9 May 2011

NZ equestrian wins in Australia

5:48 am on 9 May 2011

The New Zealand equestrian Clarke Johnstone has won the Australian round of the eventing World Cup in Sydney.

The 24-year-old from Matangi and his 12-year-old bay gelding Orient Express went clear in the showjumping, while leader Shane Rose of Australia dropped two rails.

Johnstone has extended his lead in the overall standings.