Polish horse auction sales much lower after government purge

Mare Emira is presented at the yearly Arabian horse auction "Pride of Poland", in Janow Podlaski, Poland, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. Poland's right-wing government is facing a test of its reputation at the auction at a 199-year-old stud farm, after the state breeding program's reputation faced a setback earlier this year when the new conservative government purged the three top managers in the breeding program, considered a national treasure.(AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)JANOW PODLASKI, Poland (AP) — Sales at a famed horse auction on a remote state-run farm in eastern Poland on Sunday were much lower this year, with some potential buyers staying away after the country's right-wing government carried out a controversial political purge of managers in the respected Arabian horse breeding program.

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