Olympic Shorts:Winning on Charisma

Winning on Charisma

When Mark Phillips entered the dressage arena of Seoul's new $83 million equestrian park last week, neither luck nor the weather was with him. Dressed in customary black hunting cap and swallowtail coat, the husband of Britain's Princess Anne began the first stage of the grueling three-day equestrian event under a hard, wind-driven rain and placed a mediocre 28th out of 40. Phillips' lot did not improve on the second day: his mount Cartier failed to withstand the speed and endurance test on an obstacle course replete with bamboo hedges and water traps. At that point, the royal son-in-law withdrew from...

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