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Variety Club Repeats as South African HOY

Variety Club Repeats as South African HOY

Variety Club joined a select group of great South African Thoroughbreds named Horse of the Year on more than one occasion when he was honored for the second year in a row at a glittering ceremony in Johannesburg Aug. 14.

Insight Into African Horse Sickness

Insight Into African Horse Sickness

Various trainers and veterinarians discuss challenges importing and exporting horses from South Africa with quarantine regulations due to African Horse Sickness. Including concerns for contenders in the 2013 Breeders' Cup. Listen to international veterinarian John McVeigh, trainer Mike De Kock and others discuss a topicĀ  "holding back the industry."

Gary Player to Owners: Race...Don't Hide Them

Gary Player to Owners: Race...Don't Hide Them

Professional golfer and Thoroughbred breeder Gary Player has a message for horse owners, especially the connections of Rachel Alexandra and Sea The Stars, the soon-to-be respective champions in the U.S. and Europe who are not participating in the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita: Race your horses and don't dodge competition.

South African Sale Gross, Average Rise

Trainer Dominic Zaki and his patrons were the keenest buyers Aug. 14 during a surprisingly lively first session of the Emperors Palace national sale of 2-year-olds held in South Africa the TBA Sales Complex in Gosforth Park. Zaki secured the two top lots, helping to boost the gross revenue to R8.37 million ($1,044,519 in U.S. funds), an increases from last year's R8.2 million. The average price of R82,871 ($10,342) was up 3% from 2008.

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