Sports
8:17 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Nicholson Now 1-2 On Final Day Of Rolex

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A superb effort by Andrew Nicholson aboard Quimbo and Calico Joe respectively has the New Zealander occupying the top two spots heading into the final day of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.

New Zealander Andy Nicholson is the top rider to beat heading into the final day of the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park.
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Nicholson, a six-time Olympian, completed two flawless trips over the Cross Country course.  For anyone else to win, Nicholson would have to knock down two fences aboard both horses Sunday.  Considering he's currently the top rider in the world, such an outcome seems unlikely.

Buck Davidson, the top American in the competition, guided Ballynoe Castle RM to a mistake-free performance, good enough for third place.

Another American, Allie Knowles, who went into Saturday in fourth place, was eliminated after her horse Last Call refused to jump the same obstacle three times.

Crowd favorite Becky Holder fell from her mount, Can't Fire Me, five jumps from the end.  Neither the horse or rider were injured in the spill.

The Rolex concludes today with show jumping in Rolex Stadium beginning at 1:15.