OFFALY’S Darragh Kenny added to a great run of results for Irish riders in Toronto, Canada last week when he took victory in Saturday’s two-star Grand Prix at the venue.

Kenny guided the 10-year-old stallion Irwin (Kannan x Peanuts Z) to a clear jump-off time of 35.13 to push USA’s Kent Farrington and Greya (35.97) into second. Third place also went to Ireland, with Limerick’s Paul O’Shea and the nine-year-old mare Dirty Girl crossing the line clear in 36.51.

It was Kenny’s first show with Irwin who was ridden for the last three years by Denmark’s Emil Hallundbaek.

Five-star win

Derry’s Daniel Coyle earlier led an Irish one-two in the five-star 1.45m at the same venue. Coyle and Ivory TCS took the winner’s prize with a clear second round in 40.81 while Offaly’s Darragh Kenny was his closest challenger to take runner-up spot aboard Vancouver Dreams in a time of 41.12.

Co Down’s Conor Swail and Calciet EB Z were best of the Irish when taking fourth place in Saturday’s feature $250,000 five-star Grand Prix in Toronto. One of eight riders to make it into the jump-off, Swail crossed the line clear in 45.78 seconds against the clock with the 10-year-old mare by Cornet Obolensky whom he began riding less than a month ago. He took over the ride by USA’s Alexis Sokolov.

Victory went to Kent Farrington (USA) and Toulayna in a time of 37.26. Brazil’s Santiago Lambre finished second with Chacco Blue II (0/0 39.10), while USA’s Mimi Gochman took the final step on the podium with Cosmos BH (0/0 39.75).

The Irish Sport Horse gelding Rincoola Milsean finished seventh under USA’s Charlotte Jacobs with a fence down against the clock. The 10-year-old Aldatus gelding was bred by the late Harold McGahern.