It came down to one rail. One very costly rail — as the difference between first and second place at Rolex is $56,000. That one rail moved Tim Price and Wesko down to second place, moving Michael Jung and his fabulous mare, FischerRocanna up to the win. The 10-year old mare finished on her dressage score of 39.3. Jung also was third with La Biosthetique-Sam after dropping two rails. The winner of Rolex wins $100,000; the second place winner receives $44,000 and third place winner receives $36,000.
Other results included William Fox-Pitt who finished in fourth place on Bay my Hero. Phillip Dutton, who finished fifth, up from ninth overnight, with a clear round on Fernhill Cubalawn. Will Coleman, who was sixth on OBOS O’Reilly, up from eighth with a single mistake at fence five, and Boyd Martin who dropped one place to seventh with eight faults at the first and last parts of the triple combination at seven on Master Frisky. Dutton was also ninth on Fernhill Fugitive.
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Here’s an interview with Michael Jung about his win: