John Whitaker and Argento with Airbus Trophy in Hong Kong.

The veteran British rider winner at this stage last year the Longines Grand Prix, exceeded the Swiss Pius Schwizer and young Irishman Bertram Allen to take the first win of the 2016 Masters in time of 39.09 seconds. (Photo ©


For the second day of CSI 5* Longines Masters in Hong Kong, John Whitaker won last year at this same stage of the Grand Prix took his first victory in close fight to overcome the Swiss Pius Schwizer and yesterday winner Bertram Allen from Ireland.

With a prize pool of $50,000 Airbus Trophy takes place at a height of 1.45m Where the veteran British rider with the horse Argento (Arko III x Gasper) a 14-year-old stallion owned by Mr & Mrs Whitaker completed their winning round in time of 39.09 seconds, setting a distance of 53 hundredths of a second on Schwizer and 12-year-old gelding PSG Future (Cash and Carry x Lorentin I) owned by Peter Schildknecht, who finished without knockdowns and time 39.62 seconds.

For the third place the yesterday winner Bertram Allen appeared with Hector van d’Abdijhoeve (Convertible van de Heffinck x V.Utriolle Van De Heffinck) owned by Noel Dela, recording a time of 40.29 seconds leaving no chance Whitaker against repeating what has been achieved in the previous day, but two good results and ensuring that outlines it as the main protagonist in Hong Kong.

They completed the top five in the fourth place German Marco Kutscher and 14-year-old stallion Van Gogh (Numero Uno x Bernstein) owned by Stal Horn B.V. & Caroline Müller with good court in time of 40.43 seconds, while the fifth would be the Spanish rider Pilar Lucrecia Cordon with 15-years-old gelding Nuage Bleu (FILDOR of Largival x Odjak Du Trens) owned by the rider stopping the clock at 40.61 seconds.


Final Results Airbus Trophy 1.45m