In just the blink of an eye, Sapphire and McLain Ward captured the $921,560 CN International Grand Prix at the Spruce Meadows Masters today, Sept. 13, in a heart-stopping jump-off with reigning Olympic individual medalists Eric Lamaze and Hickstead.
In the end, the difference was .02 seconds.
“He [Eric] was nice enough to take a pull [on the reins],” said Ward with a smile. “And I’ll take it.”
Indeed, Ward took home first-placed prize money of $299,554, with Lamaze, the class winner in 2007, earning $184,341 for his gallant efforts.