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Olympic Updates

Lamaze wins gold, Madden bronze
Eric Lamaze of Canada rode Hickstead to the individual gold medal in Olympic equestrian jumping on Thursday, winning a timed jump-off over Rolf-Goran Bengtsson of Sweden, who took silver on Ninja, from NBC.  Read more >>

Lamaze is the Golden Boy
Canada’s Eric Lamaze claimed Individual Jumping gold on the final equestrian evening of the 2008 Olympic Games, from the FEI.  Read more >>

Olympic Dressage, Eventing and Jumping Results
From the United States Equestrian Team. 

Clarification on procedures related to positive doping/medication cases at the 2008 Olympic Games
Below are some clarifications, from the FEI. 

Doping scandal spoils HK party, casts doubt on horse events
The Olympic equestrian events, meant to include Hong Kong in China’s coming-out party, reeled from success to scandal as doping again cast doubt on the future of elite horse sports in the Games, from Yahoo.  Read more >>

State-of-the-art horse doping test
The use of the banned substance capsaicin in Irish showjumper Denis Lynch’s horse Lantinus was discovered in the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s state-of-the art dope-testing laboratory, from Channel 4.  Read more >>

Early hours Olympic dressage meeting was ‘inappropriate’ says FEI
A controversial meeting called by dressage technical delegate Mariette Withages with only four of the Olympic teams to discuss judging during the dressage competition has been deemed inappropriate, according to an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) enquiry, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

Modern Pentathlon
There was a Pentathlon in the ancient Olympic Games, from  Read more >>

Equestrian Sport

Jo-Anne Williams’ eventing death ruled accidental by coroner
A verdict of accidental death has been recorded on Jo-Anne Williams, from Horse and Hound.  Read more >>

World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition to feature top stock horses and trainers
World’s Richest Stock Horse Competition to feature top stock horses and trainers, from the NSHA.  Read more >>

Equine Welfare

State Horse Racing Board Cracks Down On Steroid Use
With 25 victories, John Sadler is the leading trainer at Del Mar, Calif. However, his rise to success is accompanied by some whispers of unethical practices, from 10News.  Read more >>

Horse Celebration Reform Emphasizes Health
The 70th annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is underway in Shelbyville with a little more scrutiny, from NewsChannel5.  Read more >>

Horse vet dies of Hendra virus
A Brisbane, Australia, vet who fell ill with Hendra virus has died in hospital, his employer says, from  Read more >>

Human Interest

‘Batman’ star says he learned acting from horses
Welsh-born actor Christian Bale, who has won acclaim for playing Batman and other roles, says he honed his acting techniques by watching horses, from the Daily Times.  Read more >>

Horse-drawn paintings for sale
Retirement can be a time for exploring one’s creative side, at last unburdened by the demands of work, from The Union-Tribune.  Read more >>


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