Monday…

13 May

So there is a scandal in horse racing–steroids– and a scandal in endurance–steroids.

The Thoroughbred Daily News has undertaken a 6-part series: “A History of Drugs in Racing.”

Part I:

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/restricted/pdf/magazine/Magazine-Drugs%20in%20Racing-Part%20I.pdf?CFID=72873979&CFTOKEN=35090085

Part II:

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http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/restricted/pdf/magazine/Magazine-Drugs%20in%20Racing-Part%20II.pdf?CFID=80389990&CFTOKEN=22516891

Part III is titled:  “The International Difference” and I look forward to reading it.

The Swiss Equestrian Federation, now joined by several others, has requested a  major inquiry into the current scandal-plagued situation, etc etc.

It can only be hoped that this request, plus the court of public opinion (rolling on floor giggling) is enough to effect positive change.

 

Meanwhile, with horse sport in full swing as the top sport competitors start backward countdown from next year’s World Equestrian Games in Normandy,  something positive is called for– and here it is.

Totilas---Rotterdam

 

 

Yes, this is still  the gold standard . The fantasy  made as real as may be possible when trying to create partnership between two sentient beings, one of which is  alien.

Good luck to horsemen everywhere  in trying to top this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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