Darragh Kenny stars at Kentucky Grand Prix

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Darragh Kenny IRL Babalou 41 Kentucky Derby 2018 credits Phelps Media Group 1

Ireland’s Darragh Kenny proved to be top form last weekend in Lexington, as he led the victory gallop around the Rolex Stadium aboard Babalou 41 at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show.
This was meant as an important test for the US riders ahead of the WEG 2018, but it was actually an European (though in action in the States for several seasons) who finally claimed an exciting win in the $131,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI3*.
With a starting list of 36 horse-and-rider combinations, Alan Wade’s technical 17-effort track only produced four clear rounds for a thrilling and competitive jump-off: Todd Minikus (USA) and Quality Girl, Eugenio Garza (MEX) and El Milagro’s Armani SL Z and Darragh Kenny on his second horse Chill RZ, as they went on to finish fourth with a clear in 41.13.
Result list: 
1. Babalou 41 / Darragh Kenny / IRL / 0 | 82.270 / 0 | 35.500
2. Quality Girl / Todd Minikus / USA / 0 | 80.340 / 0 | 36.050
3. Armani SL Z / Eugenio Garza / MEX / 0 | 84.950 / 0 | 40.160
4. Chill R Z / Darragh Kerins / IRL / 0 | 84.440 / 0 | 41.130
5. Hunters Conlypso II / Lorcan Gallagher / IRL / 4 | 80.230
6. Tosca De L’esques / Fabio Leivas Da Costa / BRA / 4 | 81.120
7. Colorado 210 / Luis Biraben / ARG / 4 | 81.310
8. Carlchen W / Alex Granato / USA / 4 | 81.720
9. Cade / Abigail McArdle / USA / 4 | 81.930
10. Cetano Van Aspergem Z / Santiago Lambre / MEX / 4 | 82.30011. Major / Aaron Vale / USA / 4 | 82.380
12. Casper / Sharn Wordley / NZL / 4 | 82.830
Darragh Kenny had also captured $35,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic CSI3* at the same venue on Thursday.
Press Release Kentucky Horse Shows 
Photo: Darragh Kenny IRL Babalou 41 credits Phelps Media Group

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