Global Champions Tour Hamburg/Hamburg Derby Show

June 10, 15:40





The Hamburg Derby is always a fabulous show, and combined with the Global Champions Tour it has even more glamour and pizzazz.


Shane took Calido Boy and Golden Hawk for the Global Champions Tour, with Ominerale Courcelle for the Derby Classes and ESI Hanoi.  Shane was joined by Michael Duffy and Dermot Forde's Westland Ruby and Jade Hooke and her own A New Era.


Calido Boy jumped well all week in his first Global Champions Tour Show, finishing 10th in the 1.50 speed class on Friday. Golden Hawk showed his immense class and promise for the future with every round.


The Derby Show took place alongside the Global Champions Tour.  Wednsday saw Michael Duffy land the first of his hat trick of wins in the opening 1.40 class of the show.  A New Era, Golden Hawk and Calido Boy all jumped good first rounds of the week in this class.


Michael Duffy and Westland Ruby also landed the 1st Derby Qualifier on Thursday. Ominerale Courcelle jumped well for 14th place and seven year old ESI Hanoi showed what a talent he is for the future with a slightly green, but nevertheless impressive round.


On Friday Michael Duffy and Westland Ruby survived a "hairy moment" coming off the Hamburg Bank for their third win or the week, with bold rounds from A New Era and Ominerale Courcelle.


The gloves were off for the weekend where Jade Hooke and a New Era took 4th place in the Hamburg Speed Derby with a fabulous round - just one pole denying them a win. Ominerale Courcelle then showed what a brilliant mare she is with 6th place in the Hamburg Derby itself.