October 11, 2015 at 10:00 PM

Thistledown_Stakes_Clark_Glasgow_low_res.jpgOxfordshire rider Clark Glasgow prescribed himself the perfect tonic after claiming an impressive victory on the final day at Horse of the Year Show in Birmingham.

It was Glasgow's first - and last - visit to HOYS before he continues his medical studies at Cambridge.

Glasgow could not have ended on a higher note as he won The Thistledown Stakes in impressive fashion.

Riding Corlando of Cavallini, he triumphed in the two-phase speed class after clocking a jump off time of 39.94 seconds.

It was enough to edge experienced Irish campaigner Trevor Breen, riding Oldtown KC, into second place, with John Whitaker third aboard Echo of Light.

"I am over the moon. Just being able to compete here is a dream come true, so anything top of that is a bonus," Glasgow said.

"I disappeared into the warm-up arena after I jumped. I knew someone could beat me, but it worked out for me today.

"I have had the horse going on for six years, and he really has taught me the ropes, but to win here is very special.

"I started medical studies a week and a half ago, so I have taken the decision that I won't be able to continue riding at this level. I am going out on top!"

The win marks the latest of a successful season for Glasgow who was crowned British Showjumping National Champion at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh in August.

Audio link to Clark Glasgow winner of the Thistledown Stakes

Photo credit: E.S. Photography



Featuring the most prestigious National Showing and Show Jumping Championships, International Show Jumping classes, Virbac 3D Worming Mounted Games and Osborne Refrigerators Double Harness Scurry Racing, HOYS 2015 is packed with excitement. The popular and exciting Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch Activity Ride will headline the displays and Team GB Vaulters will impress the audience with their awe-inspiring acrobatic routine.  Friday October 9th is the day of choice for dressage fans, with the Stephen Clarke Dressage Masterclass and the Mount St John Dressage Future Elite Championship both timetabled. The 2015 Show will come to spectacular close during the Sunday Evening Gala Performance, which will include entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent sensations The HoneyBuns. Tickets for Horse of the Year Show 2015 are now on sale. For show information, including the timetable, and to book, visit www.hoys.co.uk or call 0844 581 8282.

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