CSI 3*

Patrice Delaveau & Vestale de Mazure HDC Lead All-French Podium in €40,000 Tropicana Derby of Dinard CSI 3*

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The podium of the 2018 edition of the €40,000 Tropicana Derby of Dinard CSI 3* was exclusively French, thanks to 2017 vice-world champion Patrice Delaveau (FRA) riding Vestale de Mazure HDC (Landor S x Quidam de Revel), Margaux Rocuet on Victoria Barcelon (Huppydam des Horts x Flipper D’Elle HN) and Emeric George (FRA) ridind Atomic Bomb (Iowa x Tresor du Renom).

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The mythical Tropicana Derby, which offers a combination of tradition and natural fences over a particularly long distance of 1100 meters is by far the most spectacular class of the Jumping International de Dinard CSI 5*/3*. This year, since the organizer had decided to give a 3* label to the class, (instead of the previous 5*, the number of paris on the start list more than doubled. Twenty riders were determined to write their name on the record of the famos Tropicana Derby of Dinard.

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Patrice Delaveau (FRA) & Vestale de Mazure HDC

The unusual number of jumping efforts (29), and the alternation of mounds, water jumps, rivers, walls, banks, but also 1.45m-high double and triple combinations, oxers and verticals, attracts a huge and enthusiastic crowd every year.

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Patrice Delaveau (FRA) & Vestale de Mazure HDC

Only the rider from the Normandy, Patrice Delaveau (FRA), managed to clear all the obstacles on the course,, in a time of 169″76 and clinched victory. The winner had made sure his mare, who usually competes in 1.45m or 1.50m classes, was ready to take part in her first Derby. “That kind of effort requires endurance. It was my target with her, she reached the objective,” said the rider.

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Patrice Delaveau (FRA) & Vestale de Mazure during the awards ceremony

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Source: Press Release Jumping International de Dinard

Photo: © Jumping de Dinard / Pixels Events / E. Knoll