WIN FOR ,RICHIE MOLONEY FROM WARRINGTON, CO KILKENNY LAST SUNDAY AT TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA & 3RD PLACE IN ST GALLON GRAND PRIX WENT TO FELLOW LEINSTER MAN, DARRAGH KENNY FROM CO. OFFALY.
IRELAND has had two Grand Prix successes in the last 24 hours, with Richie Moloney victorious at the new four-star show in Tryon, North Carolina, and Darragh Kenny claiming third place this afternoon (Sunday) at Switzerland’s five-star competition at St. Gallen. Kilkenny-born Moloney, riding Equinimity LLC’s stallion Carrabis Z, was last man to enter the arena in the seven horse jump-off last night, and managed to shave just under a second off the leading time set by the USA’s Ali Wolff and the gelding Casall. Moloney, who collected 40,000 euro for his win said afterwards of Carrabis Z: “He’s a really sensitive horse and sometimes the shorter distances can be difficult for him. This is the fastest he’s ever gone for me. The course suited him and the long gallop to the last fence really made it an exciting finish. He tries really hard and if he rubs a rail,