Congratulations to Egypt`s Sameh El Dahan, who lives in England, for winning multiple third and second place finishes and to finally win the CSI5* Grand Prix win at Spruce Meadows, with this afternoon’s CP Grand Prix.
Sameh said “The mare deserved to win because she was second in the big class on Saturday, and third in the 1.55m on Wednesday of the ‘National’ so I’m so happy that today was her winning day.” When Sameh was asked about his feelings towards the course today he noted, “from the beginning of the Summer Series, this mare has given me such a great feeling, she has been jumping with ‘super class’ so I got the feeling we would have the clear round today.
I walked the course this morning and knew it would be quite tough. Leopoldo didn’t leave anything to chance – there were big oxers, tall verticals, short time allowed – but my mare can cope with all of that because she has that quality. She also has a big heart, she really tried her heart out at every jump and she really made it happen for me.”
“I was lucky enough to go last in the jump off when I know there are people behind me I really try to go as fast as I can so that gave me the advantage.”
CP Has Heart, a charitable division of Canadian Pacific, generously contributes $10,000 dollar toward heart health, for every clear jumping round performed. Today’s donations will go directly to DIL Walk Foundation with all funds supporting operations of the foundations CHARM (Community Heart failure Assessment, Rehabilitation and Management) clinic.