Wins King George V Cup In Irish Whitewash At Hickstead
Ireland failed to win the British Nations Cup at Hickstead, England,
on Friday, Ireland's Kevin Babington, from Carrick-on-Suir, took
the show's individual crown today (Sunday) by winning the coveted
King George V Gold Cup on the Irish-bred <Carling King>. The
last Irish rider to do so was Cameron Hanley in 2000.
also rode the only double clear of the Cup, making it a truly decisive
win, and taking prize money of £10,000 sterling into the bargain.
the Irish also dominated the Top Five places in the competition,
with Peter Charles taking Fourth, and Billy Twomey Fifth. Ireland's
Clem McMahon also took a 12th place.
JUMPING RESULTS: CSIO HICKSTEAD GREAT BRITAIN 23-27 JULY
LONGINES KING GEORGE V GOLD CUP
Sunday 27th July 2003
CARLING KING; Kevin Babington (IRL) Faults 0/0 Time 58.13 Prize
2) CORTAFLEX MONDRIAAN; William Funnell (GBR) Faults 4/0 Time 52.97
Prize Money £6,500
3) LIMBO V; Andrew Davies (GBR) Faults 4/0 Time 54.73 Prize Money
4) PERSHING: Peter Charles (IRL) Faults 0/4 Time 55.03 Prize Money
5) LUIDAM; Billy Twomey (IRL) Faults 8/0 Time 55.49 Prize Money