There’s one thing about time in the racing game; it lends a perspective to your thinking. We’ve had a bit of time to reflect on the outcomes accruing from last week’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale, as well as the contingency plans we’re having to make in the wake of Await The Dawn’s passing.
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Ready To Run Sale 2014
Breeding To Win with Grant Knowles at the recent CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale, Inanda Club, Sandton.
The One-Eyed Man is ‘King in the land of the blind,’ they say. But even a blind man could see the Visionaires coming.
When Rich Girl came home in history's richest horserace on Saturday, it was all about the numbers.
The brilliance of jockey Anton Marcus sealed the deal in a thrilling finish to the R3,85 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup run at Turffontein on Saturday as the Rock Of Gibraltar filly Rich Girl took line honours for Ingrid and Markus Jooste.
The Inanda Club played host to the inaugural CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale Friday, where 145 lots went through the ring for an aggregate of R24,680,000, an average of R178 841 and a median of R90,000.
While some of the best horses in the country will contest Saturday's Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein, the biggest cheque at the meeting awaits the winning connections of the sixth race, the R3,85m Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup over 1,400m.
The Johannesburg Ready To Run festivities kick off at Sandton's Inanda Club at lunch time today with the sale commencing at 4:30pm. Here is a summary of the public voting (Top 5 Colts and Fillies) as at 31 October 2014.
Come the first Saturday in November, they’ll be running for near enough R50,000 a second when the gates slam open. That makes it the richest 85 seconds in African sport, and even the best of us couldn’t sniff at that.
The Summerhill Team looks forward to welcoming you to the Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale Friday at the Inanda Club, Sandton. Lunch at 13h00 with the sale commencing 16h30!
Here are Tarryn Liebenberg's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.
It’s true, we all like to think our geese are swans, but it’s a fact that at last week’s gallops, the judges panel were pretty unanimous in their belief that this was as good a crop of Ready To Run horses as have ever left Summerhill; given the history, that’s some statement.
Here are Bongani Nzimande's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.
Here are Thabani Nzimande's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale. Thabani was awarded the Top Student at the School of Equine Management Excellence in 20111 and the Top Practical Student at the English National Stud in 2012.
The judges have spoken: it was the universal view that this was the best draft of horses to gallop at Summerhill since the inception of the "Cup". That's saying something.
Talk about tsunamis, you only have to put money on the table when it comes to a horserace, and the fur is bound to fly; I doubt there’s ever been an invitational log issued for a major prize in racing, which hasn’t attracted an outcry.
We suggested yesterday that some of those pundits who cast their votes at the “live” gallops on Friday, might wish to review them once they’d seen them again online or on TV: a few have.
Thirty six entries were received at the first entry stage on Tuesday for the R3,85 Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be run over 1400m at Turffontein on Saturday 1 November.
For the first time in history, the first thoroughbred democratic elections were held at the Summerhill Gallops on Friday.
Visionaire is a “one twenty one”. But his wasn’t a Timeform rating. It was the time he took to demolish the King’s Bishop (Gr1) field over seven furlongs. “One minute twenty one”. That’s what we said.