Watch: William Funnell Makes History at Hickstead Derby

Today Great Britain’s William Funnell joined an elite group of jumpers who have won the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby an incredible four times, bringing the tally to five riders in history to win the Derby so many times. William had previously won three times (2006, 2008 and 2009) with the same horse, Cortaflex Mondriaan.

Riding his homebred and product of the famous Billy Stud, Billy Buckingham, a 10-year-old Anglo European gelding (Billy Congo X Dusky Queen, Clover Hill), William posted one of only two clears in the first round. They added four faults for a foot in water during the jump-off, but Holly Smith and Quality Old Joker added penalties at two fences and retired into second place.

Check out full results here and learn more about Hickstead on the event’s website.

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