ON THIS DAY – March 27th 2014 – Irish Sport Horse Bay My Hero wins Kentucky Three Day Event
- 27 March 2020, 10:40
Six years ago today the Irish Sport Horse, Bay My Hero claimed a superb victory in the prestigious Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event in the United States.
Ridden by Britain’s William Fox Pitt, the Bryan Maguire-bred Cult Hero gelding moved up to first place after the cross country phase and had to jump clear in show jumping to ensure victory.
Speaking at the time, breeder Bryan Maguire said:
“I’m as proud as punch. I sold Bay My Hero, who is fully Irish, when he was a four-year-old after he came second at Tattersalls. His owner Catherine Witt has brought him along slowly and carefully without any pressure, and I believe that’s the way to produce winners. The proof was seen today. Catherine and William have been a great team, and Catherine keeps me in touch with every step of his progress. I’m delighted for them.”
Third place went to the USA’s Buck Davidson Jr and the Ramiro B bay gelding Ballynoe Castle RM, bred in Ireland by Sylvester Cullen, while in eighth was Trading Aces, sired by Coevers Diamond Boy, bred by Ireland’s Patrick Minogue, and ridden by the USA’s Phillip Dutton.