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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

NINA CARBERRY TAKES ON THE FRENCH – LATEST CRYSTAL CUP NEWS

 

Nina Carberry travels to Le Lion-d’Angers in France this Thursday, June 2, to ride the Michael Hourigan-trained A New Story in the Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge, the longest cross-country race in the world.

 

The contest, worth 112,000 euros, takes place over an extended four and a half miles and is the fourth race in the Crystal Cup Cross Country Challenge.

 

The race has attracted five Irish and British runners – last year’s winner Another Jewel (Denis Murphy, Ireland – John Cullen), A New Story (Michael Hourigan, Ireland – Miss Nina Carberry), Maljimar (Nick Williams, GB – James Reveley) and Pass Me By (Suzy Smith, GB – Mr Angelo Gasnier).

 

The 2010 Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge went to Another Jewel by two and a half lengths on soft ground and he finished the year as the leading horse in the inaugural Crystal Cup series.

 

Another Jewel was triumphant at the Punchestown Festival this year on May 5, narrowly beating Let the Show Begin in the La Touche Cup, the third race in the 10-race series.

 

The Crystal Cup series culminates at Cheltenham racecourse on December 9, when the leading trainer and owner of the series will be awarded the Crystal Cup and share 40,000 euros in prize money.

 

Points are awarded to the first six horses to finish in each race, with extra bonus points awarded to horses that have travelled from abroad to take part. The full schedule of races can be found at www.crystalcup.org

 

 Entries for The Prix Anjou-Loire Challenge

1

chriseti h.ps.11 ans

O2

68

 

 

JOEL BLANDIN

E. LEENDERS

 

 

2

PHAKOS H.SF. 8 ans

 

68

 

 

PHILIPPE COTTIN

P. COTTIN

 

 

3

NAGADAM DE NUO H.SF.10 ans

 

68

 

 

MME GUY DENUAULT

GUY. DENUAULT

 

 

4

another jewel ire h.ps. 9 ans

O2

68

 

 

FRANK MAGEE/MME C. MURPHY

DP. MURPHY

 

 

5

ROC ISSIME H.PS.12 ans

 

68

 

 

GERARD LECOMTE

GER. LECOMTE

 

 

6

LET THE SHOW BEGIN IRE H.PS. 8 ans

 

68

 

 

MME DOT A. LOVE

MME DA. LOVE

 

 

7

QUOQUO de CHALON h.sf. 7 ans

O1

68

 

 

MME PATRICK PAPOT

J. ORTET (S)

 

 

8

PASS ME BY GB H.PS.12 ans

 

68

 

 

PASSERS BY

MLLE S. SMITH

 

 

9

RESTE DEMOHAISON H.PS. 6 ans

 

68

 

 

JEAN-PAUL SENECHAL

FM. COTTIN (S)

 

 

10

A NEW STORY IRE H.PS.13 ans

 

68

 

 

STOREY'S OVER SYNDICATE

M. HOURIGAN

 

 

11

MALJIMAR ire h.ps.11 ans

O1

68

 

 

MME JANE WILLIAMS

NSL. WILLIAMS

 

 

12

nuit rochelaise f.ac.10 ans

O2

66

 

 

ECURIE DES DUNES

P. QUINTON

 

 

13

JAMAIS SURPRISE F.PS. 8 ans

 

66

 

 

JL. LACHAISE/E. LECOIFFIER

E. LECOIFFIER

 

 

 

For more information about the Crystal Cup please visit www.crystalcup.org

 


SCHEDULE FOR THE CRYSTAL CUP 2011

Month

Location

Country

Prize Money in Euros

Feb

Pau

France

75,000

March

Fontainebleau

France

50,000

April

Punchestown

Ireland

30,000

June

Lion D’Angers

France

112,000

Aug

Waregem

Belgium

100,000

Sept

Craon

France

75,000

Sept

Merano

Italy

40,000

Oct

Pardubice

Czech Republic

178,000

Nov

Compiègne

France

50,000

Dec

Cheltenham

England

25,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total 735,000 Euros

 

 

 

 

 


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