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Rolex Kentucky

April 25, 2014

Irish Rhythm Has Brought Rachel McDonough From The Beginning To Rolex Kentucky

When Irish Rhythm first entered Rachel McDonough’s life, she was looking for a horse that might make it to the preliminary level. Not in her wildest dreams did she think that her 15.1-hand, off-the-track Thoroughbred would one day be running at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****.

McDonough, 22, grew up in Toronto, in a family without equestrian roots. But after a week of horse camp when she was 7, McDonough caught the bug.

April 24, 2014

Mensa G Goes To The Head Of The Rolex Kentucky Class

April 24—Lexington, Ky.     

Michael Pollard wasn’t exactly surprised to find himself atop the leaderboard with Mensa G at the end of the first day of dressage at Rolex Kentucky, but that didn’t mean he was any less pleased with the result.

“On the dressage days, you certainly can’t win it, but you can lose it,” said Pollard, whose score of 49.5 put him in first over Will Faudree on Pawlow (49.8) and Doug Payne on Crown Talisman (51.2).

April 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday: It’s All About Compromise. And A Few Cocktails.

How to survive a trip to Rolex Kentucky with a non-horsey husband in tow.

April 23, 2014

Five Held, One Spun, One Withdrawn At First Rolex Kentucky Jog

Lexington, Ky.—April 23

It was all bright blue skies and green grass for the first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, but for a few riders who found their weekend ended today, the setting might have looked a bit darker.

Ellen Doughty’s Sir Oberon won’t contest dressage here at Rolex Kentucky after being held and then spun at the first jog.

April 28, 2013

Nicholson Forces A Showdown With Rolex Kentucky Win

April 28—Lexington, Ky.

When the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (England) was canceled last year due to rain, excitement about the possibility of two Rolex Grand Slam contenders started to build.

April 28, 2013

Sunday Jog Blog: Rolex Kentucky

April 28—Lexington, Ky.

Only two of James Alliston’s three mounts will advance to show jumping this afternoon after Tivoli was held and then spun by the Rolex Kentucky ground jury. The 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood was Alliston’s highest-placed horse, standing ninth after cross-country.

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