Ocala, Florida – March 18, 2023 – Luis Sabino Gonçalves (POR) speeds to victory abroad Vick du Croisy in the $40,000 Legacy Medical Centers Longines World Ranking Class CSI 4*, taking home the top honor and Centurion Global Access Membership worth $55,000.
Luis Sabino Gonçalves from Portugal piloted Vick du Croisy, a 14-year-old Selle Français around two tracks designed by German course designer Olaf Petersen Jr. (GER). With a jump off time of 40.39 seconds, Luis was the fastest in a jump off of 11 competitors.
Second place today went to Andre Thieme (GER) and Conacco with a jump off time of 41.44 seconds. And third spot went to Santiago Lambre (BRA) and his mount Casey with a jump off time of 42.60 seconds.
“This horse is a winner. It felt amazing out there today. My mare yesterday was a little excited to be out there in this beautiful environment with this crowd. She was a little disconnected yesterday but today she was more focused, and she jumped a very nice round.” Said Luis Sabino Gonçalves. “I love Live Oak International. Last year I was just a visitor here, and I decided then that I wanted to compete here. So here we are today, and I am very happy to be here and with these amazing results.”
As the winner of the CSI 4* $40,000 Legacy Medical Centers Longines Grand Prix Qualifier CSI 4*, Luis Sabino Gonçalves also took home a Centurion Global Access Membership. Gifted by sponsor Legacy Medical Centers, this exclusive state of the art membership is for those who need regenerative care wherever they are in the world.
Final Results – $40,000 Legacy Medical Centers Stake CSI 4*-W
1) Luis Sabino Gonçalves (POR) & Vick du Croisy – 0 / 0 – 40.39
2) Andre Thieme (GER) & Conacco – 0 / 0 – 41.44
3) Santiago Lambre (BRA) & Casey – 0 / 0 – 42.60
Source: Press Release from Live Oak International
Photos: © Live Oak International / Erin Gilmore Photography
Categories: CSI 4*, English, Jumper News Portugal