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Sloan-Allen hails Belgian triumph

 

By Ruth Loney

Templepatrick showjumping owner Joanne Sloan-Allen was in Waregam, Belgium to see her mare Suma's Zorro win the two star 1.45 Grand Prix with rider Sameh el Dahan.

Zorro, who won more than $1m (£812,000) last year alone, took the Grand Prix victory from a 27-horse jump-off after 42 entries with the fastest clear round in 38.18. She beat German ace Max Sebechts on Cristel, clear in 39.23.

Sloan-Allen said: "With 27 in the jump-off we knew it was going to be tough, but Zorro cruised round. It was a lovely class for her.

"She had a recent break from competing in the Spruce Meadows Masters, and now travels to the Olympic qualifier in Morocco."

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