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Summer Ready To Run 2015

Summer Ready To Run Sale Summary

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Summer Ready To Run Sale Summary

We had a good turn-out Wednesday at the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale staged at the School of Equine Management Excellence, with representation from Mauritius, Mogadishu, France and Cyprus.

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Double Clutch Burns Up Umthombothi Stakes

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Double Clutch Burns Up Umthombothi Stakes

Double Clutch is by the ill-fated Stronghold out of the Northern Guest mare, Incremental, and is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2012 Ready To Run Sale. We look forward to seeing you at the Summer Ready To Run Sale tomorrow!

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It's Cooking In The Kitchen

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It's Cooking In The Kitchen

It’s getting hot in the kitchen, and the ambient temperature at Summerhill for today and tomorrow is in parallel mode. It’s something of a tribute to the power of the internet, that we’ve had interest expressed in tomorrow’s Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale from as far afield as Cyprus and Ethiopia (of all places), Zambia, Kenya and Mauritius, obviously on the strength of what they’ve seen of the gallops.

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The Wonderful Uncertainty

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The Wonderful Uncertainty

There are some things in life that are simple arithmetic, even in the bewildering sport of horseracing. We all know that the odds of finding a winner were set to confound us, but when you're saving as much as a hundred grand, there can be no doubt about the logic.

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You don't have to be one of the 20,000 in the stands...

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You don't have to be one of the 20,000 in the stands...

We all know the deep history of high achievers sold off Summerhill, and that buying off the farm in February saves a hundred grand. What we've forgotten though, is that nineteen (30%) of the catalogue hold tickets for the 16 slots in the R2.5 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.

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Galloping Goldmines

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Galloping Goldmines

The past four weeks at the races have been punctuated by one overwhelming feature from a Summerhill perspective: eight winners, seven winners, six winners and nine this week, putting graduates of the farm at the top of the winners' leaderboard by a country mile.

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Post Met: Pre Jackpot

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Post Met: Pre Jackpot

Saturday's J&B Met race meeting was as good a day's racing as we've witnessed recently, and while the margin of his heroics on Saturday might suggest that Futura is head and shoulders above his own generation, it's worth remembering that Legislate was missing and that the recent Highveld Triple Crown winner Louis The King, hot off his own sparkling victory in the Sansui Summer Cup (Gr.1), just didn't turn up.

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Fish Where The Fish Are

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Fish Where The Fish Are

Champions are multi-faceted creatures. One of the prime ingredients in our nine years at the mountain top, was the Ready To Run Sale. Now, the Summer Ready To Run Sale on the farm is gaining momentum, too.

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Umgiyo Scores in Dubai for Team De Kock

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Umgiyo Scores in Dubai for Team De Kock

Summerhill Ready To Run graduate, Umgiyo (Danehill Dancer), won a quality Gulf News Classified turf handicap over 1800m on turf at Meydan in Dubai on Thursday night for trainer Mike de Kock, following a 10-month break and having to endure the tiresome travelling and quarantine schedule to get to his new base.

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Down Memory Lane

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Down Memory Lane

The one thing about the horseracing business, is that the wheels grind on, no matter where you are, seven days a week, twelve months of the year.The one thing about the horseracing business, is that the wheels grind on, no matter where you are, seven days a week, twelve months of the year.

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