MEATH’s Cian O’Connor won Friday’s Yageo-Prize Speed Derby at the world famous CHIO Aachen in Germany.

Riding Reitsportanlage Dagobertshausen GmbH & CO.KG’s Diego, O’Connor was winning the class for the third time, having taken victory in 2016 (Be Gentle) and 2017 (Copain Du Perchet CH). The 11-year-old gelding galloped bravely around the course, through the open water, and a flyer to the last saw the combination beak the beam in 57.62 seconds.