A 12-rider jump off topped off a dramatic finale as Rolf-Göran Bengtsson clinched victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix presented by Qatar with his formidable stallion Casall Ask.
The third edition of the Tour in London was a feast of intensity and exceptional sporting action delivering split second drama for the 11th leg of the championship race with World No1 Scott Brash now at the top of the overall series ranking.
The Tour now moves to the beautiful surroundings of Syon Park, London, from the 24th - 26th July for the eleventh leg of the championship race.
World No1 Scott Brash (GBR) edged closer to the championship lead tonight winning his third Grand Prix of the 2015 season riding the phenomenal Hello Sanctos.
Scott took the extraordinary triple win of the season under floodlights in the big grass arena in Cascais, Estoril, which delivered sporting drama as many of the top 30 riders retired or were eliminated in the €300,000 Grand Prix.
19 year old Bertram Allen (IRL) made history today as the youngest rider to win a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix since its inception, doing it in spectacular style after an intense five-contender jump-off.
French star Pénélope Leprevost thrilled the home crowd with a turbo-charged patriotic victory in the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Cannes tonight.
Pénélope's army of young fans were ecstatic as she powered across the finish line in an eye-popping 36.86, almost a full second ahead of Swedish champion Rolf-Göran Bengtsson on the extraordinary 16 year old stallion Casall Ask.
It was a night of great stories under the multi-coloured lights of the French Riviera arena. In the overall championship race Luciana Diniz has dramatically extended her lead in the ranking after finishing third on Fit For Fun.
US star Kent Farrington scooped victory ahead of Philipp Weishaupt and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson in a super fast climax to the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg presented by H&M.
Elated Luciana Diniz said her "dream came true" today as she claimed her first Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix win. Scott Brash is back on top of the championship ranking for the second time in the 2015 season. But the British rider, on 73 points, is only four points ahead of Luciana who has rocketed up to second place in the overall ranking.
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After her fantastic weekend in Basel, where Luciana Diniz won two classes with Fit for Fun and Winningmood - Luciana continued her winning streak in Leipzig. Riding the 14 year old Lennox (Lifestyle x Grammus) Luciana won Friday night's qualification for Sunday's Longines FEI World Cup.
For the second time after 2013 Luciana Dinzi won the Grand Prix at the CSI Basel with a price winning total of 330'000 Swiss Francs. After her triumph with Lennox two years ago she won the main class at the 6 Longines CSI in Basel with Fit for fun. Surprising Marion Modolo Zanotelli and Scotsman Scott Brash, leader in the World Ranking List, finished on the second and third place.