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China Beach... My China!

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China Beach... My China!

CHINA BEACH
Mullins Bay (GB) - Claim To Fame
3 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owners : Messrs Greg Bortz & Braam van Huyssteen
Trainer : Lucky Houdalakis
Jockey : Gavin Lerena
Breeder : Summerhill Stud

CHINA BEACH is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

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LADY COUGAR... WHAT A THRILL!

The Mike Miller-trained three-year-old Solskjaer filly Lady Cougar, who won first time out at Clairwood on Saturday, provided another example of the well-known theory that horses can make fools of people as she was bought for little other reason than her name.

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BODYBUILDER FLAUNTS HIS STRENGTH

Bodybuilder Horse
Bodybuilder Horse

Watch Bodybuilder winning his maiden

(Image : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

BODYBUILDER

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

BODYBUILDER

Stronghold (GB) - Actress (ZIM) by Kahir Almaydan (IRE)

3 Year-Old Bay Gelding

Owners : Charles Harrison and Brian Burnard

Trainer : Gavin van Zyl

Jockey : Smanga Khumalo

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

BODYBUILDER is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

XPACTA MAIDEN PLATE

For Maiden 3 Year-Olds

Turffontein, Turf, 1800m

24 August 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

BODYBUILDER

58.0

81

9

S Khumalo

Gavin van Zyl

2

0.75

DIE KAT (AUS)

58.0

0

5

R Fradd

Mike Azzie

3

3.25

DREAM HUNTER

58.0

77

7

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

4

9.75

INTOXICATION

58.0

0

1

M Van Rensburg

Stuart Pettigrew

5

11.00

BUDDY’S FALCON

54.5

62

2

F Naude

Bradley Maroun

6

13.25

CLUB FLAG

58.0

73

10

G Lerena

Wallace Tolmay

7

15.25

FIRST DAY

58.0

50

6

R Danielson

Barend Botes

8

21.75

GILFILLAN

58.0

0

4

J Greyling

Chris Erasmus

9

31.25

FAIR WARNING

58.0

52

3

*J Mariba (1.5)

Clinton Binda

10

36.00

TARAFAH

58.0

0

8

G Wrogemann

Stuart Pettigrew

Late Scratchings

11

0.00

TUSCON’S GOLD

54.5

53

8

D Lembethe

n/a

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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JOHAN JANSE VAN VUUREN WINS FIRST WITH CASHA ON DEBUT

Casha Horse
Casha Horse

Watch Casha winning on debut

(Image : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

CASHA

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

CASHA

Stronghold (GB) - Vanish by Coastal (USA)

2 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owner : Vendel Civils (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr A H van de Vendel)

Trainer : Johan Janse van Vuuren

Jockey : Donovan Mansour

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

CASHA is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE

For Maiden 2-Year-Olds

Vaal, Turf, 1000m

7 May 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

CASHA

55.5

0

6

D Mansour

Johan Janse van Vuur

2

0.05

GEMS A PLENTY

58.0

0

5

S Brown

Leon Erasmus

3

4.25

SACRED GROUND

58.0

0

7

S Chambers

Dominic Zaki

4

4.30

REGAL ROSE

55.5

0

4

M Van Rensburg

Stanley Ferreira

5

6.75

PLAY-PLAY

58.0

0

3

J Sampson

Louis Goosen

6

7.25

HIDDEN GUN

58.0

0

8

D Yeo

Leon Erasmus

7

7.75

TOUR DES CHAMP

58.0

0

1

R Simons

Heather Adamson

8

9.00

HIGH STAKES (AUS)

58.0

0

2

* J Penny (4.0)

Mike Azzie

9

13.50

GREAT MUSIC

58.0

0

9

L Nhlapo

Leon Erasmus

Late Scratchings

10

0.00

JIMMYS LIGHTNING

58.0

0

2

J Greyling

Leon Erasmus

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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J&B MET 2010 VIDEO

jb met 2010 video
jb met 2010 video

Click above to watch the 2010 J&B Met

(Footage : SABC 3)

R2,500,000 J&B MET (GRADE 1) 2000M

KENILWORTH RACECOURSE

30 JANUARY 2010

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

RIVER JETEZ

53.5

104

9

G Hatt

Mike Bass

2

0.50

MOTHER RUSSIA

55.0

106

18

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

3

1.00

POCKET POWER

58.0

119

2

B Fayd’Herbe

Mike Bass

4

1.05

FORT VOGUE

55.5

101

4

K Neisius

Mike Bass

RIVER JETEZ

(Jet Master - Stormsvlei by Prince Florimund)

6 Year Old Bay Mare

Owners : Mr and Mrs CA Amm and Mr Marsh Shirtliff

Trainer : Mike Bass

Jockey : Glen Hatt

Breeder : Out Of Africa Stud

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2010 CAPE FLYING CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEO AND RESULTS

cape flying championship 2010 video
cape flying championship 2010 video

Click above to watch the 2010 Cape Flying Championship

(Footage : Tellytrack)

R600,000 CAPE FLYING CHAMPIONSHIP (GRADE 1) 1000M

KENILWORTH RACECOURSE

23 JANUARY 2010

FINAL RESULTS

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

WARM WHITE NIGHT

58.0

109

2

A Marcus

Charles Laird

2

0.25

BLUE TIGER

58.0

108

14

B Fayd’Herbe

Mike Bass

3

1.50

THUNDER KEY

58.0

106

3

*K Teetan

Glen Kotzen

4

1.60

HEAR THE DRUMS

58.0

112

1

G Schlechter

Des McLachlan

5

1.85

CASEY COOL

58.0

101

13

F Anthony

Darryl Hodgson

6

2.35

GAULTIER

58.0

107

10

C Puller

Mike Bass

7

2.60

BUSH PIRATE

58.0

99

4

B Morgenrood

Joey Ramsden

8

2.70

MAINBRACE

58.0

99

6

K Jupp

Basil Marcus

9

2.75

VILLANDRY

54.5

105

9

M Byleveld

Vaughan Marshall

10

3.25

CAPTAIN’S SECRET

54.5

104

5

K Neisius

Mike Bass

11

3.75

RUSHING WIND

58.0

100

7

*A Domeyer

Mike Bass

12

5.25

ALVARO (AUS)

58.0

97

11

R Fourie

Justin Snaith

13

6.75

CYBER CASE

58.0

101

12

M Mienie

Charles Laird

14

8.25

RELINYANE

58.0

100

8

M Winnaar

Justin Snaith

THUNDER KEY STRIKES IN DIADEM STAKES

thunder key diadem stakes grade 2 2009 video
thunder key diadem stakes grade 2 2009 video

Click above to watch Thunder Key in the Diadem Stakes (Grade 2)

(Footage : Tellytrack)

THUNDER KEY

DIADEM STAKES (GRADE 2) 2009

Saturday saw lightening strike at Kenilworth when the son of Muhtafal, Thunder Key, stormed home to steal victory in the Grade 2 Diadem Stakes over 1200m.

A most formidable field of big name performers, including Kapil, Villandry, Warm White Night, Gaultierand Blue Tiger to mention but a few, took their places in the starting gates. But it was the Glen Kotzen-trained 6-year-old speedster, under jockey Karis Teetan, who ignited the afterburners to win by a half length from Blue Tiger with Dance With Al trailing a further length and a quarter.

(Please watch the video above for all the race action and post-race interviews.)

Thunder Key had been knocking on the door in 2009 season with runner-up placings in the Southeatser Sprint (L), Golden Horse Casino Sprint (Gr1) and Umngeni Handicap (L).

Congratulations to trainer Glen Kotzen, owner Jean Van Heerden and Thunder Key’s breeder Cecil Baitz.

COURAGEOUS MEMORIAL MILE VICTORY FOR VANGELIS

vangelis memorial mile listed 2009 video
vangelis memorial mile listed 2009 video

Click above to watch Vangelis in the Memorial Mile (Listed)

(Footage : Tellytrack)

VANGELIS

2009 MEMORIAL MILE (L)

Regular followers of these pages will be familier with the tale of Vangelis; the strapping 6-year-old Kahal colt out of the Northern Guest mare, Northern Singer, who at just two months of age revealed a distinct lameness in his shoulder which he carried right through his yearling year.

Bred on the same lines as Emperor Napoleon (the deadly cross of Kahal on a Northern Guest mare), Vangelis would undoubtedly have been one of our top commercial prospects of his year at the sales, but he was scratched from all his engagements, including the later Ready To Run Sale, while we were contemplating his future.

The answer came in the form of a folklore character here at Summerhill, Michael Booysen, a Zulu gent who was abandoned on the farm at the age of six or seven, who suggested that we treat Vangelis’ condition as a “mechanical” lameness, and that we “ride” him through it. In the end, his advice was prophetic, and within two months of us starting with the horse, he began to move with only a hint of lameness.

That he still carries this condition to a small degree, is as much a testimony to his courage and will to race, as it is to Michael’s instincts as a horseman.

On Friday at Arlington, we again witnessed this profound courage as Vangelis took a fighting victory in the R125 000 Memorial Mile (Listed) under jockey Warren Kennedy for trainer Gavin Smith.

Going into the race, Surfin’ USA topped the betting boards in his bid for a third successive feature win, with Vangelis seriously backed to challenge.

Breaking quickly, Hurricane Silver went into an early lead and turned for home with a two-length advantage over Mazar-E-Sharif and West Coast Gold, while Vangelis was held up on their heels and Surfin’ USA outpaced at the rear, seven lengths off the speed.

In the final dash to the line, Hurricane Silver quickly shrugged off Mazar-E-Sharif and West Coast Gold, but Vangelis fought through fully extended to nab Hurricane Silver by a neck, with fellow Summerhill-bred, Ecole Militaire, powering home for third.

Congratulations must go to our old mate Robert Muir, who five years ago happened to be staying at Hartford House on one of his frequent visits from the United States. Robert caught sight of Vangelis on an early morning exercise session and promtly purchased a half share from the late Colly Fram.

With this victory, Vangelis takes his career statistics to 10 wins and 10 places from 24 starts, proving that patience really does pay.

PHUNYUKA POWERS TO EMERALD CUP VICTORY

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phunyuka emerald cup race video
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phunyuka emerald cup presentation video

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Phunyuka in the Emerald Cup and post race presentations

(Footage : SuperSport)

EMERALD CUP (GR2)

The Emerald Festival of Racing at the Vaal culminated Saturday in the running of Africa’s richest race on sand, the R600,000 Emerald Cup over 1450m.

Jockey Guillermo “Willie” Figueroa was in superb form aboard Phunyuka, a son of Slew The Red, charging home for a thrilling victory from pursuers Fearless Gun, Alimony, Sandy Beach and Galahad.

Trainer Roy Magner was most impressed with his charge and dubbed him a “Little Street Fighter”.

Phunyuka is a R90,000 graduate of the 2007 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale and is owned by Wally Brits and partners.

emperors palace ready to run sale 2009
emperors palace ready to run sale 2009

CASTLE ROSS SHOWS UNDENIABLE INTENT

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castle ross scottsville racecourse 6 september 2009 video

Click above to watch Castle Ross

(Footage : Tellytrack)

“ONE TO WATCH”

Castle Ross (Kahal x Sunset Retreat by Northern Guest) showed undeniable intent with a two length victory in just his second start at Scottsville last Sunday… remember also his very good second first time out.

This strapping son of Kahal was bred by Warwick and Karen Render at Bush Hill Stud. He is trained by Doug Campbell and was piloted by Robbie Hill.

AT TIMES LIKE THIS, CHAMPIONS HELP

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rachel alexandra woodward stakes video
sea the stars irish champion stakes video
sea the stars irish champion stakes video

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Rachel Alexandra and Sea The Stars in action

in the Woodward Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes respectively

(Footage : YouTube) 

“THE RACHEL ALEXANDRA AND SEA THE STARS SHOWDOWN”

South Africans know the value of a champion.  We have our own POCKET POWER, who’s just taken his third consecutive Horse of the Year title, and has a magnetism irresistible to his fans.  While the rest of the world is desperately short of money right now, the one thing racing doesn’t lack, is a shortage of serious quality horses, and the emergence of an exceptional Champion on both sides of the Atlantic is probably the best antidote our sport could wish for. 

On Saturday, 8000kms apart, two three-year-olds of opposite sex, finally put up their hands and said, “I’m the one”.  In America, they’re witnessing the reign of a new queen, RACHEL ALEXANDRA, whose conquest of the older colts in Saratoga’s historic Woodward Stakes, was the best tonic that the beleaguered nation has known in a good while, Obama mania notwithstanding.

At the Curragh in Ireland, in that country’s Champion Stakes, a pair of three-year-old colts followed one another home in the same sequence as they’d done in England’s most famous three-year-old race, the Derby. In the process, the hero, SEA THE STARS, probably justified many peoples’ idea that he is the best horse in decades, even better, by some margin, than his illustrious half-brother and now famous stallion, GALILEO

Nobody really knows where they will go to by the end of the season, but there’s nobody in the game who wouldn’t want to see a resolution to the question as to whom is the better, and it seems the only way to settle that would be a meeting of the two of them on Breeder’s Cup Day in early November.  Whether that has any chance of materialising, is difficult to say, since the connections of RACHEL ALEXANDRAhave long been antagonists of the new synthetic surfaces which most West Coast tracks have embraced.  While both sides pretend to be in it for the love of the game, one wonders whether such a prejudice could be set aside in anticipation of a spectacle which has the potential to bring about an early end to the recession in the horse business.

rachel alexandra
rachel alexandra

Rachel Alexandra

(Photo : Sarah K. Andrew) 

Value In The Older Broodmare

Value In The Older Broodmare

Many buyers are prejudiced against buying old broodmares, believing that their progeny are somehow genetically lower in quality than their earlier siblings. Unlike stallions, who produce their sperm ‘on the run’, mares are born with all their eggs on board. In many cases, the quality of the sperm of old stallions can diminish, however a mare’s ova are not affected by the age of the mare.

PHUNYUKA IMPRESSES IN THE AUGUST STAKES

phunyuka august stakes 2009 video
phunyuka august stakes 2009 video

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Phunyuka in the 2009 August Stakes (Listed)

(Footage : Tellytrack)

Phunyuka pulled off an impressive victory on Saturday at the Vaal in the August Stakes (Listed) over 1200m.

Tab Online reports that Galahad broke well but it was Piere Strydom on Renegade who went to the front with Galahad in close pursuit. When Galahad took over with 300m to run it looked all but over. Jockey “Willie” Figueroa presented Phunyuka on the inside and in the final 50m, the 7.5kg difference at the weights told. The graduate of the Emperors Palace Ready To Runwent on to win by 1.25 lengths with Renegade keeping on for third and Belorus claiming fourth.

With this victory, Phunyuka is now guaranteed a run in next month’s Emerald Cup where Roy Magner and Wally Brits must surely feel they have a fighting chance at snatching a slice of the R600,000 stakes.

The Big Weekend Debate

vuma horse feed mr 92 handicap turffontein south africa
vuma horse feed mr 92 handicap turffontein south africa

22 August 2009

Vuma Horse Feed MR 92 Handicap

1160m

Turffontein

South Africa

(Footage : Tellytrack DSTV 232)

Which

MUHTAFAL

did you back?