Harrie Smolders Wins LGCT Grand Prix of Hamburg
The newly crowned World Number One, Harrie Smolders of The Netherlands, won the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Hamburg on Saturday, May 12, 2018 with Don VHP Z (Diamant de Semilly). Smolders was best in an 8-horse jumpoff and only one of two double clears, the other being that of 2nd placed Maurice Tebbel with Chacco’s Son (Chacco Blue). Martin Fuchs completed the podium with Chaplin (Verdi Tn); in the qualifier that preceded the grand prix, Tebbel and Fuchs took the top two spots. Jos Verlooy of Belgium was 4th in the Grand Prix with Caracas (Casall).