Phillip Dutton and Water Cube Featured on NBC Sports

Yesterday we caught up with Phillip Dutton’s current OTTB string, including 4-year-old Water Cube, a gray gelding owned by Michael Phelps and and Team USA swim coach Bob Bowman.

Named after the swimming venue in Beijing where Michael won eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics, Water Cube’s recent career move from racing to eventing caught the attention of NBC Sports, who featured the young horse during a live broadcast of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha this week.

Broadcast journalist Michele Tafoya compared eventing to the swimming event called a medley, which combines the butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle into one race. She pointed out that Water Cube is young and new to the sport, but he, too, could be an Olympian one day.

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