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April 23, 2015

Jung Dominates Day 1 Of Rolex Kentucky Dressage

Lexington, Ky.—April 23

It’s the end of Day 1 of dressage here at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, and Germany’s Michael Jung is leading with Fischerrocana FST with a 39.3. Is anyone surprised? Probably not, since he’s won Olympic gold, FEI World Equestrian Games gold and FEI European Championships gold. 

And one of those WEG medals came from this very facility, at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which he won with La Biosthetique Sam FBW.

April 23, 2015

As It Happens: Rolex Kentucky Dressage Day 1

April 23 - Lexington, Ky.

We're underway with the first day of dressage at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event! Who will take the win? Last year's winners, William Fox-Pitt and Bay My Hero return to the Kentucky Horse Park but don't go until tomorrow afternoon, but we've still got German phenom Michael Jung on one of his two rides today. Follow along here for live updates, commentary and quotes from the riders.

April 22, 2015

The First Rolex Jog: Last-Minute Shopping Trips, Hitching A Ride And Lucky Socks

April 22—Lexington, Ky.

All horses presented at the first horse inspection for the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** were accepted.

Two horses were held—Laine Ashker’s Anthony Patch and Kristin Schmolze’s Ballylaffin Bracken—but both passed on re-inspection.

April 22, 2015

One To Watch: Leah Lang-Gluscic Will Represent OTTBs With AP Prime At Rolex Kentucky

“I’m on my own. I’m used to the gypsy lifestyle. I drive all over the country by myself. It’s all good!” said Leah Lang-Gluscic when she answered my phone call while driving to Kentucky from Ocala, Fla.

On her way to the biggest event of her career, the Rolex Kentucky CCI****, Lang-Gluscic’s star has been rising over the last year with her $750 off-the-track Thoroughbred AP Prime. And she’s done it all on her own, logging many miles with the trailer in pursuit of success at the upper levels.

April 8, 2015

UPDATED: 2015 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Withdrawals

The Rolex Kentucky CCI**** released its draw order on April 7 for this year’s record 88 entries. But names are already coming off the list due to last-minute injuries and re-routes. We’ll update the withdrawals on this page.

Jennifer McFall and High Times

 Jennifer McFall withdrew High Times on April 8 after announcing via her Dragonfire Farm Facebook page that the horse sustained an injury.

May 2, 2014

A Rolex Rookie Reports In

Louisiana-based eventer Julie Norman traveled to Lexington, Ky., to compete in her first Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI****. The event was also her and her horse Consensus' first at the four-star level. Read what she had to say about her Rolex Rookie experience.

April 27, 2014

Fox-Pitt Completes A Rolex Kentucky Hat Trick

Lexington, Ky.—April 27    

William Fox-Pitt already has a Rolex watch from his 2010 Kentucky win, and his wife Alice has one too, from his 2012 win. Now he says one of his sons may be looking rather dapper as well, since Bay My Hero jumped a perfect round to take the title and earn him a spare. Fox-Pitt now ties Kim Severson as the only three-time winners of the event.

April 27, 2014

Behind The Scenes With Sinead Halpin And Meg Kepferle

Ever wanted to go behind the scenes at Rolex Kentucky? We gave a video camera to Chronicle bloggers Sinead Halpin and her awesome groom Meg Kepferle and asked them to document their weekend. Here are the hilarious results.

 

April 26, 2014

Rolex Cross-Country: What Happened Where

PARK TRADER and Buck Davidson had a beautiful round, taking the inside turn at the Water Park at fence 5, making the Park Question at fence 7 look easy, jumping easily through fence 9 the Frog Pond the fast way and showing riders how to angle the Offset Brushes at 16AB. He took the right side rails at the Head of the Lake (18AB-19ABC), with Park Trader looking a second at the corner in the water but making it over easily to finish just 6 seconds outside the optimum time.

BELLANY ROCK and Selena O’Hanlon had a runout at the corner in the Head of Lake, 19C.

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