Josef Váňa and Tiumen win Velká Pardubická

The Velká Pardubická, the Czech Republic’s premiere steeplechase, was won on Sunday by 57-year-old jockey Josef Váňa on Tiumen in a photo-finish. It is the seventh time Mr Váňa has won the event and the second win for 9-year-old Tiumen. The victory was contested by second place Marek Stromský on Amant Gris, who found himself momentarily hemmed in between Tiumen and the fence in the homestretch. Váňa was fined 500 crowns for the infraction but it was found to have no impact on the result. Third place was taken by two-time winner Sixteen jockeyed by Josef Bartoš.