Rolling Stones wife pulls horses from troubled Polish stud farm

Charlie Watts, drummer of The Rolling Stones and his wife Shirley watch a presentation of horses in Janow Podlaski on August 12, 2012The wife of Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts on Thursday became the first breeder to withdraw horses from a famed Polish stud farm after two other Arabian purebreds she owned died there. Breeder Shirley Watts’ withdrawal of the two pregnant mares worth nearly half a million euros follows the death of her other two horses on March 17 and April 3 and a political storm in February over a government-appointed director who admits he knows nothing about horses. The horses left the 200-year-old Janow Podlaski stud farm, used by an array of sheikhs and celebrities, in a truck bound for Britain earlier Thursday.

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