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Cuba’s new luxury niche: thoroughbred jumping horses

Cuba’s new luxury niche: thoroughbred jumping horses

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Already renowned for fine rum and fancy cigars, Cuba is carving out a new luxury niche that is attracting Latin American elites to the communist-run island: thoroughbred jumping horses.

By importing colts and fillies from the Netherlands, Cuban trainers are creating prized competitors capable of fetching more than $40,000 from buyers at private auctions, with much of the proceeds going back to the government-led equine enterprise.

(Photos by Ramon Espinosa/AP Photo)
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