Shane Sweetnam wins back to back in 1.40m Jumpers
09 02 2013
Irish show jumper Shane Sweetnam is on a roll during week five of the 2013 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival (FTI WEF) with a set of back to back wins in Friday's $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m speed and jump-off classes to follow up a victory in Thursday's $8,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Classic. All three wins were on Spy Coast Farm owned horses - the 1.45m aboard Everly Chin de la Pomme and Friday's 1.40m speed aboard Cyklon 1083 and jump-off class riding Beluga.
Shane Sweetnam and Cyklon 1083 were the winners in Friday's $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed Challenge jumping a track set by Olympic course designer Bob Ellis. Fifty-six entries contested the class with 16 clear rounds and a win for the pair in 65.339 seconds. Sweetnam and Cyklon, a twelve-year-old Swedish Warmblood stallion by Cardento x Cortus, won over Alexander Zetterman and Canora's time of 66.844 seconds. Daniela Cordero and Don Chiqui placed third in 71.094 seconds.
Sweetnam went on to his second victory of the day in the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Jump-Off class riding Beluga. Sixty-six entries showed in that class with 20 competitors qualifying for the jump-off, and ten completing double clear rounds. Sweetnam and Beluga had the fastest time of 31.949 seconds over second place finishers Ben Maher and Dolores, owned by Mrs. Wang, in 32.095 seconds.
Final Results: $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Speed Challenge
1. CYKLON 1083 SHANE SWEETNAM SPY COAST FARM, LLC: 0/65.339
2. CANORA ALEXANDER ZETTERMAN ALEXANDER ZETTERMAN: 0/66.844
3. DON CHIQUI DANIELA CORDERO DANIELA CORDERO: 0/71.094
4. CANTUS D HILLARY SIMPSON QUIET HILL FARM: 0/71.466
5. BROOKLYN BLUES ALEXANDRA PAILLOT CAROL SOLLACK: 0/72.150
6. KM WHAT EVER RV DANA SCOTT NOD HILL FARM: 0/73.750
7. SEVENTH FEE MICHAEL DORMAN WYNDMONT: 0/75.804
8. STING VAN DE WITHOEVE LAUREN TISBO TEQUESTRIAN FARMS, LLC: 0/76.178
9. CAMBITO PAIGE JOHNSON SALAMANDER FARM: 0/77.183
10. ALAZAN AMY MILLAR MILLAR BROOKE FARM: 0/78.929
11. ADOCTRO SCHUYLER RILEY KATHERINE GALLAGHER: 0/80.574
12. ALRIGHT MICHAEL DORMAN MICHAEL DORMAN: 0/80.941
Source: press release from Jennifer Wood Media Inc.