Britain’s Robert Whitaker wins UAX Trophy in Madrid….


Robert Whitaker riding “Catwalk IV” has been the winner of this UAX Trophy, qualifying class for the GP World Cup on sunday. Of the 50 horses that have participated in the 1.55 m of the CSI5* only 6 of them qualified for the jump off and among them were two Spanish riders: Sergio Alvarez Moya and Carolina Aresu. Bruce Gooding came second with “Cayenne 175”. The German Daniel Deusser and “Pironella” were the quickest pair of the class but one break down took him to the third position of the ranking list.

The Spanish rider qualified for the Longines FEI World Cup are: Sergio Álvarez Moya, Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, Pilar Cordón, Julio Arias, Santiago Riva, Manuel Añón and Carolina Aresu.

Jane Richard Philips claims the Mitsubishi Trophy

The switerzland rider Jane Richard Philips riding “Dieudonne de Guldenboom” lead the small class of the CSI5* against more than 45 pairs. The Colombian Carlos Lopez came second with “Zephyr II”. Third was the Italian Luca Maria Moneta, who won the World Cup 2011 in Zurich. Eduardo Alvarez was close with “Ryanair de Riverland” which has arrived not long ago to his stables coming fourth.

Eugenio Grimaldi claims his second victory

The italian rider is proclaimed winner of the big CSI2* class. Eugenio Grimaldi and “Womone” dominated the Hola Trophy with a height of 1.40 cm and a two phases table. Armando Trapote came second with “Carrot Cake” finishing both phases with no faults and with 22.93s. Third was the Brazilian Felipe Ramos Guinato with “Reve des Nesque” also with no faults and a time of 23.31s.

Spain’s national anthem plays at the Ifema Trophy

The Spanish rider Jorge Tomas Duato, who just came from doing a good performance in the Grand Prix of the CSN4 * Club de Campo Villa de Madrid and who yesterday ranked among the top ten in the MHW Trophy, was the winner of this 1.25 cm class with “Blitzer Go”. Alexandra Crown climbed up one place and qualified second this time with “Basic”. Third was the Canadian Edwards with “Femme Fatale de Muze” who dragged Maria Bela to the fourth place. Diana Marsa knocked the last fence which kept her out from claiming the Ifema Trophy.

Throughout the day we could enjoy the exhibitions of vaulting, racing ponies and a horseball match between Spain and Italy. The testing program for tomorrow will be as follows: at 8:30 the MHW Trophy CSI2 *, at 11h Mutua Madrileña Trophy CSI5*, at 15h the Glorioso Trophy CDI3 *, at 20:15 the 6 bars Pedro del Hierro Trophy and at 22:00 the jump & drive Mitsubishi Trophy.

Source: Oxer Sport