Colleen Rutledge announced in a statement on her Facebook page that she has withdrawn heavy favorite Covert Rights from Rolex Kentucky, who finished 11th last year in his four-star debut.
“He has not been 100 percent comfortable very recently and rather than risk him when we know it is not in his best interest to compete this weekend, we’ve opted to reconsider our options,” she said. “We are confident that he will be back to his normal self very soon. In the meantime, the team is committed to Escot 6’s first run around Rolex and are looking forward to the weekend nonetheless.”
Colleen and “CR,” a 10-year-old Thoroughbred/Clydesdale gelding she bred, have had a stellar season up to this point, finishing second in the $75,000 Wellington Eventing Showcase, winning the Pine Top CIC3*, placing sixth in the big CIC3* class at Carolina International and placing third in The Fork CIC3* in their final prep run for Rolex.
CR’s withdrawal brings the current entry list down to 74 total combinations. Click here to see the current entry list.