Newspaper article The Canadian Press

American Richard Spooner Repeats as Nexen Cup Derby Champion at Spruce Meadows

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

American Richard Spooner Repeats as Nexen Cup Derby Champion at Spruce Meadows

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Spooner wins Nexen Cup Derby at Spruce Meadows

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CALGARY - Richard Spooner captured the Nexen Cup Derby aboard Cristallo for the second year in a row and third time in their careers on Sunday at the Spruce Meadows Summer Series.

The American finished ahead of Canada's Lisa Carlsen and Daniel Coyle of Ireland, who finished second and third respectively.

Carlsen had four faults in the first round in 158.74 seconds that put them into the lead. But Spooner went last and had a rail for four faults in 162.45 seconds to tie Carlsen and force a jump-off.

Carlsen had a slip in the jump-off while finishing with four faults in 42.89 seconds. Spooner took the course slower and cleared in 52.38 seconds for the victory.

"When I watched (Lisa) go, I was sweating," Spooner said. "I was deeply concerned as fast as she was going. …

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