SHOW JUMPING – Galway’s Tom Slattery Fills Top Two Places in Fourth Round of the Leinster Summer Tour (LST) at Mullingar Equestrian Centre

lstCo Galway’s Tom Slattery dominated the fourth round of the Leinster Summer Tour (LST) at Mullingar Equestrian Centre, filling the top two places after a nine horse jump-off.

Slattery scored a comprehensive win with the Georgina Forbes owned Castleforbes Paddington, an eleven year old stallion by Padarco out of a Celano mare, crossing the finish line as one of four double clear rounds in a time of 35.95 seconds.

The former National Grand Prix League champion, also took runner up spot with Castleforbes Cicely, who is also beautifully bred by the prolific sire Carthago Z out of a mare by Concorde and speaking afterwards he was suitably please with a good days work

“It was nice to win, I haven’t had the stallion long maybe only five or six weeks, the aim will be to get him ready for some rounds of the premiere series. The mare who finished second is only a nine year old and this competition (LST) was ideal at this stage for these two horses”.

Kildare’s Derek McConnell slotted into third place with the Laura Richardson owned Touchdown mare Calliaghstown Roxys Touch who is just an eight year old, while Galway based Sven Hadley was the only other rider to manage a double clear, taking fourth place with the ten year old Quentin gelding Quanbell.

Shannon MacKenzie from Co Antrim riding Peyroux picked up four faults against the clock to finish fifth, just ahead of Tommy Harty who took sixth place with Little Bighorn.

The next round of the LST takes place at Warrington in Kilkenny on Friday 18 July before the action moves to Wexford Equestrian Centre on Saturday 19 July.

The Leinster Summer Tour (LST) is supported by the forthcoming Leinster region ‘Greyhound Night’ Fundraiser at Shelbourne Park, which takes place on Thursday 7th August during RDS Dublin Horse Show week.

Tickets cost €10 per person (children free), while you can also sponsor a race for €250 or sponsor a dog for €25
More details are available by contacting any one of the following – Sallyanne Tobin – 0862681215, Pat Mc Cormack – 0863348423, Marian Murphy – 0872615341, Christy Murphy – 0868630764

Full Result – Leinster Summer Tout (LST) – Round 4 – Mullingar Equestrian Centre 29/06/2014
1. Tom Slattery/Castleforbes Paddington 0/0 35.95
2. Tom Slattery/Castleforbes Cicely 0/0 44.87
3. Derek McConnell/Calliaghstown Roxys Touch 0/0 46.45
4. Sven Hadley/Quanbell 0/0 50.87
5. Shannon MacKenzie/Peyroux 0/4 48.84
6. Tommy Harty/Little Bighorn 0/4 49.71
7. Kieran Carey/Hip Boy 0/8 42.50
8. Edward Butler/CSF Whiterock Cruise 0/8 51.84
9. Sven Hadley/Cassana 0/8 52.28
10. Kieran Carey/CTS Peanuts 4/ 74.32

28 Starters
9 Into Jump-off