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Bruynseels best in STAWAG-Prize at CHIO Aachen

Thursday, 19 July 2018
CHIO Aachen 2018

Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Niels Bruynseels with Lady Cracotte. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Coming in towards the very end of the class, it was Belgium's Niels Bruynseels and the 10-year-old mare Lady Cracotte (Quaprice x Galoubet A) that won Thursday's STAWAG-Prize in Aachen.

It went faster and faster in this 1.50m competition against the clock, and with only eight riders left it was Bruynseels – winner of the Major at the Dutch Masters back in March – that snatched the victory on the feisty chestnut mare when producing a lightning fast round in 61.48 seconds. 

With his performance, Bruynseels pushed Italy's Lorenzo De Luca and Limestone Grey (Try-Time x breeding unknown) down to second with their time of 62.10 – and also home hero Marcus Ehning and Firth of Lorne (For Pleasure x Stakkato) to third after they had taken over the top two positions a few riders earlier.

Dutch rider Frank Schuttert finished fourth, and Germany's own Ludger Beerbaum fifth.


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