For the second week in a row, Tipperary’s Greg Broderick emerged victorious in the TRM National Grand Prix league this time at Cavan Horse Show on Sunday, May 20, where once again he was riding the Caledonia Stables owned mare ‘’Mrs Quinn’’.
Broderick was the winner of the previous round of the series at Barnadown in Co Wexford and has now opened up a healthy lead at the top of the League table.
Just four combinations from 50 starters made it through to the Jump off over a testing track built by Marinus Vos. Broderick was last to go in the class with ‘Mrs Quinn’ and had Thomas O’Brien and Valentino’s time of 41.70 to beat
Inform Thurles rider Broderick comfortably shaved over three seconds off the target time leaving all poles intact to land back to back National Grand Prix wins for a delighted Broderick who paid tribute to Mrs Quinn’s owners.
‘’It can be difficult for a horse to come out two weeks in a row in Grand Prix’s and be that consistent. I asked her a lot of questions again today and she pulled out all the stops and I am delighted with her. I am very thankful to her owners, Caledonia Stables we have a great friendship and they have several very nice young horses coming through the ranks. I am very thankful to them for their support.,” he said.
Former World Champion Dermott Lennon and Kellie Tolett were the only other combination to make the jump.
The next leg of the TRM National Grand Prix League takes place at Ravensdale Co Louth this Sunday.
Meanwhile in the Irish Sport Horse Studbook Series at Cavan, Broderick was also among the prizes with his father Austin Broderick’s MHS Shamrock, finishing in joint first place in the five year old final.
Broderick then went on to finish runner up in the seven year old final with the Dr Noel Cawley owned ‘Golden Exchange’. Ten horses made it through to the jump-off which was won by Harry Marshall and David Campbell’s stallion, Derryinver Luxury Cruise.