Top 3 Todd: Kiwi moves up World Eventing Rankings

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Sir Mark Todd, pictured with Badminton contender Leonidas II at the World Equestrian Games in 2014, is third in the world eventing rankings.
Sir Mark Todd, pictured with Badminton contender Leonidas II at the World Equestrian Games in 2014, is third in the world eventing rankings. © Arnd Bronkhorst/FEI

As the famous Badminton Horse Trials loom this weekend, leading contender Mark Todd has risen to No.3 in the FEI World Eventing Rankings.

Hot Badminton favourite Michael Jung, the reigning Olympic champion, FEI Classics, and Rolex Grand Slam contender, has a seemingly unassailable lead, with 612 points, compared with second placed Chris Burton of Australia, who is on 484.

New Zealander Todd, who will ride Leonidas II at Badminton this weekend, is just a whisker behind on 483. He took over the third spot from compatriot Tim Price, who has dropped back to 11th, just behind Britain’s William Fox-Pitt in 10th, who dropped from fourth.

US Badminton contender Phillip Dutton has risen up to fourth in the rankings from seventh with 449, ahead of Australia’s Shane Rose, whose position in fifth is unchanged from the last rankings update.

The USA’s Lauren Kieffer has made a dramatic jump up the rankings, thanks to her second place at Kentucky last weekend, and is now in ninth position, coming up from 21st.

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