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Longines Global Champions Tour leader Ludger Beerbaum with change of horse ahead of the final

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Zinedine will replace Chiara in the Longines Global Champions Tour final in Doha. Photo (c) Stefano Grasso/LGCT.Longines Global Champions Tour Ranking leader Ludger Beerbaum will not compete his top horse Chiara (Contender x Coronado) in Saturday's final in Doha. Beerbaum, who leads the tour with twelve points, will instead ride Zinedine. "The mare suffered a light colic. Although the vet gave his okay for a start, I won't start with her," Beerbaum said continuing on to say that he does not wish to risk the health of his horse. "She is fine today, but still on medication and it's not fair to compete her here."

Beerbaum is in a three-man fight for the 2014 title against Scott Brash and in-form Rolf-Göran Bengtsson who both will ride their top horses Hello Sanctos and Casall Ask. "It will be very difficult to stay ahead until the end," said Ludger. "The chances would have been more secure with Chiara, but that's how it is. I am looking forward to Saturday, I will try my best. It's not over yet!"

Source: Press release from Longines Global Champions Tour

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