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Dermott Lennon and Billy Twomey enjoy weekend wins

Updated: Sunday, 07 Jul 2013 19:41 | Comments

Dermott Lennon enjoyed a lucrative weekend in the Netherlands
Dermott Lennon enjoyed a lucrative weekend in the Netherlands

Ireland’s Dermott Lennon won his second Mercedes car at the three-star show in Geesteren in the Netherlands this weekend, courtesy of his victory on Loughview Lou Lou in the Grand Prix on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Billy Twomey took first place in the Grand Prix at Wettenhall in England with the ten-year-old gelding Diaghilev.

On Friday night, former world champion claimed the Grand Prix Qualifier with Hallmark Elite.

"It feels great to have won twice this weekend,” Lennon admitted.

“I didn't jump in the Grand Prix in Aachen last week because I fancied Loughview Lou Lou to win here, and I'm pleased to say that Hallmark Elite is also in super form."

On Friday night at Wettenhall, 36-year-old Twomey brought the bay gelding Diaghilev across the line with one-and-a-half seconds to spare against a jump-off challenge from Britain's Jessie Drea and the mare Touchable.

This evening Diaghilev again delivered the goods, earning Twomey €12,000 euro in a 12-horse jump-off, with compatriot Richard Howley underlining Irish dominance of the international class with a second place on Camiro de Haar Z.

Twomey said after his second weekend victory: "I'm just pleased to get back to my winning ways, considering the my recent operation and the fracture I sustained from a fall in April."

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