Rafa rises to take the All-England B&C Futurity Stakes

Extraordinary! The Allan Bloodlines Showjumping Team added three more Hickstead victories during the Royal International Horse Show to add to their successful exploits at the Deby Meeting (see earlier news item). LOUGHNATOUSA RAFA capped it all today by winning the All-England B&C Futurity Stakes in partnership with rapidly rising rider John Crippen.

Earlier, RAFA had won the Senior Foxhunter and the dependable DIAMOND had taken the Old Lodge 1.25 Open in style. LOUGHNATOUSA RAVEN finished 4th in the Old Lodge 1.35 Open, and Bernice Cuthbert’s LOUGHNATOUSA BRISCO, also with John Crippen, made further progress with an exciting 2nd place in The Hickstead Novice Stakes.