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Luis Sabino Gonçalves wins at Live Oak International aboard Vick du Crois

Sunday, 19 March 2023
CSI4*-W Live Oak International 2023

Photo © Erin Gilmore Photography. Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Vick du Croisy. Photo © Erin Gilmore Photography.


Press release from Live Oak International



Luis Sabino Gonçalves speeds to victory abroad Vick du Croisy in the CSI4* $40,000 Legacy Medical Centers Longines World Ranking Class taking home the top honor and Centurion Global Access Membership worth $55,000. 

Luis Sabino Gonçalves from Portugal piloted Vick du Croisy, a 14-year-old Selle Français around two tracks designed by German course designer Olaf Petersen Jr. With a jump off time of 40.39 seconds, Luis was the fastest in a jump off of 11 competitors. 

“This horse is a winner. It felt amazing out there today. My mare yesterday was a little excited to be out there in this beautiful environment with this crowd. She was a little disconnected yesterday but today she was more focused, and she jumped a very nice round.” Said Luis Sabino Gonçalves.  “I love Live Oak International. Last year I was just a visitor here, and I decided then that I wanted to compete here. So here we are today, and I am very happy to be here and with these amazing results."

As the winner of today’s CSI 4* $40,000 Legacy Medical Centers Longines Grand Prix Qualifier, Luis Sabino Gonçalves also takes home a Centurion Global Access Membership. Gifted by sponsor Legacy Medical Centers, this exclusive state of the art membership is for those who need regenerative care wherever they are in the world. 

Second place today went to Andre Thieme and Conacco with a jump off time of 41.44 seconds. And third spot went to Santiago Lambre and his mount Casey with a jump off time of 42.60

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