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SHOOTOUT AT THE OK CORRAL

Michael Holmes Bloodstock Sale at Shongweni
Michael Holmes Bloodstock Sale at Shongweni

Shongweni Horses-In-Training and Ready To Run Sale

(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

SHONGWENI

HORSES-IN-TRAINING

AND READY TO RUN SALE 2011

The international news channels are rather depressing at the moment, dominated day and night by the bloodbaths occurring in the Arab world. Yesterday we witnessed something similar at the Shongweni Horses-In-Training and Ready To Run sale. Top price of the day was the Galileo filly, Insasa, who fell to the bid of long-time Summerhill clients, Denis and Gael Evans, who will be retiring her to stud at the farm once her racing career is over. Beautifully bred, she’s a R1,5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run sales graduate, and obviously retained a measure of residual value because of her illustrious pedigree. Her sire is regularly quoted as being the best in the world, while her dam is a sister to the Australian Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr.3) hero and leading first crop sire in South Africa last season, Way West, and she attracted a final bid of R360,000.

Next top price was the Summerhill entry in the Ready To Run section, the son of Silvano out of the Fort Wood mare, Icy Thunder, who made R200,000, while a Kahal filly out of Princess Sassi, also from our draft, made R180,000.

Otherwise, the news was somewhat bleak, with some horses selling at prices we last witnessed in the 1990’s. One thing’s for sure, there’ll be a number of customers this time next year, telling us what geniuses they were in picking these horses at the prices they paid. You need to be philosophical in these circumstances, and put it down to the school fees you pay when developing a new sale, and to the advertising value which they’ll represent for next year’s event.

Talking of sales, the Summerhill team, Mick Goss, Kerry Jack and Tarryn Liebenberg, depart today for theMelbourne Premier Sale, in the hope they can repeat the formula that gave us two of the best three-year-old fillies of recent times, Hollywoodboulevard and Igugu. There’ll be news from Melbourne in the days ahead.

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D DAY FOR DA FIRST READY TO RUN MARK II

Ready To Run Sale Mark II
Ready To Run Sale Mark II

Ready To Run Sale Mark II

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

READY TO RUN SALE MARK II

Shongweni, 23 February 2011

Because it could be the forerunner to something quite significant for the future, Wednesday 23rd February could be historic. Summerhill pioneered the Ready To Run concept some 25 years ago in South Africa, and while its original intent was to provide a new idea in thoroughbred marketing, it also served to clear the decks of what was left on the farm.

It’s come a long way since, developing a reputation as the best source of quality racehorses in the land, pound-for-pound. That it remains that, is evident in the six Graded Stakes winners (including two of the best three-year-old fillies in South Africa) already this season. Yet the number of outstanding horses (champions amongst them) that’ve remained on the farm for private sale, is quite astounding. Last year’s Dubai Carnival Victor Ludorum, Imbongi; Champion Older Filly, Bold Ellinore; top three of his generation, Emperor Napoleon; and millionaire and Champion Stayer, Amphitheatre; make up the honour roll, all of them making less than R100,000 off the farm.

Tomorrow represents an opportunity for investors, local and foreign, to stake their claims to a hand in 55 lots, and it’s a pretty sure bet that this time next year, we’ll be hailing the astuteness of at least a couple of buyers who got lucky particularly as they go through the ring without reserve.

Tonight at Hartford, we entertain a fairly auspicious gathering of horsemen, including two of Singapore’s biggest owners, Dennis and Gael Evans, the Niarchos family’s big chief, Alan Cooper from France, Charles Vaughan Fowler of the UK, Irishman Eamonn Cullen, and Summerhill patron and big German owner, Rupert Plersch, Wolf Power’s celebrated trainer, Ricky Maingard (now in Mauritius), and one of Mauritius’ perennial top conditioners, Hughes Maigrot, and his long-serving client, Eduard Nairac. It promises to be some kind of party.

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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MALHUB : IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING…

Malhub winning at Royal Ascot
Malhub winning at Royal Ascot

Malhub winning the Golden Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot

(Photo : T.Jones/Summerhill Stud)

Not “if,” but when.

Apologies to Rudyard Kipling 

Nobody would’ve believed it, but the time Malhub has taken to reveal his class as a stallion has been unusually long. A Group One winner by one of the best stallions in the world, Kingmambo, his Timeform rating of 126 suggested that he was one of Europe’s top sprinters of his year, so there were high expectations of this fellow. Those with memories, will remember how long it took the first crop of multiple champion sire and our most famous resident, Northern Guest, to get out of the starting blocks, so with hindsight, it’s no surprise that some stallions take their time to develop their reputations.

The past two weekends have been illuminating from a Malhub perspective however, Maji Moto posting a 6,75 length runaway victory on his third racecourse start at the Vaal, while Midnight Serenade looks like one of the better youngsters from the current two-year-old crop, as evidenced by his 3,25 length romp in Johannesburg. And then this Saturday, Ormond Ferraris’Oil Tycoon, who’d shown such promise early on, made it two in a row with a commanding success over the highly rated The Assayer.

It might’ve been a while in coming, but it’s been worth waiting for. As breeders, you’d always want to accept some responsibility in circumstances like these. Different stallions need different mates, and it sometimes takes a while to get the recipe right. For the first time, we’re entirely comfortable about the talents of the Malhubs in the Ready To Run Mark II (Shongweni showgrounds 23rd February). It seems we’ve found the right mates, and there are some crackers among them. Our advice is that you make sure of watching their gallops and inspecting them (www.summerhill.co.za), and get in before the prices get out of hand. The events of the past couple of weekends won’t have an inordinate impact on prices, so they’ll still represent real value.

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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COUNTDOWN TO THE INAUGURAL READY TO RUN MARK II

Ready To Run Sale Mark II
Ready To Run Sale Mark II

Ready To Run Mark II

(Photo : Summerhill Stud)

READY TO RUN SALE MARK II

SHONGWENI

23 February 2011 

The countdown for the inaugural staging of Summerhill’s second Ready To Run Sale has started. This time next week we’ll be off to Shongweni with 55 lots, and we’ll have hosted a number of horsemen from various parts of the world in the few days leading into the sale. We have bookings at Hartford House from the UK, France and Germany, and the response from Mauritian trainers has been encouraging. They’ve obviously seen the catalogue, and they know a good thing when they spot it.

No doubt, there will be those who will ask why these horses were not consigned to the first Ready To Run in November, and there are any number of answers for that. The first is, as is so often the case, there are a couple of them that incurred bumps and bruises going into the first sale, a few caught viruses on the eve of our departure, and others make up the numbers of those we generally sell off the farm at this time of the year. Don’t be fooled by the fact that they might be “left overs”. History tells us that the millionaires Imbongi, Bold Ellinore, Emperor Napoleon and Amphitheatre were counted among the horses left on the farm after the initial Ready To Run, and if you’ve been into our website (www.summerhill.co.za and clicked the Ready To Run Mark II Sale tab on the left hand side) and seen the gallops for yourself, you’ll know that there are a number of genuine racehorses in this draft.

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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SELLING 55 LOTS. NO RESERVE.

Best Value Racehorse Sale
Best Value Racehorse Sale

NO LIMITS. NO RESERVE.

The past week reminded us again of the bounty of the Ready To Run. Seven more winners, including a Group Two. But it was the newcomers that set the tongues wagging, Maji Moto’s 6.75 length Jo’burg romp, and Ice Axe’s 4.75 length annihilation of his Clairwood field on debut.

Lest we take these things for granted, it’s worth repeating a bit of the history of the best sale, pound-for-pound, of racehorses in the world.

Horse

Price (ZAR)

Earnings (ZAR)

IMBONGI

*

70,000

8,887,000

PIERRE JOURDAN

*

60,000

3,384,000

HEAR THE DRUMS

*

42,000

1,880,000

ICY AIR

60,000

1,264,000

AMPHITHEATRE

30,000

1,204,000

FORK LIGHTENING

75,000

1,077,000

CATMANDU

*

60,000

1,036,000

BHEKINKOSI

*

60,000

685,000

BRIGADIER PARKER

47,000

682,000

FANYANA

90,000

673,000

MYSTIC

*

80,000

661,000

DYNAMITE MIKE

*

45,000

615,000

SALUTATION

*

50,000

478,000

* Still in training

READY TO RUN MARK II

The Ready To Run Mark II

23 February 2011

Shongweni, KZN

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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THE READY TO RUN MARK II : 23 FEBRUARY, SHONGWENI

Salutation 2008 Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate
Salutation 2008 Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate

Salutation - 2008 Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate

(Photo : JC Photos / Summerhill Stud)

“IF THIS IS ISN’T VALUE, TELL US WHAT IS”

With the Ready To Run Mark II just over a month away (23rd February at Shongweni) we commissioned an exercise by our Ready To Run division manager, Tarryn Liebenberg, into the returns investors have seen from their modest acquisitions in the past few years. It’s a revelation, and we’ve confined ourselves to those that made less than R100,000. Those still in-training are a work-in-progress, and they will of course stand to enhance even further what they’ve done for their owners. Here’s the list; have a good look; you’ll boggle at how lucky you can get in this game.

Ready To Run Graduates

(Purchase Price R100,000 and below)

Listed by Earnings

Year Sold

Horse

Price (ZAR)

Earnings (ZAR)

2006

IMBONGI

70,000

8,887,000 *

2008

PIERRE JOURDAN

60,000

3,384,425 *

2004

HEAR THE DRUMS

42,000

1,816,080 *

2005

EMPEROR NAPOLEON

60,000

1,545,610

2001

ICY AIR

60,000

1,264,905

2004

BOLD ELLINORE

60,000

1,096,880

2003

FORK LIGHTENING

75,000

1,077,830 *

2005

CATMANDU

60,000

1,036,110 *

2005

VANGELIS

50,000

750,750

2004

BHEKINKOSI

65,000

685,085 *

2001

BRIGADIER PARKER

47,000

682,790

2004

FANYANA

95,000

673,645

2005

MYSTIC

90,000

661,425 *

2005

DYNAMITE MIKE

50,000

614,260 *

2004

ALEJATE

60,000

531,755

2008

WINNING LEAP

85,000

510,000 *

2006

MAT GOLD

60,000

496,975

2005

FREECELL

70,000

494,610

2008

SALUTATION

50,000

477,675 *

2008

MANNEQUIN

80,000

461,900 *

2005

TAP TAP

80,000

446,455

2000

EXPLOSIVE

30,000

415,545

2001

WHISKEY IN THE JAR

45,000

392,880

2005

ITHALA

80,000

390,655

2000

DANCE ALL DAY

70,000

374,405

2004

MAJESTIC SUN

90,000

372,480 *

2001

COASTAL WALTZ

65,000

360,700

2003

BHEJANE

30,000

340,630

2000

MILLIONS

37,000

337,818

2005

LADY RED

65,000

337,320

2003

RUMMY

70,000

322,995

2007

SUPERFEDERATION

50,000

304,675 *

2000

BALLINGTON

20,000

289,775

2004

LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE

70,000

287,410 *

2003

MTUNZINI

40,000

284,550

2003

MONOMOTAPA

40,000

280,060

2004

ETERNAL GLORY

90,000

270,400 *

2001

TUSCAN ELEGANCE

50,000

268,650

2002

NACHT MUSIEK

45,000

230,930

2001

EMAJAYBEE

55,000

220,435

2000

DOT DOT DASH

34,000

220,225

2005

MARILYN

50,000

220,000

2002

TRAMWAY

50,000

210,557

2003

UMZINTO

35,000

204,680

2005

SWEET CHILLI

30,000

201,925

2004

EVANESCE

60,000

199,250

2005

COZY CORNER

60,000

185,160

2003

SCARLET RIBBON

50,000

184,280

2006

GYMNAST

50,000

183,525

2003

KAHLAMBA

22,000

168,510

2003

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT

45,000

158,856

2002

INKLING

30,000

155,255

2004

SUMMER PROSPECT

60,000

154,825

2000

FLY TO THE STARS

27,000

130,000

2004

DILIGENCE

30,000

120,205

* Denotes still in Training

Ready To Run Graduates

(Purchase Price R100,000 and below)

Listed by Purchase Price

Year Sold

Horse

Price (ZAR)

Earnings (ZAR)

2000

BALLINGTON

20,000

289,775

2003

KAHLAMBA

22,000

168,510

2000

FLY TO THE STARS

27,000

130,000

2000

EXPLOSIVE

30,000

415,545

2003

BHEJANE

30,000

340,630

2005

SWEET CHILLI

30,000

201,925

2002

INKLING

30,000

155,255

2004

DILIGENCE

30,000

120,205

2000

DOT DOT DASH

34,000

220,225

2003

UMZINTO

35,000

204,680

2000

MILLIONS

37,000

337,818

2003

MTUNZINI

40,000

284,550

2003

MONOMOTAPA

40,000

280,060

2004

HEAR THE DRUMS

42,000

1,816,080 *

2001

WHISKEY IN THE JAR

45,000

392,880

2002

NACHT MUSIEK

45,000

230,930

2003

INVINCIBLE SPIRIT

45,000

158,856

2001

BRIGADIER PARKER

47,000

682,790

2005

VANGELIS

50,000

750,750

2005

DYNAMITE MIKE

50,000

614,260

2008

SALUTATION

50,000

477,675 *

2007

SUPERFEDERATION

50,000

304,675 *

2001

TUSCAN ELEGANCE

50,000

268,650

2005

MARILYN

50,000

220,000

2002

TRAMWAY

50,000

210,557

2003

SCARLET RIBBON

50,000

184,280

2006

GYMNAST

50,000

183,525

2001

EMAJAYBEE

55,000

220,435

2005

EMPEROR NAPOLEON

60,000

1,545,610

2004

BOLD ELIMORE

60,000

1,096,880

2008

PIERRE JOURDAN

60,000

3,384,425 *

2001

ICY AIR

60,000

1,264,905

2005

CATMANDU

60,000

1,036,110 *

2004

ALEJATE

60,000

531,755

2006

MAT GOLD

60,000

496,975

2004

EVANESCE

60,000

199,250

2005

COZY CORNER

60,000

185,160

2004

SUMMER PROSPECT

60,000

154,825

2004

BHEKINKOSI

65,000

685,085 *

2001

COASTAL WALTZ

65,000

360,700

2005

LADY RED

65,000

337,320

2005

FREECELL

70,000

494,610

2000

DANCE ALL DAY

70,000

374,405

2003

RUMMY

70,000

322,995

2004

LOOKS LIKE TROUBLE

70,000

287,410 *

2006

IMBONGI

70,000

8,887,000 *

2003

FORK LIGHTENING

75,000

1,077,830 *

2008

MANNEQUIN

80,000

461,900 *

2005

TAP TAP

80,000

446,455

2005

ITHALA

80,000

390,655

2008

WINNING LEAP

85,000

510,000 *

2005

MYSTIC

90,000

661,425 *

2004

MAJESTIC SUN

90,000

372,480 *

2004

ETERNAL GLORY

90,000

270,400 *

2004

FANYANA

95,000

673,645

* Denotes still in Training

The Ready To Run Mark II

23 February 2011

No Reserve.

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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SIX... 6... SIX... 6... SIX

charles laird and markus jooste with hollywoodboulevard
charles laird and markus jooste with hollywoodboulevard

Markus Jooste and Charles Laird lead in Hollywoodboulevard

(Photo : JC Photographics / Summerhill Stud)

THE READY TO RUN MARK II

No. It’s not the T20 at Moses Mabhida.

It’s the number of Graded Stakes winners already this season

from South Africa’s best sale of racehorses.

Igugu, Mannequin, Hollywoodboulevard, Pierre Jourdan,

Blue Voyager and Arabian Mist.

The Ready To Run Mark II

23 February 2011

No Reserve.

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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READY TO RUN SALE MARK II

ready to run graduate blue voyager wins the lebelo sprint
ready to run graduate blue voyager wins the lebelo sprint

Click above to watch Blue Voyager winning the Lebelo Sprint (Gr3)

(Image : Tab Online/Summerhill : Footage : Tellytrack)

ANOTHER BLOW FOR THE READY TO RUN

Blue Voyager’s victory in Saturday’s Lebelo Sprint (Gr3) was another endorsement of South Africa’s most popular racehorse sale. That’s six Graded Stakes winners already this season, including Igugu, Hollywoodboulevard, Arabian Mist, Pierre Jourdan and Mannequin.

On the 23rd February, we have READY TO RUN MARK II.

Sixty horses from the Champions. WITHOUT RESERVE.

summerhill stud south africa
summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za

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