Capt Brian Cournane claims fifth place finish in $400,000 Longines Masters of New York Grand Prix
An impressive performance from Kerry-born Capt Brian Cournane and the 11-year-old gelding Dino, saw them score a fifth place finish in tonight’s (Sunday) lucrative $400,000 five-star Longines Masters of New York Grand Prix, while Offaly’s Darragh Kenny also filled seventh place for Ireland with Cassini Z.
The winners prize of $132,000 went to Egypt’s Nayel Nassar and Lucifer V in a time of 38.59. Harrie Smolders (NED) finished as runner-up with Une de l’Othain (39.46), while Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts filled third place on the podium with H&M Cue Channa (40.93).
There was also good news for Ireland this weekend in Para Dressage. A fantastic performance from Rosemary Gaffney and her horse Werona saw them score 70.825% to take third place on the podium in the Grade 4 Kür (Freestyle to Music) class at Waregem in Belgium.