The Rolex entry list is down to 85 this morning after Sinead Halpin has withdrawn fan favorite Manoir de Carneville and Liz Halliday-Sharp has withdrawn highly anticipated Kentucky newcomer HHS Cooley.
“Tate,” a 15-year-old Selle Francais gelding owned by the Manoir de Carneville Syndicate, finished fourth at Rolex last year. He did not compete at The Fork this past weekend, and Sinead said they will sit this one out with the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro as the ultimate goal next year.
“Tate is feeling just fine, but having missed some gallops and hoping to give the Olympics one more try, we will be cheering from the sidelines,” Sinead said on her Facebook page. “Best of luck to all, and for God’s sake could an American win!” Well said, Sinead!
Liz confirmed to EN that “Cooley,” an 11-year-old Irish Sport Horse gelding owned by Deborah Halliday, sustained an acute minor injury while competing in The Fork CIC3* last weekend and will sadly miss the remainder of the spring season; this also takes him out of Pan Ams contention. “He should make a full recovery and be back for a fall three-day,” Liz said.
The following horses have now been withdrawn since entries went live: Mr. Medicott, Copper Beech, Zatopek B, Cavallino Cocktail, High Times, HHS Cooley and Manoir de Carneville. We expect to see Parklane Hawk coming off the entry list soon, as Horse & Hound has confirmed the horse will go to Badminton instead.