Ice Axe - Mauritius Derby
Ice Axe - Mauritius Derby

Click above to watch Ice Axe winning the Mauritius Derby (Gr1)

(Photo : Mauritius Turf Club - Footage : iDates)


Solskjaer (IRE) - Nordic Air (SAF)

A few weeks back, you might remember that Solskjaer’s entries in the Gold Circle Derby and Oaks respectively, were causing a ripple of gooseflesh here at Summerhill. Shogunnar had just run Jackson to within a couple of lengths in the Daily News 2000 (Gr1), and Final Score crept into the money in the Oaks. They’re not alone though, in advertising the talents of their sire; Ice Axe, who has lamentably left our shores and is no longer able to showcase the virtues of his sires’ stock, has been flying the flag not only for this country, but for the farm and his father, in Mauritius. In the past couple of months, he has annexed the Bicentenary Cup (Mau Gr1) as well as the Mauritian Derby (Mau Gr1) for Rupees 1.1million and 750,000 respectively. We’ll let our correspondent say the rest :

“Ice Axe (Solskjaer ex Nordic Air) bred by Summerhill Stud is creating a sensation out here in Mauritius. He grabbed two Gr.1 races (The Bicentenary Cup over 1500m for R1.1million, and the Mauritian Derby over 1850m for R750,000) out recently from his two starts. Ice Axe is now in contention for his third win in a Gr.2 over 2200m this Saturday. We people here in Mauritius really thank Summerhill Stud for providing us with such a great champion.” - Jesse Sinspired via Facebook

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

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