Plans to send African Night Sky to Dubai for next year’s World Cup Carnival have been scuppered after the horse damaged a tendon.

.African Night Sky – will be off for some time

The Vodacom Durban July favourite was due to be put into quarantine in Cape Town and would then make his way to Dubai where he would join the Mike de Kock yard.

When he arrived in Cape Town they discovered the injury and it seems to have happened while the horse was in transit from Durban.

Fred Crabbia’s horse is with Dean Kannemeyer in Cape Town while they decide on his future.

“He will definitely be out of action for at least the whole summer,” said Kannemeyer. “He will be sent to the farm for the next few months to give him time to recuperate and then we’ll have to take it from there.”

Mike De Kock

It was disappointing for De Kock as African Night Sky had the class to do a bit of damage at the Carnival. “The new horses for me will be Marinaresco, who will be coming in from the UK, as well as Yakeen and Royal Crusade,” said De Kock.

African Night Sky had been with Justin Snaith and was one of his five runners in the Durban July. He went off as favourite but Grant van Niekerk was never able to overcome a wide draw and the slow pace did not do him any favours either. In the end he finished fifth behind stable companion Do It Again.

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Highlands Stud Part of RidgemontSep 18, 2018 @ 6:40pm
A Sad day for South African breeding and racing with the loss of Soft Falling Rain,bred at Highlands to later stand at Wilgerbosdrift. A Sire with such a promising future. Condolences to all at Wilgerbosdrift. A foal by Soft Falling Rain ex Icy Fire (pictured today) at the end of the rainbow 🌈
Highlands Stud Part of Ridgemont
Highlands Stud Part of RidgemontSep 18, 2018 @ 5:51pm
Very sad, great loss to our industry. Sincere condolences to all at Wilgerbosdrift Stud.
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Need I say more....

Dynasty colt ex Helleborus Blue, 1/2 brother to GROUP winners The Hangman and Trip To Heaven! #pureclass #dynasty