Fox Pitt wins Kentucky

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Fox Pitt wins Kentucky
Fox Pitt wins Kentucky
British rider William Fox-Pitt led all the way to gain his first win in the Rolex Kentucky four-star event.
Dorset-based William, who partnered the British-bred Thoroughbred Cool Mountain, by Primitive Rising, said afterwards that he did not travel to America with any strong expectations of winning, particularly as Cool Mountain was making his debut at the level.
"He’s a pleasure to train," said William. "He’s very straightforward and genuine and I’ve always felt there was more to come. I’m absolutely thrilled."
It was a different story for Oliver Townend, who was chasing the lucrative Rolex Grand Slam after winning at Badminton and Burghley.
Oliver had a good cross-country round on first ride ODT Master Rose, but was airlifted to hospital after a crunching rotational fall with Ashdale Cruise Master.
Oliver was lucky to escape serious injury, but what were described as "minor fractures" meant he could not compete in the final show jumping section.
The other British rider, American-based former Olympic Champion Leslie Law, retired Mystere du Val on the cross-country course.