Romney horse Rafalca returns for Olympics dressage



LONDON (AP) — Rafalca the horse has returned to the Olympic spotlight for a second round of competition in equestrian team dressage — and a fresh round of attention to Mitt Romney’s finances and potential running mate.

The mare is co-owned by Romney’s wife, and has inspired political jokes about the Republican presidential candidate and the expensive sport.

Ann Romney, who rides as part of her therapy for multiple sclerosis, was in the VIP stands at Greenwich Park Tuesday.

Some reporters have charted Rafalca’s progress to determine when Mrs. Romney might return to Washington since her husband probably won’t announce his vice presidential pick without her at his side.