OFFALY’s Darragh Kenny showed why he is among the best riders in the world by taking victory in today’s (Friday) five-star 1.55m speed class at Valkenswaard in The Netherlands.
World No.7 Kenny partnered the Little Valley Farms-owned gelding Belo Horizonte to the winning clear in 67.79 seconds, to finish well ahead of French runner-up Kevin Staut with Tolede de Mescam Harcour (69.32).
Darragh Kenny and Belo Horizonte, owned by Little Valley Farm, winners of the five-star 1.55m speed class at Valkenswaard in The Netherlands \ Sportfot
German ace Marcus Ehning took third place with Misanto Pret A Tout (70.40), while Tipperary’s Denis Lynch was also among the prizes, taking seventh place with Cristello (74.35).
Valkenswaard will host the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix tomorrow (Saturday), with Darragh Kenny, Denis Lynch and Shane Breen among the starters.