Trading Aces Wins His Second Car of the Year!

Phillip and Oscar are currently in 7th place after cross-country at the 2014 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover. They jumped around clear and spot on the optimum time, winning the Land Rover Challenge for the top US rider closest to the optimum time, and claiming a two-year lease on a new Land Rover Evoque.

Phillip and Oscar on the perfect pace

Remember, Boyd and Oscar brought home a new Mercedes after winning the Red Hills CIC*** in Florida, so this is Oscar’s second time winning a car this year!

Phillip Dutton and Trading Aces

 Land Rover Vice President for North America Kim McCullough quipped to Phillip, “Riding a horse named Trading Aces, I think you have to buy a lottery ticket right now!”

Phillip and Evie did a television spot accepting the keys to their swanky new ride.

  With rain earlier this week, and a gorgeous sunny day today at the Kentucky Horse Park, Phillip said, “Conditions were ideal and Oscar learned a lot today. I tried to ride him forward and aggressively and give him time to look at the jumps, and he got better and better.”

 Last year Oscar “ran out of gas” on course and Boyd has been focusing on his strength and fitness since then. Phillip also said, “It’s been a year and he’s matured a lot and Boyd’s done a lot of get him fit; I think he goes up Nelson’s Hill every other day. All credit to everyone who works with him.”

 Phillip is also currently ranked third on Mr. Medicott, of whom he said, “Mr. Medicott has been around the world and I just hung on and let him do his job.” He said, “Both horses good jumpers so hopefully tomorrow they’ll go out and do their best.” Good luck Phillip!

Photos copyright Amber Heintzberger and not to be copied or used without permission.

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