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Irish bred Suma’s Zorro wins Longines Grand Prix of La Coruna

General December 11, 2017

Egypt’s Sameh El Dahan and the Irish-bred mare Suma’s Zorro took the win in the €270,000 Longines Grand Prix at La Coruna CSI5*-W in Spain. They added to this with a 5th place finish in the World Cup class at the same event.

Back in June the pair also claimed the $380,000 Grand Prix in Spruce Meadows, producing the only double clear in the competition.

Sameh El Dahan & Suma’s Zorro at Spruce Meadows. Photo: Sportfot

Bred in County Kilkenny by Susan Lanigan O’Keefe of Suma Stud, Suma’s Zorro was purchased by her current co-owner Joanne Sloan-Allen as a foal through Tattersalls Ireland. Since then she has been co-owned and ridden by Joanne Sloan-Allen and Sameh El Dahan, the latter of which has previously recorded international Grand Prix wins in Spruce Meadows, Barcelona and Arezzo as well as representing Egypt at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.

Sameh El Dahan & Suma’s Zorro at the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Photo: Ray McManus / Sportsfile

Breeding details:

Suma’s Zorro (AES) – 2004 chestnut mare by Ard VDL Douglas (KWPN) out of Vixens Frolic (ISH), by Horos (TB). Breeder: Susan Lanigan-O’Keeffe, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Joanne Sloan-Allen & Sameh El Dahan. Rider: Sameh El Dahan (EGY)

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