Get in or get left behind. Linngari.
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The answer is simple... only one. Linngari.
We all know things are tight, tighter than they’ve been in a very long time. And if it weren’t for the expectation of the normalisation of our export protocols in the reasonably near future, the breeding landscape would be a bleak place indeed. With that in mind, we’ve spent a good deal of time pleading the case of broodmare owners across the board with our stallion principals, and they’re not only sympathetic but they’re as determined as we are to play their part in contributing towards the future viability of our customers’ operations.
With these stallions and your patronage, we can take on the world.
Linngari at the CTS Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
CTS EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
Randjesfontein, South Africa
24 – 25 November 2016
LINNGARI was the original globe-trotter, and now his offspring are following in their father’s exulted hoofprints.
Summerhill Stud CEO Mick Goss presents the farm's stallions standing for the 2016/17 breeding season.
Linngari: sire now of five Group One performers including multiple Group winner Garlingari in 2016, as well as Stakes winners Mr Pommeroy and Linngaro; second-leading French stallion by three-year-old earnings in 2015.
With the word “plagiarism “very much in vogue in American politics at the moment, let me start with an acknowledgment: the article you are reading is the work of our old friend, Andrew Caulfied, one of the foremost authorities on bloodstock and pedigree analysis, and a regular contributor to the world’s most widely-read e-daily, the Thoroughbred Daily News.
No owner-breeder can be totally happy when a mare or filly culled from their broodmare band goes on to shine for her new owner. The practicalities, though, are that quite a few fillies and mares have to be sold simply to keep an operations numbers manageable, especially so if the breeder is keen to keep adding new blood to the genetic pool. In reality, occasionally letting something worthwhile slip through the net is the best way of ensuring that demand stays high and that the surplus mares and fillies achieve maximum value.
The day after South Africa's most prestigious race, the Group 1 Vodacom Durban July, was captured by Australian-bred The Conglomerate at Greyviille Racecourse on July 2, racing journalists from nine countries joined breeders and racetrack officials to raise a toast at Summerhill Stud in Mooi River, KwaZulu-Natal.
The old adage “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”, has never been truer. Breeding racehorses is as competitive now as it’s ever been, which means that to play a winning hand, you need to hold the aces. All of them.
CTS Yearling Sale 15 April 2016
BSA National Yearling Sale 27-29 April 2016
Time was when weekends were "TV time for the marquee events of our sport. Yet ever since the de Kock caravan decamped for its pioneering pillage of the riches of Dubai, Thursday evenings have become "ritual for South African fans. For all the big names that thrilled our sitting rooms over the years, none of them exceeded the worship of the original globe-trotter, Linngari. Here was the redefinition of the international racehorse, a handsome, zestful dual-Group One hero who never ducked a fight. From 1200 to 2000metres, he posted major race performances in eight different countries on four different continents. Linngari was a racehorse, pure and simple.
Aga Khan breeding and Aga Khan class. Linngari is the sire of Garlingari, who just this weekend annihilated the competition in France’s Saint-Cloud Prix Exbury (Gr.3), as well as siring four stakes-winners, eight stakes-performers and numbers of 4,5,6 and 8-time winners already. He's the second leading sire of 3-year-olds in France in 2015 to France’s hottest stallion, Le Havre.
Best known for her exploits with the remarkable Cirrus des Aigles, Corine Barande-Barbe worked some of her magic with another late-improver here as Garlingari exhibited some of his illustrious stablemate’s determination to land a first group success in the Group 3 Prix Exbury at Saint-Cloud.
Garlingari took home the Prix Du Grand Camp (Listed) in France at Lyon recently by an incredible 8.5 lengths from the Monsun gelding, Quidamo.
In recessionary times, buyers are quick to retreat from their characteristic sense of enterprise, falling back on the tried-and-tested. Even then, they’re as fussy as all hell, discriminating rigidly between what’s hot and what’s not among the proven horses, with the likes of Visionaire in big demand, while old stalwarts like Kahal are stashed on the afterburner.
On Sunday, Summerhill held its 32nd annual Stallion Day at the School of Equine Management Excellence, and the occasion was dignified by the presence of heads of state, cabinet ministers, representatives of two royal families, close on 20 different countries and the usual multitude of guests.