Pair tie for win in Florida World Cup round

April 1, 2009

In what turned out to be an unprecedented finish, Ireland's Darragh Kerins tied with the USA's Kent Farrington for first place in the World Cup Qualifying Competition at Tampa, Florida on Sunday night.

But qualifying points gained from the shared win now put the 32 year-old Sligo-born rider firmly into the slot as Ireland's only representative at the Rolex FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas this month.

Riding the Double H Farms-owned gelding 'Night Train', Kerins was one of just four through to the jump-off at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Centre at Tampa from a starting field of 45. Farrington was third to go and set what appeared to be an unbeatable time, but the Sligo rider stopped the clock on exactly the same second, and so ended up sharing the trophy with the American.

The Rolex FEI World Cup Jumping Final takes place in the Thomas & Mack Centre, Las Vegas, between April 15 and 19.


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