April 24, 2018
Fox-Pitt Dominated Cross Country
After the second phase of the three-day, William Fox-Pitt of Great Britain was in perfect position to win the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for the third time. He rode Bay My Hero to a faultless cross-country round to take over the top spot (44.0) with only show jumping left to go.
Lauren Kieffer, of Middleburg, Va., rode Veronica, also faultlessly, into second place (46.7), and Phillip Dutton, of West Grove, Pa., did the same with Mr. Medicott to edge into third place (49.5). Dutton had been tied for fourth place with two other riders, but they each finished with minor time faults.
All three riders moved up one place when dressage leader Allison Springer, on Arthur, ran out at fence 21C, incurring 20 jumping penalties. “I just needed to kick, and I held. I didn't get there in three strides, and I had a run-out,” said Springer, who was in 26th place after the two phases.
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