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Coyle Wins Eindhoven Derby

IRELAND'S TREVOR Coyle has clinched the prestigious Eindhoven Derby in the Netherlands today (Sunday) with the American-owned bay mare <Fleur>, and picks up a brand new Audi A3 car for his efforts.

Dungannon-born Coyle (42) was Ireland's only entrant in the Show Jumping World Cup at Las Vegas in April, and has been staging a comeback during the last 12 months on the international circuit. He was runner-up in the World Cup in 1999, riding the Irish-bred stallion <Cruising>.

He finished the first round of the Eindhoven Derby with one of only three clear rounds, and with a single pole down in the second round, could not be reached by runner-up Michel Robert of France, who picked up eight faults.


VDL Groep Derby
International Jumping Competition
Table A, one jump off, 1m50, FEI 238.2.2, FEI 277
Sunday 01.06.2003

1) FLEUR; Trevor COYLE (IRL) Prize Money Audi A3 Faults 0.00/4.00 Time 43.34
2) OLYMPIA; Michel ROBERT (FRA) Prize Money 9500 Eur Faults 0.00/8.00 Time 47.21
3) VDL JUPITER; Jur VRIELING (NED) prize Money 6500 Eur Faults 0.00/8.00 Time 47.23

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