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Medina Spirit, the controversial winner of the 2021 Kentucky Derby, died on Monday, December 6, 2021 at Santa Anita racetrack in Arcadia, California, from an apparent heart attack. The three-year-old Thoroughbred had just completed a five-furlong workout.

Tokyo, JPN, August 31, 2021 – Lauren Barwick of Aldergrove, BC, and Sandrino (sired by Spirit of Westfalia) lit up Baji Koen Equestrian Park with a lively Individual Freestyle Test on August 30, 2021 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games in Japan.

It can be said that breeding horses is not for the faint of heart. It takes a lot of time, energy, and perseverance to develop a foal into a competent athlete, let alone one that can shine in world class competition. Yet six Canadian breeding operations proved again this past summer that Canada is quite capable of breeding such horses.

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A Golden Moment for Swedish Show Jumping - It’s almost a century since Sweden last won Olympic Jumping Team gold, and when they did it on August 7, 2021 they did it with both style and grace.

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Canadian Olympic veteran Mario Deslauriers, 56, of New York, NY, and Bardolina 2 (Clarimo x Landos) spared no effort for a 22nd-place finish in the Jumping Individual Final on August 4, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

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Colleen Loach of Dunham, QC, and Qorry Blue d’Argouges had a performance to be proud of in the final jumping phase of eventing competition, held August 2, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

July 15, 2021 – Thirty-six horses flew into Japan last night – the first full cargo load of horses ever to land in Haneda, the waterfront airport that serves the greater Tokyo area and which is now welcoming a very different group of Olympic athletes.

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