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Tremain, Garrick, fl 1970s-2000s:[Racing Swab Box - Eventing Swab Box] Sunday Star Times, 9 July 2000.

Reference Number: H-614-012

In the 'Racing Swab Box' a vet is taking a urine sample from a horse, while the jockey waits outside with his back to the proceedings. In the 'Eventing Swab Box' the vet is taking a sample from the horserider inside the box, while the horse waits patiently outside, his head turned politely away. The cartoon alludes to allegations that had been made in England's Sunday Mirror in June 2000 that Mark Todd, New Zealand's prominent equestrian, had been caught taking cocaine and indulging in unprotected homosexual intercourse. Todd's participation in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney was in jeopardy as the International Olympic Committee's anti-doping code specifically mentions Class A drugs like cocaine.

Key terms:
1 image, categorised under Ink drawings and Cartoons (Commentary), related to Garrick Tremain, Mark James Todd, N.S.W.) Olympic Games (27th ; 2000 ; Sydney, Fun & Games - New Zealand Cartoon Perspectives on the Olympics 1952-2000. :Cartoon exhibition., International Olympic Committee, Doping in sports, Horse sports and Olympics.

Part of:
Tremain, Garrick, fl 1970s-2000s:12 photocopies of cartoons on Olympic themes published in the Otago Daily Times and the Sunday Star Times, 1988-2000., Reference Number H-614-001/012 (6 digitised items)

Extent: 1 original cartoon(s)A4 photocopy.. Single art work

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