IN BRIEF

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BABY MCAULEY

IRE­LAND’S Mark McAuley and his new wife Char­lotte Mor­dasini have cel­e­brated the birth of baby Viggo, who ar­rived on 1 Fe­bru­ary in Geneva, Switzer­land.

GOOD­BYE TOY BOY

JES­SICA MEN­DOZA has sold her tal­ented 10-year-old Toy Boy. The Bri­tish team rider has pro­duced the geld­ing since the start of 2015 with plenty of good plac­ings up to five-star level, but Toy Boy will now be seen with Chilean rider Jorge Matte Capdev­illa of Oak­land Sta­bles.

“It was sad to say good­bye” said Jes­sica.

GCT RE­TURNS TO LON­DON IN AU­GUST

TWO new venues have been added to the 17-date Longines Global Cham­pi­ons Tour and Global Cham­pi­ons League cir­cuit in 2018. The well-es­tab­lished CSI5* at St Tropez now comes un­der the GCT ban­ner mid-sea­son with Prague host­ing the in­au­gu­ral play-offs and new su­per grand prix in De­cem­ber.

The tour kicks off in Mex­ico at the end of March, tak­ing in cities such as Mi­ami, Shang­hai, Hamburg, Paris and Ber­lin, be­fore head­ing to the Royal Hos­pi­tal Chelsea in Lon­don on 3-5 Au­gust.

The Tour con­cludes in Doha, Qatar, in Novem­ber.

MILE­STONE BIRTH­DAY

HAPPY 90th birth­day to El­iz­a­beth Slinn (née An­der­son), who rode to great suc­cess in the 1950s with Sun­salve (be­low), who was bred in Nor­folk by her fa­ther Oliver An­der­son and later rid­den by David Broome.

El­iz­a­beth and Sun­salve won the Queen El­iz­a­beth II Cup in 1957 and we un­der­stand that The Queen even wrote to El­iz­a­beth on this mile­stone birth­day.

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