Victory for the Italian rider to concluding a perfect day for the representatives of Stephex Stables, after winning German Daniel Deusser in the first hour and Lorenzo de Luca imitates it in final class with Halifax van het Kluizebos. (Photo © olympicahorseshow.com)
The first day of the CSI 5* Olympia Horse Show starred by Stephex Stables and his two riders, being the first winner Daniel Deusser of Germany and now the Italian Lorenzo de Luca completed the fastest court in The Christmas Pudding Stakes.
Lorenzo de Luca was able to stop the clock in 55.46 seconds with the 9-year-old stallion Halifax van het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker x Fetiche Du Pas) owned by Stephex Stables and T & L NV, adding 50 World Ranking points for his personal account of the December month and leaving marginalized to the second and third place the Germany riders Philipp Weishaupt and Maurice Tebbel.
Taking a relatively comfortable advantage from the winner, the strong dispute centered on the second to fourth place, with just 31 hundredths of a second when Weishaupt completed his course in 57.14 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Catokia (Catoki x Coriall), Tebbel and the 9-year-old mare Camila PJ (Calme x Picard) did it in 57.24 seconds, while the Spaniard Manuel Fernandez Saro seized the room with a time of 57.65 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding U Watch (President x Nabab de Reve).
For the Pan American Ranking, the US rider Laura Kraut was in the sixth place recording on a blackboard a time of 63.54 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Zeremonie (Zero II x Quick Star) owned by Old Willow Farms LLC.