CSI 5*

Daniel Deusser & Killer Queen Reign Supreme in €410,000 Grand Prix CSI 5* at Al Shaqab

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Doha, Qatar – Saturday, February 29, 2020 – Daniel Deusser (GER) rode to victory in the gripping grand finale, the €410,000 Grand Prix CSI 5* during the 2020 Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab presented by Longines, at the Longines Arena at Al Shaqab, in Doha, Qatar.
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Daniel Deusser (GER) & Killer Queen VDM
Riding Killer Queen VDM, the German reigned supreme in the 1.60m Two rounds + Jump off Grand Prix. The German and Stephex Stables’ 10-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood mare (Eldorado v. Zeshoek x For Pleasure) registered no penalties at the end of their three efforts and a  final time of time of 38.90 seconds, claiming the €135.300 in prize money.
His Excellency Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Al-Thani, Chairman, Supreme Organizing Committee, Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab presented by Longines, awarded Deusser his trophy.
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Max Kühner (AUT) & Elektric Blue P
Max Kühner (AUT) and Elektric Blue P (Eldorado v. Zeshoek x For Pleasure) were also triple clear, finishing second due to their jump-off time of 39.39 seconds.
2020.03.01.99.99 Al Shaqab CSI 5 GP Roger Yves Bost & Sangria du Coty
Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) & Sangria du Coty
Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) and Sangria du Coty (Quaprice Bois Margot x Muguet du Manoir) duplicated the clean scorecard of the previous two combinations, emerging in third place after going through the timers in 39.68 seconds during the tiebreaker.
2020.03.01.99.99 Al Shaqab CSI 5 GP Podium Daniel Deusser
Podium: 2) Max Kuhner (AUT), 1) Daniel Deusser (GER), 3) Roger-Yves Bost (FRA) 
Deusser, who is number 3 on the Longines rankings, said: “Winning the Grand Prix at Al Shaqab has been a goal for me for a long time. I’ve come close a couple of times, but couldn’t win.
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Daniel Deusser (GER) & Killer Queen VDM
And now to win with a young horse makes me very proud. As always, Al Shaqab was a great experience, a top show and top sport, and I look forward to returning.”
Al Shaqab will be hosting the opening leg of the 2020 Longines Global Champions Tour from 5-7 March. Tickets, including exclusive VIP packages, are available online at https://www.q-tickets.com/ or through the Al Shaqab website (www.alshaqab.com).
Al Shaqab – A World-Class Facility
Since its establishment in 1992, Al Shaqab’s vision was to build on Qatar’s Arabian horse heritage and be a leading global center for equine professionals, while providing an engaging experience for the community. Global leadership has not only meant preserving, improving, and promoting the Arabian horse breed, but also encouraging the community in this unique, traditional cultural sport.
Today, Al Shaqab’s impressive facilities, which are distinctively designed in the shape of a horseshoe, cover 980,000 square meters. With a state-of-the-art Main Arena comprising both an indoor and outdoor venue capable of holding over 5000 spectators, Al Shaqab is part of Qatar’s growing reputation on the world stage that showcases its ability to host major international sports event at the highest level.
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Source: Press release from Al Shaqab Events
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