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Page 24 of 91 K WInTeR 2014 25 MERSANT INTERNATIONAL LTD. spotlight on On a warm, sunny September afternoon Joe Santarelli Jr. and his partners, Harry "Pancho" Zahariou and Christopher Santarelli, sit on the brick-lined patio just outside the walking ring in the Keeneland sales pavilion, collecting buyers' sales slips like offerings as the drone of the auctioneer and the bang of the hammer send yearling after yearling on its way: A bay flly is bound for a breaking and training center in Florida; some California buyers are having their chestnut colt shipped back to the Golden State; and foreign buyers may need tickets for exotic places far across the globe: Korea, Kazakstan, Argentina, and other points north, east, south, and west. Mersant coordinates the shipment and arrival of a flly entered in a race at Keeneland. COME FLy WITh US MERSANT INTERNATIONAL IS A pREMIER ShIppER OF ThE WORLD'S FINEST ThOROUghbREDS AS WELL AS ExOTIC ANIMALS, NETWORk NEWS CREWS, AND OThER UNUSUAL CARgO By Cynthia Grisolia Rick SamuelS

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