Kenneth Cheng, Patrick Lam and Raena Leung appearing at LONGINES China Tour Final Guangzhou tomorrow! (4 – 6 January 2019, Friday to Sunday)
The final leg of the LONGINES China Tour series, LONGINES China Tour Final Guangzhou will be held from 4th to 6th January 2019 (Friday to Sunday) at Huangcun Sport Centre, Guangzhou, China. Three Hong Kong riders, namely Kenneth Cheng, Patrick Lam and Raena Leung will be competing at the event. The Horse Inspection was conducted this morning at the competition venue.
There will be a total of seven competitions over three days. In the afternoon tomorrow (4 January 2019, Friday), Raena and Kenneth will compete in the Medium Tour (120 – 130cm) which includes two competitions over two days (4 – 5 January 2019, Friday to Saturday), both against the clock while the second competition on 5 January (Saturday) contains one jump-off in the case of equal penalty for the first place.
Besides, all three Hong Kong riders will compete at the LONGINES Grand Prix (140 – 150cm), which comprises of three competitions over three days. Both the Warm-up Competition (140cm) on 4 January 2019, Friday and Longines Challenge (145cm) on 5 January 2019, Saturday under this class will be run in the format of Table A against the clock. On the last day of the event (6 January 2019, Sunday), the LONGINES Grand Prix (150cm) will be held under Table A against the clock with one jump-off. The placing will be decided by the penalties of each competitor at the competition. If there are equal penalties for the first place, a jump-off will be conducted to determine the winner.
In September 2018, Kenneth Cheng with Chaccopia achieved outstanding performances at the first leg of the Longines China Tour at Beijing Great Wall, including the first place at the LONGINES Speed Challenge (150cm) and second place at the LONGINES Grand Prix (150cm). Meanwhile, this will be the first time for Raena and Patrick to compete at the China Tour series of this season.
Please find the time schedule of the competitions for your information:
|Warm-up Competition – Qualifier for LONGINES Grand Prix (140cm)||4 January 2019, Friday||10 a.m.|
|Elite Welcome – 1st competition for the Medium Tour (130cm)||4 January 2019, Friday||4 p.m.|
|Elite Stake – 2nd competition for the Medium Tour (130cm)||5 January 2019, Saturday||11 a.m.|
|HKJC Cup Welcome – 1st competition for the Big Tour (140cm)||5 January 2019, Saturday||1:30 p.m.|
|Longines Challenge – Qualifier for LONGINES Grand Prix (145cm)||5 January 2019, Saturday
|HKJC Cup Stake (2nd competition for the Big Tour (140cm)||6 January 2019, Sunday||10 a.m.|
|LONGINES Grand Prix (150cm)||6 January 2019, Sunday||1 p.m.|
Let’s gather our hands to wish Kenneth, Patrick and Raena the best of luck at LONGINES China Tour Final Guangzhou!
Hong Kong Equestrian Federation