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The main prize at the Longines Global Champions tour show jumping event – the Casino of Monte-Carlo Trophy – was won on Sunday by Egypt’s Abdel Said, who took the best time in a six-rider jump-off on his 10-year-old mare, Hope van Scherpen Donder.
“I’m delighted with Hope. She stepped up her game. It’s a fantastic show here at the LGTC Monaco, all the best riders are here and I’m delighted with the win today,” he said.
Heaping more praise on his mount, he added: “She’s very special in many ways … I believe in her and she always wins the class for me when it counts.”
The annual Longines Global Champions tour horse-jumping event transformed the Port Hercule into an equestrian centre for three days, starting Friday, and rather like the Grand Prix, this is very much a people occasion as well as an important stage in the global jumping calendar.
Among the weekend crowd were Attina Onassis and Bill Gates, as well as Monaco’s own Charlotte Casiraghi, elder daughter of Princess Caroline, and an equestrian in her own right.
Rather like the more famous Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Monaco stage of the tour is distinguished not only by the stunning location, but by the small size of the arena, which straddles the pit lane.
Monaco is the seventh stage on the 15-stage Longines tour, which continues to Paris on June 30.
The Roca Team and the Ministry of State paid tribute to basketball great Kobe Bryant during a luncheon on Tuesday.
The Red and Whites had a double blow Tuesday night, losing both to St Etienne at home 0-1 and getting knocked out of the final rounds of the Coup de France.
Thierry Neuville has snatched victory from Toyota’s defending champ Sebastien Ogier in the 2020 World Rally Championship season-opening Monte-Carlo Rally which ended Sunday.
New head coach Robert Moreno is under pressure after Saturday’s 1-3 loss and has conceded that his team needs to “work hard to learn about defence in particular”.
Monaco Basketball Association has added Italian point guard Alessia Cabrini (178-96) to its roster, as the team continues to make its mark.
The 21-year-old has played for the last three years at Pallacanestro Femminile Umbertide in Italian Serie A1. In 22 games, she recorded an average of 4.4 points (ppg), 2.7 rebounds (rpg) and 1 steal (spg) last season, according to the Eurobasket Data Center.
Cabrini's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2015. She represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Matosinhos, Portugal, last year, and her team won Silver.
Cabrini has played previously professionally in Italy (Bologna and College Italia) and France (Centre Federal BB).