3-day eventing

Buy The Right Horse For The Job: Boyd Martin Encourages Top Event Riders To Try OTTBs

As the market for Thoroughbreds after the track continues to grow, Olympic rider Boyd Martin believes riders at the top levels of other equine disciplines should give an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) a try. Martin, who has long been a champion of the breed at the upper echelon of eventing, believes bringing more ex-racehorses into the […]

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Video: Commanding Curve Learns About Jumps With Phillip Dutton

West Point Thoroughbreds announced that Commanding Curve, second in the 2014 Kentucky Derby, had been retired from racing on May 24. He has since begun retraining for a second career with Olympic level 3-day event rider Phillip Dutton. Retiring sound after a record of 2-2-2 from 16 starts and earnings of $609,378, Commanding Curve was […]

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Teenage Daughter Of Prominent Australian Breeder Inglis Dies In Eventing Accident

Olivia Inglis, 17, was competing in the Scone Horse Trials in Australia Sunday morning when her horse made a mistake on the cross country course. He tripped and fell on top of her, and despite immediate medical attention the teenager was unable to be revived, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. Olivia is the daughter […]

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22 OTTBs Set To Compete In Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

This year’s Rolex Kentucky CCI**** will see 22 off-track Thoroughbreds among the entries list for one of eventing’s biggest prizes. America’s only four-star rated event will take place April 23-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., and includes some returning OTTBs as well as some first-time entrants. There are more Thoroughbreds entered in […]

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Icabad Crane Moving Up Eventing Ladder Quickly Under Dutton

Icabad Crane, the third-place finisher in the 2008 Preakness, has exceeded expectations for his new career as an eventing horse, according to top-class rider and trainer Phillip Dutton. The 10-year-old gelding left the racetrack in 2011 and was sent to Dutton’s farm for training, where he has finished third in two preliminary events already this […]

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From The Track To The Eventing Field, And Back Again: Horse And Rider Stick Together

Last weekend’s Aiken Spring Steeplechase marked the first race for one jockey, and a return to the races for one horse. Jennie Brannigan, top-level eventer, made her racing debut aboard Where’s The Beef, finishing fourth. It was their first race together, but not their first ride together. Brannigan picked up a win in a three-star event […]

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$750 OTTB On Track for Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

AP Prime, the off-track Thoroughbred bought for just $750 in southern Illinois, is headed to Rolex this year. Leah Lang-Gluscic purchased the AP Indy grandson off a fairgrounds track and has ridden him through just two full seasons of professional competition. AP Prime was one of five horses from 54 entries at Richland Park CIC** […]

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El Primero, Rolex Competitor and $300 OTTB, Dies at 20

Idaho-bred El Primero, the off-track Thoroughbred who went from Les Bois Park to the Rolex Kentucky CCI4*, died on Sunday at the age of 20, according to Eventing Nation. The son of Dr. Dan Eyes out of Classic Allure raced six times with no wins before retiring. The 15.1-hand gelding went for $300 to eventer […]

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Thoroughbreds Represented on American Eventing Squad for WEG

Earlier this week, the United States Equestrian Federation announced which horses and riders who will represent U.S. eventing in this year’s Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Several Thoroughbreds are on the list of competitors and alternates. Inmidair, a 15-year-old unraced New Zealand Thoroughbred, is on the alternate squad along with rider and part-owner Jan Bynny of Purcellville, […]

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Rolex Reflections: Eventing’s Biggest Weekend and the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports

While Thoroughbred fans saw this past weekend as a few ticks on the countdown to the Kentucky Derby, American eventing fans saw it highlight of their calendars. The Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event is the only Concours Complet International four-star event in the United States (there are only six events with this top rating), and […]

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