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The Ready To Run Cup – Now A Cool Million!

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The Ready To Run Cup – Now A Cool Million!

The twelfth renewal of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be run on Charity Mile day at Turffontein has received a handsome shot in the arm with the news that the stake for the 1400m event has been boosted to R1 million with immediate effect.

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 So it’s true - Pat Shaw

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So it’s true - Pat Shaw

Nobody worth his salt in the sport of racing needs an introduction to Pat Shaw – he’s as much a totem of the game in South Africa as Vincent O’ Brien was to Ireland and Bob Baffert to America. You don’t reach those heights as a racehorse trainer without a gifted eye, an abiding intuition and dare we say it, a smattering of courage and “chutzpah”. While some of those legends might’ve chosen to be excluded from the latter category, there’s no escaping it for Mr Shaw.

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Dawn Of A Big Career for Big Bear

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Dawn Of A Big Career for Big Bear

The untimely death of stallion Await The Dawn in 2014 was a massive blow for Summerhill Stud. He was arguably the one who could’ve kept the Mooi River establishment at or near the top of the logs for the next two decades. Thankfully all of us can enjoy the pleasure of seeing his offspring on the track. Even if only for a few years.

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OH NO, IT’S THE DRAW!

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OH NO, IT’S THE DRAW!

Looking at the slots for the R2.5million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup and the R1million Emperors Palace Charity Mile on Saturday, you’d swear we were being punished for having a hand in “state capture”!

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Summerhill and the Charity Mile

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Summerhill and the Charity Mile

Summerhill’s connectivity with the Charity Mile dates back several decades to the time when the race was still celebrated as the Group One Germiston November Handicap, inaugurated in 1968.

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