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Posted 2019-12-12 13:15:43  
Once July Favourite Retired

African Night Sky has been retired following a recurrence of the tendon injury that kept him off after running in last year’s Vodacom Durban July.

Dean Kannemeyer, who had Sun Met ambitions for the horse, said: “When we started working him heat came back in his near-fore tendon. I discussed it with Fred Crabbia and he said ‘Call it a day.’”

The six-year-old won six of his 14 starts for Justin Snaith including the 2017 Winter Guineas, Classic and Derby.

He started favourite for the 2018 July after winning the Cup Trial but he refused to settle and when Grant van Niekerk opted to let him go on, he was no better and managed only fifth. Crabbia then transferred him to Kannemeyer.- Gold Circle
 

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