It’s almost time to get underway with the exciting finale of the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. We’ve got 39 pairs to see this afternoon jumping in reverse order of go.
Defending champion Michael Jung has just a rail in hand over French rider Maxime Livio with Qalao Des Mers. A similar situation arose at Pau last year, where Maxime was the eventual winner.
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3:18 p.m.: #BREAKING: fischerRocana gave Michael a very good feeling in the warm-up. Here is your top 10, stay tuned for the full report!
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3:13 p.m.: I can’t believe we just witnessed this. Three Rolex wins in a row. Four wins at Kentucky Horse Park. This man is INCREDIBLE.
3:11 p.m.: Well, he used his rail in hand but HE’S DONE IT AGAIN!! ZE TERMINATOR WINS!
3:11 p.m.: How cute is this??
3:07 p.m.: Zara’s team celebrates:
3:07 p.m.: Here we go. My palms are sweaty. Maxime is in.
3:05 p.m.: Zara Phillips jumps the last and is the third double clear of the day! With that, a European is guaranteed the win, another year without a win for the U.S. But how thrilled are we for Zara!
3:04 p.m.: Top three time! Here come Zara Tindall and High Kingdom.
3:03 p.m.: A rail and some time moves Matt down into fifth and moves Phillip into the top U.S. position.
3:00 p.m.: Just one rail to move Hannah Sue into at least sixth with Under Suspection! Now we move on to Matt Brown and Super Socks BCF who are in line for the USEF National Championship.
2:28 p.m.: We’re into the top 5 now, starting with Hannah Sue Burnett and Under Suspection.
2:57 p.m.: Just ONE second of time for Phillip and Mr. Medicott. What a comeback for this awesome horse!!
2:55 p.m.: Now we will see Phillip’s last ride, Mr. Medicott.
2:55 p.m.: Poor Tim has four down and seven time for an 80.2 to drop them out of the top 10.
2:52 p.m.: Boyd has one down and is guaranteed a top 10, currently in 8th, with Crackerjack on a 61.4. Now we will see our resident speed demons, Tim Bourke and Luckaun Quality.
2:50 p.m.: We are now into the top 10 with Boyd Martin and Crackerjack.
2:48 p.m.: Selena has two down to finish on a 70.6 for 12th place provisionally.
2:47 p.m.: Erin Sylvester has four down and three time to drop them down into 15th. Now we’ll see Selena O’Hanlon and Foxwood High.
2:43 p.m.: Four rails down for Hawley and Jollybo to move into a three day score of 77.2. Next in is Erin Sylvester and Mettraise.
2:40 p.m.: A bit of a bummer for Holly Payne Caravella and Never Outfoxed with five rails down. Next in will be Hawley Bennett-Awad and Jollybo.
2:38 p.m.: Kurt Martin is our second double clear of the day! He even had a plank fall down as he went over a fence, but it caused no distraction, thankfully!
2:35 p.m.: Jessie Phoenix has one rail down and seven time for a final score of 83.7.
2:33 p.m.: Next in is Canada’s Jessica Phoenix and Pavarotti, who are working on their first Rolex completion.
2:32 p.m.: 5 rails but inside the time for Joe Meyer and Clip Clop.
2:29 p.m.: Lillian Heard has a heartbreaker of a rail down at the last with LCC Barnaby but a lovely round for a finishing score of 78.3.
2:29 p.m.: And Madeline completes her first Rolex! One rail down and 9 seconds of time for a final score of 88.5.
2:25 p.m.: PS Arianna looks to have plenty of spring in her step today:
2:24 p.m.: Two down and one time for Phillip and Fernhill Fugitive to put them on a 63.0. Time will tell how that will affect his final standing. Next in will be Madeline Backus and PS Arianna.
2:21 p.m.: Two down and one second of time for Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me to put them into 21st. Phillip Dutton returns again out of order with Fernhill Fugitive, currently in seventh position.
2:19 p.m.: Lisa Marie Fergusson and Honor Me will jump for 20th position or better now.
2:18 p.m.: A bit of a right drift gets Ellen in trouble for two down and a couple of time to finish on a 94.5. The first fence seems to be a bit of a bogey.
2:14 p.m.: We’re getting set for the top 20, and the stadium is absolutely packed! We’ll see Ellen Doughty Hume and Sir Oberon first.
2:04 p.m: Buck has one rail down with Flower to finish on an 89.3. We now will go to a quick break for a ring drag and will pick back up with the top 20 at 2:15.
2:01 p.m.: Buck Davidson and Petite Flower will wrap up this first session of jump rounds.
2:01 p.m.: Four rails down and 10 seconds of time for Sally Cousins and Tsunami.
2:00 p.m.: Literally the cutest:
1:58 p.m.: Jennifer McFall and High Times are clear with just 3 seconds of time. I am SO thrilled for this pair, who has been working so hard on their show jumping. This is the best I have ever seen “Billy” jump. Jen goes to her stick for the liverpool oxer and gets the job done.
1:56 p.m.: Will and Pfun are our first double clear!! A 97.1 to finish the day. Jen McFall and High Times are in next.
1:55 p.m.: Will Faudree is trying really hard to be the first double clear.
1:53 p.m.: Woodge Fulton has a big smile on her face after having just the first down! She picked up a considerable amount of time because she took the scenic route to one of the fences, but who cares!
1:52 p.m.: Holly has had an infectious smile on her face all weekend. Well done!
1:48 p.m.: Kelly Prather shakes her head as she finished with four down and three time with Truly Wiley, but she’s got a completion under her belt! Next up will be Kristin Schmolze and Ballylaffin Bracken.
1:43 p.m.: Phillip has two down and picks up a second of time with I’m Sew Ready, which will likely prove to be costly at the end of the day.
1:42 p.m.: And Holly Jacks Smither has her first Rolex completion as well! She has one rail down and one time with More Inspiration for a final score of 105.9. Now we’ll see Phillip Dutton and I’m Sew Ready, jumping out of order, who are currently on 10th place.
1:39 p.m.: Aidan Keogh and Master Tredstep’s miss:
1:38 p.m.: One down for Clark and Glen, putting them on a final score of 110.0. Now it will be the turn of Caroline Martin and Spring Easy, our first Rookie pair to see.
1:37 p.m.: I have no shame, none at all.
1:35 p.m.: Aidan Keogh and Master Tredstep swim through the big oxer that is the third to last question, but they’re completed with just that one miss. Next in will be Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen. John Kyle accidentally calls him “Phillip Montgomery,” and Karen comments that that would be “quite a rider.”
1:33 p.m.: One rail and one time for West Coast pair Andrea Baxter and Indy 500. This is Andrea’s first Rolex completion, go girl!
1:31 p.m.: One down for Lillian and Share Option, jumping out of turn, for a final score of 80.0. Andrea Baxter and Indy 500 are our next to see with one down so far.
1:27 p.m.: It can be done! Will has one rail down but demonstrates that the time can easily be made and comes home in 90 seconds.
1:26 p.m.: Will comes in with a bit more pace than we’ve seen so far, he might be the first to make the time.
1:25 p.m.: Next we’ll see Will Coleman and Tight Lines, who come in on a two day score of 117.2.
1:24 p.m.: Three rails and one second over the time allowed for Katie Ruppel and Houdini. Karen O’Connor confirms that the time allowed will remain at 93 seconds.
1:22 p.m.: Two down and three time for Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy. The time allowed is 93 seconds, we’ll see if there is an adjustment.
1.19 p.m.: FernhilL Classic goes bowling with Ryan Wood and has five rails down. Never really looked settled into a good rhythm, sadly. Bummer. They finish on a final of 144.2.
1:17 p.m.: A great ending to Bobby’s weekend:
1:17 p.m.: What an emotional moment for Bobby, whose horse will now retire from upper level competition.
Bobby Meyerhoff is our first to complete with one rail and 9 time for a 151.9 #RK3DE
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1:14 p.m.: Bobby and Dunlavin’s Token are underway, and they’ve got the first fence down unfortunately. Clear since then so far.
1:13 p.m.: We’re running a bit behind, and Bobby Meyerhoff has had a bit longer of a warm-up than anticipated. We’re getting set now though and he’s coming down the ramp.
1:12 p.m.: Haha!
1:10 p.m.: Ballynoe Castle RM has his official retirement ceremony today, and just looking at the photos makes me cry.