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Darragh Kenny in the driver's seat at MLSJ Traverse City

Friday, 04 August 2023
CSI5* MLSJ Traverse 2023

Photo © Atalya Boytner / MLSJ. Darragh Kenny & Chic Chic. Photo © Atalya Boytner / MLSJ.


Press release from Major League Show Jumping



Darragh Kenny (IRL) had one more trick up his sleeve as the last to jump in Thursday afternoon's $142,000 Cabana Coast 5* Qualifier. Kenny and Chic Chic, an 11-year-old Westphalian stallion (Comme Il Faut 5 x Contendro I) owned by Vlock Show Stables, jumped late in the order after a weather delay halted competition, and returned last in a 15-horse jump-off.

Kenny took aim at fellow Trelawny Trailblazers teammate Daniel Bluman (ISR), who set the early time to beat from the opening round over the tie-breaking track. A slick turn from the first to second jump and a ground-eating pace through the final line delivered the Irishman a victory. A winning margin of less than two tenths of a second was just enough, and fueled Kenny's momentum ahead of Saturday's $414,000 B&D builders 5* Grand Prix.

Bluman settled for second on Gemma W (Luidam x Unaniem) and U.S. rider Jacob Pope rounded out the podium aboard Highway FBH (Plot Blue x Cornet Obolensky).

MLSJ action continues on the shores of Lake Michigan at Traverse City Horse Shows on Saturday with the second leg of the MLSJ Team Competition at 5p.m. ET.

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