GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >>

 
  Share

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10th January 2019:   Team Z7's Shane Breen landed the €25,000 Meadow Court Stud Presents Grand Prix Qualifier, the feature class on the opening day of the CSI4* Al Shira'aa International Horse Show yesterday with Can Ya Makan.

Shane Breen continues his run of spectacular form after landing the four star Grand Prix in Liverpool, England and victory in the Champagne Taittinger 150cm class at London's Olympia in December.

Breen, who has won the class for the second consecutive year, will now go through to the €62,000 Longines Al Shira'aa Grand Prix on Saturday along with with the top-25 riders from the class. 

Just 12 of 49 starters rode clear in the 145cm opening round to earn a spot in the jump off. Among them were highest-ranked rider, and defending champion, the world number eight, Henrik Von Eckermann from Sweden, Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Sharbatly, Germany's Jorge Naeve, Janika Sprunger from Switzerland and Philipp Weishaupt of Germany.

Eckermann, who won the Grand Prix in 2018, was first to go on Que Bueno De Hus and his fast yet careful round in a time of 38.77sec set a high standard for the rest. Russia's Vladimir Tuganov couldn't better his mark, riding Qualidam to a 39.80sec clear and Von Eckermann looked safe until Weishaupt entered the arena. His smooth clear in a time of 38.05sec saw him overtake his Swedish rival and he remained untroubled at the top of the scoreboard until Breen and Can Ya Makan took their turn in the arena. Their time of 37.11sec was just too fast for the rest and none of the remaining riders could better either Weishaupt, Von Eckermann or Tuganov's efforts.

'I am delighted and fortunate,” said Breen, who is from Tipperary in Ireland. “Henrik Von Eckermann was very quick to start with so I knew what I had to do – I had to try to do the same as him. I went one stride less in the last, which is what made the difference. I am delighted for all the teams, I am delighted for Can Ya Makan - he won this last year so to come back and defend the title is fantastic. It's an honour to be here and its marvelous show.'

Breen, a multiple Olympic rider, said he was looking forward to the Grand Prix on Saturday.

'Yes, I am read for the Grand Prix,” he said. “There is a derby as well on Friday and a car to the winner so for Can Ya Makan that will be his next focus and I'm looking forward to that.'

The third class of the day, the YAS TV Speed Stakes, chalked up another win to the UAE with Mohammed Al Hajri and Doklahoma VDL finishing in a time of 57.66sec and beating Italian Emilio Bicocchi and Faliane W into the runner-up position by more than two seconds. Ahmed Mansour of Jordan was third on Estoril de Vardag in a time of 60.02sec.

Earlier in the day Salim Ahmed Al Suwaidi had claimed the opening Cavalor Young Horse Welcome Stakes with Diamond Way meaning that UAE riders won two out of four classes on the opening day of the show. Saudi Arabia's Abdulrahman Alnemr won the Al Shira'aa UK Prize on Beverly Girl.

The Al Shira'aa International Horse Show will feature the region's first Derby class on Friday and concludes with the world-ranking points qualifier on Saturday.



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 5453 times
Posted on : Thursday, January 10, 2019  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : Hankook 24 Hours of Dubai kicks off the 2019 season for Audi
Next Story : Suwaidi Claims First Class of Four Star Al Shira'aa International Horse Show
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Ferhat Kacmaz selected as judge of Queen of USSR Beauty Pageant in Dubai
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort Rolls out Fabulous Deals for February
Tame your Tresses
Kronometry 1999-Corum boutique in Paris
Ralph Lauren offers the spring 2019 collection
Level Shoes Presents 'Another World', an Immersive Campaign and Store Experience
Kappa Exclusive Collection
Nothing says ‘I love you' quite like MKS Jewellery Valentine's Day Top Picks
Mesmerizing Gift Sets and Perfume for Her
GROHE Is the Driving Force of the Digital Transformation in the Sanitary Sector ...
Great offers this February on Glambeaute.com
Belt Bags from Longchamp
Real Madrid & Manchester City Collections
Momentous Victory for UAE as Abdullah Humaid wins H.H. Sharjah Ruler Cup Interna...
Valentine's Day Gifting Guide
Zayed Book Award Shortlist Announced for ‘Literature' and ‘Literary & Art Criti...
Honor Gadget Gift Guide: Step Away from Anything that Wilts and Step up your Sma...
Amity University Dubai Hosts the World's Top AI Researchers at an International ...
Introducing Supergirl Make-Up
Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA) International Show Jumping Cup ...
GUESS Launches Kids Collection
Dubai Fitness Challenge 2018 Delivers on Its Social Promise as Dubai Progresses ...
Deadline extended to register for first ever Dubai Corporate Sports Championship
New Range Rover Velar Svautobiography Dynamic Edition – Refined Power
Taste, Vote and Win: Dubai Food Festival Hidden Gems is Back!
Facebook to launch fact-checking program in Arabic in partnership with AFP in th...
Bonanza for all Kia customers: Al Majid Motors offers limited period offer of A...
Treat your loved one to a romantic Venetian gondola cruise at Riverland™ Dubai o...
Delightful Duo Of Elegant Timepieces Make For A Special Valentine Day's Gift
Ajman Free Zone Offers Free-to-attend Innovation Forum for Business Community
World Nutella Day - Created by the Fans for the Fans
Zayed Sports City Awards Scholarships to Students as Part of Mubadala Tennis in ...
Now Boarding from MIA: Facial Recognition Departures
Dubai Customs receives Oman Chamber of Commerce delegation
Toastmasters from four nations to congregate in Dubai communicating happiness in...
Emirates Post commemorates silver jubilee of Emirates Center for Strategic Studi...
The Rise of Green Technology in Construction
Gulf Food Innovation Summit to Address How Technology to Curb Middle East's Food...
Billy is 40 years old..
Discover the Latest Collection from Home and Soul Dubai
Pakistan's Minister of IT&T thanks Huawei for its contribution to the country's ...
GUESS Launches JEANS SS19 Collection for Women
A Movie Treat, Every Time You Eat at Dubai Festival City Mall!
Canadian University Dubai partners with Malaysia's top-ranking Multimedia Univer...
MASmash Opens in Abu Dhabi at Manarat Al Saadiyat
Patented dental solutions, Dental Robotics and Digital Innovations attract visit...
DWTC win bids to host 10 new international congresses
Classic Smoky Eyes with Essence
Abu Dhabi University appoints outstanding leaders as Vice Chancellor and Associa...
Abu dhabi Grand Slam® Jiu-Jitsu World Tour fifth and final leg of season 4 heads...