With just 15 days to go until the first horse inspection at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by MARS Equestrian, we now have the drawn order. Boyd Martin and his homebred Ray Price have been drawn first, followed by Caroline Martin and Islandwood Captain Jack — both horses are five-star first-timers.
Hot favorites Piggy French and Quarrycrest Echo have been drawn #30 and will likely do their dressage at the very end of Thursday or early Friday morning. Tim Price, who is on the trail to win a second leg of the Rolex Grand Slam with Xavier Faer, will be #40. As #44, defending winners Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class will go towards the end of the day on Friday.
Phillip Dutton, the last American rider to win Kentucky in 2008, will follow Oliver as #45 with his U.S. World Equestrian Games mount Z. Lauren Kieffer and Vermiculus will be the final pair to go on Friday as #55.
Buck Davidson has four horses entered but can only ride three. Following Ryan Wood’s withdrawal of Woodstock Bennett, we are currently looking at 53 starters.
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