Runner-up finish for Billy Twomey and Diaghilev at Italian World Cup show
- 12 November 2016, 19:37
Cork’s Billy Twomey scored a runner-up finish in today’s (Saturday) feature class at the five-star World Cup show at Verona in Italy, collecting a prize of over $12,000.
Riding the 13-year-old gelding Diaghilev (pictured) who is owned by Terry Payne, Twomey was one of seven riders to make it into the jump-off, producing the second fastest double clear round in 37.13 seconds.
The world’s top-ranked lady rider, France’s Penelope Leprevost took the winners prize with Flora de Mariposa, when stopping the clock clear in 36.40.
Twomey will be joined by fellow Irish riders Shane Breen and Michael Duffy in Sunday’s Longines World Cup competition at the Italian venue, with Tipperary-born Breen looking to add to the 19 points he has collected after the opening three rounds of the series.