A record finishing score, a new star emerges and the defending champion gives her all: everything you need to know about what happened at Badminton today

  • Laura Collett scored a fabulous win to stay at the top of the Badminton Horse Trials results, at the event presented by Mars Equestrian. Riding her Olympic gold medallist London 52, Laura jumped a clear round in the final phase, adding just 0.4 of a time-fault for a record finishing score of 21.4 at the famous five-star.

    Ros Canter finished runner-up on five-star debutant Lordships Graffalo

    Oliver Townend slipped slightly down the order but still finished third and fifth on his two outstanding greys

    Piggy March had yet another day to remember with the defending champion Vanir Kamira, who finished fourth in the Badminton Horse Trials results

    Amateur rider Lauren Innes enjoyed a dream debut, jumping a double clear to finish 37th on Global Fision M – after managing to secure the services of a celebrity groom

    And there was a first-time completion for Becky Heappey on her fourth attempt at Badminton – against the odds

    A gutsy little thoroughbred gave his rider a fabulous round across-country on their first Badminton attempt

    There was drama at the final horse inspection before showjumping

    And there has been an update on the condition of Nicola Wilson after her heavy fall yesterday (7 May)

    Our bumper 20-page Badminton report will be in our 12 May issue and keep fully up-to-date with all the action during Badminton week via horseandhound.co.uk, where a host of features and reports will be published.

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