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Rolex Kentucky

April 26, 2014

Fox-Pitt Is The Hero After Rolex Cross-Country

Lexington, Ky.—April 26

If you overhear people at Rolex Kentucky talking about “Moonie,” don’t think there’s a cult takeover in Lexington. It’s just the nickname of overnight leader Bay My Hero (by Cult Hero), the latest of William Fox-Pitt’s horses poised to win the Rolex Kentucky event.

April 26, 2014

I’m Not Giving Up On Sinead

Jimmy Wofford shares his musings on the first two days of competition at Rolex Kentucky.

The judging has been very tough, but it seems to be level, and I do not think they’ve been unfair to anyone. The ground juries are starting to judge eventing dressage in terms of dressage, and not all of our horses and riders have satisfied the requirements for good scores yet. Having said that, I was very pleased with the overall attitude of the U.S. riders who are obviously here to compete rather than merely participating.

April 25, 2014

Winning The Warm-Up

Coming off a course walk, we saw him in the warm-up, maybe the greatest rider ever: Mark Todd. You know the crowd at Rolex Kentucky is educated when they leave the action in the main ring and stand three people deep to watch one of the sport’s legends warming up.

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.

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