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Patrice Delaveau of France Wins US$ 700,000 Longines Grand Prix in Hong Kong

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The inaugural Longines Hong Kong Masters came to an end on Saturday evening, and has been heralded a great success by the general public, participants, and horse lovers.

The grand finale of three days of world-class competition, the Longines Grand Prix, captivated a full house at AsiaWorld-Expo, including Longines Ambassador of Elegance Aaron Kwok who was on hand to present the winning trophy to Frances Patrice Delaveau.

Riding Lacrimoso 3, Delaveau defeated 27 of the worlds best riders to win the US$ 700,000 in a time of 43.06 seconds, Great Britains Michael Whitaker was second on Viking in a time of 45.86 seconds, and Frances Kevin Staut was third on Estoy Aqui de Muze in a time of 46.68 seconds.

Its been very good. I heard EEM is organising another one next year, so I can win more. I love being here. I feel comfortable in Hong Kong and I hope I can come back in the many years to come, said Delaveu, who won two other competitions, including this mornings Prix Poggenpohl and yesterdays Gucci Gold Cup.

Mr. Walter Von Kanel, President of Longines, said, Im very happy for the success of Longines Hong Kong Masters. I want to thank EEM for organising the event, and the Hong Kong people for their strong support. For me, show jumping is fair play and today the riders clearly demonstrated fair play. Im very excited of the future of show jumping in Asia in the years to come.

Christophe Ameeuw, CEO of EEM World, the organiser of the Longines Hong Kong Masters and the creator of the Masters Grand Slam Indoor concept, said, Were delighted with the huge success of the first ever Longines Hong Kong Masters, and very pleased with the overwhelming support from the riders, our partners and all of the public. The Longines Hong Kong Masters has introduced top class show jumping to Asia, and we look forward to returning next year.

Next year , the Longines Hong Kong Masters will be held 21-23 February 2014.

See also: Longines Hong Kong Masters Pre-Event Press Conference - 27 February 2013 and HD Video Interview with Matthieu Gheysen VP Events Director EEM and Clemence Faivre Horse Show HD Video Interview and Irelands Denis Lynch Wins Airbus Competition and Longines Speed Challenge Thrills Show Jumping Fans in Hong Kong and Patrice Delaveau Wins US$700,000 Longines Grand Prix in Hong Kong and Patrice Delaveau Wins US$122,500 Gucci Gold Cup and Patrice Delaveau Wins Prix Poggenpohl.

Pictures from the Longines Hong Kong Masters 2013

As there are so many Pictures of the Longines Hong Kong Masters 2013 we have cut them up into different pages, so do check out: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13, Page 14, Page 15, Page 16, Page 17 and many, many more.

Hong Kong, Longines, Equestrian, Horses, Longines Hong Kong Masters, France, Patrice Delaveau

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