60 Minutes: The Polo team that uses Cloned Horses

The horses of an Argentine polo club may look normal, but the way they came into existence is anything but conventional

You don’t expect to hear that some of the most cutting-edge biotechnology is now part of the elite game of polo, “the ancient sport of kings.”

But on a trip to Argentina last December, we went to a big polo match — and discovered that several of the champion horses on the field were clones.

It’s a big day in Buenos Aires — the final match in this year’s World Cup/Super Bowl of polo called the Argentine Open — with the usual pageantry, the tango included. In polo, the horses, called ponies, are just as important as their riders.

Read the full transcript of the interview at CBS.com: The Polo team that uses Cloned Horses

Watch the Video: The Polo team that uses Cloned Horses

Science Magazine: Six cloned horses help rider win prestigious polo match

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