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Rolex Kentucky CCI****


William Fox-Pitt and Seacookie TSF (Photo: Josh Walker).
William Fox-Pitt and Seacookie TSF (Photo: Josh Walker).
The 2009 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** was held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, USA last weekend. Attendance from other Nations was high – after all, the Horse Park will host the 2010 World Equestrian Games and there was much to “check out”.
The winner was Australia’s Lucinda Fredericks with her 15.3h chestnut mare Headley Britannia, a British Sporthorse mare by Jumbo out of Alans Bambi, an Irish Draught. The pair finished on their dressage score of 32.3 points. Without a doubt one of the best event horses ever, Headly Britannia now adds the prestigious Rolex title to her impressive record that already lists wins at the classics in Badminton and Burghley.
Second place also went to a female rider, Germany’s Bettina Hoy on her 18yr old grey gelding Ringwood Cockatoo. By far the leader after dressage with an amazing score of 28.8, the pair added 9.6 for time during cross country to finish on 38.4 with a double clear stadium round. Ringwood Cockatoo is an Irish Sport Horse by Peacock out of Bailey's Folly by Skylark.
Third place was won by American Bruce “Buck” Davidson, Jr on My Boy Bobby, another Irish Sport Horse gelding. The pair scored 39 points for their dressage and added 1.2 for time during cross country, to finish on 40.2 points.
The Top Ten were further comprised of: 4th - Nicolas Touzaint (FRA) with Hidalgo d’Ile (Selle Francais by Uri de Longbost out of Triolina xx by Trio xx) with a total of 44.3 points; 5th – Lucie Wigersma (GBR) with Woodfalls Inigo Jones (Irish TB by Dex xx out of Khonioor Diamond xx) with a total of 44.4 points; 6th – Williams Fox-Pitt (GBR) with Seacookie TSF (Trakehner by Helikon xx out of Sonnenwende by Onassis *E
with a total of 45.9 points; 7th – Philipp Dutton (USA) with Connaught (Irish Sport Horse by Ballysimon out of Bromehill Rogue by Royal Rogue) with a total of 47.0 points; 8th – Oliver Townend (GBR) with Carousel Quest (TB by Carousel xx out of Vickidora xx) with a total of 49.2 pints; 9th – Tim Lips (NED) with Concrex Oncarlos (KWPN by Faram out of Dolca by Oldenburg) with a total score of 50.0 points and 10th – Stephen S. Bradley (USA) with Brandenburg’s Joshua (TB by Gilded Rooster xx out of Josh’s Dancer xx by Cricket Drummer xx).