Britain’s Laura Renwick produced the fastest of three double clears to win the grand prix at the Millstreet International Horse Show in Co Cork, yesterday.
It looked like there might be an Irish winner, but the Essex-based woman powered across the finish line on Heliodor Hybris - her nations cup mount at last month’s Dublin Horse Show - to knock over two seconds off the time set by Tipperary’s Liam O’Meara on the 12-year-old stallion Mr Coolcaum.
Edward Butler and the stallion Cornet Son filled third place with the last of the double clears after eight of the 32 starters made the jump-off.
It was Renwick’s second big win in as many days, having also topped the leaderboard in Saturday’s Millstreet Masters with the Irish-bred OBOS Quality-sired Mhs Washington. Renwick also finish fourth on Utrillo de Breve, with her compatriot Louise Saywell filling second and third with Mr Darcy and Patrol V, respectively.
Antrim’s Luke Campbell had reason to celebrate, taking his first win at his first international show, when fastest in Saturday’s Speed Derby with the stallion Premier Sport. Forced to take a back seat was Waterford veteran Francis Connors on Uskerty Diamond Lady. The result was a reverse of Friday’s second international class, when Connors and the chestnut mare came out ahead of Campbell and Premier Sport.
Meanwhile, at the three-star show in Allersehl, Germany, Mayo’s Cameron Hanley won the grand prix on Cas.
At the Eventing Ireland National Championships in Tattersalls, Co Meath, Cathal Daniels finished on his dressage score of 45.1 penalties with Rioghan Rua to win the feature CNC three-star. Katie O’Sullivan (Cooley Blue Flame) was second on 55.1pens, with Bandon-based Michael Ryan (Dunlough Striker) third on 57.4pens.
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