Ballaghmor Class Accepted, But Townend's Two-Time Kentucky Winner Spun At Second Jog

Apr 25, 2021 - 10:09 AM

Lexington, Ky.—April 25

The 2018 and 2019 Land Rover Kentucky CCI5*-L winner Oliver Townend’s Cooley Master Class, who sat eighth after cross-country, will not show jump. The 16-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Ramiro B—The Swallow, Master Imp) was spun at the second horse inspection.

“He picked up a bit of a cut, and he’s sore, but at the same time, I’ve hopped on him and gave him a little ride this morning. He’s sound to ride; he’s very fresh,” said Townend. “He’s well in himself. He jumped very well; unfortunately, he didn’t present well. Obviously, the welfare of horse is paramount in our sport, and that’s their decision to make. It’s very sad for him; it’s very sad for the team, but he’s still in one piece. He’s very happy.  He had a little buck on the way back up from the trot up, so it’s more of frustration than anything else. But he’s 100 percent well in himself.”

Three other horses, Phillip Dutton’s Fernhill Singapore, Doug Payne’s Quantum Leap and Ema Klugman’s Bendigo, were all sent to the holding box but were accepted upon re-inspection. Forty-four horses will show jump, which takes place at 1:30 p.m.

All 22 horses who jogged for the CCI4*-S will move forward to show jumping, which begins at 10:45 a.m. Meaghan Marinovich Burdick’s Riviera Lu was held but passed on re-inspection.

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Current leaders Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Boyd Martin and On Cue are currently second. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Cooley On Show got a little cheeky as he jogged with Sharon White. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Dom Schramm caught some serious air as he jogged Bolytair B. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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First-timers Emily Hamel and Corvett sailed through the jog. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Emilee Libby’s Jakobi. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Tamie Smith and Mai Baum flew down the strip. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Buck Davidson and Jak My Style. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Lauren Nicholson’s Vermiculus hammed it up for the cameras at the end of the strip. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Even behind his mask you could tell Harry Meade was smiling the whole time. Kimberly Loushin Photo
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Scuderia 1918 Don Quidam. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Jesse Campbell and Diachello. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Superstition. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Jennie Brannigan’s FE Lifestyle had his own fan club. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Cooley Quicksilver. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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FE Lifestyle. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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This dog had the best seat in the house. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Benny Nicholson wasn’t very interested in the horse inspection. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Fylicia Barr and Galloway Sunrise. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Meghan O’Donoghue and Palm Crescent. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Off The Record. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Will Coleman and Tight Lines. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Sydney Elliott sported a beautiful peacock scarf. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Will Faudree and Mama’s Magic Way. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Tamie Smith and Mai Baum. Lindsay Berreth Photo
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Mai Baum. Lindsay Berreth Photo

The Chronicle of the Horse will be on-site all week for the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event bringing you reports from each round of competition, beautiful photos and stories from the competitors. Follow along with all of our coverage here, and be sure to read our May 17 Kentucky Results issue for more in-depth coverage and analysis of the event.

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