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When Anneline rode Furious – and the crowd went crazy

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Sol Kerzner’s fondness for the grand gesture was legendary and obituaries published after his recent death enumerated many of them.


31 Mar 2020
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When Anneline rode Furious – and the crowd went crazy

Circa 1980's. South Africa. Former Miss South Africa and Miss World 1974, Anneline Kriel, at a party with her husband, hotel and gambling magnate, Sol Kerzner. Picture: Gallo Images

But no one mentioned the extraordinary moment the flamboyant hotel magnate put his beauty queen wife on the back of South Africa’s champion racehorse – in a crowded banqueting hall with hundreds of revellers swilling champagne and cheering the spectacle to the chandeliers. The wife was, of course, former Miss World Anneline Kriel and the occasion was Sun City’s sumptuous launch party in 1979. The horse with the pleasure of Annie’s comely bum nestling on his bare back was Furious. He showed no sign of living up to his name and she, too, remained wonderfully calm as they clip-clopped through...

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