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READY TO RUN CUP LOG : 10 OCTOBER 2011

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup Log
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup Log

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Horse

Sex

MR

1

EXTRA ZERO

F

94

2

SHEZTHECLUBQUEEN

F

87

3

KINEMATIC COUNTESS

F

86

4

BLAZE OF FIRE

C

88

5

FRONTINO GOLD (AUS)

C

86

6

ACABAR

C

85

7

LIGHT BLUE

F

80

8

DANSILI EXPRESS (AUS)

C

84

9

BONNY BLUE

F

79

10

COUNTESS BACARDI

F

79

11

IKATI

F

77

12

DEA DIA

F

78

13

SECRET FORT

F

78

14

ACAPELLA

C

82

15

KISS AND RIDE

F

77

16

ADMIRAL JOHN PETER

G

81

17

BLAZING SUNSET

G

81

18

EVEN CHANCE

G

81

Below The Line

19

SOLAR CHARGED

C

81

20

THE TIGER’S SUN

F

76

21

ARARRAT

C

80 

22

CHEDWIN PARK

C

79

23

MOET MAGIC

F

74

24

SAUCY SAVANNAH

F

74

25

BIG BIRD

C

78

26

CAHIRA

F

73

27

ST LOUIS BLUES

F

73

28

WELSH FACTOR

G

77

29

TONY’S TIPPLE

G

76

30

OREGON TRAIL

F

69

31

PENHALIGON

C

74

32

SACRED CHAYYIM

G

74

33

ILUCCI LOOCHEE

F

68

34

SPECIAL OCCASION

F

68

35

ACQUIESCE

C

72

36

WESTERN WAY

G

72

37

TOP TALENT

F

67

38

CLUB CAPTAIN

F

65

39

REVELRY

G

70

40

DICHOTOMA

G

69

41

AMERICANO

G

68

42

DODGE CITY

G

68

43

GOTTABESEEN

F

63

44

ENCHANTRIX

F

61

45

MEMEZA

G

66

46

PRIVATE BANKING

G

66

47

QUANTUM LEAP

F

61

48

SHE’S GOT GEARS

F

61

49

MAGGIE VALLEY

F

60

50

JACK ONE

C

64

National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Correct as at 10 October 2011

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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READY TO RUN : ALL CAN PLAY, ALL CAN WIN

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

R2 Million Emperors Palace Ready To Tun Cup

5 November 2011

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

6 November 2011

Nico Kritsiotis
Nico Kritsiotis

Nico KritsiotisPaging through the latest issue of the Summerhill Sires brochure, I came across a truism which is as applicable to the Rugby World Cup as it is to the sport of horse racing. Emblazoned across a beautiful close up photograph of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup are the words, “All can play, all can win. Victory goes to the hungry.” Whilst this might not have been exactly what was intended when King George V’s sister, Princess Alice and her husband, donated this treasure of a trophy to the Johannesburg Turf Club during the Royal Visit in 1922, the words couldn’t be more faithful to the history of the Ready To Run Sale. Last week I invited readers of this column to visit the Summerhill website (www.summerhill.co.za) if they wanted to recall the sale’s most famous graduates and the modest outlays the bulk of them had involved, but I know my readers. Many of you have followed my advice, but there are an equal number of “defaulters”, so to help you understand what I mean, I’m going to refresh your memories with a few of these names, their costs and their earnings :

Horse

Breeding

Sold For (ZAR)

Earnings To Date (ZAR)

Imbongi

Russian Revival x Garden Verse

70,000

8,887,000

Paris Perfect

Muhtafal x Candle Princess

80,000

5,263,925

Igugu

Galileo x Zarinia

1,000,000

5,071,850

Pierre Jourdan

Parade Leader x Vin Fizz

60,000

4,167,500

Hear The Drums

Gold Press x Winning Glory

42,000

1,816,080

Emperor Napoleon

Kahal x Ellinore

60,000

1,545,610

Icy Air

Jallad x Nordic Air

60,000

1,264,905

Amphitheatre

Braashee x Great Attraction

30,000

1,203,826

Bold Ellinore

Kahal x Ellinore

60,000

1,096,880

Fork Lightening

Rambo Dancer x Dancing Firelight

75,000

1,077,830

Catmandu

Makaarem x Gypsey Spirit

60,000

1,036,110

Bhekinkosi

Kahal x Amabokoboko

65,000

685,085

Dynamite Mike

Fard x Beyond The Call

50,000

614,260

Mannequin

Kahal x Model K

80,000

612,275

Coastal Waltz

Rambo Dancer x Coastal Relative

65,000

560,700

Alejate

Muhtafal x Tristram’s Frolic

60,000

531,755

Freecell

Makaarem x Game

70,000

494,610

We all know that times are tough though, and that a racehorse involves more than a modest outlay. There are some who will draw comparisons with a luxury motorcar, but the reality is, cars can’t earn you a living, no matter how fast they go, and this writer knows of no car that grows in value. We also know that it’s not every racehorse that reaches for the stars, and that like cars, they too, can depreciate. But there have been an astonishing number emerging from the Ready To Run Sale that have earned their purchase price many times over, and among them have been a regular stream of real jewels, several of which have been sold on to international interests for tens-of-millions of rands, literally.

Getting back to the topic of my headline, the reality is, all can play. The Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale is the only one of its kind in the world where there is a standing arrangement between most vendors and their clients, of a facility to pay for your purchases in several installments. Most of these offerings kick in at R60,000 in aggregate purchases, enabling payment in three-monthly installments (ie.R20,000 per month), and the arrangement extends all the way to R300,000, where buyers can settle in six installments. There is no interest attached, as long as you meet your obligations, and that makes the sale and its associated R2million race accessible to a much wider audience. The stakeholders have purposely limited the number of horses entered for the sale to ensure that both the sale and the race offer the best odds in the world. Nobody really knows where the jewels will be found, but the history of the Ready To Run tells us that, contrary to popular perceptions about horse racing in general, you don’t have to spend a fortune to buy a champion.

Extract from www.sportingpost.co.za

emperors palace ready to run sale 2011
emperors palace ready to run sale 2011

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www.tba.co.za

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www.summerhill.co.za

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THERE IS NO OTHER SALE QUITE LIKE THE READY TO RUN

Blazing Sunset
Blazing Sunset

Blazing Sunset

(Photo : JC Photos / Summerhill Stud)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

6 November 2011

Nico Kritsiotis
Nico Kritsiotis

Nico KritsiotisWhere in the world do you get the package on offer at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run? Besides the R2million jackpot up for grabs the day before, the innovations connected with the sale are unique, not only to South Africa, but anywhere.

The first is the vast range of prices and the number of exceptional racehorses to emerge from the ranks of its candidates for modest sums of money. Since they’ve had the longest and the largest association with the sale during its 23 year history, I visited the Summerhill website to see what I could find. It’s a mine of information, and listing the “bargains”, their costs and their earnings will fill several pages of this newspaper. It’s enough to say that there are literally dozens of graduates of the Ready To Run that have recouped their purchase price many times over (and it’s a fascinating trip of its own going to www.summerhill.co.za (Click on Sales and then Ready to Run Graduates).

In an attempt to facilitate the participation of as broad a spectrum of participants as possible, more than a decade ago, the concept of extended payments was introduced and with several vendors, it’s now possible to pay for one’s purchases in as many as six instalments, depending on your aggregate spend.  For example, if you spend R60,000 or more, you get the opportunity to pay in three instalments and that puts the likes of Pierre Jourdan, Hear the Drums, Dynamite Mike, Imbongi and Icy Air within the reach of the smaller investor. It also gives you a ticket in the R2million sweep for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, which, confined only to horses graduating from the sale, represents not only the country’s third richest race, but the best odds in racing anywhere.

In the next few weeks we’ll be sharing a number of other innovations introduced to the sale, but one I do feel compelled to write about early in the piece, is the panel of judges who attend the gallops. Where in the world (again) do you find an assembly of experts whose generosity extends to sharing with their fellow horsemen, their observations of the best horses in the sale, and which ones they think are most likely to have an impact on the next year’s renewal of the Ready To Run Cup? If you attend the gallops staged at Summerhill, you will find the likes of Mike de Kock, Jehan Malherbe, Joey Ramsden, Sean Tarry, Graeme Hawkins, Dean Kannemeyer, Michael Roberts and Craig Peters on hand to dispense exactly that, and here we need to remind ourselves that their collective experience in the racing game exceeds 250 years. An intriguing part of the gallops is the revelation at the “dinner of the year” at Hartford House the evening before, of the success (or otherwise) of the best “pickers” among them, and the seriousness with which they address their tasks the next day. There is no pressure like peer pressure, and these guys are not top of their class for nothing. When the chips are down, the competition is really on.

Is it worth attending the gallops? The answer is an emphatic “yes”. Why? Because the winning trainers in each of the first four renewals, Mark Dixon, Mike Miller, Gary Alexander and Charles Laird are all regulars, and if you look at those that filled the minor places (anything but minor, when there’s R2million on offer!), you’ll find the same kind of diligent personnel.

BLAZING SUNSET, a R60,000 graduate of last year’s sale, stakes his claim for a place in the R2million Ready To Run Cup, with a 5.5 length runaway win at Turffontein on Saturday.

Extract from www.sportingpost.co.za

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emperors palace ready to run sale 2011

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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THE READY TO RUN SALE : BEST DEAL IN THE BUSINESS

Video of Igugu winning the Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse, Durban South Africa
Video of Igugu winning the Vodacom Durban July at Greyville Racecourse, Durban South Africa

Click above to watch Ready To Run Graduates, Igugu and Pierre Jourdan,

finish “one-two” in the 2011 Vodacom Durban July (Grade 1)

(Image : John Lewis - Footage : SABC 3)

THE EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

Sunday 6th November 2011

karel miedema sporting post
karel miedema sporting post

Karel Miedema Sporting PostTwo million is an awful lot of money, no matter what you’re worth. That’s the value of this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, making it the third richest race in the land after the July and the Met. When you think of the odds of getting a shot at it, restricted as the race is to entries of the Ready To Run Sale, it’s the best deal in the business. Graduates of the race are part of the folklore of our sport, the shining example being the “one-two” finish to this year’s Vodacom Durban July, Igugu and Pierre Jourdan. The latter was South Africa’s biggest earner (R3.8million) in 2010, while Igugu took home R5.5million (including her Triple Tiara bonus) in the season just completed, and they remind us of the old adage “There’s a horse for everyone in the Ready To Run”. The Ready to Run Sale’s ascent to the top of the nation’s popularity stakes lies in the fact that it is open to the rich and the not-so-rich, where relatively unwanted urchins of the sales ring, like Imbongi, Hear the Drums and Pierre Jourdan, can all be bought for R60,000 or less, while Igugu and her vanquisher in last year’s Ready to Run Cup, Hollywoodboulevard, command the other end of the price spectrum.

It’s worth remembering that 2010 was another milestone for big-earning graduates of the sale, as Imbongi became the leading money-maker at the Dubai Racing Carnival and Hear the Drums assumed the mantle of the winningmost racehorse in South African history.

Race entries are often over-subscribed at this time of year, and the organisers of the Ready To Run Cup are keenly aware of this. They’ve managed to solicit the co-operation of the various racing centres in the staging of five trials, in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, for would-be candidates of the Cup, all of which are guaranteed a run in these events. The promoters have added R20,000 to the prize money on offer, and while the trials are still open to other runners, the condition is that Ready To Run entries get preference. This way, aspirants get a clear run on their way to the R2million pot of gold.

Here are the trial dates:

Johannesburg

Tuesday, 4th October

1200m

Vaal Turf Track

Tuesday, 18th October

1400m

Turffontein (Night Race)

Durban

Friday, 7th October

1300m

Greyville (Night Race)

Sunday, 16th October

1400m

Greyville

Cape Town

Wednesday, 5th October

1200m

Durbanville

Like last year, a panel representing the Jockey Club, Phumelela and Gold Circle has been entrusted with the responsibility of selecting the final field, and they will begin compiling their log for the event along much the same lines as the Vodacom Durban July log, in next week’s edition of the Sporting Post. It will also appear on Tellytrack, and whilst the log is not necessarily definitive as far as final invitations are concerned, it does provide connections with a basis for strategic planning.

Dates To Remember :

Gallops

Turffontein

Wednesday,

12th October

Gallops

Summerhill Stud

Friday,

14th October

R2 Million Emperors Palace

Ready To Run Cup

Turffontein

Saturday,

5th November

Emperors Palace

Ready To Run Sale

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

Sunday,

6th November

Extract from www.sportingpost.co.za

emperors palace ready to run sale 2011
emperors palace ready to run sale 2011

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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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

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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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R2M STAKE FOR 2011 EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

emperors palace ready to run cup
emperors palace ready to run cup

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

charl pretorius racingweb
charl pretorius racingweb

Charl Pretorius www.racingweb.co.zaThe Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale has broken new ground again. A meeting of its various stakeholders has agreed that the targeted stake for the 2011 renewal of the Ready To Run Cup (for graduates of this year’s 7th November sale) would be a whopping R2million, ranking the race behind only the “Big Three”, the Vodacom Durban July, the J&B Met and the Sansui Summer Cup in prize money terms.

While the prize ultimately depends on the subscription of breeders, owners and sponsors alike, the history of the event and its popularity suggest this is just a formality. An over-subscription for this year’s R1.5million version is a tribute to the appetite investors have developed for this kind of sale, as well as the remarkable record its graduates have compiled at the races. The winners of both this year’s colts and fillies Gauteng Guineas, Pierre Jourdan and Fisani, graduated from the 2008 sale, together with Havasha, runner-up in each of the Johannesburg and Durban versions of the Guineas.

In keeping with the “sweepstake” philosophy of the sale, the surplus from last year’s subscription will be applied to the funding of five trials leading up to the 2010 running of the “Cup”;  two in Gauteng for R100,000 each, two in KZN for R80,000 a piece, and one in the Western Cape. The staging of these trials is intended to provide prospective candidates with preferential opportunities to qualify, and the distribution has been addressed on the basis of where the bulk of the horses are dispersed. Phumelela and Gold Circle will make appropriate announcements shortly, but it is understood the events will be staged over 1200 and 1400 metres respectively.

Emerging from Friday’s meeting, Summerhill’s Mick Goss, understandably delighted at developments, said “It’s what our customers deserve.  They have voted with their feet in helping us to grow the Ready To Run and its associated events, and the horses have done the rest. The least we could do as consignors, was to show our appreciation, and we have our fellow stakeholders to thank for their unqualified support.”

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summerhill stud south africa

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Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

SUNDAY, 7 NOVEMBER 2010

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