TIPPERARY’s Shane Breen won the Runsten Equestrian Trophy at five-star Falsterbo this morning (Saturday) aboard Tracy Priest’s ten year-old mare Market Irminka, seeing off a challenge by Belgium’s François Mathy Jr and Polinska des Isles, who trailed the Irishman by a substantial 2.17 seconds.

Third place in the 1m45 Swedish speed class also went to Ireland, with Darragh Kenny and Catuso flying the flag, while Billy Twomey and Lizziemary took sixth on the leaderboard.

All three riders will be amongst the Irish contingent challenging for the trophy in the famous Falsterbo Derby later today (Saturday).