After an embargo for striking a horse, horse racing-Olympic equestrian champion Todd has been allowed to resume training

After an embargo for striking a horse, horse racing-Olympic equestrian champion Todd has been allowe ...

Mark Todd, an Olympic equestrian champion, has been banned from training racehorses after receiving a four-month suspension, which was postponed due to a video that showed him striking a horse with a branch.

In a cross-country schooling session, a 66-year-old New Zealander was seen crashing a horse several times.

Todd, who won individual gold medals at the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympics, has apologised for the incident.

In February, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) granted him an interim suspension, and since his sentence was reinstated to this point, his licence has now been restored.

Todd stated to the BHA that his behaviour fell short of the expectations set and "ran contrary to the values of care and respect for the horse that drives British racing."

After retiring from three-day eventing, Todd became a racehorse trainer in 2019.

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