O’Connor and Good Luck fourth in Florida five-star Grand Prix
- 28 February 2016, 07:59
CIAN O’Connor and the 10-year-old stallion Good Luck scored an excellent fourth place finish, in the five-star Grand Prix at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida in the early hours of his morning (Sunday).
Meath-based O’Connor and the Adena Springs & Ronnoco Jump Ltd-owned Good Luck, were one of just four combinations to jump clear in a demanding first round course, which saw horses and riders struggle to keep the fences standing inside the tight time allowed.
A single fence down in the jump-off saw O’Connor finish fourth overall, collecting a very healthy pay cheque in a competition with a massive $380,000 up for grabs.
American rider McLain Ward collected the winner’s prize with HH Azur, ahead of The Netherlands Harrie Smolders in second with Apollonia, while Brazil’s Doda De Miranda slotted into third place with Ad Cornetto K.
Cian O’Connor and Good Luck pictured at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida (Photo: Erin Gilmore)