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January 25 2017
By Chelsea Boyle
As champion horse ‘Barack Obama’ was cantering cross country in a mammoth 160km race, his United States namesake was farewelling his presidency.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Masterton’s Jenny Champion was on her way to winning her 10th endurance horse racing championship in Taupo.
Barack Obama, a “seasoned horse” at 19 years, proved more than up to the task in his third season of endurance racing.
“He would be the oldest horse out there competing, but he goes like a ten-year-old,” Champion said.
“He has an extraordinarily low heart rate...”
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