CSI 5*

Darragh Kenny & Cassini Z Conquer $50,000 TC Energy Winning Round CSI 5* at Spruce Meadows

Darragh Kenny of IRL riding Christos winner of TC Energy

Calgary, Alberta, Canada – June 08, 2019 – Mother Nature brought the sunshine for Saturday morning of the 2019 Spruce Meadows ‘National’ CSI 5* presented by Rolex. The action on the International Ring began with the $50,000 TC Energy Winning Round CSI 5* which 31 horse/rider combinations qualified for earlier in the week.

Athletes competed over round one of the competition and the top ten athletes moved forward to the winning round. These top ten athletes represented seven nations with Ireland, Mexico and the United States each fielding more than one rider.

The riders returned to the winning round in the reverse order of scores from the first round. Kent Farrington (USA) and Austria 2 (Casall x Corrado I) second last to go in the winning round and posted a quick clear ride with a time of 52.47 seconds.

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Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Cassini Z

However the outcome of the 1.50m contest hadn’t been decided yet since Ireland’s Darragh Kenny (IRL) and Cassini Z were the final combination to go in the competition.

The Irishman and the 12-year-old Oldenburg gelding (Cassini II x Capone) took advantage of watching Farrington’s ride and, posting faster  penalty-free performance in 51.86 seconds for the victory.

Andrew Kocher (USA) and Fashion V completed the podium despite having one time-penalty in the first round, completing their second effort flawlessly in 53.25 seconds.

Winner’s Circle 

“I got to watch Kent, I knew how fast he was – he can go so fast, I knew I just needed to be faster and I had to take as much risk as possible and hope the jumps stayed up.”   – Darragh Kenny (IRL) on going last in the TC Energy Winning Round and what it took to win.

Results – $50,000 TC Energy Winning Round 

1. Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Cassini Z – 0 / 70.91 – 0 / 51.86

2. Kent Farrington (USA) & Austria 2 – 0 / 71.30 – 0 / 52.47

3. Andrew Kocher (USA) & Fashion V – 1 / 74.93 – 0 / 53.25

4. Daniel Coyle (IRL) & Legacy – 1 / 74.64 – 0 / 53.50

5. Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Flair – 1 / 75.65 / 0 / 55.30

6. Luis Pedro Biraben (ARG) & Caillou – 0 / 73.07 / 0 – 55.84

7. Carlos Hank Guerreiro (MEX) & H5 Jemousin van den Dael – 1 / 75.90 – 0 / 57.29

8. Eduardo Menezes (BRA) & Ennebel van het Posthuijs – 0 / 72.50 – 4 / 52.81

9. Javier Fernandez (MEX) & End Good All Good – 1 / 76.97 – 4 / 55.63

10. Brian Moggre (USA) & MTM Los Angeles – 0 / 72.99 – 8 / 52.88

11. Katelyn Edwards (USA) & Escapado S – 1 / 77.21

12. Nicolas Pizarro (MEX) & Pia Contra – 1 / 77.38

For full results, please click here.

Source: Press release from Spruce Meadows Media

Photo: © Spruce Meadows Media / Mike Sturk