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When it comes to “drop kicks”, one that immediately springs to mind is Joel Stransky’s in the 1995 World Cup final against New Zealand. A horse of the same name is now in the racing headlines — the three-year-old won the Egoli Mile at Turffontein on Wednesday night and will now be trucked to KwaZulu-Natal to be sold at Tuesday’s 2019 Shongweni sale. Drop Kick is one of 19 horses being offered for sale by the estate of the late Chris Gerber, whose death in 2018 was mourned throughout the racing community and beyond. “The Gerber family are retaining a handful of horses based on various reasons, not least of all sentimental. Some are those raced with Chris’s brother, Johnny, and we are also keeping the first horse that won in his silks after his passing,” said Colin Gordon, CEO for Gerber’s Moutonshoek Stud. A son of Judpot, Drop Kick should prove popular with buyers as he is on the upgrade and is a full brother to Grade 1 winner Forest Indigo. The Shongweni sale, which starts at 11am,...

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