Oliver Townend holds on for the Win


Oliver Townend’s lucky color must be gray. After winning Burghley in 2007 on Carousel Quest, Ballaghmor Class carried him to victory again today. They used up the rail they had in hand early

Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class win Burghley.
Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class win Burghley.

on in the course, but managed to jump clean with only one time fault.

It was a tough course — only five horses jumped double clear and a total of six had no fences down.

Burghley Final Results
Final Results of the 2017 Burghley Horse Trials.

Don’t be fooled by the victory lap. Townend chose to ride Samuel Thomas. The pair finished in 21st place.

 

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