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Lennon Wins Speed Class At Stockholm

WHILE Irish riders struggled to take their first win at Belfast International, Irish World Champion Dermott Lennon hit the target at Stockholm tonight (Saturday).

Riding the 11 yr-old black stallion <BMC's Kupido>, the Northern Ireland rider took the speed round of the two-phase 1m40 competition in 33.79 seconds, almost two seconds faster than Dutch star Eric van der Vleuten, on <Naomi>.

Ireland's Niall Talbot took third on the chestnut gelding <Fancy Brown>, while fellow Irish rider John Hickey finished in sixth with his own seasoned 14 yr-old campaigner <Stanley> at the three-star Swedish venue.


Class 4
International Jumping Competition
FEI Art. 274.5.4, Table A/C Two Phases 1m40
Saturday, 29 November 2003

1) BMC'S KUPIDO; Dermott LENNON (IRL) Time 33.79
2) NAOMI; Eric VAN DER VLEUTEN (NED) Time 35.20
3) FANCY BROWN; Niall TALBOT (IRL) Time 35.98

6) STANLEY; John HICKEY (IRL) Time 36.68

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