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Nick Skelton and Carlo notch up another Florida win

Nick Skelton notched up another win at the 2012 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida last night (19 February) – this time with Carlo 273.

Irish visitors took the next two places in the $32,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 2, with Richie Moloney and Slieveanorra in second and Cian O’Connor aboard Blue Loyd 12 in third.

Nick said: “It was a good course and a good jump-off.

“It wasn’t crazy big. You don’t have to go in there every time and jump massive courses.

“The horses will last longer doing what we are doing instead of testing them every day to the maximum.”

Skelton won last week’s Suncast 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic at the show with Unique and still has to debut his third horse, Big Star.

“He gets out of quarantine in two weeks, then he can start jumping,” said Nick.

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