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Gandini Stardust wins Vejer Grand Prix

Vejer de la Frontera in Spain is proving to be a successful run for Irish Sport Horses. Gandini Stardust VI (ISH) won last Sundays (March 16th) €111,787 Vejer Grand Prix with the only double clear round in the class. She was ridden by Khaled Al Eid (KSA).

Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH) came sixth in the same class ridden by Robert Splaine (IRL). This follows their win in last Fridays 1m45 Gonzalez Byass class and third place in Thursdays 1m45 El Corte Ingles class. Gandini Stardust VI (ISH) also won Thursdays 1m40 class, followed by Hopes Are High (ISH) and Matthew Broome in fifth place.

Meanwhile in Germany, at the Dortmund CSI W (March 13-16), Mister Springfield (ISH) and Robert Smith (GBR) took third place in Saturdays 1m50 Preis der Warsteiner Brauerei class. On the same day the 1m60 class saw Royal Charmer (ISH) and Markus Fuchs (SUI) in eighth place.

Breeding of the above Irish Sport Horses

Gandini Stardust ~ 1991 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cavalier (HOLST), out of Candle Light (ISH), by Yellow River (TB), bred by Sean Flanagan, Forestown, Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Coolcorron Cool Diamond ~ 1989 Approved Irish Sport Horse Stallion by Glidawn Diamond (RID), out of Bonmahon Belle (ISH), by Bronti (ISH) bred by Francis Fitzgerald, Ballinasisla Stud, Bonmahon, Co. Waterford.

Hopes are High ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Flagmount Diamond (RID), out of Helena’s Lass (ISH), by Cornelscourt (TB), bred by Mr. Michael Hughes, Madden, Co Armagh.

Mister Springfield ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Western Promise (ISH), out of Glebe Bess (RID), by Ballinahow Boy (RID), bred by Robert L. Gallagher, 22 Springfield Road, Co. Derry.

Royal Charmer ~ 1993 Irish Sport Horse by Cavalier (HOLST), bred by Tom Hughes, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny.


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