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KZN Breeders' Triple Million Challenge

The KZN Breeders Club has announced exciting and unique incentives for racehorse owners who purchase horses bred in KwaZulu Natal.

The KZN Breeders 1600, now known as the KZN Breeders Million Mile, a historic race run the week before the Vodacom Durban July, will carry a stake of R1m this year, up four-fold from 2011. The race will be open to all KZN-bred three and four year olds and staged at Greyville Racecourse on Sunday 1 July.

A new R1m race for juveniles will be introduced in 2013, run on Vodacom Durban July Day over 1300m at Greyville. The race will be restricted to graduates of this year’s Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale to be held at Suncoast on 5/6 July 2012.

As a further incentive, the KZN Breeders Club has introduced a bonus of R1m for any horse which, from next year, is able to win the R1m Juvenile race in 2013 as well as the KZN Breeders 1600 in 2014 and 2015.

This means a KZN Bred yearling, bought off the Suncoast KZN Yearling sale, would be eligible for three races worth R1m (as a two, three and four year old) and should the horse win all of them, an additional bonus of R1m would be awarded.

In summary, the only way to qualify for all three Million Rand races is to buy a KZN Bred on the Suncoast KZN Yearling sale.

In this way, owners are given three opportunities to win R1 million (plus the bonus), an incentive to support the local breeding industry - one which has proved itself nationally.

Roughly 250 yearlings will be offered on auction, a select band of outstanding pedigreed young colts and fillies with a strong focus on exceptional looking Thoroughbreds. Stringent selection criteria means only the best physical specimens will be on offer.

All horses born in KZN do not automatically qualify as a KZN Bred horse. The breeder must be a member of the KZN Breeders Club and have registered that horse for the Breeders Premium Scheme.