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Wins for Kraut and Kenny in Rotterdam

Friday, 24 June 2016
CSIO5* Rotterdam 2016

Laura Kraut. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.
Laura Kraut. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

Ireland's Darragh Kenny continues his good form, and yesterday he won the feature class in Rotterdam - the CSIO5* Dura Vermeer Prize. 

The 1.55 class against the clock saw no less than fifteen of its 62 riders going clear, but Kenny was the fastest stopping the clock on 62.57 seconds aboard the 10-year-old gelding Global van't Braunerthof (Vigo d'Arsouilles x Landetto). Close behind followed World Cup Champions Steve Guerdat and Corbinian (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot), with a time of 62.81 seconds. Home rider Maikel van der Vleuten finished third on VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire), almost a second behind Darragh Kenny. 

In Thursday's 1.45 Port Club Rotterdam Prize it was an American win, courtesy of Laura Kraut. 

Aboard her veteran Cedric (Chambertin x Carolus I), now 18-years-old, the American lady rider beat a strong field of nearly 60 riders to take the win. No less than 18 riders were clear in both phases of the competition, but Kraut and Cedric were the fastest ones at 30.68 in the second phase. Runner-up was Sweden's Peder Fredricson on the 8-year-old Diablo (Jaguar Mail x Cardento) with a time of 31.39 seconds, while Steve Guerdat placed third with the 8-year-old Ulysse Des Forets (Col Canto x Le Tot de Semilly)

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