Lennon second in Toronto World Cup contest
- 12 November 2015, 11:01
COUNTY Down rider Dermott Lennon finished second in last night’s (Wednesday) Longines World Cup round in Toronto Canada on board Judith Sossick’s Irish Sport Horse Loughview Lou-Lou.
The Irish rider and American McLain Ward, who rode HH Azur, were the only two to go clear in the opening phase from a starting field of 22.
Lennon and Loughview Lou Lou returned first over the shortened jump-off course, but clipped two rails for eight faults in a time of 42.04 seconds. With the door left wide open, Ward opted for a conservative clear, picking up one time fault in the process to finish in 47.58 seconds.
“The horse travelled well and jumped well tonight, so I am happy,” said Ireland’s 2002 World Champion about the mare that shipped from Europe to Toronto to compete at the Royal Horse Show. “It was a difficult course for her and she gave a lot in the first round. She’s not the easiest ride, but she’s very competitive and always wants to try.”
The 42 year-old Irish rider picked up 18,500 euro for his second place while the winner took home 30,500 euro.
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