Equestrianism: Boggis and Law seize initiative

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Law's mount belongs to John Hales, who is also the owner of Arko III, with whom Nick Skelton jumped a double clear round for the victorious British show jumping team in yesterday's Samsung Super League Nations Cup in Dublin.

After the disappointments of the European Championships and last week's Hickstead round of the Super League, British riders hit form again in Dublin. Holding a comfortable nine-fault lead at half-time they clung on to defeat Germany by a single fault. Belgium and the United States shared third place

Britain's Mike Etherington-Smith has been named as course designer for the 2008 Olympic Three-Day Event in Hong Kong. Having filled this role in Sydney in 2000, he becomes the first designer of two Olympic cross-country courses.