Boyd Martin knows as well as anyone that Rolex Kentucky is no dressage competition, but it’s still a nice way to start your weekend by winning the first phase on the first day. He trotted into the Thursday lead aboard Remington XXV on 45.3 ahead of Karen O’Connor on Veronica (47.8) and Andrew Nicholson on Calico Joe (48.7).
The two-time Rolex Kentucky winner explains the challenges of riding the 2012 course.
I continue to be impressed by Derek di Grazia’s course design. These days I call him “the Bert de Nemethy” of cross-country course design. By that, I mean that his courses are slightly smaller, slightly narrower and appear slightly easier than what international riders expect.