Neil and Bobby Socks out in front at Laurel View derby
SUNDAY, May 27, was a glorious day, perfect for some derby fun in the sun as the Laurel View Summer Derby League got underway.
With the twists and turns of the course, the timer ticking, all was set for action.
The 60cm red rosette was claimed by Elmo and Emma Allen after a jump off with Rupert and Penny Murphy who took the blue. Jimmy Choo ridden by Edana Butler and Carter with Uli Niens tied for third place.
Sensational seventies in the sun, Skye and Ellie Ross came out smiling when they rode a smashing clear round to claim first place in the 70’s derby class. True Love and June Ellenberg came up trumps when they had the edge in the jump off and took second. AQ few seconds behind was Edana Butler on Bella. Fourth went to Bob and Donna Barron. A fifth for Nuala McNally and Spencer and the sixth place rosette to Star and Kerry Taylor.
Double clears for Tara Murphy on Made in Japan and Erin Faloona on Dee meant that a jump off was needed before the top spot in the 85cm could be declared. After the jump off it was Tara that had the edge and took the red. With two on four faults a jump off was required to sort out third and fourth. In the end the third was awarded to Mimi Joffroy riding Colours r Us, with a fourth for Lady Phoenix and Melanie Moorhead. Foxy and Sharon Riddell went home with a fifth place rosette and Ballybrack Tom and Louise Houston with the sixth.
Bobby Socks and Neil Gault were the outright winners of the metre class, with nobody else making it to the finish line to contest their position.
The sunshine no doubt helped, but the atmosphere was superb and even competitors who had ended up with an elimination enjoyed themselves so much in the Derby playground that they want to come back for more.
The next leg of the league is scheduled for Sunday 1st July. No need to wait until July as it will be possible to hire the playground for schooling. Contact the office on 028 9083 0649 to check availability.
As always upcoming events and activities are posted to www.laurelview.co.uk and on www.facebook.com/laurelview
60cm: 1st, Elmo, Emma Allen; 2nd Rupert, Penny Murphy; 3rd tie Jimmy Choo, Edana Butler and Carter, Uli Niens.
70cm: 1st, Skye, Ellie Ross; 2nd, True Love, June Ellenberg; 3rd, Bella, Edana Butler; 4th, Bob, Donna Barron; 5th, Spencer, Nuala McNally; 6th, Star, Kerry Taylor.
85cm: 1st, Made in Japan, Tara Murphy; 2nd, Dee, Erin Faloona; 3rd, Colours r Us, Mimi Joffroy; 4th, Lady Phoenix, Melanie Moorhead; 5th, Foxy, Sharon Riddell; 6th, Ballybrack Tom, Louise Houston.
1m: 1st, Bobby Socks, Neil Gault.
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