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Interest in Equestrian Sports Surges in China

Across Asia, the increase in sales of luxury goods has been sparked, in part, by the rise of China's middle class.  Among the unusual luxuries enjoyed by some wealthy Chinese is the ownership of horses.  The lifestyle associated with horses has become a new status symbol among a small but growing group of mainland Chinese. Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People's Republic of China, banned horse racing in 1949 as a shameful capitalist pursuit. More than 60 years...

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