McLain Ward Repeats First Prize in $71,200 Fidelity Investments® Classic CSI4* at American Gold Cup
North Salem, N.Y. – Sept. 14, 2019 – Returning for its penultimate day of 2019 show jumping competition, the American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, hosted the $71,200 Fidelity Investments®Classic CSI4* in the picturesque grass Grand Prix Ring on Saturday afternoon, with 52 challengers entered in the contest. Triumphing ahead of an elite field, hometown hero McLain Ward (USA) defended his title in the class after winning in 2018, this time in the saddle aboard Franka Trichta to emerge as the victor thanks to two swift performances to lead the lap of honor.
Molly Ashe Cawley Rides Balous Day Date to Tricolors in $35,000 Hermès Sellier Cup in North Salem
The 2019 American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, continued Saturday with its first day of weekend competition, with the $35,000 Hermès Sellier Cup attracting a talented group to the expansive Grand Prix Ring for a shot at the prize money. Adding another American Gold Cup accolade to her name, reigning Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ New York CSI4*-W champion Molly Ashe Cawley (USA) navigated Balous Day Date to the top spot after producing the quickest jump-off ride by more than a second.
Libby James and Codicea Capture $10,000 Mitchell-Innes & Nash Adult Amateur Classic
Saturday at the 2019 American Gold Cup, presented by CaptiveOne Advisors, LLC, featured jumper classic rounds for competitors of skill levels, with the morning kicked off by the $10,000 Mitchell-Innes & NashAdult Amateur Classic. Taking place in the Grand Prix Ring, the class was won by Libby James aboard her own Codicea as the fastest pair in the two-phase class.