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MHS Going Global to Athina Onassis

Friday, 25 November 2016
Sport

MHS Going Global with Greg Broderick at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. MHS Going Global with Greg Broderick at the Olympic Games in Rio. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Greg Broderick’s Olympic ride MHS Going Global (Quidam Junior I x Cavalier Royale) has been sold, and his new rider will be Athina Onassis. Rumors of a sale have been going around for a while, but today Broderick has confirmed the transaction.

With Broderick in the saddle, the 10-year-old Irish bred gelding has had an outstanding 2016-season which has included participation at the Rio Olympics as one of the highlights. The two recorded several top results together during the year: They were on the winning Irish Nations Cup team in St. Gallen, where they also ended 4th in the Longines Grand Prix. In August, the pair was again double clear in a Nations Cup – this time on home soil in Dublin helping the Irish team to a second place. After the Olympics the two rounded off their outdoor season with a 6th place in the prestigious CN International Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows before ending second in the Longines Cup of the City of Barcelona.

On his Facebook page, Broderick writes the following about the sale of MHS Going Global:

“Today is Junior’s final day at Ballypatrick, it's been an unbelievable journey for us right from novice classes in Ireland to making dreams come through with Olympic Games and Nations Cup wins most memorably our double clear in 2015 to help Ireland win the Aga Khan in front of our home crowd.

He has given my family, friends, owners and the Irish horse world something to be very proud of and thank you to everyone who has been supportive of us along the way.

He was part of the family here at Ballypatrick and like a best friend to me. He will be hugely missed but it was a logical decision to sell him in the height of his career.

I'd like to wish his new owner Athina Onassis all the luck with him and a big thank you to Lee Kruger for the opportunity to ride this great horse.”

 


Source: Greg Broderick's Facebook page // Picture © Jenny Abrahamsson

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