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Coyle is delighted to land £36k windfall with Florida success


Jordan Coyle

Jordan Coyle

Jordan Coyle

Londonderry showjumper Jordan Coyle stamped his mark in Florida by racking up prize money of $51,500 (£36,500) with a first and second place in two lucrative classes at the HITS Winter Festival Ocala.

Partnering Ariso, Coyle took $44,000 (£31,200) as runner-up in the $200,000 (£142,000) Ocala Grand Prix - he was second fastest in a 12-horse jump-off from 35 starters.

Earlier, Coyle and Eristov jumped to victory in the Smartpak $25,000 (£17,700) Grand Prix to win $7,500 (£5,300).

Coyle, who earned six figures last year, said: "I was very happy with both horses, they were outstanding. I love this new site in Ocala, it is out of this world."

Meanwhile, the TRI 2021 Spring Tour Broadmeadows went to Robyn Moran, a talented young Limerick rider, on Coolminga Inspector Royal.

She explained: "I have jumped Coolminga for four years, he was in good form and I am delighted."

Galway's Sven Hadley, with Uidam, was second, with Banbridge's Emma McEntee third on MHS New York.

Bertram Allen, from Wexford, steered Castlefield Vegas to further top-level wins in Wellington, Florida.

He said: "Vegas has been fantastic, winning the three-star Grand Prix and the WEF Challenge Round 6 event, both big classes."

Ulster Grand Prix Tour 2020 winner Simon Scott, from Strabane, praised Allen, who had a win with Scott's home-bred Pacino Amiro and sixth in the five-star Grand Prix. "I am delighted for Bertram and for Pacino Amiro's owner Aiden McGrory. This horse has a great future with Bertram," he said.

Cavan Spring League saw wins for Luke Campbell, Aghalee (1.30m), Tara Dunne, Louth (1.35m) and John Floody, Dublin (1.40m).

Belfast Telegraph

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