Offaly showjumper beats Bruce Springsteen's daughter to top prize in Florida

Darragh claimed Ireland's biggest win of the event

Justin Kelly

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Offaly showjumper beats Bruce Springsteen's daughter to top prize in Florida

Offaly showjumper beats Bruce Springsteen's daughter to top prize in Florida

Offaly's own Darragh Kenny has secured Ireland's biggest win of the prestigious Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida after claiming the $132,000 Adequan Grand Prix.

Darragh and his horse, Cassini Z, beat off competition from a classy field, including Jessica Springsteen, the daughter of rock icon Bruce Springsteen.

Darragh bossed proceedings against 15 other showjumpers who made it through to the jump-off. He produced a stunning round of 38.21 as he jumped 12th, beating the previous fastest time by over a second.

He was then there to be shot at by the remaining contestants, and it was Springsteen who put most pressure on Kenny. Her finishing time was less than two hundredths of a second behind Darragh.

Kenny has enjoyed success at the Winter Festival already, landing the $35,000 Douglas Elliman Real Estate 1.45m Classic on-board Important de Muze in late January.

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