Grimaud, France – April 14, 2022 – This time it’s gone! The first five-star event of the 2022 season of the Hubside Jumping Grimaud-Golfe de Saint-Tropez started with the victory by Colombian Rene Lopez Lizarazo (COL), associated with Stalognia in the €55,000 Hubside Speed Challenge CSI 5*, the feature class of the day during the second week of the Hubside Jumping de Grimaud‘s Spring Tour series.
The Colombian and the thirteen-year-old grey Oldenburg mare (Stakkatol x Chacco-Blue) were supreme by posting the fastest penalty-free performance of the 1.50m speed challenge, doing so in 64.05 seconds. .
The “Lorrain” was ahead of another Lorrain, Simon Delestre (FRA), who was second with Cayman Jolly Jumper (Hickstead x Quaprice Boimargot Quincy), crossing the finish line in 64.31 seconds.
A constant winner at the Hubside Jumping de Grimaud, this time Italian Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) secured a third-place finish at the helm of Nikolaj de Music, registering no penalties in 64.69 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Rene Lopez (COL)
“Stalognia, my thirteen-year-old mare, was exceptional, as usual. In the paddock, during the relaxation, I felt her really in good shape, she showed that she wanted to go there and win. On track , I tried to bother her as little as possible, by letting her gallop. She is so respectful, she is such a great lady, that I just had to let her go in her gallop. She has a huge stride , so I can afford, in some lines, to take a stride off quite easily. I’m still thinking but I don’t think Stalognia will come out again before Sunday’s Grand Prix. I’ll make the decision tomorrow, when I see Kheros Van’T Hoogeinde in action.”
Final Results – €55,000 Hubside Jumping Speed Challenge CSI 5*
1) Rene Lopez Lizarazo (COL) & Stalognia – 0 / 64.05
2) Simon Delestre (FRA) & Cayman Jolly Jumper – 0 / 64.31
3) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Nikolaj de Music – 0 / 64.69
Source: Press Release (edited) by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot