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Remembering Oscar

TradingAces

Trading Aces with Phillip Dutton at Great Meadow 2014

We are sad to share the news that Trading Aces, Boyd’s former four-star mount, died September 27th of apparent cardiac arrest. Boyd remembers his friend and partner as a horse of many talents.

“Oscar was by far one of the most talented horses that I’ve ever ridden,” he says. “If you break it down he was such a nice mover that he could compete in straight dressage: Silva placed on him at Dressage at Devon. Before he came to me he fox hunted in Ireland, and we bought him off Kylie Lyman, who competed him to the two-star level. He won some of the premiere events here in America, and had success abroad, competing in the Nations Cup at Boekelo in the Netherlands. Phillip rode him at Rolex when my leg was broken, and at the 2014 WEG in Normandy. He had an amazing eventing career that culminated with us winning the Palm Beach Eventing Showcase. He couldn’t quite do the distance over the big tracks though, so the syndicate members and I decided to sell him to Alex Pielet, and they went straight to the Maclay Finals in equitation. I’m sorry that he’s gone; he was a young horse and he still had a big career ahead of him.”

LINKS

http://eventingnation.com/boyd-martins-former-upper-level-mount-trading-aces-dies-of-cardiac-arrest/

http://www.chronofhorse.com/article/trading-aces-dies-12

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