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IMBONGI - SOUTH AFRICA

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IMBONGI SINGS OUR PRAISES

This time, it’s not only Summerhill in the headlines, its South Africa. It’s official at last, but we’ve been wondering for a while now who the Victor Ludorum would be in terms of earnings at this year’s Dubai International Racing Carnival. The good news for the Rainbow Nation is that two of the top three places are occupied by South Africans, while Mike de Kock’s charges hold four of the first six spots.

Imbongi heads the list with earnings of DHS 846,400 (approximately R1,715,820) while Mr Brockslides in with a handy DHS 798,560 (approximately R1,618,240).

Dubai has long been a happy hunting ground for South African horses, who seem to take to the desert conditions and the climate with aplomb. Victory Moon,Ipi Tombe, Jay Peg, Grey’s Inn, they’ve all flown the flag with pride, and now we have Imbongi, living up to the Zulu interpretation of his name “signing the praises”.

TOP 10 THOROUGHBRED HORSES BY EARNINGS

2010 DUBAI INTERNATIONAL RACING CARNIVAL

#

Horse

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Runs

Prize Money

1

IMBONGI (SAF)

1

2

0

0

0

3

846,400

2

ALLYBAR (IRE)

2

0

0

1

0

3

828,000

3

MR BROCK (SAF)

2

0

1

1

0

4

798,560

4

RAIHANA (AUS)

2

0

0

1

0

3

708,400

5

MENDIP (USA)

2

0

0

0

0

2

662,400

6

MUSIR (AUS)

2

0

0

0

0

2

662,400

7

GLORIA DE CAMPEAO (BRZ)

1

1

0

0

0

2

662,400

8

PRESVIS (GB)

1

1

0

0

0

2

662,400

9

RED DESIRE (JPN)

1

0

0

0

0

1

662,400

10

SIROCCO BREEZE (GB)

2

0

0

0

0

3

651,360