Monday 19 August 2019

Kenny claims fifth in Germany


Darragh Kenny. Photo: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE
Darragh Kenny. Photo: Cody Glenn / SPORTSFILE Sportdesk

Darragh Kenny's incredible run of form continued with fifth place in the €1m Rolex Grand Prix won by America's Kent Farrington in Aachen, Germany, yesterday.

Kenny and his chestnut mare Babalou joined five other double-clear partnerships in the third-round jump-off, in which Farrington (Gazelle) pipped Germany's Daniel Deusser (Tobago Z) by just 0.37 seconds to claim the €330,000 winner's purse when both jumped clear once again.

A fence down in 48.04 seconds saw Kenny slot into fifth place, adding €100,000 to the coffers of the 31-year-old Offalyman.

Cian O'Connor and Diego won Friday's Yageo Speed Derby and in Dressage at Aachen, Judy Reynolds set a new Irish record with a score of 75.894 in the Grand Prix Special with Vancouver K, which slotted them into ninth place.

The Irish Dressage team that also included Heike Holstein (Sambuca) and Anna Merveldt (Esporim) finished sixth, as did the Irish Eventing team of Joseph Murphy (Cesar V), Cathal Daniels (Eclipto) and Susannah Berry (Stonedge).

At home, Elizabeth Power and Doonaveragh O One posted a double to win Saturday's Underwriting Exchange National Grand Prix and then stormed to victory again in yesterday's TRM/HSI New Heights series at Tattersalls in Meath.

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