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2008 Rolex Kentucky – Ying Yang Yo

wipeout1The Ying Yang had a terrible preparation on his way to the 2008 RK3DE, battling a number of small niggling soundness issues.  He showed his true character by getting to the event with a restricted number of lead-up events and limited gallops.

He was one of the last horses of the day to run the cross-country and was jumping well until the Head of the Lake water jump.  I lost my position and fell forward, hitting my head on his neck. I was knocked unconscious before I hit the water (pictured right) and then I was fished out and spent the evening in the University of Kentucky Emergency Hospital.  After this Rolex, I gave Thomas to a good friend of where he was a top Junior Training horse for a few years.

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