Parklane Hawk: the facts

  • At this year’s Badminton the 13-year-old bay gelding Parklane Hawk is vying to be the first horse to win a Rolex Grand Slam single-handedly.

    Born: 2000
    Breeding: NZ thoroughbred, by Grosvenor out of Deebee Lady
    Height: 16.3hh
    Owner: Catherine Witt
    Rider: William Fox-Pitt
    Current BE points: 825
    Career highlights: third at Burghley CCI**** in 2012, winner of Kentucky CCI**** in 2012, Burghley CCI**** winner in 2011, second at Blair CIC** in 2011 and winner of Blenheim CCI*** in 2010
    Stable name: Parker

    Did you know?

      • Parklane Hawk’s damsire was the thoroughbred Brilliant Invader, a successful racehorse sire who also sired top-class showjumpers and eventers, including Blyth Tait’s 1996 Olympic champion Ready Teddy and Wendy Schaeffer’s 2010 Adelaide four-star winner Koyuna Sun Dancer.
      • He was produced to three-star level in New Zealand, by Matthew Grayling.
      • He won on his first attempt at four-star, at Burghley 2011, despite William having an error of course in the dressage.

    Find out how Lucinda Green got on riding Parklane Hawk in this week’s issue of H&H (2 May 2013)

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