William Fox-Pitt (GBR) today, 24th April 2010, is currently lying 1st after Day Two (Cross Country) at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, in Lexington. Rolex Grand Slam contender Oliver Townend (GBR) is 7th with ODT Master Rose, but had a fall on his second ride, Ashdale Cruise Master, and has been taken to hospital.
Audio interviews with William Fox-Pitt, Phillip Dutton, the post cross country press conference with the leading three riders and the official statement from the event on Oliver Townend’s fall are also available to listen to, and download for free, on the links below:
William Fox-Pitt (GBR): http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Ken_fox_pittrd2.mp3
Phillip Dutton (USA): http://www.lloydbell.co.uk/access/client_zone/Ken_Dutton_rd2.mp3
Here is the link for 24.4.10, Ann Haller, Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, official statement on Oliver Townend’s fall.WMA:
Here is the link for 24.4.10, Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, Day 2 Press Conference with 3 leading riders.WMA:
Having won both the Badminton Horse Trials and the Burghley Horse Trials in 2009, Townend’s wins have set up a thrilling competition in Lexington, Kentucky, when he could become only the second rider, after Pippa Funnell, to scoop the $350,000 Rolex Grand Slam for winning the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials, and the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, all in succession. So far the Rolex Grand Slam feat has only been achieved by Pippa Funnell, who won all three competitions in 2003 on two different horses.
The 2010 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, 22-25 April 2010.