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Rolex Kentucky

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.

April 25, 2013

Keep An Eye Out For Daniel Clasing On Rolex Cross-Country Day

Looking for an inspirational pair to cheer for on Saturday’s cross-country at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****? Take a good look at Daniel Clasing and Houston.

Clasing has shaped Houston’s career since the chestnut gelding stood on stilt-like foal legs, having bought him as a foal and trained him from initial breaking to the advanced level 12 years later. In addition, Houston is a U.S.-bred Anglo-Arab—part of the fourth generation of breeder Ann McKay’s program in Maryland.

April 24, 2013

Wednesday Jog Blog: Rolex Kentucky

April 24—Lexington, Ky. 

The 46 horses presented today for the initial horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** were all accepted by the ground jury, but a last-minute injury forced the withdrawal of Emily Beshear’s Here’s To You. Beshear, of Somerset, Va., did not present.

Kiwi rider Andrew Nicholson’s mount Quimbo was the only horse sent to the hold box, but he passed upon re-inspection. 

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