McLain Ward, a two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, galloped to victory on Lucky Lord 20 in the afternoon’s $7,500 Equinimity 1.45m Open Jumper class.
Ward, of Brewster, had to really ride fast (56.06 seconds) to beat Shane Sweetnam by a second on Cyklon 1083 (57.09) and Darragh Kerins on S&L Zeppelin (59.92). Cyklon 1083 won the on Sunday.
Ward, 36, has won the Hampton Classic’s featured event, the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix, a record six times, including 2009 and 2010 on his Olympic Gold Medal mount Sapphire, who is now retired, and last year on his 2012 London Olympic mount, Antares F.
The 37th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show runs through Sunday.