Jung Rides To Early Lead at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Jung Rides To Early Lead at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Michael Jung made the best possible start to the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day event in his bid to repeat his success of 2010 by taking the lead after Day 1 of the Dressage phase riding Fischerrocana FST. USA's Laine Ashker and Phillip Dutton lie in second and third place overnight having delighted the 7,000+ fans watching from the magnificent Rolex Stadium.

On a score of 39.5 Jung, who won individual gold at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010 and who is the current Olympic title holder, still has arguably his strongest ride to come tomorrow with his other horse La Biosthestique – SAM FBW. On 31 July 2012, his 30th birthday, Jung made eventing history becoming the first rider to ever hold the Olympic, World and European championship titles at the same time.

Boasting a record 88 entries from the world's top eventing riders, the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event continues to go from strength to strength. For the first time in her Eventing career, Rolex Eventing Testimonee and 2006 World Champion Zara Phillips will be competing at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event tomorrow on her horse, High Kingdom, who she won silver medals with at the 2012 Olympic Games and 2014 World Equestrian Games. Other contenders still to go include Great Britain’s William Fox-Pitt who has won the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event trophy three times – in 2010, 2012 and 2014 – and he returns with Bay My Hero to defend his title.

TOP 5 PLACINGS AFTER DAY 1 DRESSAGE

1st Michael Jung (GER), Fischerrocanna FST, 39.3
2nd Laine Ashker (USA), Anthony Patch, 44.2
3rd Phillip Dutton (USA), Fugitive, 47.3
4th Francis Whittington (GBR), Easy Target, 47.6
5th Jolie Wentworth (USA), Goodknight, 50.6

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