Wetsuit Horse's Tuesday News & Notes from Pennfield

WetSuitHorse.jpgChampion Australian sprinter Hay List stepped out in a sweet wetsuit-like ensemble after the Newmarket Handicap in Melbourne Saturday.

Move over, Sleazies: The Recovery Suit is the latest on the equine bodywear scene. The zippered compression costume suit is styled after garments popular amongst swimmers and cyclists, designed to help increase circulation and prevent muscle fatigue. Australian manufacturers Hidez recommend use  “during all transportation, stabling and prior to and after exercise or competition.”  And with such flattering lines and a $950 price tag, who could resist? [AdelaideNow] [Hidez]

YouTube & NBC have agreed to stream the London Olympics. Though the official announcement is forthcoming, details suggest the stream will include all sports, as well as recaps and interviews. [COTH]

After being paralyzed in a fall at the Nurstead Court Horse Trials (UK) last year, former eventer Ruth Mathieson has her sights set on competing in para dressage. Her mare Ameya will serve double duty, continuing to event under Tim Rusbridge while learning the para dressage ropes under Mathieson. [Horse & Hound]

Following a decisive win at Gulfstream Park (Fla.) last month, 2011 Kentucky Derby champ Animal Kingdom is sadly off the $10 Million Dubai World Cup trail. Trainer Graham Motion announced via twitter that the gelding was leg sore after breezing five furlongs yesterday at Palm Meadows training center.  [Blood-Horse]

Dressage superhero Steffen Peters had a really good time at the Del Mar CDI-W (Calif.). He topped the Olympic Grand Prix Special with veteran Ravel on an 80.28 percent after winning the Grand Prix freestyle with his new Akiko Yamazaki-owned mount Legolas 92. [COTH]

Dubarry are celebrating their 75th anniversary by raising



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