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Olivier Philippaerts shines brightest in the HKJC Trophy

Friday, 15 February 2019
CSI5* Longines Masters of Hong Kong 2019

Photo (c) EEM Olivier Philippaerts and H&M Cue Channa won the HKJC Trophy. Photo (c) EEM.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club was celebrated Friday at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong and Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts brought the crowd to its feet with a thrilling ride to capture the night’s main event, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy. 

Philippaerts proved in irresistible form onboard H&M Cue Channa (Cardento 933 x Robin Z), sealing the Masters One event over 1.50m with a second round that clocked in at 34.72 and was enough to keep the flying Swiss star Pius Schwizer onboard About A Dream (Clinton x Indoctro) at bay with their time of 35.07. 

"What a night," said Philippaerts, and what a ride. “I knew we had speed but I also knew there would be other quick times,” he said. “But once we got over that first jump I felt really confident.”

Third place went to Italy's Emanuele Gaudiano on Chalou (Chacco Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) with a time of 35.73 seconds. Ireland' Denis Lynch finished fourth on Chablis (Couleur Rubin x Hamlet), and Egypt's Sameh El Dahan fifth on Suma's Zorro (Douglas x Horos XX). 


Press release from EEM

Photo © EEM

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