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Lainey Ashker and her OTTB Anthony Patch compete at Burghley. Photo by Mary Pat Stone and courtesy Lainey Ashker

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Not born of silver spoons or anything easy, but with grit to soldier-on even after nearly losing her life in a rotational fall at Rolex 2008, an American rider and her OTTB went to Burghley last month to compete on the undulating fields of the manor born, with nothing more than bootstraps and help from her friends. Past castles reaching skyward with their weathered spires and over freshly cut lawns with the feel of manicured golf courses, rode four-star American Eventer Lainey Ashker on her 16-year-old off-Track Thoroughbred Anthony Patch; together they challenged in the crème de la crème of […]