McLain Ward on Catoki wins 1.45m class at WEF
- January 23, 2020
- By Staff Writers
WELLINGTON, Fla.--U.S. Olympic team gold medalist McLain Ward opened week three at the Winter Equestrian Festival with a win riding Catoki in the $37,000 1.45m CSI3* on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
With a second and a half to spare, Ward and the 10-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Catoki beat a field of 48 over British course designer Kelvin Bywater’s course.
Their time was enough to win over runner-up Ireland's Darragh Kenny on Billy Dorito, who finished in 31.22 seconds.
Ward picked up Wednesday’s win while introducing Catoki, a new mount in his string, to FEI competition in North America.
The horse was previously campaigned in Poland before carrying U.S. rider Brian Feigus to top national-level placings over the past two years.