Lexington, KY, April 30, 2017-In the 39-year history of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, only three riders have ever managed to win two years in a row. But Michael Jung made history by winning the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for a third consecutive time aboard FischerRocana FST.
Lexington, KY, April 27, 2017-The first awards given out at this year’s Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover aren’t for performance, but rather, fashion. Allie Sacksen and Boyd Martin took home the Dubarry of Ireland ‘Best Dressed’ award during Wednesday evening’s welcome reception. They each earned a new pair of Dubarry boots as the best-dressed female and male riders at the first horse inspection, held on Wednesday afternoon.
LEXINGTON, KY (April 26, 2017) – Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Gorgeous Kitten took the lead in deep stretch to win the $72,000 Taylor Made Purse by one length before 12,027 fans enjoying a warm, sunny Wednesday afternoon at Keeneland. (Click here for a video of the race.) Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Mike Maker, Gorgeous Kitten covered 1 1/8 miles on a firm turf course in 1:49.65.
Photograph by Patricia Branan-Wendell
Lexington, Ky., April 26, 2017 – The starting field of 60 has been whittled down by one following the first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. Known as the “Best Weekend All Year,” the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover is being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 27-30.
Late Scratch at Cheltenham for Eclipse Award-Winning Rawnaq Opens the Field for May 13 TVV Capital Iroquois Cheltenham Challenge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and CHELTENHAM, England – It couldn’t have been scripted any better: The American horse Rawnaq that won last year’s Iroquois Steeplechase by a neck, beating leading Irish horses Shaneshill and Nichols Canyon, went on to win the Eclipse Award. This spring, he was set to compete for the $500,000 bonus at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
25 April 2017, Lexington, USA – On Thursday 27 April 2017 the world’s best horse and rider combinations will embark upon their campaign to contend for the highlight of the eventing season in North America, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.
LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2017) – Susan and Jim Hill’s Loose On the Town took the lead out of the gate and cruised to a 2 3/4-length victory over Canadian Flyer in the $74,000 Cherry Valley Farm Purse for 4-year-olds and up before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 14,776.
Trained by Brian Lynch and ridden by Javier Castellano, Loose On the Town covered the 5½ furlongs on a yielding turf course in 1:03.24.
With trainer Joe Sharp riding alongside on a lead pony, Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track Monday morning before the renovation break.
PLETCHER SEEKS TO BUILD ON KEENELAND STAKES RECORD
Todd Pletcher has taken the lead among trainers with stakes victories at Keeneland with 51. This weekend, he looks to open some daylight on any and all pursuers as he takes aim at Friday’s Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track and Saturday’s Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) at 1½ miles on the turf.
Nashville’s Rite of Spring Celebrates Race Season by Naming Honorary Chairs, Revealing Official Painting
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Iroquois Steeplechase recently marked the official start of the pre-race season with the announcement of its 2017 Child Ambassador at the organization’s annual spring luncheon at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.