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23 May 2021

Whitaker wins lightning fast LGCT Madrid Speed Class

Whitaker wins lightning fast LGCT Madrid Speed Class

The final day of competition at the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid saw flying Ellen Whitaker win her first 5* class on the tour with a fairly new ride Colombia de Beaufour! Ellen took the win in the penultimate class of the weekend, finishing just seconds ahead of Francisco Pasquel on Naranjo, and third placed man Mike Kawai with Kahlua. 



 

First to really light up the timesheets was the big bay horse powering around the course to set a time of 63.98s. But immediately her time was cut down by more than a second, as Eric van der Vleuten (NED) and Djoost Again put a score of 62.57s on the board. 


 

Mike Kawai lead for a long time after lighting up the timesheets with the big bay horse powering around the course to set a time of 62.41s. Maikel van der Vleuten tried his best but couldn't quite match the pace on Elwikke finishing in 5th overall. 


 

It was then Sameh El Dahan turn on the very experienced 17 year old Suma's Zorro. They 

 put a score of 62.54s on the board sliding into 4th place. 



 

Previous Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Madrid winner Martin Fuchs lead a pack of clear rounds including Marcus Ehning on the talented 10 year old Stargold and Philipp Weishaupt on Goldeneye. 



 

But it would be Ellen Whitaker who would reign supreme in the penultimate class of LGCT Madrid. The final class of the weekend the Copa De Sm El Rey Trofeo Caser Seguros will kick off at 17:15 local time, tune in via GC TV to watch all the action LIVE. 


 

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