Poland’s Michal Rapczewicz Yellow Carded For Blood on Randon from Spurs at CEL World Cup Final
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ZHASHKIV, Ukraine, Mar. 31–Poland’s Michal Rapcewicz was eliminated from the Central European League World Cup Final when Randon, the horse he competed at both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic Games, showed blood on both sides from what officials determined was caused by spurs and a yellow disciplinary card was issued to the rider.
The Polish SP gelding began his Grand Prix career in 2006 and was ridden at both World Equestrian Games in Aachen, Germany that year and Lexington, Kentucky in 2010, Euopean Championships and several World Cup Finals in both Europe and the United States as well as the two Olympics. The horse is now 16 years old.
The President of the Ground Jury, Larysa Velyka of the Ukraine, an International Equestrian Federation (FEI) 4* judge, eliminated the 31-year-old rider based on a report of FEI Chief Steward Jan Posluszny of Poland, the organizers reported.
Two yellow cards within a year of one another triggers automatic suspension of two months.