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Lt. Shane Carey Takes BJ Trophy At Falsterbo

Army rider Lt. Shane Carey kept up his fine record at Falsterbo, Sweden this morning (Sunday) with a lightning-fast round on Laughton's Lass to take the BJ Trophy.

One of the last few to jump from 47 starters, Limerick-born Carey craftily guided the 11 year-old mare clear in the very warm conditions, and took almost a second off the time of long-time leader Cristino Garcia of Spain on Loughtown Atlanta.

"This was a very fast Class and he had to go full tilt from start to finish," said a delighted Chef d'Equipe of the Irish team, Comdt. Gerry Mullins. "He left out strides here and there, and he left them out very well."

Last year, Lt. Carey had been Leading Rider at the Falsterbo show, and had also taken the Grand Prix, and today's success adds to the traditional good record Irish riders and horses have had at the Swedish venue.

On Thursday, Lt. David O'Brien on Killossory Kruisette took the MCR trophy.

With Show jumping one of the most popular sports in Sweden, the latest success is another boost to the industry in Ireland. "It's great exposure for Irish horses here," said Comdt. Mullins.


BJ Trophy
International Jumping Competition
FEI Art. 238.2.1 Table A 1m40 against the clock
Sunday, 13th July 2003
Class: 6

1) LAUGHTON'S LASS; Lt. Shane CAREY (IRL) Faults 0.00 Time 52.60
2) LOUGHTOWN ATLANTA; Cristino GARCIA (Esp) Faults 0.00 Time 53.40
3) WHITE KING; Piergiorgio BUCCI (Ita) Faults 0.00 Time 53.75

47 starters


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