McLain Ward and HH Carlos Z Capture $85,000 TD Cup
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Posted by Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc.
“The first round was difficult. The time allowed was tight again, but he has been performing really well,” Ward said of HH Carlos Z, a 12-year-old Zangersheide gelding (Chellano Z x Voltaire). “We just tried to jump a nice, clear round and get under the time. Certainly being the fastest one helped, being able to watch Eric (Lamaze) and Quentin (Judge) go before me. It was certainly nice to be in that position. It was a little bit of a better position than we have been all week. This horse has been trying to win big classes the whole time here, it just came together today.”
Ward stated, “He can kind of do everything. I almost put him in the grand prix today, but my stallion needs the experience. Carlos can do anything you want, basically. He's a bit of a younger version of my old mare Goldika. When you need her, she goes, kind of an ATM machine. I really like him.”
HH Carlos Z will jump two classes in next week's 'Pan American' Tournament to conclude the summer series at Spruce Meadows and will then have a nice break while Ward hopes to be headed to France for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. He then plans to come back to Calgary for the 'Masters' Tournament in September.
The 'North American' Tournament concludes on Sunday with the $210,000 Cenovus Energy Classic 1.50m Derby and the $85,000 Enbridge Cup 1.50m. For more information and full results, please visit www.sprucemeadows.com.