Tarryn Liebenberg (left) with Linda Norval (right)
(Photo : Leigh Willson)
EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS
Summerhill Stud, South Africa
11 October 2013
When Bart Cummings took out his 12th Melbourne Cup, he was rounding on 80 years in the profession. It wasn’t enough though, because “a baker’s dozen sounds better!”. She’s never going to win thirteen Melbourne Cups, but Tarryn Liebenberg’s stuck it out at Summerhill for that many years, and from start to finish, she’s been a member of the Ready To Run division. These days, she heads up not only that side of the business, but she’s also the ruling sales manager, and a veteran of thirteen consecutive Ready To Run sales. This year, she witnesses the second half of all the Ready To Runs we’ve ever attended. Tarryn’s also been the beneficiary of two Summerhill scholarships abroad, the first at the late Sheikh Maktoum’s Gainsborough Stud in Kentucky, the second under the tutorship of one of the world’s most revered “pinhookers”, Becky Thomas. Tarryn is “horses” from the dung on her boots to the top of her head (and it’s an awful long way between the two), and she’s never been far off the mark when it comes to her fancies for the Ready To Run Sale:
Lot 82: Banda (Kahal x Winter Wish) Chestnut Filly
Lot 82: Banda (Kahal x Winter Wish)
What price the cross of Kahal with a Stakes-winning daughter of Western Winter? This is a strongly made, elegant filly with plenty of style, and if we may say so, the one we’ve been waiting for. Don’t wait as long as we’ve had to - get in, boots and all!
Lot 106: More Bling (Mogok x Blingsta) Bay Colt
Lot 106: More Bling (Mogok x Blingsta)
No need to advance the cause of Mogok’s three Group One winners to date, the most recent of which, The Apache, denied just a few weeks ago in a Group One in the United States by dint of disqualification. You’d be forgiven for confusing this one with The Apache in type, but you’d never forgive yourself for not having a second look.
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park
Friday 1st November 2013, Lots 1 - 110
Sunday 3rd November 2013, Lots 111 - 248
*Six cheque payment scheme for qualifying buyers.