The Palestinian Equestrian Federation halted horse-riding classes and local contests in late February as a precaution against the spread of the pandemic - a blow to one of the few sports activities in the congested and impoverished enclave.
The Melbourne Cup was run this year with the industry under extreme scrutiny following damning revelations about the fate of retired racehorses, including mistreatment and the alleged slaughter of hundreds of thoroughbreds at local abattoirs.
Cross Counter was the first British-trained horse to win the famous handicap in the city after which the race is named. The Godolphin stable was celebrating its first Melbourne Cup win, after 20 years trying.
The French national team celebrated with over a million people in Paris as they took their new trophy for a victory tour through the streets of Paris.
Every Friday is race day at the Erbil International Equestrian Club, and interest is growing as the sport gains popularity in areas controlled by the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq.
The bodies of 21 women and one man are found aboard a dinghy on the Mediterranean by humanitarian organization Medecins Sans Frontieres, 209 people are rescued.
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