IN a follow-up to last week’s piece on Paddy Young, the Banbridge-born jockey and his team of Exercise Riders won the Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field horse trials near Unionville, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Luckily all the show jumping, both for the three-day event and the Real Rider Cup (a fundraiser for the Retired Racehorse Project) was on ‘surface’ as the weather, which had been bad in the run-up to the event, turned nasty again on Sunday.

It was a great weekend for the Young family as while Paddy returned to competitive action his wife, Leslie, sent out the Irish-bred Alshibaa to win a $30,000 maiden hurdle at the High Hope meet in Lexington.