North Salem, NY – May 18, 2017 – The number-two ranked rider in the world, McLain Ward (USA), won the $35,000 Welcome Stake of North Salem CSI3* riding HH Carlos Z and finished second aboard Tina La Boheme on Thursday, May 18, at the 2017 Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows, running through May 21 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY.
“He’s a very good horse on grass in general. Venues like Old Salem Farm
really suit him. He seems very comfortable on the turf and has a lot
of success on it. It is very exciting to have these shows here,
as well as the American Gold Cup in the fall, and I am
proud to be part of these events.” ~McLain Ward
Ward and HH Carlos Z, a 15-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Chellano Z x Voltaire), entered the ring from the 22nd position in the original order and cleared Alan Wade’s (IRL) speed track in 67.23 seconds for the win. At the conclusion of the 58-horse class, Ward’s time stood and he and HH Carlos Z, owned by Double H Farm, picked up their second FEI win at the Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows after topping the $35,000 New York Welcome Stake CSI2* last week.
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