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Conor Swail wins SUNCOR Cup at Spruce Meadows

Conor Swail of Ireland cast aside recent struggles to come from behind and claim victory in the Suncor Energy Cup during The Masters tournament at Spruce Meadows.

Ireland's Conor Swail picks up third win of the year, Eric Lamaze second

Conor Swail of Ireland came from behind to win the SUNCOR Energy Cup at Spruce Meadows in Calgary on Saturday. (Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Ireland's Conor Swail rebounded Saturday to claim the top prize of $41,250 in the 1.50-metre SUNCOR Energy Cup at Spruce Meadows in Calgary.

Swail had become a perennial favourite through the Summer Series, but an Achilles injury suffered last November had hobbled his success this season.

The Leopoldo Palacios Jugo designed course had not been friendly to Swail on Saturday. Riding Martha Louise, Swail entered his final run sitting third-last in the field. But the Irishman stormed around the course, finishing with a time of 38.955 seconds.

Montreal's Eric Lamaze dazzled in his final performance of the day, posting a clean run that thrust him into the lead, more than two points ahead of his nearest competitor, but would have to settle for a second-place finish.

Halifax's Ian Millar had a less impressive day finishing 10th.


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