EQUESTRIAN: Super Fox-Pitt hits half-century mark

First published in Sport

British Olympic star William Fox-Pitt won the 50th three-day event of his stellar career on Sunday.

Just a week after finishing third at Burghley and also landing the £95,000 HSBC Classics crown, Fox-Pitt took the Fidelity Blenheim International CCI three-star title in Oxfordshire.

Riding Seacookie, the 43-year-old kept his nerve to jump a clear showjumping round he required to see off the challenge of New Zealand’s double Olympic champion Mark Todd and Fox-Pitt’s London 2012 colleague Tina Cook.

Fox-Pitt and Seacookie finished on a score of 39 penalties, with Todd and Conair on 42, and Cook and De Novo News 42.8.

Fox-Pitt, whose career has seen him win numerous Olympic, world and European medals, also finished second in Blenheim’s CIC three-star class behind last weekend’s Burghley winner Andrew Nicholson.

New Zealander Nicholson triumphed on Quimbo with a score of 40.7 penalties, with Fox-Pitt and Bay My Hero on 44.8 and Britain’s Izzy Taylor (Starchaser) third.

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