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Oxfordshire’s Geoff Luckett wins the Bolesworth Castle Classic Grand Prix
Wednesday 06 June 2012
The much anticipated Bolesworth Castle Classic Grand Prix was one of the key fixtures of the Bolesworth Classic 2012 Show, which took place over the course of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday.
The Bolesworth Castle Classic Grand Prix took place on Monday 4th June and the class attracted starters from far and wide, all of whom were hoping to take home the first prize of £6,500.
From the 31 combinations that started in the class, six went on to compete in the final jump off and the eventual winner of the class was International showjumper, Geoff Luckett, from Banbury, Oxfordshire. Geoff rode R Little Lefanie, owned by Old Lodge, to victory over the final jump off course in a time of only 36.19 seconds, giving him over half a second clear ahead of the second placed combination. Geoff’s fantastic double clear secured him the £6,500 first prize and a good day out.
Second place was filled by Anthony Condon from Nantwich, Cheshire and he produced his double clear aboard Sue Davies’ bay gelding, Special Lux. The combination achieved their second clear in a time of 36.85 seconds to clinch second place and a prize fund of £5,400.
In third after the final jump off was Tina Fletcher from Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Tina rode the third and final double clear of the competition aboard Lady Harris’ Unique IX. Tina and Unique IX completed the final jump off in a time of 39.68 seconds to take the prize fund of £3,400 awarded to third.
The Bolesworth Castle Classic Grand Prix offered riders a total prize fund of £19,525 and the full results can be found below:
Bolesworth Classic Grand Prix – Monday 4th June 2012:
1st Geoff Luckett riding R Little Lefanie, owned by Old Lodge – 0/0 – 36.19 seconds (£6,500)
2nd Anthony Condon riding Special Lux, owned by Sue Davies – 0/0 – 36.85 seconds (£5,400)
3rd Tina Fletcher riding Unique IX, owned by Lady Harris – 0/0 – 39.68 seconds (£3,400)
4th Joe Clayton riding Mr Darcy V, owned by Jes Neilsen – 0/8 – 34.79 seconds (£2,100)
5th Joe Clayton riding Campino II, owned by Simon Davies – 0/12 – 35.80 seconds (£1,000)
6th Geoff Billington riding Uppercut II, owned by Patricia Fraser – 0/12 - 43.31 seconds (£600)
7th Trevor Breen riding his own Adventure de Kannan - 4/- - 74.49 seconds (£400)
8th Louise Saywell riding Winner IV, owned by Michael Saywell – 4/- - 76.24 seconds (£125)