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Trevor Breen wins Hickstead Derby on board Adventure De Kannan

Updated: Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 19:28 | Comments

Trevor Breen and Adventure De Kannan
Trevor Breen and Adventure De Kannan

Tipperary's Trevor Breen had his first ever Hickstead Derby win today when outpacing last year's champion, British rider Phillip Miller, by two hundredths of a second in a jump-off.

Breen, who was riding Karen Swann's bay gelding Adventure De Kannan, finished on four faults after the first round, which put him level with Miller and the grey stallion Caritiar Z.

In the ensuing jump off Breen claimed the €47,500 first prize when beating Miller's time by the slimmest of margins.

Adventure de Kannan had an eye removed during surgery in 2013 following a five year-old eye condition that had suddenly worsened, but has been competing successfully since the operation.

Breen also took sixth place in the Derby with Loughnatousa W B on nine faults.

The win took Irish victories at Hickstead this weekend to a total of four. 

Richard Howley and Belinka Vh Overlede Goed won the opening class on Thursday, followed by Michael Duffy's first place later in the day on Torino in the speed class.

 On Saturday Daniel Coyle claimed a win with Zuidam in the day's feature jump-off class.

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