CARLOW HORSE trainer Willie Mullins grabbed yet another victory on when Kempes clinched the 21st Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
Postponed due to a waterlogged track last weekend, a full racing card guaranteed that the crowds turned out in droves to witness the spectacularly high calibre race, which was contested by some of Ireland and Britain's most coveted horses.
Kempes ridden by the renowned jockey David Casey won the prestigious race and was presented with the Hennessy Gold Cup by John Pearson, MD of Edward Dillon Ltd. Trainer, Willie Mullins celebrated his seventh Hennessy Gold Cup title and Kieran McManus, who accepted on behalf of his father and owner of Kempes, JP McManus were equally delighted at the win.
John Pearson MD of Edward Dillon presented the winning jockey with the Hennessy Gold Cup saying: 'We extend huge congratulations to JP and Kieran McManus, trainer, Willie Mullins and jockey, David Casey. This is a momentous victory for everyone involved with this magnificent horse.
' I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in the future including, we hope, many more Hennessy titles.'