$137,000 IDA Development CSI3* Grand Prix

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$137,000 IDA Development CSI3* Grand Prix

Photos by Alan Fabricant

Forty-five pairs of riders and horses were entered into this event on the Derby Stadium field.

18 of the 45 went clear (no knockdowns or time faults) in the first round.

10 of the 18 went clear in the Jump Off.

What had the appearances of an all Irish event, four of the top five finishers from Ireland and one from Egypt led the way.

Bertram Allen of Ireland riding Castlefield Vegas placed first with two outstanding rides.  The first place check was for $45,210.

Second place went to Egypt’s Nayel Nassar aboard Igor Van De Wittemoere with $27,400 in prize money.

Ireland’s Paul O’Shea and Skara Glen’s Chancelloress captured third place and a check for $20,550.