Superleague success for Irish Sport Horses
Saturdays 60,000 Euro Derby de la Region des Pays de la Loire at
the CSIO Superleague at La Baule, France (May 8th to 11th), was
won by Double O Seven (ISH) ridden by Philippe Lejeune (Bel). This
pairing also took fourth place in the opening Thursdays Prix Diane
Barriere Desseigne 1m45 class.
competing at La Baule was Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH), who was
ridden by Robert Splaine (Ire) to take fourth place in Fridays 100,000
Euro La Baule Grand Prix CSIO Superleague. This class was won by
Irish rider Billy Twomey riding Luidam to beat For Pleasure and
Marcus Ehning (Ger) into second place. Coolcorron Cool Diamond (ISH)
was also on the Irish team competing in Sundays Samsung Nations
Cup Superleague where he was one of only three horses to perform
a double clear round.
Sport Horses were also well represented at the Cervia, Italy CSI
A last weekend. Fridays 1m40 class was won by Lismore Clover (ISH)
and Lt. David OBrien (Ire). Conor Swail (Ire) and Windgates
King Koal (ISH) took third in the 1m45 class also on Friday. Conor
went on to come second in Saturdays 1m45 with Windgates King Koal
(ISH) and then won Sundays 1m35 class with Windgates Mystique (ISH).
Rincoola Abu (ISH) and Capt. Gerry Flynn (Ire) came second in Saturdays
action moved to Chatsworth last weekend where the CIC*** saw Matt
Butler (ISH) and Leslie Law take fifth place.
of the above Irish Sport Horses
O Seven ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Clover Hill (RID), out
of Craven A (ISH), by King of Diamonds (RID), bred by Kieran Horan,
Windy Ridge, Carrowmore, Co. Sligo.
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.
Clover ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cloverhill (RID), out of
Lismore Lyric (ISH), by Holmacre (TB), bred by Dr. Patrick ONeill,
Primrose Hill, Muckross, Donegal Town, Co. Donegal.
King Koal (ISH) ~ 1988 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Kildalton King
(RID), out of a Prince Rois (TB) Irish Sport Horse mare bred by
Laurence Pender, Garrymore, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Mystique ~ 1994 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cruising (ISH), out of
Winning Promise (TB), by Roi Guilaume (TB), bred by William Fenelon,
Guileen Lodge, Guileen, Stradbally, Co. Laois.
Abu ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse mare by Cruising (ISH), out of Holly
Hill (ISH), by Clover Hill (RID) bred by Harold McGahern, Rincoolagh,
Granard, Co. Longford.
Butler ~ 1989 Irish Sport Horse gelding by Rhett Butler (TB), out
of Aughrim Girl (ISH), by Carnival Night (TB), bred by Dan OLeary,
Drominagh, Clonbanin, Mallow, Co. Cork.