They gathered ’round a soggy Inspection Hill on Wednesday under a volatile Kentucky sky which presented an unmistakable air of wet anxiousness. Dressed for success with their 1500lb. accessories in tow, they dutifully took their turn on the catwalk in this, the first horse inspection of Rolex Kentucky 2016.
When the dust settled, all 72 presented combinations were cleared to begin the first phase of North America’s premier 3-day event. A pair of late scratches from Rachel McDonough (Irish Rhythm) and Caroline Martin and (Quantum Solace) and some trampled geraniums aside, it was a smooth afternoon of high fashion and high hopes.