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Jumping of Monaco: Scott Brash awarded the LGCT Grand Prix of the Prince

LGCT Monaco 5* : Scott Brash wins the Longines GCT Grand Prix of the Prince !

Prince Albert II de Monaco félicite le vainqueur Scott Brash au LGCT de Monaco

Monaco, June 27th – S.A.S. Prince Albert II of Monaco awards the cup to Scott Brash, winner of the Grand Prix of the Prince of Monaco, surrounded by the radiant Charlotte Casiraghi, godmother of the event, and Diana Fissore, the organizer of Jumping International of Monte – Carlo ©RLIM

The Scotsman Scott Brash, number one in the world since a year ago, yesterday won the Longines Grand Prix of Monaco with Hello M’Lady. Already a winner in Geneva and Aix- la-Chapelle, he thus has two victories in one day. Taking second place was John Whitaker with Argenteno.

Jan Tops, Fondateur et Président du Global Champions Tour avec Scott Brash, le vainqueur du Grand Prix du Prince de Monaco. © Antoinette Champclos

Jan Tops, Founder and President of Global Champions Tour, with Scott Brash, the winner of the Grand Prix of the Prince of Monaco. © A. Champclos

Scott Brash and his young, 9-year old horse, Hello m’Lady, mark a major upset in the history of show jumping. The number one in the world, already winner of various Grand Prix, added yesterday night one of the most prestigious victories under his belt: Longines GCT Grand Prix of the Prince of Monaco. The Scotsman, only 29 years old, has accumulated two major victories in a single day: 1.45/1.50 on the horse Hello Annie and, best of all, 1.60 on Hello M’Lady.

Great Britain Dominates the Situation

Olympic team champion in 2012, European team champion in 2013, winner of the last two editions of the Global Champions Tour, and winner of the Top Ten Rolex of Geneva in 2014, Scott Brash gives Great Britain another great win yet again by winning the LGCT of Monaco, followed closely by the great John Whitaker, who took second place at the Grand Prix of the Prince. A living legend in Great Britain- John Whitaker won before, yesterday, the 26th of June the Prix of Monte-Carlo Bay (1.50).

Brash and Whitaker, these two representatives of Great Britain, demonstrated the incredible talent of Great Britain- since both finish at the lead of the end of the race two days in a row: the 26th and 27th of June. Taking third place of the Grand Prix of the Prince of Monaco we found the Italian Emanuele Gaudiano on Admara 2.

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Charlotte Casiraghi, Katie Danby

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, with Charlotte Casiraghi and Katie Danby (HSCB Private Bank Monaco). Credit photo: A.Champclos

Sponsors de prestige : Longines & HSBC Private Bank

Longines

Longines- Title partner, official timekeeper and Official Watch Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Western European League, and based at St Imier (SUI) since 1832. The experience of the brand reflects an attachment particular to the tradition: the elegance and the performance. The company is the official timekeeper since decades ago and longtime partner of the international sporting federations.

Hsbc Private Bank Monaco

The success of the jumping of Monaco is due not only to its reputation in the history of equestrian sports, but also to the value of its financial plan: the Grand Prix of the Prince of Monaco, sponsored by HSBC Private Bank (Monaco) SA is provided with 300.000€, of which approximately 100.000€ is awarded to the victor. For four years, the Jumping International of Monte-Carlo has developed a significant partnership with the HSBC Private Bank, one of the first private bank centers of the world.

By Antoinette Champclos

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