Good morning from the final day of the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event! We are counting down to the start of CIC3* cross country at 1:30 p.m. EST. While we wait, take a virtual tour of Mike Etherington-Smith’s track courtesy of Lauren DeLalla, who kindly snapped photos for EN.
Overnight leaders Liz Halliday-Sharp and Fernhill By Night have a 6.5-penalty cushion and can afford to be 16 seconds over the optimum time of 6 minutes, 12 seconds and still win. Hannah Sue Burnett is waiting in the wings with Cooley Dream in second and Harbour Pilot, who has already won a CIC3* this season, in third. Click here to catch up on yesterday’s show jumping action.
You can watch live on EQSportsNet with commentary from Ed Holloway and special guests, plus all the statistics and facts on the field’s cross country form courtesy of EquiRatings. Last year only two pairs made the optimum time in the inaugural running of the CIC3*. How many will catch it today?
We have had perfect sunny weather for the entire competition until today, with the skies opening up this morning. We could see slick footing due to the rain, which will hopefully move quickly through the area. CIC3* cross country is NOT running in reverse order. Click here to view ride times. Go Eventing.