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British Duo Sweep The Board In Toronto

Michael Whitaker from Whatton, Nottinghamshire and Andrew Davies from Warrington, Cheshire enjoyed a highly successful trip to the 2003 Royal Winter Fair in Toronto finishing first and second in the World Cup Qualifier and second and third in the Grand Prix. Michael riding the 9 year-old bay mare, Portofino clinched victory in the FEI World Cup Qualifier from Andrew and Mandy Hall's 10 year-old bay gelding, Limbo V after an exciting nine-horse jump-off. The British duo beat American McLain Ward and Goldika 559 into third place. Full results of the World Cup are as follows:-

1st Michael Whitaker GBR Portofino 0 0 35.87
2nd Andrew Davies GBR Limbo V 0 0 38.05
3rd McLain Ward USA Goldika 559 0 0 38.89
4th Alois Pollmann-Schweckhorst GER Candy 195 0 0 44.62
5th Ainsley Vince CAN Catch 22 0 4 36.33
6th Eric van der Vleuten NED Audi's Jikke 0 4 40.28

In the "Ricoh Big Ben Grand Prix", the tables turned and McLain Ward, this time riding the 8-year-old chestnut mare Sapphire, emerged as victor with Andrew finishing runner-up and Michael in third place. Full results of the Grand Prix are as follows:-

1st McLain Ward USA Sapphire 0 0 30.29
2nd Andrew Davies GBR Limbo V 0 0 31.85
3rd Michael Whitaker GBR Portofino 0 4 29.91
4th Alison Firestone USA Casanova 0 4 34.55
5th Michael Grinyer CAN Alcatraz 0 4 36.01
6th Ainsley Vince CAN Catch 22 0 8 31.16

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