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Michael Jung aboard FischerRocana FST

In the 39-year history of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, only three riders have ever managed to win two years in a row. But Michael Jung made history by winning the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for a third consecutive time aboard FischerRocana FST.

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Things were a bit tense at the final horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, as competitors brought their mounts forward to be evaluated by the Ground Jury. 42 horses and riders finished the cross-country phase, and 40 came forward for the final inspection.

Michael Jung of Germany and FischerRocana FST lead after cross-country at Rolex Kentucky. (Michelle Dunn Photo)

In a result that surprises no one, Germany's Michael Jung is once again sitting atop the leaderboard at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. He added just 1.6 time penalties to his dressage score to lead with FischerRocana FST with a score of 38.7.

Clark Montgomery and Loughan Glen

Among the more than a dozen top-scoring performances in the dressage ring before a crowd of 13,402 at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover, none was quite so excellent as Clark Montgomery's aboard Loughan Glen, who stands firmly ahead of the pack with an epic score of 33.6.

Jessica Phoenix at RK3DE

Jessica Phoenix of Canada has ridden around the Kentucky Horse Park before, but never has she found herself sitting atop the standings after the first day of competition at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. Phoenix and Don Good's Pavarotti sit in first on a score of 43.1.

Boyd Martin and Crackerjack

The first awards given out at this year's Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover aren't for performance, but rather, fashion. Allie Sacksen and Boyd Martin took home the Dubarry of Ireland 'Best Dressed' award during Wednesday evening's welcome reception.

Photo of Buck Davidson and Petite Flower at the first horse inspection (Taylor Pence)​

The excitement of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Land Rover (RK3DE) is about to begin at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Michael Jung at Rolex KY Three-Day Event 2016, photo by Michelle Dunn

The starting field of 60 has been whittled down by one following the first horse inspection at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Land Rover. Known as the "Best Weekend All Year," the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover is being held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, April 27-30.
 

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America's Best Racing, which was created to increase the profile and visibility of North America’s best Thoroughbred racing events, posted an article about the 2017 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, which is scheduled to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park from April 27-30, 2017.

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US Equestrian, which is dedicated to uniting the equestrian community, honoring achievement, and serving as guardians of equestrian sport, recently posted an article written by Glenye Oakford titled "Anglo-Arabian Vermiculus Follows Full Brother to Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Presented by Land Rover." It features the links between Lauren Kief