DONEGAL’s Kenneth Graham put his first points on the Gain Equine Nutrition/Alltech Ireland National Grand Prix leaderboard last Saturday when he delivered the winning round at the inaugural National Grand Prix Show at Connell Hill. Riding his own Beir Bua, he was the faster of just two double clears in the Earthtec Ltd-sponsored class and took home the winner’s share of the £4,000 on offer.

Speaking after the win, Graham said: “Delighted to win today and very appreciative of the Ulster Region getting a Grand Prix (fixture) so close to home. There were five in the jump-off and Gueorgui (Gueorguiev) had a great course set out today and I just went in and gave it a good go and thankfully it paid off. I have been riding Beir Bua since the end of her four-year-old year. She did the aged classes slowly and she is going great, just getting better and better.”