Teen sensation Michael Duffy wins again at Hickstead CSI4*

  • 26 June 2014, 19:41

Irish teenager Duffy won the first international class of the 2014 Equestrian.com Hickstead Derby Meeting, the Stoner Jewellers Vase.

Riding the eight-year-old bay gelding Torino, Michael was more than half a second faster than Simon Crippen, who finished runner-up. “It’s my second time competing at Hickstead and my second win here so if we keep up this trend I’ll be happy,” said 19-year-old Michael, who also won the All England Grand Prix last September.

Michael is originally from Co Galway but moved to Hickstead last summer to be the stable jockey for Shane Breen. He moved yards recently but remains close to the All England Jumping Course, being based a few miles down the road in Bolney, West Sussex.

Third in the class was Hickstead-based Shane Breen and the gelding Calido Boy, also on a clear round.

Michael Duffy receiving his winner's trophy.

Michael Duffy receiving his winner’s trophy.

Photo: Rachael Bannister