Equestre Internationale News
Samsung Super League News
They Do It Again?
got the best starting position when the draw was made for the
second leg of the Samsung Super League which takes place at the
Piazza di Siena in Rome today (23 May 2003).
holding the whip hand after their impressive opening victory in
La Baule 11 days ago the reigning World Champions are in top form,
but they were not firm favourites with all the Chefs dEquipe
who made a forecast of how the line-up will look at the end of
the fact that the Italians finished bottom of the order at the
French fixture Britains Derek Ricketts, Belgiums Lucien
Somers, Swedens Sylve Sondestrand, and Germanys Peter
Weinberg all tipped the home team.
Lt Col Mullins however said the French would be the ones to beat
and French Chef dEquipe, Jean-Maurice Bonneau, was confident
that his side could make it two-in-a-row. "We have the luck
of the draw" he said, "but we will be hoping to reverse
the positions you see on the board today!".
draw is as follows:
Monsieur Bonneau predicted that France would come out on top with
Italy in second place and Belgium in third, and with things going
very much his way at the moment he can afford to be confident.
Bert Romp, on the other hand, could only be philosophical. "I
thought we had a bad draw in La Baule when we were second to go
but this is even worse however as I said then I will be
happy if we finish in the position in which we are drawn!"
Duccio Bartalucci was slow to anticipate how things might turn
out. "I dont like to make predictions" he said,
"but I would hope that Italy will win and France can be second".
second leg of the Samsung Super League series begins at 15.30
website for CSIO Rome is http://www.piazzadisiena.com.
SUPER LEAGUE TABLE AFTER FIRST LEG AT LA BAULE
France - 10 points
Germany - 7 points
Great Britain - 5 points
Sweden - 3.5 points
Ireland - 3.5 points
Holland - 2 points
Belgium - 1 point
Italy - 0.5 points.
CAN SEE IT ON TV!
second leg of the Samsung Super League series, which takes place
in Rome on Friday May 23, will be broadcast as follows:
- Wednesday 28 May 22.00 23.00
Thursday 29 May 9.00 10.00 (Repeats)
Equidia - Friday 23 May 18.00 19.30
Saturday 24 May 11.00 12.00 (Repeats)
Sunday 25 May 23.00 00.30 (Repeats)
TV4 - Wednesday 28 May (no time confirmed)
M-Net - Friday 13 June (no time confirmed)
CNBC Europe (GMT)- Saturday 7 June 13.00 14.00
CNBC Asia (HKT) - Saturday 7 June 15.00 16.00
ESPN Star Sports
Star Asia - Wednesday 4 June 18.00 19.00
Sunday 8 June 5.00 6.00
Star SE Asia - Wednesday 4 June 17.30 18.30
Thursday 5 June 6.00 7.00
Star India - Friday 6 June 15.30 16.30
Saturday 7 June 5.00 6.00.
to know more? You can check the full rules for the Samsung Super
League series on the FEI website, section reference rules
Samsung Super League consists of the eight most prestigious horse
shows at which the worlds eight best national teams compare
their merit. The Super League is connected to the Samsung Nations
Cup Series through a promotion/relegation system at the end of
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