Superb runner-up finish for Kilkenny’s Jack Ryan in UAE World Cup – Three Irish in top 8

  • 13 February 2022, 18:53

Kilkenny’s Jack Ryan has continued his brilliant run of results on the world stage, claiming am excellent runner-up finish with The Irish Sport Horse BBS McGregor in today’s (Sunday) five-star Longines FEI World Cup Grand Prix at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Ireland’s Jack Ryan and BBS McGregor (ISH)

Twenty-one-year-old Ryan and BBS McGregor, who is owned and bred by his mum Marguerite Ryan, were a key part of the recent winning Irish Nations Cup team in Abu Dhabi. Ryan picked up just one time fault in the first round of today’s competition which was enough to give one of the 10 places available in the jump-off. He kept the fences standing again in round 2 to finish on his one fault score from the first round to take second place overall and €30,000.

Tipperary’s Trevor Breen and Highland President finished in seventh place with one fence down in the jump-off, just ahead of Derry’s David Simpson and Foudre F in eighth.

Victory in the FEI World Cup Grand Prix of Sharjah went to Latvia’s Kristaps Neretnieks and Valour with the only double clear of the competition, while Sweden’s Evelina Tovek finished third with Winnetou de la Hamente Z.

BBS McGregor (ISH) – 2012 Gelding by Cardento (HOLST) out of Random Chance (ISH) by Mark Twain (TB) bred and owned by Marguerite Ryan (Co Kilkenny) ridden by Jack Ryan.