Broderick claims third in Swiss speed class

  • 6 June 2015, 18:11

TIPPERARY’S Greg Broderick picked up some more prize money at the five star show in St. Gallen today (Saturday) when finishing third in the Longines speed class on the Irish Sport Horse Mhs Automatic.

Having won the first class of the show, and picked up a second place in yesterday’s speed competition on the same horse, the 29 year-old also distinguished himself with a double clear round in Friday’s Nations’ Cup with Mhs Going Global.

Today Broderick was just under two seconds off the pace of Belgian winner Gregory Wathelet and Egano van Het Slogenhof, but collected 10,000 euro for his third place nevertheless. The runner-up spot went to home rider Romain Duguet and Otello du Soleil.

Irish riders also took three other top places in the speed class – Cian O’Connor and Quidam’s Cherie finished in sixth, Darragh Kenny took eighth with Chin Quidam Vdl, while Bertram Allen placed tenth with Wild Thing L.

In the US, meanwhile, Cork’s Shane Sweetnam took the laurels when finishing first in the four-star Tryon speed class in North Carolina with Cyklon. In Canada, Co. Down’s Conor Swail had another third place this weekend at five-star Spruce Meadows, riding Grafton in the 1m50 Winning Round competition last night, but losing out to the USA’s McLain Ward and HH Azur, whose double clear was one of just two registered in the competition.

Greg Broderick with Mhs Automatic (ISH)

Greg Broderick with Mhs Automatic (ISH)