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Jilly Cooper on 'racy' equestrianism and the Team GB win

Author Jilly Cooper told 5 liveBreakfast that she was excited about Team GB's first show-jumping gold medal in 60 years.

A good friend of team leader Nick Skelton, 54, who was competing in his sixth games, she said the world of equestrianism was very much like how she depicted it in her books.

Ms Cooper added that the sport used to be more popular than football.

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  • 07 Aug 2012
  • From the section UK