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Right Royal Rave

When Sebueng trotted up by 2.5 at Greyville towards the end of last week, we should’ve known something was cooking. This coming weekend the former Premier of KZN, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, hosts an old-style country race meeting at his farm near Pietermaritzburg’s Table Mountain, and we’d already agreed with His Majesty King Letsie that Saturday would be the filly’s swansong, notwithstanding Michael Roberts’ misgivings about testing her over this fresh patch of naked veldt.
 

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WHEN OUR HIP-STICKER GOES ON, THE CLASS GOES IN.

Corredor
Corredor

Corredor

(Photo : Gold Circle)

THE EMPERORS PALACE SUMMER READY TO RUN

@SUMMERHILL FEBRUARY 2014

When

Corredor

blitzed his way to 3rd in the

R600,000 KZN Guineas

, he reminded us that his value is not about what you pay, it’s what you get that counts.

Like first-timer,

Adapt Or Dye

(cost

R5,000

)

and

I Got You Babe

(

5 wins

to date, cost

R7,000

)

,

he’s racing’s nearest thing to a sure bet.

summerhill stud
summerhill stud

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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FAMOUS FIVE?

“Five of the top seven sires of 3-Year-Olds by AEPR,

were ‘made’ on Greig Muir’s watch”

We all have our strengths in life, and we trust we offend no-one when we say we all have our weaknesses, too. In the world of racehorse breeding, there are those that specialise in strong broodmare operations, others are good at prepping yearlings or breeze-up candidates, and others make stallions. Among history’s famous stallion-makers, think of Lord Derby (Hyperion, Phalaris, Fairway, Pharos), Marcel Boussac (Tourbillon, Pharis II, Djebel etc), Senor Tesio, the Italian (Nearco, Ribot and Donatello), the American Bull Hancock’sClaiborne Farm (Sir Gallahad III, Nasrullah, Bold Ruler, Princequillo, Nijinsky, Mr.Prospector, Danzig,) and the farm eventually acquired by South African Graham Beck, John Gaines’Gainesway, which stood Blushing Groom, Lyphard, Vaguely Noble, Riverman, Unbridled and Cozzene. At Spendthrift, Leslie Combs assembled Seattle Slew, Raise A Native, Royal Charger, Exclusive Native and Caro.

Japan has the Yoshida family’s Shadai Farm (Northern Taste, Sunday Silence, King Kamehameha,Deep Impact). In the Antipodes, the New Zealander Sir Patrick Hogan is famous for Sir Tristram and his potent son Zabeel, while John Messara’sArrowfield Stud has been host to a slew of top sires kicking off with Danehill, and his exceptional sons Redoubte’s Choice and Flying Spur, while he let one slip through his fingers when, having bred Zabeel, he sold him as a yearling. Ireland has John Magnier’sCoolmore (Sadler’s Wells, Galileo, Danehill, Montjeu, Giant’s Causeway, Danehill Dancer, High Chaparral etc.), arguably the most formidable force in the stallion business in modern times. We shouldn’t forget though, Prince Khalid Abdullah’sJuddmonte Farm, home to Rainbow Quest, Oasis Dream, and Dansili, and breeder of Danehill.

Turning to South Africa, quite remarkably for a man who would’ve told you himself that he was not a true-blue horseman, but who somehow developed an intuition for what would make a good stallion, the late Graham Beck assembled the likes of Elevation, Jungle Cove, Harry Hotspur, Golden Thatch, Badger Land, National Assembly and Jallad, while from an earlier generation, we remember the Birch Brothers, whose farms were graced by the champion sires Asbestos II, Fairthorn, Highveld, Ranjit and Plum Bold.

Which raises the question, what about Summerhill? The property’s early history is characterised by Raymond Ellis of Hartford, who despite having no more than 25 mares at any one time, made the champion sires Cape Heath, Sybil’s Nephew and Masham. Of course, we’ll always have Northern Guest to shout about: he was a legend long before his passing, and if only because he came in our infancy, he will probably remain the most famous resident we’ll know. However, he is not alone. Home Guard, Liloy, National Emblem, Rambo Dancer, Fard (an Equus championship finalist alongside Fort Wood and National Assembly with his first crop), Kahal and Muhtafal have all been great servants, and all of them have either occupied the top five on the sires log at one point or another, or earned themselves a championship of sorts. Yet we’ve been saying it for a couple of years, and now there is some vindication for our view, that in the current roster, we’ve never been better served in the potential of the stallions on the farm.

On the face of it at least, they represent something of a step up on any assembly we’ve hosted before, and if logic has anything to do with outcomes, this was to be expected. But that isn’t the way this game works; it has its own rules, which often reward intuition ahead of what might appear to be obvious. That’s why some stallion masters are more successful than others in accumulating game-changing prospects, and a glance at a table just published by the Sporting Post reveals that five of the top seven sires of Three-Year-Olds by average earnings per runner, were “made” on Greig Muir’s watch. Here are the numbers:

#

SIRE

FARM

AEPR (ZAR)

1

Stronghold

Summerhill Stud

36,142

2

Var

Avontuur Stud

29,675

3

Cataloochee

Summerhill Stud

23,962

4

Solskjaer

Summerhill Stud

23,088

5

Kahal

Summerhill Stud

22,353

6

Tiger Ridge

Wilgerbosdrift Stud

19,559

7

Mullins Bay

Summerhill Stud

19,536

8

Right Approach

Wilgerbosdrift Stud

19,178

9

Toreador

The Alchemy Stud

18,287

10

Silvano

Maine Chance Farm

17,776

11

Jet Master

Klipdrift Farm

16,794

12

Trippi

Drakenstein Stud

15,891

Obviously encouraging for us is the bold showing of our young sires, whose first runners are only three, and have already made their entry into the table with their debut crops.

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Linda Norval +27 (0) 33 263 1081

or email linda@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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BINGELELA GREETS MAIDEN WIN WITH A CHARGE

Bingelela by Cataloochee
Bingelela by Cataloochee

Click above to watch Bingelela winning his maiden…

(Image : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

BINGELELA (SAF)

2011 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

BINGELELA (SAF)

Cataloochee (SAF) - Greet The Greek (SNL) by Lichine (USA)

2 Year Old Bay Colt

DOB 2009-08-23

Owner : Paul Foo-Kune

Trainer : Tony Rivalland

Jockey : Athandiwe Mgudlwa

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

BINGELELA is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

SOCCER WORLD PLATE

Greyville, Night, Turf, 1200m

22 May 2012

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

BINGELELA

57.0

0

4

A Mgudlwa

Tony Rivalland

2

0.50

BLACK PLATINUM

60.0

62

7

R Danielson

Herman Brown / Frank Robinson

3

0.75

ALEXANDER

57.0

0

3

S Cormack

Glen Kotzen

4

1.50

PATRIOT

60.0

52

2

B Jacobson

Wendy Whitehead

5

2.50

TUSKAGEE AIRMAN

60.0

0

1

K Zechner

Dennis Bosch

6

3.00

SPECIAL HENNY (ARG)

60.0

63

10

K Teetan

Pat Lunn

7

3.10

ROYAL RAJAH

57.0

0

6

M Byleveld

Duncan Howells

8

4.10

MILITARY TATTOO

60.0

57

13

B Lerena

Doug Campbell

9

5.35

YANKEE MASTER

60.0

53

9

K Latham

Herman Brown / Frank Robinson

10

8.60

LIBERTY SON

60.0

69

11

* D Dillon (2.5)

Michael Roberts

11

11.10

GOLDEN LORD

60.0

62

14

A Forbes

Chris Erasmus

12

12.85

ALMUSHEER

60.0

52

8

L Africa

Des Egdes

13

13.60

CELEMBA

60.0

55

5

* K de Melo (1.5)

Des Egdes

14

22.60

GALLIUS MAXIMUS

60.0

33

12

S Veale

Chris Erasmus

summerhill stud genuine article
summerhill stud genuine article

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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JOHN MOTAUNG'S TOP FILLIES AND COLTS FOR READY TO RUN 2011

John Motaung
John Motaung

COLTS

Lot

Horse

DOB

Sire

Dam

66

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

10/11/2009

Tale Of The Cat (USA)

Hampton Rover (USA)

135

WHITE TIGER

30/10/2009

Tiger Ridge (USA)

Refined Gold

62

BINGELELA

23/09/2009

Cataloochee

Greet The Greek (SNL)

131

MULAAZEM

06/10/2009

Kahal (GB)

Qawaafil (USA)

18

NORMAN CONQUEST (AUS)

10/09/2009

Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE)

Chanteloup (GB)

FILLIES

Lot

Horse

DOB

Sire

Dam

41

NKANDLA (AUS)

04/08/2009

Forestry (USA)

Elusiv Lady In Red (USA)

56

COMING UP ROSES

26/09/2009

Muhtafal (USA)

Gloriosa

144

ROARING WATER

26/07/2009

Mullins Bay (GB)

Shirley Singer

84

ELEGANT BAY

13/09/2009

Mullins Bay (GB)

Kali Dancer

109

MY ARGENTINE LADY (ARG)

06/08/2009

El Prado (IRE)

My American Lady (USA)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 6th November 2011

For more information, please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za and www.tba.co.za

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RELATIONSHIPS BUILD VALUE

Ravishing Stallion
Ravishing Stallion

Ravishing

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

“Friendships Mean Everything”

Summerhill is one of those places where friendships mean everything. The world is a big place, and the only way to make it smaller is to make friends. It is true that transactions build turnovers, and none of us can do without them, but in our case, relationships build value. Today we have the pleasure of greeting some of our oldest friends, and by that we speak in generational terms. Just recently, Igugu became the fourth horse known to these pastures, to take Africa’s most famous prize, the Vodacom Durban July, and she did so from an erstwhile paddock-mate, Pierre Jourdan. Our connection with this enormous event goes back 65 years however, to the victory of Pat Goss Snr’s diminutive St Pauls, still the smallest horse ever to wear the blue sash. He did so from draw 20 and came home in record time, some achievement for a horse who started out in pony and galloway handicaps (races reserved for horses under 15 hands), and went on to stardom.

In 1952, Raymond Ellis’ Mowgli got up in the dying strides to deny Irradiate, in one of the races greatest displays of courage, and his feats that year guaranteed his place among the immortals.

The 1993 renewal fell to Dancing Duel, who added the great race to a resume which included that year’s South African Guineas and the Daily News 2000, guaranteeing him the Champion Three-Year-Old title. He carried the silks of our old mate Luke Bales, of Singita fame. Then of course, there was Igugu, in the colours of one of our first customers, Andre Macdonald and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, whose family association stretches more than two decades.

You might ask what this has to do with relationships, and all of them have their own story, none more so than little St Pauls. Pat Goss was the eternal optimist, and after his horse had completed a spell on his farm The Springs, in the remote reaches of East Griquland, he told all who would listen that he had just loaded the July winner onto the Durban-bound train.

His optimism extended to booking out Durban’s most famous hospitality landmark, The Kew Hotel on the city’s Berea, almost three months before the starter would call them into line. The manager of the hotel was a young “deb” by the name of June Macguire, and she made the reservation. In the aftermath of the race, every Durbanite, whether he knew Pat Goss or not, who share the winning owner’s reverence for the Durbn July, was invited to the party, and its reputed to have raged for two days. Shortly afterwards the Kew burnt down, but its said it had nothing to do with the July party.

The point of this story is that June Maguire’s daughter, Robin Coller, married an American by name of Robert Muir, today one of South Africa’s landmark racehorse owners, and Robin and the boss go back as mates to their schooldays. They are visiting today, and Robert will tell you that when his first foal arrived here he was told his four day old foal, “Hot Guard would win the Smirnoff (Gr1)”. Just like Luke Bales was told the day Dancing Duel was born, that he win the July. Of course, we’ve made other prophecies here before, and they haven’t all been right, but we got these two right.

Robert and Robin have kept their mares at Summerhill for many years, and whilst their band has been relatively small, they’ve bred stand-outs Rambo’s Jewel, (Horse of the Year in KZN), Sleek Braashee etc, as well as standing the celebrated racehorses, Cataloochee and Ravishing at the Midlands nursery. Few things are more worthy than good friends, and these are among the best.

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IKATI : EYE-CATCHING WIN ON DEBUT

Ikati wins on debut for trainer Dennis Drier
Ikati wins on debut for trainer Dennis Drier

Click above to watch Ikati winning on debut…

(Image : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

IKATI

2010 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

A new horse to watch emerged from the meeting at Clairwood on Saturday July 16; the Dennis Drier-trained two-year-old Cataloochee filly, Ikati, who was an impressive winner of the last over 1000m despite running green reports David Thiselton for Gold Circle.

IKATI (Cataloochee - Jumping Jaguar by Muhtafal (USA))

DOB 2008-08-07

2 Year Old Chestnut Filly

Owner : Mr Mayesh Chetty

Trainer : Dennis Drier

Jockey : Stuart Randolph

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 61.08

Career Record : 1 Win, 1 Start

IKATI is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2010 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

PLAY ALL TO COME BET MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE

Clairwood, Turf, 1000m

16 July 2011

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

IKATI

57.0

0

3

S Randolph

Dennis Drier

2

0.75

SWEET CHARITY

60.0

67

6

A Marcus

Alyson Wright

3

4.00

FOREIGN GAL

57.0

0

7

K Jupp

Glen Puller

4

4.50

SHERI BABY

60.0

67

5

* L Mohapi (4.0)

Glen Kotzen

5

5.00

IMPRESS ME

60.0

0

2

C Maujean

Greg & Karen Anthony

6

5.10

SHADY CREEK

60.0

58

1

* D S Lembethe (2.5)

Steve Lodge

7

5.85

BLAZING MINUET

57.0

0

9

* A Mgudlwa (1.5)

Alyson Wright

8

8.85

MOON FLOWER

60.0

0

8

B Dean

Wendy Whiteheand

9

10.10

STEP IT UP

57.0

0

4

I Sturgeon

Herman Brown

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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DEATH OF AL MUFTI

Stallion Al Mufti
Stallion Al Mufti

Al Mufti

(Photo : Sporting Post)

AL MUFTI

ROBERTO - LASSIE DEAR 

South Africa’s leading Turf publication, The Sporting Post, reports that Al Mufti has passed away in his paddock at Ascot Stud on this morning, Thursday March 3, 2011, just six days short of his 26th birthday. He was, beyond doubt, South Africa’s most influential sire of the last two decades.

Al Mufti had been retired from commercial stud duties in 2007, following fertility issues and his last full crop are current 3-year-olds and include 2011 Grade 1 Cape Derby winner, Top Seller. From his last efforts at stud, in 2007, came ten foals born in 2008 - now two-year-olds.

A son of Roberto, Al Mufti is out of Lassie Dear and is half brother to Weekend Surprise, the dam of Champion US sire A.P. Indy.

Champion sire of South Africa in 2002, Al Mufti has sired Champions of both sexes. Today, he’s a successful sire-of-sires, and influential sire of broodmares.

GRADE 1 WINNERS BY AL MUFTI

Horse

Sex

Dam

Damsire

AL NITAK

Colt

Jessamine

Del Sarto

ALASTOR

Colt

Damascus Road

Mecca Road

ARABIAN LASS

Filly

Lorehana

Lord Henham

CAPTAIN AL

Colt

Off To War

Complete Warrior

CATALOOCHEE

Colt

Lexington Love

Old Testament

GARB OF GUISE

Filly

Special Security

Top Security

GILDED MINARET

Filly

Chasing Gold

Dancing Champ

LADY BROMPTON

Filly

Underground Lady

Gatecrasher

ROYAL FANTASY

Filly

Davidia

Fort Wood

THE SHEIK

Colt

Jessamine

Del Sarto

TOP SELLER

Colt

Top Of The Range

Northern Guest

GRADE 1 WINNERS BY AL MUFTI MARES

Horse

Sex

Sire

Dam

BOLD SILVANO

Colt

Silvano

Bold Saffron

COPPER PARADE

Colt

Lecture

Copper Horizon

DIVINE JURY

Colt

Jallad

Divine Nymph

HEIR APPARENT

Colt

Fort Wood

Quick Succession

JAY PEG

Colt

Camden Park

Laptop Lady

KINGS GAMBIT

Colt

Silvano

Lady Brompton

LITTLE MISS MAGIC

Filly

Jet Master

Al Nibari

O CAESOUR

Colt

Caesour

Al Damirji

ROCK OPERA

Filly

Lecture

Drummer Girl

SMART BANKER

Colt

Strike Smartly

Larapinta

Extract from Sporting Post

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CATALOOCHEE : LIFE'S EXCEPTION

cataloochee stallion
cataloochee stallion

“THE GALLOPS TELL THE STORY”

Cataloochee was always out there on his own. An outstanding Two Year Old, a Champion Sprinter, and the nation’s leading freshman sire with his first runners.

A Group winning juvenile, another Group placed, and now, three qualifiers for the R1,5million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.

He’s been awfully busy with his first runners, and there are those who’ll tell you “he’s about to get even busier with the second lot.”

Go to www.summerhill.co.za and click Ready to Run.

Then look for :

Lots 5, 9, 23, 31, 44, 62, 81, 90, 93, 105, 108, 112, 118, 121, 149 and 151.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Sunday 7 November 2010

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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MSUTU MSIMANG'S TOP FILLY FOR READY TO RUN 2010

lot 93 ikati by cataloochee
lot 93 ikati by cataloochee

Click above to watch Msutu discussing his top filly…

LOT 93 IKATI (CATALOOCHEE - JUMPING JAGUAR)

(FILLY) BY

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION GROUP 1 SPRINTER, CATALOOCHEE

. DAM SISTER TO

SLEEK BRAASHEE

(6 WINS POINSETTIA STAKES

G3,

2

ND

SA FILLIES SPRINT

G1

, & 3

RD

PRIX DU CAP

L

). GRANDAM

SLEEK WINE

(5 WINS INC GARDEN PROVINCE STAKES

G1

). FROM THE FAMILY OF

BOREAL

(9 WINS INC GORDON KIRKPATRICK MEMORIAL HANDICAP

L

).

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Sunday 7 November 2010

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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PRINCE MDUNJANE'S TOP FILLIES FOR READY TO RUN 2010

lot 13 mantatise by rock of gibraltar
lot 13 mantatise by rock of gibraltar
lot 81 she's got gears by cataloochee
lot 81 she's got gears by cataloochee

Click above to watch Prince discussing his top fillies…

LOT 13 MANTATISE (AUS) (ROCK OF GIBRALTAR - VENUS)

(FILLY) BY

WORLD CHAMPION RACEHORSE

&

SIRE OF OVER 45 STAKES WINNERS, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR.

DAM SISTER TO

STORM TROOPER

(7 WINS INC HOLLYWOOD TURF HANDICAP

G1

) &

MARILETTE

(5 WINS INC MAY HILL STAKES

G3

). FROM THE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY OF

STORM BIRD – CHAMPION 2YO IN EUROPE

(5 WINS INC DEWHURST STAKES

G1

&

LEADING SIRE

) &

NOTHERNETTE – CHAMPION 2YO IN CANADA

(13 WINS CANADIAN OAKS

G1

& TOP FLIGHT HANDICAP

G1

)

LOT 81 SHE’S GOT GEARS (CATALOOCHEE - GYPSEY SPIRIT)

(FILLY) BY

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION GROUP 1 SPRINTER, CATALOOCHEE

. SISTER TO

FISANI

(3 WINS INC GAUTENG FILLIES GUINEAS

G2

) &

CATMANDU

(5 WINS INC 2

ND

ASTRAPAK 1900

G2

& 3

RD

GOMMAGOMMA CHALLENGE

G1

). DAM

6 WINNERS

FROM

6 RUNNER

. FROM THE FAMILY OF

SIR PERCY

,

CHAMPION 2YO OF ENGLAND & TOP RATED 3YO

(5 WINS INC EPSOM DERBY

G1

& DEWHURST S

G1

)

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Sunday 7 November 2010

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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MTHOKOZISI SITHOLE'S 2010 READY TO RUN SELECTIONS

lot 88 silverano by silvano video
lot 88 silverano by silvano video
lot 118 downhill girl by cataloochee video
lot 118 downhill girl by cataloochee video

Click above to watch Mthokozisi sharing his selections…

LOT 88 SILVERANO (SILVANO - ICY THUNDER)

(COLT) BY

MUTIPLE GROUP 1 WINNER, SILVANO

. FROM THE FAMILY OF

MAXIMUM POWER

(8 WINS INC VAAL BOOKMAKERS HANDICAP

L

),

LORD SHIRLDOR

(6 WINS INC TOPSPORT BLOODLINE CLASSIC

G1

& FNB 1600

G1

),

DOG ROSE

(5 WINS INC GOSFORTH PARK FILLIES GUINEAS

G2

& SA FILLIES CLASSIC

G2

) &

KESTREL

(6 WINS INC SKEAPING TROPHY

G2

).

LOT 118 DOWNHILL GIRL (CATALOOCHEE - NEW YORK FOLLY)

(FILLY) BY

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION GROUP 1 SPRINTER, CATALOOCHEE

. FROM THE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY OF

PRINTEMP

(3 WINS INC 2

ND

POST KZN GOLDEN SLIPPER

G1

& 4

TH

STRELITZIA S

G3

),

PIER SEVENTEEN

(6 WINS GP INTERNATIONAL DE LAS AMERICAS

G1

),

POUVOIR

(8 WINS) &

PREMIER ROLE

(4 WINS INC CL MIGUEL F MARTINEZ

G2

). 

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Sunday 7 November 2010

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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THABANI NZIMANDE'S TOP FILLIES FOR READY TO RUN 2010

lot 114 wo-man united
lot 114 wo-man united
lot 23 maggie valley
lot 23 maggie valley

Click above to watch Thabani discussing his top fillies…

LOT 114 WO-MAN UNITED (SOLSKJAER - MODEL K)

(FILLY) SIRE, BROTHER TO

7 TIME G1 WINNER & CHAMPION EUROPEON STAYER, YEATS

. SISTER TO

MANNEQUIN

(6 WINS INC BANAYANA HANDICAP

L

). DAM SISTER TO HIGHLY REGARDED

MASTER SUFI (

3 WINS IN HONG KONG). GRANDAM

KAL SUFI

(4 WINS INC 3

RD

CAPE FILLIES GUINEAS

G1

). IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF

IDLE WORSHIP

(7 WINS INC 2

ND

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE DERBY

G1

)

LOT 23 MAGGIE VALLEY (CATALOOCHEE - AMUSING)

(FILLY) BY

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION GROUP 1 SPRINTER, CATALOOCHEE

. SISTER TO

SMANGALISO

(4 WINS INC SYCAMORE SPRINT

G3

& 3

RD

FLAMBOYANT STAKES

G3

). IMMEDIATE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY OF

MISS SILCA KEY

(2 WINS INC JERSEY S

G3

),

FALLOW

(3 WINS INC JULY S

G3

),

ROCHESTER

(11 WINS INC KENTUCKY BREEDERS CUP

G3 X2

)

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Sunday 7 November 2010

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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RICHINSTYLE : OUT FRONT AND IN CHARGE

richinstyle winning his maiden at flamingo park racecourse for bill human
richinstyle winning his maiden at flamingo park racecourse for bill human

Click above to watch Richinstyle out front…

(Image and Footage : Tellytrack)

RICHINSTYLE

2009 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

RICHINSTYLE (Cataloochee - In Style by Model Man)

3 Year Chestnut Colt

Owner : Mr MPS Caldeira

Trainer : Bill Human

Jockey : Muzi Yeni

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 116.02

Career Record : 1 Win, 5 Places, 12 Starts

Richinstyle is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

NEW ALL TO COME BET MAIDEN PLATE

Flamingo Park Sand 1800m

25 October 2010

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

RICHINSTYLE

57.0

69

11

M Yeni

Bill Human

2

5.25

BATTLE FIELD GLORY

60.0

56

2

S Brown

Vernon Rugg

3

6.50

HARD WOOD

56.5

45

7

*T Appie (2.5)

Johan Myburgh

4

6.75

OUT SIDE BETS

57.0

55

8

L Nhlapo

Coerie Lensley

5

8.00

TUCANA (AUS)

60.0

75

4

A Fortune

Peter Miller

6

11.00

GLORIOUS LEADER

57.0

0

10

N Welch

David Nieuwenhuizen

7

12.00

COLOR TROOP

60.0

55

9

*E Pheiffer (1.5)

Jaap Visser

8

31.00

MBOVANA

60.0

48

5

R Simons

Jaap Visser

9

52.00

LA MAFIA

57.0

63

6

S Khumalo

David Nieuwenhuizen

10

52.50

UNFORGETABLE FIRE

60.0

36

1

S Nhlapo

Hennie Kotze

11

99.99

CASEY’S FORTUNE

57.0

0

3

*JP v’d Merwe

Peter Miller

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"CHU CHU" : IT'S GETTING HOT IN THE KITCHEN

catechuchu by cataloochee
catechuchu by cataloochee

Catechuchu

(Photo : JC Photographics / Summerhill Stud)

…THE CATALOOCHEES CAME OUT “SMOKIN”

The old-timers will tell you that when a stallion dies or gets sold, look out for his runners. It’s possible our memories are dimmed by the failures, but there are so many striking examples of the truth of this statement, it’s almost worth remembering.

We were at the Ready To Run two years ago next week, when the news of Cataloochee’s passing reached us. It was a helluva blow, as we’d followed him throughout his stellar career, from the day he lathered the field in the Protea Stakes as a juvenile, to the days when he achieved the unthinkable. In the Computaform Sprint (Gr.1) of his three year old season, and again in the Golden Spur (Gr.1) a few months later, he became the only horse ever to come from behind Nhlavini and leave him for dead. Nhlavini was not only raised here, he was the only horse in history to have lined up for six consecutive Equus awards, so we know how good he was. And here was a horse who not only came from behind to beat him, but did so in the fastest time in recorded history.

From the time they arrived, we had faith in his stock, yet that faith was never greater than when we saw his first candidates at the Ready To Run. They literally came out “smokin”, and they promised they’d be good. Cataloochee duly obliged. The freshman sire with his first crop at the races, with a Group winning daughter from Summerhill, and a group-performing son from elsewhere, he rewarded our judgement. And in the past few weeks, they’ve put up their hands again, telling us that with time, they might be even better.

There was disappointment in Michael Azzie’s camp last weekend, when June Bug was scratched at the start for the Joburg Spring Fillies & Mares Stakes (Gr.3), but within 24 hours, Single Tempo had settled the dust. A candidate for the R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, his explosive burst at the end of the Greyville “thousand” and the three lengths he put between himself and the rest of the field, told us he had benefited from a couple of months off. This weekend, it was Catechuchu’s turn, and while her 2,25 lengths margin for Ormond Ferraris was gained at 1800m, it might’ve been good enough to earn her a “cut” for the big event as well.

Though we’ve come to expect it from him, we saw two more glittering performances from the progeny of Kahal. At Turffontein on Saturday, Selborne Supremacy was the closest thing to “jet fuel” we’ve seen in a while. Sean Tarry’s own brother to Desert Links was relatively easy to back at 5-1 in a hot market, largely because of a stable perception that he might still lack maturity. That wasn’t evident though as they entered the last two furlongs, and the 4,25 lengths he put between himself and his field, happened in an instant.

As impressive as Selbourne Supremacy was in Joburg, so was Pisces Star in Cape Town within the hour. While both of these youngsters were raised at Summerhill, Selbourne Supremacy was obviously a National Sales graduate, while Pisces Star (a granddaughter of the mercurial Melting), was sensibly retained by her owners, Peter and Alex Walichnowski. Here was a case of patience and sentiment rewarded; 6.75 lengths as the measure of her supremacy.

Meanwhile, there are a fistful of Catacloohees and Kahals in the Summerhill draft for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, Sunday 7th November.

Dates to remember :

Saturday 6 November 2010 - Raceday

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

Sunday 7 November 2010 - Auction Sale

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

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SINGLE TEMPO WINS WELL FOR HUGHES MAIGROT

single tempo winning her maiden at greyville racecourse
single tempo winning her maiden at greyville racecourse

Click above to watch Single Tempo winning her maiden

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

SINGLE TEMPO

2009 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

SINGLE TEMPO (Cataloochee - Dagger’s Drawn by Braashee (GB))

3 Year Old Bay Colt

Owner : Hughes Maigrot

Trainer : Alyson Wright

Jockey : Kelvin Jupp

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 60.36

Career Record : 1 Win, 3 Places, 5 Starts

Single Tempo is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

NEW ALL TO COME BET MAIDEN PLATE

For All Maidens

Greyville Turf 1000m

10 October 2010

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

SINGLE TEMPO

59.0

86

3

K Jupp

Alyson Wright

2

2.00

FANCY SOME FRENCH (AUS)

59.0

83

9

D Daniels

Glen Kotzen

3

3.25

SNAPPY

59.0

84

15

B Lerena

Craig Eudey

4

5.00

WIND IT UP

60.0

66

7

S Brown

Wendy Whitehead

5

6.25

MARKET DRIFT

59.0

83

5

*J Jordaan (1.5)

Paul Peter

6

6.50

KEY TO SUCCESS

60.0

59

16

R Danielson

Yadav Singh

7

7.25

TRIPPLE SOLL

59.0

0

12

A Forbes

Michael Miller

8

8.50

PETITE AL

60.0

68

1

K Zechner

Yogas Govender

9

9.25

REGENT’S PARADE

59.0

68

6

S Veale

Duncan Howells

10

9.75

MR MELLOOCHEE

59.0

72

11

K Shea

Paul Lafferty

11

10.25

ROBYN’S MAN

59.0

63

2

*T Gould (4.0)

Pat Lunn

12

10.35

DENBARKER

60.0

0

13

C Taylor

Yadav Singh

13

10.60

BLACK HAWK

60.0

33

10

*A Mgudlwa (2.5)

Yadav Singh

14

11.85

MACQUARIES POINT

60.0

48

14

N Roebuck

Des Egdes

15

12.35

I HAVE WINGS

60.0

55

4

*J Greyling (2.5)

Bart Rice

16

17.10

ECLIPSED

59.0

0

8

A Fortune

Michael Miller

Late Scratchings

17

0.00

OUTBACK KING

59.0

0

18

I Sturgeon

Doug Campbell

18

0.00

SWING AWAY

59.0

0

16

Lenny Taylor

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HOW THE WEST WAS WON

sucha wonder racehorse
sucha wonder racehorse

Sucha Wonder

(Photo : JC Photographics)

“Are you serious about the Winner’s Box?”

Did you read yesterday’s piece, “West is Best”?. If not, and you’re serious about the Winner’s Box, you should.

We might’ve got the identity of the Way West filly expected to win the first at the Vaal wrong, but we didn’t do the same with the sire. Way West provided three of the first four home, including the winner, Sucha Wonder, while the runner-up, Dizzy Rascal was also an Emperors Palace Ready To Run graduate, by Cataloochee.

Make a date : Sunday 7th November. There’s been a deluge of winners from this sale in the last fortnight.

Result :

#

Horse

Sire

1st

SUCHA WONDER

Way West

Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate

2nd

DIZZY RASCAL

Cataloochee

Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate

3rd

RUNNING ROGUE

Way West

Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate

4th

SHEE’S GONE WEST

Way West

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

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SUMMERHILL FIRST SEASON SIRES SHOW THE WAY

cataloochee stallion
cataloochee stallion

Cataloochee

(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

CATALOOCHEE AND WAY WEST

Following is an extract from an article by Sarah Whitelaw published on Racingweb, in which she discusses the performances over the past season of some younger stallions climbing South Africa’s ranks.

“The ill-fated Cataloochee was the second leading first crop sire by prize money. His 22 runners included eight individual winners, including the Grade 3 winning filly Oochee Agent and the stakes placed Archangel Michael. He is also the sire of the promising filly June Bug. A fast and precocious horse himself, Cataloochee seems to be passing on these traits to his offspring. Clearly, the premature death of Cataloochee was a serious loss to the industry.

Cataloochee stood at Summerhill Stud, as does Way West. The latter has had just one winner to date (from 14 runners), but it was a good one. His daughter, Waywest Goddess, won the Grade 2 SA Fillies Nursery and was 2nd in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Futurity. Way West himself was a precocious juvenile, and it is not surprising that Waywest Goddess inherited these tendencies.”

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THE CATALOOCHEE TRAIN KEEPS ON PUFFING...

chatanooga chuchu win at greyville with jockey anton marcus
chatanooga chuchu win at greyville with jockey anton marcus
chatanooga chuchu horse with owner richard fitzgerald and trainer garth puller
chatanooga chuchu horse with owner richard fitzgerald and trainer garth puller

Chatanooga Chuchu

(Photos : Gold Circle)

“SEE THEM GALLOP” 

FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER 2010

ready to run 2010
ready to run 2010

There are more of these from the leading Freshman Sire

at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run.

Position

Horse

Trainer

1st

CHATANOOGA CHUCHU

Garth Puller

3rd

JUNE BUG

Michael Azzie

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

SUNDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2010 

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RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD

chocolicious
chocolicious

Chocolicious - Allan Robertson Championship (Grade 1)

(Photo : Gold Circle)

TWO MONTHS, THREE GROUP ONE WINNING FILLIES

There are two sayings that are associated with rain that come to mind at times like this. “It never rains but it pours” and “It’s raining cats and dogs”. If you’re speaking of Group Ones, you might apply that adage to our resident stallion Kahal, whose juvenile daughter, Chocolicious, became his third Group One winning filly in the past two months.

Bred by Keith Russon and Ian Todd’sBackworth Stud, this game youngster got caught up in a cat fight over the last furlong and a half, with the newly-crowned Highveld Champion, Waywest Goddess, with the lead changing hands every few strides in the final 300. The race was a triumph for the Summerhill stallions, with Way West providing the runner-up and Cataloochee the fourth place through the Pretty Polly Stakes (Gr.3) winner, Oochee Agent.

Just two months back, Connington-bred Noble Heir thumped the colts in the Computaform Sprint (Gr.1), while Peet DiedericksSpiced Gold got up in the final strides of the SA Fillies Classic (Gr.1) a couple of weeks later to dead heat with Here To Win.

Mike de Kock’s been saying for some time that if Kahal got the opportunities the likes of Fort Wood and Western Winter were getting, he’d be challenging for the championship. It won’t happen this year, as Jet Master has it all wrapped up, but this effort at least consolidates Kahal’s position in third on the log. What is encouraging, is that he seems to get them to run over any trip. His five Group One winners to date extend from 1200 metres to 3200 metres, which makes him an ideal candidate for a crack at the big one.

LEADING SIRES BY STAKES

#

Stakes (ZAR)

Sire

Rnrs

AEPR

Runs

1

11,318,175

JET MASTER

167

67,774

883

2

9,296,924

SILVANO

136

68,360

707

3

8,279,400

KAHAL

128

64,683

772

4

8,169,150

CAPTAIN AL

163

50,117

878

5

7,597,837

FORT WOOD

143

53,132

715

6

7,430,549

PARADE LEADER

88

84,438

534

7

7,040,512

WESTERN WINTER

123

57,240

718

8

5,796,212

WINDRUSH

102

56,826

613

9

5,527,974

JALLAD

141

39,205

761

10

5,086,050

NATIONAL EMBLEM

157

32,395

858

Correct as at 1 June 2010

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