Hi, I wanted to share with everyone that I am very biased towards who wins at Rolex this year. Yes, I think that Mark Todd has a good shot and it would be exciting to have him win his second **** in a row, thus rekindling the Triple Crown win. And, we should always watch Phillip Dutton and Mary King with awe. But neither of them are going to cause me to switch teams and cheer for them. I am completely and totally a Griffindor/Kristin Bachman devotee.
Kristin has a long history of good rides with Griff, he is her long time partner…. ever since she bought him from ME! So you can excuse my bias! I used to gallop Grif for Homestretch Farms, Auburn WA, where he was bred and trained. When I decided galloping racehorses was a good way to shorten my life abruptly, I bought Griff and took him home to become an event horse. Kristin came over a few weeks later and pointed to him and said: “I want that one. Is he for sale?”
I was cowed, who was I to argue against true love?! Besides, it is a dream come true to watch a partnership that I helped form, come to be one of the great love stories in our sport.
So, THREE CHEERS to them and I wish them the best. Just dodge those tornadoes, Grif!