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Price Tops Podium at Burgh­ley

Hold­ing the lead af­ter cross coun­try, Tim Price (NZL) and Ring­wood Sky Boy put in one of only eight clear show-jump­ing rounds to win the Sept. 2 Land Rover Burgh­ley Horse Tri­als CCI**** in Eng­land. The pair, who placed fifth in 2017, fin­ished on a score of 27.3. “What a su­per year,” said Price. “Sky Boy de­serves a good day. So of­ten we nail two out of the three phases, so to fi­nally pull them all to­gether in a ma­jor com­pe­ti­tion is fan­tas­tic. This win means ev­ery­thing and I’m su­per proud of my horse.”

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Oliver Townend and Bal­lagh­mor Class fin­ished the four-star event in se­cond place on a score of 31.9. “He’s still only 11, and I’ve been telling peo­ple for years how good he is,” Townend said of his horse. “He’s proved that again to­day. For me, he turned into a pro­fes­sional this week and dug deep, whereas last year he won out of naivety.”

Tim Price and Ring­wood Sky Boy

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