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    Longines Global Champions Tour

    This weekend saw the London leg of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour, in the magnificent surrounds of Horse Guards Parade. Amongst the main sponsors of the event, Maybourne was at the heart of the action.

  • A dramatic scene was set for the Maybourne Cup which took place on Thursday. Storm clouds gathered and the tension in the air rose, as 62 of the world’s top riders competed for a place in the jump-off. Finally it came down to a race against the clock for just 21 riders. Setting the pace early on with a trail-blazing time of 31.67s, swiss horseman Beat Mandi with Antares F, set the standard and with each subsequent rider galloping to the finish line in an effort to compete, the crowd was whipped into a frenzy of excitement. The end result was a tight one with the top ten riders all finishing within two seconds of each other, but the stage belonged to Mandli. In second was fellow Swiss Jane Richard Philips with Quister de Fuldenboom with a time of 32.15s and third went to British star Robert Whitaker with Catwalk IV and a time of 32.25s.

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     For Saturday’s Grand Prix event, British Olympic gold medallist and defending LGCT champion Scott Brash pleased a home crowd by taking first place on the podium. Brash was the one to beat in this leg of the tour and he was not to be shaken, with second place winner Ludger Beerbaum saying that was all he could have hoped for in battle against gold medallist Brash. Thrid place went to the Madrid Grand Prix winners Maikel van der Vleuten and VDL Groep Verdi.

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    Maybourne's collaboration with the Longines Global Champions Tour reflects its ongoing support of the most notable dates in the Modern British Season calendar. This thrilling leg of the Tour was a true celebration the riders’ artistry, attention to detail and drive to make the impossible appear natural and our warmest congratulations goes out to each and every winner.
    • Claridge's

      The importance of horse and carriage are evident in the very fabric of the building; the grand lobby we enjoy today owes its generous proportions to its original purpose as a turning circle for carriages pulling up under the historic portico of the façade.


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    • The Connaught

      The Connaught
      At the Connaught a collection of equine art has been established over generations. On entering the hotel, look out for the Henry Koehler still life of riding boots, situated behind the concierge desk. Explore the public spaces and private rooms of the Connaught and you will find a reoccurring horse motif.


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    • The Berkeley

      The Berkeley
      The Berkeley has an illustrious horsey heritage. First established as a coffee house in the 1700s, it sits on the site of the Tattersalls auction house. Tattersalls, founded in 1766 by Richard Tattersall, was Europe’s leading bloodstock auctioneer. A legacy of Tattersalls’ Knightsbridge heritage is the Berkeley’s Tattersalls room, a private events and dining room lined with equine art.

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  • A modern British social calendar

    The Season

    The Season offers Maybourne’s unique take on the sporting and cultural calendar.
    Wherever you are in the world, step this way for the must-have guide to who’s who, what’s what and where’s hot with a wealth of stories, tip-offs and tit-bits. Maybourne has all of the insider information needed to navigate the Modern British Social Season – from Port Eliot to London Fashion Week. 

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