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

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.