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2013 ROLEX KENTUCKY – TRADING ACES

OscarRolex2013Ditch2013 ROLEX KENTUCKY
TRADING ACES
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Oscar was the youngest horse in the field on his 4* debut in Kentucky. He showed his class by performing an excellent dressage test which left him on a score of 47.

The cross country at this event had been stretched out to the longest distance since I’d been competing at Kentucky. Trading Aces put in a massive effort jumping all the direct routes throughout the course and looking like he was going to make the time. Unfortunately 3 fences from home I felt him hit the wall and tire, thus making the split second decision to pull him up only 20 seconds from home.

This was very disappointing but In hind site I believe it was the right call as we went home uninjured and ready to rethink our conditioning schedule.

Photo Mike McNally

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