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YOUNG SIRES CATCH THE EYE

A.P. Arrow and Admire Main

Extract from Sporting Post

A.P. Arrow and Admire Main, who are both represented by their first runners later this year, were two young sires which proved popular at last weekend’s Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale.

A.P. ARROW (USA) (A.P. INDY)

A.P. Arrow by A.P. Indy
A.P. Arrow by A.P. Indy
Admire Main by Sunday Silence
Admire Main by Sunday Silence
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READY TO RUN ROCKS

Adriaan van Vuuren and Die Kat
Adriaan van Vuuren and Die Kat

Top buyer Adriaan van Vuuren with top lot Die Kat (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat)

(Image : Leigh Willson / Heather Morkel)

SOUTH AFRICAN SALES NEWS

By Lisa Barrett

Extract from ANZ Bloodstock News

South Africa is continuing to buck the trend when it comes to racehorse sales, and the results of the recently concluded Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sales speak for themselves. The overall aggregate was up from R30,835million in 2011 to R38,840million in 2012, the average price per horse also rose significantly from R177,213 in 2011 to R229,822 in 2012. A vendor buy back system was implemented earlier this year which accounted for 11 lots with just ten lots left unsold by sale end.

Over the years, the Ready To Run concept has taken off and is now one of the most visible and popular sales in South Africa. This is mostly thanks to the innovation of Mick Goss, CEO of Summerhill Stud, who realised that it is better to see a horse doing what it does naturally; run. This would give buyers the added edge, being able to see the horses in action, and so the concept for the well-known Summerhill gallops was born.

One of the most exciting aspects of the Ready To Run Sale has been its associated race, the R2.5Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (1400m), which is now the richest race for two-year-olds in the world, and ranks on a par with the J&B Met (Gr1, 2000m) as the second richest in Africa. The race has produced multiple millionaires over the years, and is an added incentive for buyers wanting to join the ranks of fame and glory.

Six lots went for R1million and above with the sales topper Die Kat (Lot 157), a colt by leading US sire Tale Of The Cat (Storm Cat), went for R2million to Adriaan van Vuuren, who also bought the sale’s top filly, Mystical Star (Lot 47), a daughter of the late Jet Master (Rakeen) for R1.5million.

The TBA’s Jan Naude was delighted with the results of the sale saying, “This was a phenomenal sale. The aggregate was up 26%, and the average 30%. Well done to all involved for this sale.”

Summerhill’s Mick Goss, professed himself thrilled with the results, “This is a wonderful tribute to the resilience of South Africans, determined to overcome the gloomy current economy. Racing is an escape from all the bad news around the world”.

In the end, it boils down to one thing, this Ready To Run sale is the best place to pick up a future winner at a bargain price; remember Hear The Drums (Gold Press) who was sold at the 2004 Ready To Run Sale for a mere R42,000? He went onto become South Africa’s winning-most horse in history (somewhere in the region of 34 wins), retiring with earnings in excess of R2million. The opportunities are endless, and the possibilities mouth watering. (R1 = $0.11)

Extract from ANZ Bloodstock News

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READY TO RUN ROARS

Ready To Run Sale at TBA Sales Complex
Ready To Run Sale at TBA Sales Complex

Gross revenue and average prices reached record highs…

(Photo : Heather Morkel)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa

2nd and 4th November 2012

Extract from Sporting Post

Gross revenue and average prices reached record highs at last weekend’s 2 day Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale at the TBA Sales Complex. Of the 202 catalogued 2-year-olds some 169 were sold, grossing R38million. That translates to an average price of R229k, up 20% on the corresponding sale last year. Remarkably, the average was just fractionally less than what was achieved at the 2012 National Yearling Sale (R233k).

Top price was R2million for an Australian-bred colt by Tale Of The Cat. The youngster is the first foal of his US-bred unraced dam, from the female line of Dancing Brave, and had been bought earlier this year in Australia for A$42k.

Local heroes Jet Master, Var and Trippi filled the next three places, price-wise. A half brother by Var to Gr.3 placed Stakes winner Jet Jamboree made R1.6million, a handsome return on his R600k purchase price at the Cape Yearling Sale in January of this year. Even more profitable was the pinhook on the full sister by Jet Master to multiple Gr.1 placed Stakes winner Lizarre and Gr.3 placed Lake Arthur. She made third top-price of R1.5million, having been bought at the 2012 Cape Sale for R350k.

Trippi’s 2-year-old son out of Sportsworld mare, Spoil Sport, was listed as a R300k vendor buy-back at the 2012 National Sale. The youngster, who is full brother to multiple 2-year-old winner Yellow Card, was knocked down this time at R1.1million.

Gr.1 winner Ivory Trail had been catalogued and withdrawn at both the Cape Sale and the National Sale in 2012. The wait proved worthwhile, as the Cheveley-bred fetched a cool R1million here.

The last of the millionaires was a Fastnet Rock 2-year-old out of a Sadler’s Wells daughter of Champion European sprinter Habibti. The youngster is half brother to German and Italian Gr.1 winner Morshdi, and had made the shortlist of most of the judges at the Ready To Run gallops three weeks prior to this sale.

The overall median price at the sale went up to R150k, from R90k and R100k in the two previous years. Colt’s median increased to R180k from R110k in the both previous years. Fillies didn’t lag, with their median going to R130k, from R90k both previous years. These figures were much the same as those at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale of 2012, where the overall median also was R150k, with colts slightly less at R170k, and fillies on par with R150k.

The traditional Ready To Run Sale, with its massive annual restricted-race incentive, has truly come of age. The presence of 2-year-olds by top class international sires (who do deliver!) and the pin-hooking opportunities (on both the local and international stock) will no doubt continue to make the original Ready To Run one of the major events of the year.

READY TO RUN

Top Prices

Price

Year

Horse

Sire

R2.2million

2008

TRAFALGAR LEGACY

Rock Of Gibraltar

R2.1million

2009

UTHAWINI

Galileo

R2million

2012

DIE KAT

Tale Of The Cat

R1.6million

2012

VARIETY ROMP

Var

R1.5million

2012

MYSTICAL STAR

Jet Master

R1.5million

2011

CAPE ROYAL

Royal Academy

R1.5million

2008

INSASA

Galileo

R1.3million

2010

FRONTINO GOLD

Hussonet

R1.1million

2012

TULBAGH TRIP

Trippi

R1.1million

2010

VEROCCHIO

Royal Academy

R1million

2012

ILITSHE

Fastnet Rock

R1million

2012

10HUNTER’S GLEN

Jet Master

R1million

2011

DUKE OF MEDINA

Rock Of Gibraltar

R1million

2010

DON’T BE SILLY

Dansili

R1million

2010

DANSILI EXPRESS

Dansili

R1million

2009

IGUGU

Galileo

R1million

2008

BLUE VOYAGER

Muhtafal

AP ARROW (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

FLIGHT CHECK

Diligence

R320,000

ARCH RIVAL

Competitive Edge

R320,000

SWISS ARROW

Swiss Pearl

R250,000

ALLAQUIVER

Nadira

R240,000

AYESSAYPEE

Mythical Madame

R240,000

LIGHTNING EYE

Chase The Light

R200,000

AUTODROME

Resolutiva

R180,000

10RAINBOW RED

Rainbow Red

R180,000

FLIGHT WARNING

Qaphela

R180,000

BOMSIGHT

Buttonhole

R160,000

ADMIRE MAIN (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

IKIMASU

Espinado

R340,000

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Surfer’s Eye

R340,000

TAKUSHI

Stolen Beauty

R280,000

TWO TEN JACK

Aces Wild

R180,000

THE SQUAD

Amabokoboko

R120,000

SENSEI

Best Behaviour

R110,000

MULLINS BAY (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

SUGAR BAY

Sugar Biscuit

R450,000

WATERS EDGE

Rainbow Lady

R250,000

BELLA’S BOY

New York Folly

R160,000

SKUKUZA

Sphalaphala

R150,000

TOAST OF THE TOWN

Favoured Nation

R150,000

SHOUT OUT

Elation

R120,000

BRIDGETOWN PORT

Shiyabekhala

R120,000

STORM INCOMING

Hlabalela

R110,000

WYSIWYG

Model K

R100,000

INTOXICATION

Excess

R100,000

SOLSKJAER (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

WESTERN FLASH

Western Flash

R320,000

SECRETS TOLD

Flying Magic

R160,000

OLE GUNNAR

Wig Wam

R150,000

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AND NOW FOR THE NEW GENERATION

South African Nation
South African Nation

Our people are nothing if they’re not gutsy, adventurous and brimming with bloody-minded determination.

(Image : SA Fact)

“Buckle up, and enjoy the ride.”

Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud CEO
Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud CEO

Mick Goss

Summerhill Stud CEOMany things go around in your head in the wake of a sale like the one we’ve just emerged from. How on earth, you have to ask yourself, could the turnover be up 32% and the average 29% in the world as it is. Just a while back, The Economist magazine, which claims to be Europe’s leading voice on global economic opinion, printed a foreboding graphic on its cover entitled “BE AFRAID”. Our own press have had us all on the edge of our seats with their obsessions on Marikana, the ANC’s leadership struggle and “Nkandlagate”, none of it designed to encourage investment in thoroughbreds.

Yes, some worrying things have happened in recent times, but we have survived much worse and much more, including the Boer War, two World Wars, apartheid, the Rinderpest, Ge Korsten and “Die Antword”. For as long as I can remember, there’ve always been people who think that South Africa has five years left before we go over the cliff. As Paul Harris, ex CEO of FNB says, it’s no change from when we were at school in the 60s. The five years went down to a few months at times in the 80s, but it seems the people who are the most worried live far from the cliff in places like Toronto, Auckland, London and other wet and cold places. Others occupy the glamorous slopes of St Ives and Rose Bay in Sydney, Dallas and Europe, and other “safe places” that are entangled in the grip of the global financial crisis, which by the way, is quite scary. Many of them have survived decades of rolling “five years left” since they left South Africa, so maybe they will get it right one day.

The message coming out of the Ready To Run though, is please don’t stress about us in South Africa. We’re fine. We’re cool. We know we live in the most beautiful country in the world, inhabited by a warm and vibrant people. There are many more here with smiles on their faces than any country I’ve ever been to, and our young people are returning in droves with skills and a positive attitude. Collectively we bumble along and mess many things up, while we let off a helluva lot of steam (have you heard of a chap called Julius Malema?) yet in between, our countrymen do some amazing things, like win gold medals, big golf tournaments, cricket and rugby matches. The South Africans we know, get off their butts and do things to build our country rather than whinge from a position of comfort. We actively participate in projects that improve the lot of our underprivileged communities, and I for one, would not trade anything for the events of last weekend, starting with the right Royal bash at Emperors Palace on Thursday evening, the “buzziest” race meeting I’ve attended in years on Saturday, and an equally “buzzy” Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale flanking the races Friday and Sunday.

Of course, we have our challenges and more than enough surprises. In South Africa, you can never be just a little bit happy or a little bit sad. At one moment you can be off-the-scale browned off, frustrated, sad and fearful. The next there is exuberance, exhilaration, enchantment and inspiration, or you may be humbled by a generous deed or knocked over by something quite beautiful. It makes life interesting and worth living. At the end of the day, why do we have emotions? In this country, the standard deviation of our emotions is set at MAX.

We have passionate debates about the future of our country, helped of course by our red wine, which you must taste again as it’s getting better by the year. People like Clem Sunter make a great contribution to the debate, while Russell Loubser (ex-head of the JSE) made a feisty speech the other day, which whipped up emotions. Up to MAX on the emotion meter of the ANC’s Youth League, whose campaign for nationalisation of the mines was attributed to people whose IQs are equal to room temperature. Our politics have always been volatile, we have opinions that could not be further apart, and they invoke emotion on a massive scale. Interesting for those who want to take it seriously, but noise in the system for the bulk of us.

Fortunately, we’re rid of apartheid, which would definitely have pushed us over the cliff. These are the birth pangs of a new and unpredictable democracy. Our advice is to buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

Sadly, it’s true that the South African diaspora has a largely negative influence on confidence in this country. It would not be a problem if their fretting about how long we will last before we go over the cliff, was merely a reflection of their concern for us, their friends and families. The problem is that it does impact on foreign investment, which is critical for our economic wellbeing. People thinking of visiting or investing in this country, are often deterred by the stories of those that have left us. As you know, we’re also in the hospitality trade at Hartford House, which hosts many foreign visitors. I have yet to meet anyone who is visiting South Africa for the first time without being blown away by the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people. It’s not for nothing that South Africa has the highest ratio of repeat visitors of all long haul destinations in the world.

This was a long story in the end, when in truth, all I wanted to tell you about was one of the most thrilling racehorse sales in South African history, yet I think it was worth the telling. The reason is, it reminds us again why this country has produced more world class companies than any other of its size; our people are nothing if they’re not gutsy, adventurous and brimming with bloody-minded determination. And that’s why they were back at the ringside at this weekend’s Ready To Run Sale, all looking for that elusive creature that might take them to the Number One box at the Vodacom Durban July, the J&B Met, the Sansui Summer Cup or the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. They know this country is not for the wishy-washy or the fence- sitters. You need to know who you are and what you stand for. It keeps you on your toes and holds your soul to ransom. And often on the edge of your seat. At the same time, it keeps you stimulated, driven, and bungey-jumpingly alive.

From a Summerhill perspective, there was also a reassuring message in the performance of our young stallions. This new generation is a collective step or two above anything we’ve had before, to the degree that at the sale, they were matching paces, stride-for-stride, with the tried and tested. At last, there was recognition in the marketplace for Admire Main, a world class racing son of one of the greatest sire influences in the world, yet he’s a horse who’s had to prove his own mettle in his adoptive home because too many had doubts about Japan, as well as Sunday Silence, if you can believe it. He averaged R204,000. Then there was his contemporary, A.P. Arrow, who had the benefit in his sire, of a recognisable colossus of American breeding, A.P. Indy. His youngsters had already caught the imaginations of our judges at the gallops, and his somewhat larger entry averaged a lofty R149,000.

Strongholdand Mullins Bay, with their second crops, were recognised for what their progeny had already achieved at the races, and it was such a tragedy that Mullins Bay was robbed of the hot favourite, Tinchy Stryder at the start of South Africa’s second richest race on Saturday. Her form in lowering the colours of Negevand Blue Ridge Mountain in her previous outing, was franked on the button by the former’s staggering closure in the Ready To Run Cup, and Blue Ridge Mountain’s short-head second in the Starling Stakes (Gr.3). While we all know there’s a long furrow to plough, these are the first signs of an emerging generation which could just be “the business.”

Yet another highlight totally unconnected with stallions, was the performance of a lady. By that, we mean a proper Lady. Judy Kensington (otherwise correctly known as Lady Kensington) has been consigning horses to our sales for decades. She’s bred many a decent runner, yet she’s never been successful in the salesring. So when her Mullins Bay filly out of the Stakes-winning mare Sugar Biscuit, made R450,000, it was enough (I have to confess) to make grown men cry. As well as a whole lot of ladies.

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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POST READY TO RUN SALE 2012

South African Horse Racing
South African Horse Racing

(Image : Heather Morkel/Top Travel)

“The Indomitable Spirit of South African Racegoers”

Marikana, mangaung, madness. Nkandla, New York, nervousness. That was the atmosphere surrounding the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, yet it turned out to be a fourth record in the past five years, posting gains of 29% in average and 32% in aggregate, which probably makes it the best-performing sale in relative terms in the world this year.

Quite clearly, racing fans love the whole concept, starting with the accessibility to online information on the candidates, the gallops and the judging panel, the competition for places in the big race and the attendant publicity, the celebrity cocktail party and the new link with royalty, and the pizazz which comes with the Emperors Palace connection. And then of course, they love the “dough” too, which goes with racing’s most beautiful trophy. There are probably other dimensions to the appeal of the event, including being able to pick your fancies on their gallops rather than on their walks, and the saving six to nine months in keep costs, and for the more precocious ones, there is the possibility of seeing them on the racetrack in a couple of weeks.

“But the one thing we tend to forget is the indomitable spirit of South African racegoers, who’ve swept aside the air of uncertainty which occupies the world at the moment; it’s this spirit and the sense of foresight of our countrymen that keeps the chins up, and the numbers at the sale go up correspondingly. I think we need to salute them, and remind ourselves again how lucky we are to be South Africans,” said Mick Goss from his car on the way home to Summerhill’s Mooi River base.

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2012 EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE POSTS RECORD HIGHS

Ready To Run Sale Lot 157 Tale Of The Cat - America's Idol
Ready To Run Sale Lot 157 Tale Of The Cat - America's Idol

Top Lot - R2million

Lot 157: Die Kat (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat x America’s Idol) (C)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

The 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale proved a tremendous success with the aggregate jumping from R30,835million in 2011 to a record R38,840million this year.

The average price also rose considerably from R177,213 to R229,822, which was extremely pleasing considering the current fragile economic situation. Vendor buy backs, a system implemented earlier this year, accounted for 11 lots, with just 10 lots failing to find buyers.

The top price paid for a horse rose from R1.5million in 2011 to R2million a year later and no fewer than six lots went for R1million plus.

The sales topper came in the form of lot 157, a colt by leading US sire Tale Of The Cat. Consigned by Summerhill Stud, the colt named Die Kat, was knocked down to Adriaan van Vuuren. The bay colt, from the family of champion Dancing Brave, attracted plenty of attention at the Ready To Run gallops last month, and confirmed his popularity in the sales ring. His R2million price tag was the highest achieved at a Ready To Run Sale since 2009.

Adriaan van Vuuren also purchased the sale’s top priced filly, lot 47, a daughter of the late, great sire, Jet Master. An own sister to the top-class performers Lizarre and Lake Arthur, the filly was knocked down for R1.5million. Given the moniker of Mystical Star, the bay miss was consigned by Summerhill - as Property of a Gentleman.

Summerhill Stud’sMick Goss was thrilled by the sale’s remarkable success, commenting “The figures of this sale (aggregate up 26%) speak for themselves. This is a wonderful tribute to the courage of South Africans, in the current gloomy times. Racing at least provides an escape from all the negative news, and brings hope to those who love the game.”

The TBA’s Jan Naude was equally pleased by the results of the sale, saying, “This was a phenomenal sale. The aggregate was up 26%, and the average 30%! Well done to all involved for this sale.”

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ROCK OF ARTS AND NEGEV IN CUP BATTLE ROYALE

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012

R2.5 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

3 November 2012

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

ROCK OF ARTS (AUS)

58.0

88

17

S Veale

Weiho Marwing

2

NEGEV

55.5

83

14

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

3

KILLUA CASTLE (AUS)

58.0

78

11

M Van Rensburg

Geoff Woodruff

4

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

58.0

90

18

A Marcus

Charles Laird

5

WAKA WAKA

58.0

82

2

K Teetan

Gary Alexander

6

COOKIE MONSTER

58.0

84

13

G Wrogemann

Roy Magner

7

EMALIYAMI (AUS)

55.5

81

6

D David

Mike de Kock

8

EXTRA ZING

55.5

83

3

F Herholdt

Robbie Sage

9

DYLAN’S PROMISE (AUS)

55.5

88

5

G Hatt

Charles Laird

10

LONDON OLYMPICS

55.5

80

16

K Shea

James Goodman

11

FLYING FOO

55.5

77

12

J Sampson

Louis Goosen

12

SAVAGE WIND

58.0

89

9

M Yeni

Joe Soma

13

TEALION

58.0

82

10

R Simons

Hekkie Strydom

14

AGADEZ

58.0

82

8

G van Niekerk

Tyrone Zackey

15

LONSOME DOVE

55.5

83

15

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

Late Scratchings

16

TINCHY STRYDER

55.5

88

7

G Lerena

Sean Tarry

17

SAMMY SILVER

58.0

80

4

Reserve 1

Chris Erasmus

18

ILHA DA ROCK (AUS)

55.5

84

1

Reserve 2

Geoff Woodruff

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 2nd & 4th November 2012

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Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE 2012 : DAY 1

Ready To Run Sale Lot 47 Jet Master - Leading Dame
Ready To Run Sale Lot 47 Jet Master - Leading Dame

Top Lot - R1.5 Million

Lot 47: Mystical Star (Jet Master x Leading Dame) (F)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

The first day of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale ended on a high, with both aggregate and average up on last year. Day one saw the aggregate rise from R12.17 million to R13.08 million, while the average increased from R166,712 to a healthy R210,968.

The median jumped impressively from R80,000 to R180,000 - which is a tremendous achievement in what is widely considered to be a still troubled market.

The first day of trading was headed by a filly who fetched R1.5 million - thus equalling the 2011 sales topper overall. She is by the great Jet Master, who also sired the session’s top priced colt. Consigned as lot 47 by Summerhill Sales, the session topping filly is named Mystical Star. An own sister to the top-class international galloper Lizarre, Mystical Star was purchased by Adriaan van Vuuren - who originally came to the sale with just R100,000 to spend, but went home having bought the session’s top priced lot!

The top priced colt on day one of the two day event was lot 31, an unnamed Jet Master colt. Consigned by Balmoral Stud on behalf of Cheveley Stud, the colt is a half-brother to G1 winner Ivory Trail. He was snapped up by Sean Tarry for R1 million.

Summerhill’sMick Goss, was euphoric after the sale, saying, “All that we hoped and planned for 26 years ago, has finally come to fruition with this sale. I have not experienced such a tremendous buzz around a sales ring for many a year, but I feel that the success of this sale is due to a cocktail of factors. Our partnership with Bob Yearam and Emperors Palace has not only provided tremendous hospitality for would be buyers, but has also helped create this electric buzz around the sale and its ongoing success with buyers.”

Tom Callaghan, CEO of the TBA, was equally upbeat after the sale, commenting, “The sale was helped by a stronger catalogue, and it is great to see international interest in this sale. There has been a fantastic attendance on day one of the sale, which bodes well for the final day on Sunday. The sale has also been assisted by the big marketing drive around Saturday’s big race.”

The sale contines on Sunday at 2pm.

Please visit www.tba.co.za for full list of results from day 1.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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A RIGHT ROYAL BASH

Amor Vittone, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Juanita Mitchell
Amor Vittone, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Juanita Mitchell

Amor Vittone, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco and Juanita Mitchell

at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cocktail Party, D’oreal Grande, Emperors Palace.

(Photo : Yolanda van der Stoep)

PEERMONT EMPERORS PALACE CHARITY MILE RACE DAY

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

Mike Moon
Mike Moon

Mike Moon

The TimesHer Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco will be at the races tomorrow. I’ll be there too, also serene - until, as usual, I start sweating on a dwindling betting stake.

Princess Charlene, the wife of Monaco’s Prince Albert II, is the guest of honour at the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile race day.

The annual meeting sees hundreds of thousands of rands going to good causes, with various charities being linked to the fortunes of horses running in the main event.

The popular formula also has celebrities linked to the horses and charities, but this year all those common or garden variety “schelebs” will be eclipsed by the princess. Royalty trumps all. Even republicans like us in our socialist confusion get a bit dazzled by a sparkly tiara.

Tomorrow, we have a royal double whammy. Lesotho’s King Letsie - a keen thoroughbred breeder - also graces us with his presence.

Of course, Charlene is no stranger to Egoli. Her childhood home is down the road in Benoni - just like that of Princess Charlize of Hollywood.

Born Charlene Wittstock in Bulawayo (coincidentally the birthplace of yet another princess, Her Not-So-Serene Highness of My Neck of the Woods), she emigrated to South Africa with her family in 1989 and eventually became an Olympic swimmer.

Charlene’s parents, Michael and Lynette, own racehorses, so Her Royal Highness might even have been to Turfies before becoming serenity personified.

Turffontein first saw royalty in 1925, when Britain’s Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, dropped by. This geezer was hugely popular at the time, described as “handsome and debonair”, and the scheduled race meeting was moved from the downmarket Auckland Park track to the more salubrious Turffontein.

A “royal gate” was erected at the six-furlong post for the prince to enter through and be driven up the course in a cavalcade with mounted cavalry escorts, bands playing and the hoi polloi shouting “Hurrah!”

In 1945, the Aga Khan, an Islamic Royal of sorts, was at Turffontein and was amused to note that the winner of one race, Bir El Gobi, was the son of Khorsheed, a horse he’d raced in England but which had been a very expensive flop and exported to these shores. The old place’s biggest Royal occasion was in 1947 when King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and their daughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, toured the country.

That day, the Hartford (Summerhill-bred) Cape Heath, ridden by Basil Lewis, won the King’s Cup at the Big T and the wartime Monarch presented a special gold trophy to breeder-owner-trainer AR Ellis on the little grandstand balcony, decorated with the British Royal crest, that can still be seen at Turffontein today.

Since then, the only royalty celebrated have been the Kings of Racing. And a few Queens, of course. Young pretenders will make claims for racing enthronement tomorrow, particularly in the R2.5million Ready To Run Cup, whence arose Igugu, Queen of our Turf.

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THE CUP PREVIEW

The Cup
The Cup

Click above to watch the Winners Circle Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup Preview

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

Andrew Bon presents a Winners Circle insert featuring a few of the ‘talking’ contenders for the 2012 edition of the R2,5 Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be staged at Turffontein, Saturday 3 November at 16h00.

He also interviews Gary Alexander, trainer of defending Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile champion, Pierre Jourdan as well as Tom Callaghan (Bloodstock South Africa CEO) and trainers Mike de Kock (Lonesome Dove and Emaliyami), Geoff Woodruff (Killua Castle), Sean Tarry (Tinchy Stryder) and Roy Magner (Cookie Monster).

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

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THE READY TO RUN IS BUZZING!

Summerhill at the TBA Sales Complex, Germiston
Summerhill at the TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

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(Photographer : Heather Morkel)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

A few behind-the-scenes photos from the

TBA Sales Complex in the build-up to the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale,

Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th November.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

Read more about the

2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

For more information please visit

www.tba.co.za

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

Dave Mollett
Dave Mollett

Dave Mollett

Business DayFlip through the DSTV channels and you’re likely to come across the show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

The answer, of course, is “I do”. But more often than not - as Shaheen Shaw is fond of saying - the questions get too hard and it’s “Goodnight, Nurse.”

There’s no million up for grabs for this question, but it would be interesting to see how close racing fans get. “How many two-year-olds bought at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale have gone on to become millionaires in stake earnings?

The answer I believe - although Mick Goss will know and might copy that stern lady on “The Weakest Link” by saying “Goodbye” - is 19. Although the most famous is Igugu - cost R1 million and earnings currently stand at R6,8 million - the biggest bargain has been Imbongi. He cost just R140,000 - I wonder if any of the experts picked him at the gallops - and he amassed a bankroll of R8,8 million.

Can you name another 10? In order of most money won, the list reads: Paris Perfect, Pierre Jourdan (who defends his Charity Mile title on Saturday), Hear The Drums, Smanjemanje, Emperor Napoleon, Desert Links, Angus, Icy Air, Amphitheatre and Bold Ellinore.

What is interesting about this year’s Ready To Run Sale - scheduled for the TBA Complex at Germiston this Friday and Sunday - is that two experts, Mike de Kock and Karel Miedema, are singing from the same hymn book. When I interviewed Mike on Tellytrack recently he said he was “impressed - the sale seems to get more professional every year.”

Karel wrote: “The Sale-With-Race concept has South Africa in its grip. First there was the original Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, which is this one. But now there are three - a yearling one in KZN launched last July, and a new 2-year-old one in the Cape launching in December.”

“The concept is great as you don’t have to buy the best horse in the country to score. Just buying the best from one single sale is enough to boost the bankroll big time.”

“And - if by chance the best horse at the sale also is among the best in the country - then the sky’s the limit. As graduates Igugu and Pierre Jourdan have shown - earning the accolades, one bar after another.”

If the eight-member panel have got it right, Graeme Hawkins will be selling the top lot on Sunday afternoon. Three panelists (Mike de Kock, Jehan Malherbe and Dean Kannemeyer) napped Lot 88 - a son of Fastnet Rock - while two others (Sean Tarry and Alec Laird) rated the half-brother to Gr1 winner Morshdi amongst their top three colts.

Auctioneer Andrew Miller might fancy his chances of upstaging Graeme as there’s sure to be plenty of interest in Lot 157 - a Tale Of The Cat colt out of an American mare. This youngster was napped by both Graeme and Muis Roberts at the gallops and included in the top three by visiting Japanese expert, Yusuke Tsukahara.

Trippi has been the big-talking stallion of sales this year and he is represented by two colts on the sale. One (lot 70) is a half-brother to the talented Trinity House so it comes as a surprise that not one of the eight panelists selected him in their top three in the colts section.

Nor were there any votes for two sons of Flying Spur, a daughter of Dylan Thomas, a colt by Henrythenavigator and three progeny of Rock Of Gibraltar. The latter is quite a shock when you consider he’s sired such top horses as Eagle Mountain, Gibraltar Blue, Seventh Rock, and, more recently, Europa Point.

This will be good news for those middle market buyers who might - at last - be able to acquire a horse with an international pedigree.

Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Gr1)

Saturday’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile meeting at Turffontein is a must for any racing fan, and I intend getting an early Xmas present from bookie Lance Michael by backing Snowdon.

Ormond Ferraris is not known as the most jovial person in Joburg, but I bet he had a smile on his face when he learnt that Snowdon had drawn well at barrier two.

Interestingly, Ormond has booked Mr Pocket Power, Bernard Fayd’Herbe, for the ride. The 31 year-old jockey knows his way home in feature races via his association with such top performers as River Jetez and Ebony Flyer.

Snowdon is currently second favourite at 5-1 behind Link Man - surely he’s nailed on for the first three!

Frankel and Black Caviar

According to one overseas source, Frankel’s first date could be with 22-time winning Aussie champ, Black Caviar.

Neil Werrett, co-owner of Black Caviar, is quoted as saying: “We would consider going to Frankel because he is clearly the best distance horse in the world. Putting the two best together - that would be something.”

Then Mr Werrett added: “I might be a little biased, but I would say he is the second best horse I have ever seen.”

Excuse him, he’s an Aussie!

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

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4x4

Pisces Star and Candice Robinson
Pisces Star and Candice Robinson

Pisces Star

(Photo : Gold Circle)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

When Stakes winner Pisces Star blasted home for Paul de Carmo earlier in the week, it was her fourth consecutive win in as many weeks. She’s not the only tough-as-old-boots Ready To Run graduate on a four-win streak, though; when he lowered Derby hero Il Saggitore’s colours for the third time in the Maiden Cup (Gr.1), Ice Axe remained unbeaten in his new island home of Mauritius, while Mark Dixon’sShowmetheway will be attempting a “fifer” in Saturday’s Golden Loom Handicap (Listed) at Turffontein. In common, they have the Emperors Palace Ready To Run.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

Read more about the

2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

For more information please visit

www.tba.co.za

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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FIT FOR A PRINCESS

Princess Charlene of Monaco and King Letsie III of Lesotho
Princess Charlene of Monaco and King Letsie III of Lesotho

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco and His Majesty King Letsie III

(Image : Jewelry/Lesotho)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

It’s never happened before. Probably not in South Africa, certainly not in racing. Our Guests of Honour for this year’s renewal of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (and its attendant sale) are His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho and Princess Charlene of Monaco. For all those budding historians out there, remind us if the literature has a record of it ever happening before. They’re here, by the way, to present a trophy (the best in the game), which was originally donated as the Governor General’s Cup to the Johannesburg Turf Club by King George V’s sister-in-law, Princess Alice, during the Royal visit in 1922.

If you’re connected to any one of the runners in the “Cup” (or if you’re in town for the sale), it would be our personal pleasure to introduce you to our Royal visitors, as distinguished as we could imagine, at the Emperors Palace Cocktail Party on Thursday, as well as a dozen of the nation’s top celebrities. Give us a call if we can help. Amorette Kramer - 079 278 9449.

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LUCK OF THE DRAW

The Cup
The Cup

The Cup

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

Mick Goss Summerhill CEO
Mick Goss Summerhill CEO

Mick Goss

Summerhill CEOIn the year of Igugu, we still drove all the way to the Vaal for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup draw. Mike de Kock had three in the field; Checcetti, Checkeche and Igugu, and they drew 13, 14 and 15; some line-up, some draw! In those days, we participated in the draw, and as everyone knows, you don’t want to get on the wrong side of de Kock. Sadly, it was my misfortune to draw each of his runners, and on the way home, I got the call. “With friends like you, who needs enemies?!”

So we’ve steered clear ever since, not because of the call, of course, because it was all in the right spirit, but because we don’t want to put the mockers on anybody. This morning, we were lucky to be part of the gallery in the studio, and Nico Kritsiotis and the Tellytrack team gave us a masterclass in professionalism. Kritsiotis was born for this game; his deep sense of history, his lifelong belonging and his abiding knowledge and intuition make him one of the world’s best presenters, and he has a knack for turning the mundane into theatre.

That there was an audience out there was obvious; the phones never stopped ringing with the pulling of each number, and there were moans, groans and ecstasy from every corner of the country. Our great mate (and sponsor), Bob Yearham of Emperors Palace, showed us again why he is what he is (never left a stone unturned), and Caroline Simpson’s 23 years at the Ready To Run came with a refreshing revelation of what the connections of the runners were feeling.

Sean Tarry and Gary Alexander will both be delighted with the draws of the fancied Tinchy Stryder and Waka Waka; George Barker and Tyrone Zackey will be in cartwheel mode with Agadez in the 8 slot, while Charles Laird and Mike de Kock got mixed bags inside and out. Roy Magner’s relief (after enormous anxiety among his clients) at Cookie Monster’s inclusion, will have turned to consternation with hole 13, though Louis Goosen will be unconcerned at Negev’s 14 spot, as he says Piere Strydom wants her clear of the scramble. We know he’s hellish bullish, and he’s instilled Shaheen Shaw with the same infection, though how the Tellytrack stalwart will react to that draw over 1400 metres on Saturday, is anybody’s guess. The Devachanders, great supporters of both Summerhill and the game, will be over the moon at Killua Castle’s inclusion (there’ve been whispers about this one all week), though they would’ve liked to have had Ilha da Rock in the field for the sake of their partner, Satch Mathen. Miraculously, Killua Castle goes to Turffontein for racing’s second biggest prize following touch-and-go abdominal surgery during last year’s sale. We thought Sunil and Ashnee (Devachander) were looking for a shrink when they insisted we put him through the ring in absentia, because they wanted him qualified for this year’s race!

Let us know your thoughts on the field and the draw, and if you’re willing to venture a guess at the outcome, that would be a bonus.

If you missed it, click here to view the final field and barrier draw for the R2,5Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP 2012 : FINAL FIELD

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012 - Barrier Draw
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012 - Barrier Draw

R2.5 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

3 November 2012

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

58.0

90

18

A Marcus

Charles Laird

2

SAVAGE WIND

58.0

89

9

M Yeni

Joe Soma

3

ROCK OF ARTS (AUS)

58.0

88

17

F Coetzee

Weiho Marwing

4

COOKIE MONSTER

58.0

84

13

G Wrogemann

Roy Magner

5

KILLUA CASTLE (AUS)

58.0

78

11

M Van Rensburg

Geoff Woodruff

6

AGADEZ

58.0

82

8

G van Niekerk

Tyrone Zackey

7

TEALION

58.0

82

10

R Simons

Hekkie Strydom

8

WAKA WAKA

58.0

82

2

K Teetan

Gary Alexander

9

DYLAN’S PROMISE (AUS)

55.5

88

5

G Hatt

Charles Laird

10

TINCHY STRYDER

55.5

88

7

G Lerena

Sean Tarry

11

EXTRA ZING

55.5

83

3

F Herholdt

Robbie Sage

12

LONSOME DOVE

55.5

83

15

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

13

NEGEV

55.5

83

14

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

14

EMALIYAMI (AUS)

55.5

81

6

D David

Mike de Kock

15

LONDON OLYMPICS

55.5

80

16

K Latham

James Goodman

16

FLYING FOO

55.5

77

12

J Sampson

Louis Goosen

Reserve Runners

17

SAMMY SILVER

58.0

80

4

Reserve 1

Chris Erasmus

18

ILHA DA ROCK (AUS)

55.5

84

1

Reserve 2

Geoff Woodruff

National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Correct as at 30 October 2012

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 2nd & 4th November 2012

For more information, please visit :

www.tba.co.za

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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summerhill stud, south africa
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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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KZN BREEDERS AWARDS 2012 : NOMINATIONS

Smanjemanje - Vodacom Durban July
Smanjemanje - Vodacom Durban July

Click above to watch Smanjemanje - Vodacom Durban July Gr1 (2012)

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KZN BREEDERS AWARDS

Bellwood Cottages, 17 November 2012

Horse

Sire

Dam

Breeder

Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt

Greenacre

Mogok

Kentucky Home

Yellow Star Stud

Love Struck

Kahal

Particular Passion

Summerhill Stud

Mogok’s Desire

Mogok

Royal Promise

Scott Bros

Outstanding Three-Year-Old Sprinter Female

Extra Zero

Way West

Haifaa

Summerhill Stud

Variometer

Var

Lady Electric

Backworth Stud

Awesome Beauty

Cataloochee

Bejewelled Beauty

S Bunwarie

Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt

Shogunnar

Solskjaer

Surfers Eye

F Tarbitt

Madigan

Joshua Dancer

Western Glow

SR Rosseau

Eton Square

Miesque’s Approval

Monroe

Scott Bros

Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly

Kalami

Daylami

Kal Sufi

R & Mrs Pickering

Extra Zero

Way West

Haifaa

Summerhill Stud

Variometer

Var

Lady Electric

Backworth Stud

Outstanding Sprinter Male

Furious Dancer

Dancing Duel

Furious But Fast

P & RM Sewgoolam

The Mouseketeer

Kahal

Look Sharp

Bush Hill Stud

Midnight Serenade

Malhub

Sapphire Serenade

Clifton Stud

Outstanding Sprinter Female

Kalaam

Kahal

Salaam

Kjell Foundation

Mannequin

Kahal

Model K

Summerhill Stud

Chocolicious

Kahal

Candy Box

Backworth Stud

Outstanding Middle Distance Male

Pierre Jourdan

Parade Leader

Vin Fizz

Summerhill Stud

Black Wing

Kahal

Fly Away Home

Summerhill Stud

Smanjemanje

Kahal

In Style

Summerhill Stud

The Apache

Mogok

Apache Rose

Scott Bros

Outstanding Middle Distance Female

Dancewiththedevil

Modus Vivendi

Emperor’s Dance

Graystone Stud

Engagement

Announce

Be My Gem

Graystone Stud

Checcetti

Kahal

Dancer’s Choice

Summerhill Stud

Outstanding Stayer Male

Seal

Silvano

Prestine Performer

IR Heyns

Soul Master

Jet Master

Saintly Soul

Aldora Stud

Outstanding Older Male

The Mouseketeer

Kahal

Look Sharp

Bush Hill Stud

Smanjemanje

Kahal

In Style

Summerhill Stud

Seal

Silvano

Prestine Performer

IR Heyns

Pierre Jourdan

Parade Leader

Vin Fizz

Summerhill Stud

Outstanding Older Female

Dancewiththedevil

Modus Vivendi

Emperor’s Dance

Graystone Stud

Kalaam

Kahal

Salaam

Kjell Foundation

Checcetti

Kahal

Dancer’s Choice

Summerhill Stud

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TILT THE ODDS

Summerhill Stud
Summerhill Stud

Give yourself the inside track…

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

There’s been much written in the past few weeks about getting the odds in your favour when it comes to the Ready To Run. Unlike conventional sales, this concept enables you to judge your fancy by its gallop, and since this game is about running, not walking, that has to give you a meaningful leg up. Besides, we have the judges’ panel, the jockeys, stud managers and grooms selections, which makes the Emperors Palace Ready To Run different to any other sale anywhere. And then we have history. In recent seasons, Summerhill has graduated no fewer than 21 millionaires, 8 multi-millionaires, and the winners of four of the first five renewals of the Ready To Run Cup. We were second in the other one.

If you glance at the merit log for this year’s running of the Cup, you’ll find that 11 of the 16 pole positions are occupied by Summerhill graduates, and bearing in mind that the number one rated colt, Cape Royal, and his stablemate Noble Star have not been entered by Dean Kannemeyer, it might’ve been 13 of the top 16.

Then look at those on the cusp of qualifying; 11 of the next 14 in the ratings have also known the taste of these historic pastures.

While some are already toasting champagne, there are more than a few connections on both sides of the invitation line chewing their nails. Geoff Woodruff and Roy Magner are sitting on the brink of the relegation zone with Ilha da Rock and Cookie Monster, while Woodruff and Lucky Houdalakis are looking for a play-off with Killua Castle and Kailani.

It’s anybody’s call as we go to the line, and there’s still time for those outside the immediate vicinity of the log, to step up this weekend with a convincing performance. That’s the beauty of the R2.5million Cup: it has a buzz like no other race in the country, because nothing is a fait accompli until the selection panel hands down their verdict on Tuesday. Either way, if you’re at the TBA Sales Complex next Friday and Sunday, and you’re there with intent, remember to give yourself the inside track. At least in the sales ring, you draw as you choose to draw, not how someone else draws you.

R2.5 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

3 November 2012

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

#

Horse

Sex

MR

Trainer

1

TINCHY STRYDER

Filly

88

Sean Tarry

2

DYLAN’S PROMISE (AUS)

Filly

88

Charles Laird

3

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

Colt

90

Charles Laird

4

SAVAGE WIND

Colt

89

Joe Soma

5

ROCK OF ARTS (AUS)

Gelding

88

Weiho Marwing

6

NEGEV

Filly

83

Louis Goosen

7

EMALIYAMI (AUS)

Filly

81

Mike de Kock

8

EXTRA ZING

Filly

83

Robbie Sage

9

LONSOME DOVE

Filly

83

Mike de Kock

10

LONDON OLYMPICS

Filly

80

James Goodman

11

AGADEZ

Colt

82

Tyrone Zackey

12

TEALION

Gelding

82

Hekkie Strydom

13

WAKA WAKA

Gelding

82

Gary Alexander

14

FLYING FOO

Filly

77

Louis Goosen

15

ILHA DA ROCK (AUS)

Filly

84

Geoff Woodruff

16

COOKIE MONSTER

Colt

84

Roy Magner

17

SAMMY SILVER

Colt

80

Chris Erasmus

18

KILLUA CASTLE (AUS)

Colt

78

Geoff Woodruff

19

KAILANI

Filly

75

Lucky Houdalakis

20

VICTORY CALL

Gelding

76

Leon Erasmus

In Alphabetical Order

BROTHER IN ARMS

Gelding

71

Brian Wiid

DASHING QUEEN

Filly

0

Bertie van der Merwe

DUTY CALLS

Gelding

0

Kumaran Naidoo

GALLIC BAY

Filly

75

Lucky Houdalakis

GOTHIC

Colt

0

Weiho Marwing

HAIL THE DUTCHESS

Filly

0

Kumaran Naidoo

MEN AND MOUNTAINS

Colt

75

Leon Erasmus

MRS CHING

Filly

65

James Goodman

MY ARGENTINE LADY (ARG)

Filly

0

Dennis Drier

NANDI (AUS)

Filly

79

Mike de Kock

PASSION PLEASER

Gelding

69

Leon Erasmus

RED ROVER

Colt

0

Alistair Gordon

THE FLYING MACHINE (AUS)

Colt

75

Dennis Drier

UDUMO

Filly

0

Lucky Houdalakis

National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Correct as at 22 October 2011

* Final field announced on Tuesday, 30th October on Tellytrack

* The final field will be determined strictly by invitation as agreed by the selection panel

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

Read more about the

2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

For more information please visit

www.tba.co.za

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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PEERMONT EMPERORS PALACE CHARITY MILE PREVIEW

Pierre Jourdan wins the 2011 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile
Pierre Jourdan wins the 2011 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile

Pierre Jourdan wins the 2011 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Gr2)

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PEERMONT EMPERORS PALACE CHARITY MILE (Grade 2)

Turffontein, Turf, 1600m

3 November 2012

Pierre Jourdan is set to challenge for victory in the R600,000 Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein on Saturday 3 November for the second year running and fared well in the ballot for barrier positions at a special function held at Emperors Palace earlier this week.

The Charity Mile is a unique event that brings together top horses, celebrities and sponsors in aid of charity with each horse publically represented by a celebrity and running on behalf of a charity nominated by a sponsor. The finishing positions determine the amount each charity wins with a whopping R100,000 for the charity represented by the winning horse.

Pierre Jourdan’s connections were delighted when he drew at No 8 for the Grade 2 race because low-number stalls are an advantage over the Turffontein standside 1600m.

No runner has won the Charity Mile twice since its inception, but Pierre Jourdan tends to hit form at this time of year and his charity in this year’s race, San Michele, will be hoping for a bold effort by the Gary Alexander-trained gelding.

Champion trainer Mike de Kock has five runners including talented Link Man, who will run for Daily Sun-nominated charity African Angels and will be represented by actor Alfred Ntombela. Link Man scored a good win in the Joburg Spring Challenge over 1450m on the inside track at Turffontein this month and is reasonably drawn at No 10.

His highly regarded stable companion Silver Flyer (runs for Emperors Palace-nominated Khangezile Primary After-School Care Centre and has Sindy Mabe as his celebrity) did not fare as well in the ballot, drawing at No 16. Silver Flyer likes to run from off the pace though and a wide draw should not unduly prejudice his chances of winning.

De Kock will also field Meadow Magic, Silent Partner and Mujaarib. Meadow Magic, who runs for Racing Express-sponsored the Highveld Horse Care Unit and will be represented by Neil Andrews, drew at No 13, while Silent Partner got No 9 barrier. Ultra-promising Mujaarib has won all three of his races to date but drew wide at No 15.

Sean Tarry’s Whiteline Fever, who will run for Emperors Palace-nominated Peermont School Support Programme and will be represented by Anele Mododa, drew well at No 6. He was rated among the top three-year-olds last season and started his four-year-old campaign with an impressive win over 1450m at Clairwood this month.

Northern Emperor drew widest of all at No 19 and was later withdrawn, which brings first reserve runner The Mouseketeer into the field.

Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Grade 2)

FINAL FIELD

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

LINK MAN

60.5

111

10

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

2

PIERRE JOURDAN

59.5

109

8

P Strydom

Gary Alexander

3

SMANJEMANJE

59.5

109

1

G van Niekerk

Tyrone Zackey

4

SNOWDOWN

58.5

108

2

B Fayd’Herbe

Ormond Ferraris

5

ROYAL BENCHER

58.5

107

11

S Randolph

Alec Laird

6

WHITELINE FEVER

58.5

107

6

R Danielson

Sean Tarry

7

SILVER FLYER

58.0

106

16

K Shea

Mike de Kock

8

GOLDEN CREST

57.5

105

7

M van Rensburg

Geoff Woodruff

9

Scratched

10

POTALA PALACE

55.5

101

18

G Lerena

Michael Azzie

11

ASTRO NEWS

54.5

99

12

M Yeni

Brian Wiid

12

MEADOW MAGIC

54.5

99

13

R Simons

Mike de Kock

13

GLORIOUS JET

53.0

96

14

na

St John Gray

14

ROMAN WALL

52.5

95

17

K Teetan

Sean Tarry

15

SILENT PARTNER

52.5

95

9

D David

Mike de Kock

16

MUJAARIB (AUS)

52.0

94

15

G Hatt

Mike de Kock

17

THE MOUSEKETEER

54.5

99

5

na

Sean Tarry

Reserve Runners

18

WITTENBERG

54.5

99

4

Reserve

Geoff Woodruff

19

KINGS ENTOURAGE

52.5

95

3

Reserve

Lucky Houdalakis

Extract from Sporting Post

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