Allen youngest-ever winner of Paris event

Published 07/07/2015 | 00:00

Continuing his seemingly unstoppable run of victories, Wexford's 19-year-old Bertram Allen won the prestigious Global Champions' Tour Grand Prix in Paris.

Allen also made history by being the youngest-ever rider to triumph in this event.

Allen and the 17-year-old Romanov collected €105,000 for their first place.

Only five combinations made it through two challenging rounds to the jump-off at the Champs-de-Mars showground in Paris from a starting field of 48.

Darragh Kenny from Offaly established the first clear round with Caroline Lloyd's gelding Sans Soucis Z, but almost immediately Allen and Billy Twomey's 17-year-old Romanov shaved just over two seconds off his fellow countryman's time.

Portugal's Luciana Diniz also posted a clear jump-off round on Fit For Fun, but the time was not fast enough to catch Allen, and they had to settle for the runner-up place.

'This is an amazing feeling, my first-ever time on a Global Champions' Tour podium,' Allen said.

'I have to pay tribute to my horse, who tried so hard over three tough rounds, and gave me the win.'

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