Some video clips from the glorious history of the Spring Derby in Hamburg.
Nelson Pessoa on the legendary Gran Geste in the Hickstead Derby 1963.
Nelson Pessoa on Feldherr in Rotterdam 1968.
Nelson Pessoa on Huipil in Aachen, mid 1960’s. Huipil was an Argentinian horse with whom “Neco” got his best results in World Championships and Olympics. He was 4th at the World Championship in 1966 in Argentina and 5th at the Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, and he also won many great victories in Aachen and other big events.
Nelson Pessoa on Moët et Chandon on the bank in Hamburg. “Neco” won the Hamburg Derby seven (!) times between 1962 and 1994.
Hans Emslander from Germany on Passat achieved his best result when he gained a second place in the Hamburg Derby in 1968 after Nelson Pessoa on Gran Geste.
Happy Birthday to Nelson Pessoa, 77 years today!
History of the classic Derby in Hamburg. The course, the fences, legendary riders and horses in vintage video clips.