LAST weekend at The Meadows marked the first leg of the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series. As always there was a good turn out for the popular series which boasted a prize fund of €9,500.

On Sunday, 15 horses lined out in the seven-year-old final and with combinations up to the challenge, seven proceeded to the jump-off where five delivered double clears. Taking the win on this occasion was Michael Pender riding GCS Athena. Second to go in the jump-off, Pender wasted no time with GCS Athena and stopped the clock in 41.38 to take the win.