Gerard Clarke & Clem McMahon take first place spots at Omagh show
July 7, 2014
Gerard Clarke wins the Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League at Omagh Show on Friday.Round eleven of the Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League took place at Omagh Show in Co. Tyrone today, Friday 4th July, with a prize fund of €4,000.
Gerard Clarke notched up his first win in this year’s Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League with his own 10 year old Gelding by Ekstein, Horseware Ardragh Stein
It was a dreary start to the day with heavy drizzle all morning but that did not deter the 58 starters that took on Paul Duffy’s track. 20 combinations made it through to the jump off. 2 riders withdrew to leave 18 to battle it out for the top prize.
Daniel Coyle, Thomas O’Brien and Alexander all showed good form and claimed two placings each. The Army equitation school was also well represented with Captain Michael Kelly taking second place by the slimmest of margins and Lt. David Power placing 8th. Kildare man Edward Doyle filled the other spot in the placings.
Charleville last weekend saw the half way mark of the League with Vincent Byrne and Mr Rockefeller still topping the leading rider and horse tables to date.
On Saturday attention turned to the Premier Grand Prix where 38 riders were entered to take on the competitive course. It was Monaghan man Clem McMahon on the 10 year old mare, Unesca that snatched the victory over Capt. Geoff Curran on the stallion Mullaghbane.
Round three of the Horseware/TRM Premier Grand Prix League took place at Omagh Show in Co. Tyrone , Saturday 5th July, with a prize fund of €10,000, supported by the Silver Birch Hotel and Powers Whiskey. The sun shone for the 38 starters that took on Paul Duffy’s track. 12 combinations made it through to the jump off.
Unesca, a Danish bred mare owned by Debbie Curley Hilton sport Horses, is by Cassini II out of a Lancier mare.
CEO of TRM Raoul Masterson was on site to present the prize to Clem.
Omagh show comes to a close for another year, the two days saw a jam-packed programme of events, a not to be missed festival of fun, food and farming for all the family thanks to all the great work by Tyrone Farming Society. The series now moves to other end of the Country for Cork Summer Show on the 13th July.
Watch Clem’s winning round here:
FULL RESULT – Horseware/TRM National Grand Prix League, Omagh
1st Gerard Clark/ Horseware Ardragh Stein 0/0 41.55
2nd Capt. Michael Kelly/ Drumiller Lough 0/0 41.62
3rd Alexander Butler/ riverside Ace 0/0 42.09
4th Thomas O’Brien/ Amaretto 0/0 43.95
5th Alexander Butler/Monastery Stud More Pleasure 0/0 44.69
6th Edward Doyle/ Samgemjee 0/0 44.80
7th Daniel Coyle/ Zuidam 0/0 47.84
8th Lt. David Power/ Dollanstown 0/0 52.46
9th Daniel Coyle / Athlet van’t Lozerhof 0/4 42.79
10th Thomas O’Brien / Ullrich 0/4 43.01
18 in Jump Off
Winning Owner – Gerard Clarke
FULL RESULT – Horseware/TRM Premier Grand Prix , Omagh
1st Clem McMahon/ Unesca 0/0 40.17
2nd Capt. Geoff Curran/ Mullaghbane 0/0 40.65
3rd Gerard Clark/ Horseware Ardragh Stein 0/0 41.42
4th Emily Turkington/ Willem 0/0 41.74
5th Edward Butler/ Cornet Son 0/0 43.97
6th Eddie Moloney/ Chatsworth Dan 0/4 39.18
7th Alexander Butler/ Vimminka 0/4 39.43
8th Capt. Michael Kelly/ Drumiller Lough 0/4 40.24
9th Greg Broderick/ MHS Going Global 0/4 41.70
10th Thomas O’Brien/ Amaretto 0/0 43.54
12 in Jump Off
Winning Owner – Debbie Curley Hilton Sport Horses