Longines La Coruna GP Goes To Egypt

Sameh El Dahan oicks up biggest career win on Suma's Zorro

Sunday 10 December - 07h39 | Edited Press release

Longines La Coruna GP Goes To Egypt

The Longines Grand Prix closed the second day of the CSI5*W La Coruna. Fans enjoyed a really exciting struggle among some of the best riders of this modality. In the jump off, the rider Sameh El Dahan got the first position on the back of Suma's Zorro with a time of 33.61 seconds in the jump off. It was the first victory of the Egyptian in Casas Novas.

After receiving the trophy from the Elena Orozco's hands, Director of Longines in Spain, El Dahan
was very happy and said that “I always believe we'll have a good result”. Regarding the course, he
thinks that “It was a difficult course from start to finish. Santiago Varela did a good work”. In his
view, his horse, Sumas Zorro “is really careful, she always fights for me and that's how she
manages to finish it”.
About Casas Novas, he declares that “is one of the best 5* shows in the world with top riders and
the facilities are unbelievable. It is one of the best indoor places in the world, the arena is big, and
always have the best riders. It's a pleasure to come here”. He is going to compete tomorrow “with
the same horse and hopefully if she's feeling fresh and good, we'll have a good result, top 5 would
be perfect”.
The course, designed by Santiago Varela, was quite difficult and there were only three riders that
made the phase in time and with no penalties classifying for the jump off, including Carlos López
and Jos Verlooy.
On the podium of the test he was accompanied in second place by the Colombian Carlos López
who stopped the clock just a few tenths after the first, 34 seconds riding Cuplandra. Carlos López
was so close to repeat the victory of last edition. The third position was for the Belgian Jos Verlooy
with Igor and 34.56 seconds.

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