Billy Twomey makes winning start in Stuttgart with Ardcolum Duke
Today’s (Thursday) opening day of the five-star Stuttgart German Masters has seen Cork’s Billy Twomey take victory in the Prize of Bardusch 1m45 two phase competition.
Riding the Joe Flynn-owned 14-year-old Irish Sport Horse stallion Ardcolum Duke, Twomey completed the second phase clear in 18.97 seconds to take the winners prize ahead of Germany’s Andreas Kreuzer in second with Easy Blue (19.18). Tipperary’s Denis Lynch finished just outside the top 10 with the 8-year-old Dito.
On Sunday, Stuttgart will host the latest round of the Longines FEI World Cup, with Lynch and Twomey also joined at the German venue by Galway’s Michael Duffy.
Ardcolum Duke (ISH)(TIH) – 2004 stallion by Gypsy Duke (ISH) out of Dangerous Lady (ISH), by Clover Hill (ID). Breeder/Owner: Joe Flynn, Co. Roscommon. Rider: Billy Twomey (IRL)