IRELAND’S winning streak at the 2022 Dublin Horse Show continued on Saturday, where Kildare’s Mikey Pender claimed his fourth major five-star win of the week in the Land Rover Puissance. Riding the 15-year-old stallion ‘Hearton Du Bois Halleux’, Pender was the only rider to clear the big red wall in the final fifth round at a height of 2.20m (7ft 2 inches). Daniel Coyle with ‘Just Happy Hero Z’ and Commandant Geoff Curran with ‘Bishops Quarter’ (ISH) shared second place, with each picking up four faults in the last round.
Tipperary’s Trevor Breen galloped to victory in the 1.50m Dublin Stakes, crossing the line clear in the jump-off in exactly 36 seconds aboard ‘Germaine W’. Louth’s Mark McAuley and ‘Jasco Vd Bisschop’ took second place in 36.23, while third place went to French rider Megane Moissonnier and ‘Bracadabra’ in 36.35.
Earlier in the day, Sligo’s Richard Howley partnered ‘Chinook’ to victory in the Royal Dublin Society Stakes sponsored by Kilkea Castle 1.45m. Derry’s Jordan Coyle and ‘Picador’ finished as runners-up, while third place went to Brazil’s Yuri Mansur and ‘Away Semilly’.
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