull Run Jumpers Six LLC. Todd Minikus (USA) placed third riding Amex Z (Andiamo Z x Landaris), owned by Bit By Bit Group, with a time of 34.642 seconds.

Eighteen pairs challenged the course set by Catsy Crux (MEX), with eight returning for the jump-off. Lambre, who had two mounts in the Classic, topped the leaderboard aboard Ibabco. “He’s a very good horse. Normally he would jump in the Grand Prix, but he was almost sold this week, so I didn’t compete him at all throughout the week. Today [Sunday] was his first class. He’ll do the three star next week,” he explained.

Fresh off of Lambre’s win in Saturday night’s $72,000 CaptiveOne Advisors Grand Prix CSI 3* atop his own Cetano Van Aspergem Z, a 2009 Zangersheide gelding (Clinton x Ahorn Z), Lambre enthusiastically noted, “A weekend like this is always unbelievable. The last two weeks in Lexington, I didn’t win one dollar, so it’s nice to have this comeback.”

When asked about his strategy, he commented, “It was a fast jump-off with Kristen [Vanderveen], Samuel [Parot], Todd [Minikus], and Sharn [Wordley], so you have to try everything you can. I was just before the last to go, so I had a good chance to watch the other ones. I knew exactly what to do. I tried, and it worked,” Lambre concluded, “it was a nice course for a three star. It was nice to have eight in the jump-off. All of the courses this weekend were very good.”

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