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Christian Ahlmann and Dominator 2000 Z win the Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Grand Prix presented by Longines

Saturday, 27 February 2021
Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab presented by Longines 2021

Photo © CHI Al Shaqab Christian Ahlmann and Dominator 2000 Z won the Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Grand Prix presented by Longines. Photo © CHI Al Shaqab.

 

Edited press release from CHI Al Shaqab 

 


 

Germany's Christian Ahlmann and the 11-year-old stallion Dominator 2000 Z (Diamant de Semilly x Cassini I) reigned supreme against the best of the best in a spectacular Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab Grand Prix presented by Longines, in the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab, Doha, on Saturday evening. 

The victorious pair delivered three clear rounds in this CSI5* Grand Prix set at 1.60m, clocking a time of 36.17 second in the jump-off to claim the top honours. French rider Olivier Robert and Vivaldi des Meneaux (Chippendale Z x Bamako) finished in runner-up position with a time of 36.27 seconds in the jump-off. Belgium’s Niels Bruynseels and Delux van T&L (Toulon x Landetto) ended third after crossing the finish line in 36.82 seconds, followed by Germany's Maurice Tebbel on Don Diarado (Diarado x Lord Lancer) in fourth and Sweden's Evelina Tovek on Winnetou de La Hamente Z (Winningmood x Socrate de Chivre) in fifth. 

A jubilant Ahlmann said: “I’m really happy and proud to be here at Al Shaqab, especially during these difficult times. Thanks to the Al Shaqab team for making this event happen. We all feel very safe here in Qatar."

“I had a very good day in the Grand Prix," Ahlmann continued. "My horse jumped an amazing three rounds. It was a good performance and I hope I can keep up this form.”

France's Julien Epaillard and Safari d’ Auge (Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge) jumped to the top spot in the CSI5* 1.45m Table C with a time of 67.99 seconds. Spain's Eduardo Alvarez and Legend (Ogano Sitte x Nabab de Reve) claimed second place in 70.53, followed by Dutch rider Maikel Van Der Vleuten on Kamara van't Heike (Epleaser Van'T Heike x Carthago) who rounded out the podium with a time of 72.25 seconds. 



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