A Chinese businessman has spent 2 billion yuan (US$312.2 million) since 2009 buying and breeding Akhal-teke horses. Photo: Handout A Chinese businessman has spent 2 billion yuan (US$312.2 million) since 2009 buying and breeding Akhal-teke horses. Photo: Handout
A Chinese businessman has spent 2 billion yuan (US$312.2 million) since 2009 buying and breeding Akhal-teke horses. Photo: Handout

What an ancient horse breed tells us about the ‘Chinese dream’

Chinese billionaire Chen Zhifeng has spent over US$300 million buying and rearing Akhal-teke horses, rare prized steeds with a “blood-sweat” pedigree going back to ancient times

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A Chinese businessman has spent 2 billion yuan (US$312.2 million) since 2009 buying and breeding Akhal-teke horses. Photo: Handout A Chinese businessman has spent 2 billion yuan (US$312.2 million) since 2009 buying and breeding Akhal-teke horses. Photo: Handout
A Chinese businessman has spent 2 billion yuan (US$312.2 million) since 2009 buying and breeding Akhal-teke horses. Photo: Handout
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