Ireland’s Kevin Babington rode the Irish Sport Horse gelding Mark Q to victory in the $100,000 Strongid© C 2X™ Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties on Sunday.
Bred in County Carlow by John & Barbara Walshe, the OBOS Quality 004 sired gelding has also recorded some top international placings already this year. Finishing in 3rd place was the Quick Star sired Irish Sport Horse ISHD Dual Star under USA’s Laura Chapot.
Mark Q (ISH) – 2002 gelding by O.B.O.S. Quality 004 (OLD) out of Abbey Emerald (ISH), by Positively (TB). Bred by John & Barbara Walshe, Co. Carlow. Owner: Kevin Babington & Deirdre Bourns. Rider: Kevin Babington (IRL)
ISHD Dual Star (ISH) – 2002 mare by Quick Star (SF) out of ISHD First Light (ISH), by Concorde (KWPN). Bred by ISHD, Co. Fermanagh. Owner: Mary Chapot. Rider: Laura Chapot (USA)
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