Two Horses in Top Ten After XC at Rolex Kentucky 2016


Steady Eddie, owned by George and Gretchen Wintersteen, Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin

It was a long, wet day at the Kentucky Horse Park, and Boyd rode in some of the most torrential weather, but as he said on the course walk yesterday, “Bad luck for the other guys”. Steady Eddie was first on course and had a steady run for his first four-star, with an unlucky run out late in the course, but still moved up nine places in the standings thanks to the “survival of the fittest” atmosphere as the footing became more wet and muddy by the end of the day.


Shamwari 4, owned by the Shamwari Syndicate

Shamwari 4, who ran just after noon, showed his experience with a clear round in the pouring rain, moving into 5th place on 50.2. Not one horse made the time today, though the leader Michael Jung (GER) came closest with only .08 time faults on Fischerrocana FST, who lead on a score of 35.2, more than ten points ahead of Phillip Dutton, who sits second on Fernhill Fugitive and third on Mighty Nice.


Blackfoot Mystery, owned by the Blackfoot Mystery Syndicate

Blackfoot Mystery was third to last of the day out of 64 horses that started cross country today. Boyd maintained a steady pace over the muddy ground and Red jumped clear to add only 3.6 time faults and made an impressive leap from 34th place after dressage into 10th.

All of the horses are enjoying a rest while Boyd was whisked off to sign autographs at sponsor Purina’s booth in the trade fair, followed by another autograph signing at Majyk Equipe.


Nox, with Ann Laver, ready for cross country

Naturally, Nox was dressed in his cross country outfit to support dad’s big day. The burning question of the day is what will the best-dressed baby of Rolex be wearing for show jumping day? And will he have a special jog outfit?

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