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Rolex Kentucky

April 28, 2013

Nicholson Forces A Showdown With Rolex Kentucky Win

April 28—Lexington, Ky.

When the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI**** (England) was canceled last year due to rain, excitement about the possibility of two Rolex Grand Slam contenders started to build.

April 28, 2013

Sunday Jog Blog: Rolex Kentucky

April 28—Lexington, Ky.

Only two of James Alliston’s three mounts will advance to show jumping this afternoon after Tivoli was held and then spun by the Rolex Kentucky ground jury. The 13-year-old Dutch Warmblood was Alliston’s highest-placed horse, standing ninth after cross-country.

April 27, 2013

Nicholson Makes Child’s Play Of Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country

April 27—Lexington, Ky.

What’s better than being in the lead after cross-country at Rolex Kentucky? Sitting in first and second with a rail in hand—the position that New Zealand’s Andrew Nicholson took over after jumping double clears on Quimbo (38.0) and Calico Joe (40.8).

April 27, 2013

Rolex Kentucky Cross-Country Play-By-Play

Read Sara Lieser's article on the Rolex Kentucky CCI**** after cross-country day.

Seacookie and William Fox-Pitt started the day with a confident double-clear round on exactly the optimum time. 

Parker and James Alliston looked focused and finished with time to spare.

April 27, 2013

Scratches Further Cut Kentucky Field

Several riders chose not to run Derek di Grazia’s cross-country track at the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. 

Phillip Dutton, after riding around double clear on Fernhill Eagle, said he would scratch Mighty Nice. However, he later changed his mind and decided to run.  “Happy” was 24th after dressage with 57.0 penalty points. 

"[I] have reconsidered my decision [and] will run Mighty Nice [cross-country] after all," said Dutton on his Facebook page. "The weather has held out, the footing is perfect and he's fit and ready."

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.

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