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Rolex Kentucky

April 27, 2013

Nicholson Makes Child’s Play Of Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country

April 27—Lexington, Ky.

What’s better than being in the lead after cross-country at Rolex Kentucky? Sitting in first and second with a rail in hand—the position that New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson took over after jumping double clears on Quimbo (38.0) and Calico Joe (40.8).

April 27, 2013

Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country Play-By-Play

Read Sara Lieser's article on the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** after cross-country day.

Seacookie and William Fox-Pitt started the day with a confident double-clear round on exactly the optimum time. 

Parker and James Alliston looked focused and finished with time to spare.

April 27, 2013

Scratches Further Cut Kentucky Field

Several riders chose not to run Derek di Grazia’s cross-country track at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. 

Phillip Dutton, after riding around double clear on Fernhill Eagle, said he would scratch Mighty Nice. However, he later changed his mind and decided to run.  “Happy” was 24th after dressage with 57.0 penalty points. 

"[I] have reconsidered my decision [and] will run Mighty Nice [cross-country] after all," said Dutton on his Facebook page. "The weather has held out, the footing is perfect and he's fit and ready."

April 26, 2013

Fox-Pitt Right On Track At Rolex Kentucky

April 26—Lexington, Ky.

Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt found himself in a familiar position at the conclusion of dressage at Rolex Kentucky, as he took over the lead with Chilli Morning (33.3) ahead of Andrew Nicholson of New Zealand on Quimbo (38.0) and Calico Joe (40.8).

April 26, 2013

Brannigan Withdraws From Rolex Kentucky

Jennie Brannigan announced the withdrawal of Cambalda from competition at Rolex Kentucky in a post on her Facebook page.

Cambalda was injured in a fall on concrete after getting loose while lunging on April 25, and while Brannigan and her support staff worked to get him comfortable, they made the decision that the horse's welfare dictacted withdrawal.

April 25, 2013

Nicholson Leads; Brannigan Gets Reprieve At Rolex Kentucky

April 25—Lexington, Ky.      

New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson rode into the lead after the first day of dressage aboard Calico Joe (40.8) ahead of Becky Holder on Can’t Fire Me (44.2) and Canadian rider Shandiss McDonald on Rockfield Grant Juan (45.7). But the buzz at the Kentucky Horse Park was all about Jennie Brannigan, whose Cambalda broke loose from his groom early this morning and took a nasty tumble on the road.

April 25, 2013

Brannigan's Ride Rescheduled After Horse Fall

Jennie Brannigan’s first appearance at Rolex Kentucky has just barely gotten underway, and she’s already endured a competitor’s nightmare. This morning at around 8:30 a.m. her horse Cambalda got loose and slipped and fell on concrete.

“My groom was lunging him, and he spun and got loose from her and ran off,” said Brannigan, who didn’t witness the accident herself but got a first-hand account from friend and fellow competitor Hawley Bennett-Awad.

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