(… the British came and won).
British Rider William Fox-Pitt Wins Rolex 2012 in Kentucky
William Fox-Pitt, a descendant of British PM William Pitt the younger, galloped his way to success this past weekend on Parklane Hawk as he won the 2012 Rolex 4 star (CCI4*) 3 day event held in Lexington, Kentucky. Three times World Number One and nine times British Number One make William Fox-Pitt one of the most successful British Three Day Event Riders of all time and a contender for the Grand Slam prize of $350,000.
His horse, Parklane Hawk (fondly known around the barn as Parker), is a 12-year-old bay off-the-track Thoroughbred from New Zealand on which Fox-Pitt also won the Land Rover Burghley CCI4* in England last fall.