Nisse Lüneburg and the 17 year old Calle Cool (Concerto x Landgraf) managed to win the prestigious Hamburg Derby for the second time on Sunday, after being double clear around the very difficult course.
As usual the Hamburg Derby offered a mix of brave horses, fearless riders, falls, breathtaking jumps and a fantastic audience. And out of the 31 riders only 18 riders made it through the course and two riders cleared it. It was Nisse Lüneburg on Calle Cool and Andre Plath on Cosmic Blue (Chacco-Blue x Juventus) that managed to be clear, and they are the 149th and 150th riders the Hamburg Derby's history to clear the tricky course.
Lüneburg went first out in the jump-off with Calle Cool, who despite his age is very fit. After doing a fast clear round he put some pressure on Plath. But after one down for Plath in the jump-off Lüneburg could start celebrating his victory.
Three riders ended the first round with only four faults and fastest of them was Carsten-Otto Nagel on Lex Lugar (Lordaos x Landadel). Fourth place went to Gerald Nothdurft on the horse with the suitable name Amazing (Askari x Leonid) and fifth place to Thomas Kleis with Afp's Quick Vainqueur (Quick de Baussy x Le Vainquer).
No riders got eight faults but three riders crossed the finish line with a score of 12 penalties - Shane Breen with Ominerale Courcelle (Kannan x Caprice d'Elle), Andre Thieme with Voigtsdorfs Quonschbob (Querlybet Hero x Caletto I) and Max-Hilmar Borchert with Cuba Libre (Concept x Acorado).
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