Solid Gold Z takes top honors in first WC in Abu Dhabi!
Solid Gold Z once again lived up to his name! In 2018 Studfarm Zangersheide’s golden boy became the seven-year-old World Champion and although he is still very young, he already collected an incredible record.
Last weekend, this approved Z stallion of Stakkato Gold x Calvin Z (br: Gestüt Sprehe) jumped his very first World Cup competition in Abu Dhabi. The jump-off consisted of 12 big guns and after the faultless score of Abdel Said (Arpege du Ru) it seemed as if the winner was known. It looked impossible to speed things up after his tight lap in 39.49 seconds. Until the penultimate starters Christian Ahlmann and Solid Gold Z finished 3/10 seconds under the time of the Egyptian. At the age of nine and in his very first World Cup, even his very first 1.60m class, Solid Gold Z jumped to gold as if he has been doing this for years.
Also with Zampano Z (Zandor Z x Cocktail Jet), who won the Open Sires of the World in Mechelen, Christian Ahlmann took two fourth places in the 1.35m derby and in the 1.45m jump-off.
Furthermore, the Irishman Michael Pender (Casanova of Overis Z) and the American Chad Fellows (Tachini Z) both became third at 1.45m level. Ali Ahmed Al Junaibi (Kouchette ter Goes Z) won a 1.30m class and in the 1.20m speed class Omar Abdul Aziz Al Marzooqi was the fastest with the Chellano Z daughter Coral Beach Z.