TEENAGER ALLEN TAKES FOURTH PLACE IN FIVE STAR ROTTERDAM GRAND PRIX
- 22 June 2014, 17:05
WEXFORD teenager Bertram Allen was 20,000 euro richer this afternoon (Sunday) when claiming fourth place in the elite five-star Grand Prix in Rotterdam with Ballywalter Farms’s ten year-old mare Molly Malone V.
The 18 year-old for a time held second place in the 12 horse jump-off, but in the end was outpaced by France’s Patrice Delaveau and Orient Express Hdc, who stopped the clock just over a second faster than the Irish rider to collect the Grand Prix’s 50,000 euro first prize.
Ireland was also represented in the top rankings at Rotterdam with a third place from the acclaimed Irish Sport Horse Castlefield Eclipse, ridden by Switzerland’s Paul Estermann. Second place went to Germany’s Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour.
In Eventing, Kilguilkey International in Co. Cork saw Joseph Murphy take the CIC two-star trophy aboard Alison Schmutz and Andrew Tinkler’s Irish Sport Horse Westwinds Hercules, while in the one-star event 17 year-old Wexford native Lucy Latta took the honours, riding Jessica Harrington’s bay gelding Jantar.
Westwinds Hercules (ISH) – 2005 bay gelding by Ramiro B (BWP) out of Westwinds Clover (ISH), by Porter Rhodes (TB). Bred by Alice Kehoe, Co. Wexford. Owner: Alison Schmutz & Andrew Tinkler. Rider: Joseph Murphy (IRL)
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