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July Day Stars Set To Leave South Africa
The continued success of South Africa's leading horses when sent to campaign in the northern hemisphere looks to have robbed that country of 2 of its most exciting gallopers, reports saracehorse.com. One of them is Australian-bred Gr1 Durban July Handicap runner-up Sushisan (Fuji Kiseki-Meine Tochter, by Bataan), who was passed in for $20,000 as a weanling at the 2003 Inglis Select Weanling Sale in Sydney, and who is headed to Dubai. Sushisan was later sold as a yearling in South Africa for R180,000 ($35,000). The second horse is 2YO Fearless (Western Winter-Festive Forever, by Foveros), who pulverized his opposition in the R500,000 ($100,000) Gr1 Golden Horseshoe (1400m) last Saturday at Greyville. Trained by Ormond Ferraris, Fearless will join the Hong Kong stables of Ferraris' son David, trainer of one of the world's best racehorses in Vengeance Of Rain (Zabeel-Danelagh, by Danehill). David Ferraris is a part owner of Fearless, who was a "R1 million ($200,000) purchase at the National (South African) Sales."