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CLASSIC ILLUSION FELLS YELLOWWOOD HANDICAP

classic illusion - yellowwood handicap
classic illusion - yellowwood handicap

Watch Classic Illusion winning the Yellowwood Hancicap (Grade 3)

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YELLOWWOOD HANDICAP (Grade 3)

Turffontein, Turf, 1800m

23 October 2013

A game winning move halfway down the home straight by current national jockey log leading rider S’manga Khumalo sealed a courageous win for the Kahal mare Classic Illusion in the R175,000 Grade 3 Yellowwood Handicap run over 1800m at the rain delayed Turffontein meeting on Wednesday evening.

A sombre sad mood hung in the Turffontein night air as the news of the passing of the First Lady of South African racing, Mrs Bridget Oppenheimer, filtered through.

Further irony was to come into play in the third race, when her filly Mrs Hancock passed the post first, but was relegated to second in the boardroom after an objection by trainer Stuart Pettigrew.

But the meeting went on and proved a memorable one for the connections of the Summerhill Stud-bred Classic Illusion, who registered a well deserved first stakes win.

Confidence is a most desirable bedfellow for any jockey, and besides being off for a few days with an injured foot recently, there is little that Khumalo can do wrong this season.

His move to go early on Classic Illusion after Magic Smoke had done her bit, looked a suicidal one, but good jockeys get away with these streaks of ingenuity.

Classic Illusion galloped strongly and increased her advantage to two lengths , but the challenges came from Cyclone Michelle and Formation late in the race.

But the bird had flow and a joyously affectionate pat on the mane greeted Classic Illusion as she powered to the post to win by 1,25 lengths in a time of 111,95 secs.

The longshot Cyclone Michelle was gaining with every stride down the outside and the 10kg weight swing almost changed the final picture.

Dean Alexander was on hand to also unsaddle the fourth placed Mystic Tigress, who battled to get going, but was not stopping.

Classic Illusion was bred by Summerhill Stud and is by Kahal out of the one time winning Jallad mare, Class Will Sell.

A R200,000 National Yearling Sales graduate, Classic Illusion has now won 4 races with 10 places from 24 starts and took her stakes earnings to R369,700 with this win.

She could well be a factor in a few of the fillies and mares features coming up on the Highveld.

Yellowwood Handicap (Grade 3)

Final Result

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

CLASSIC ILLUSION

60.0

3

S Khumalo

Gary Alexander

2

1.20

CYCLONE MICHELLE

52.0

2

*F Maleking

Wallace Tolmay

3

2.20

FORMATION

58.0

1

G Lerena

St John Gray

4

4.80

MYSTIC TIGRESS

53.0

5

K Zechner

Gary Alexander

5

5.00

MAGIC SMOKE

53.5

7

F Herholdt

Mike Azzie

6

7.50

FLITTER

53.5

4

* K de Melo

Gavin van Zyl

7

8.20

GO INDIGO

58.5

9

S Brown

Leon Erasmus

8

10.20

RHYTHMIC ROXY

55.0

10

R Fradd

Geoff Woodruff

9

10.50

GOLDEN DAWN

55.5

11

I Sturgeon

Glen Kotzen

Extract from Sporting Post

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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DON'T WAIT FOR THE COCK TO CROW

Don't wait for the Cock to Crow
Don't wait for the Cock to Crow

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa

1/3 November 2013

They say “it’s tough at the top”, and they’ve got a point.

Racing is as unforgiving as any sport, and finding an “edge” takes a bit of thinking.

Ask us.

Our horses have taken us to the mountain top a modern record of nine consecutive times,

and we didn’t get there entirely by chance.

It’s all about titling the odds in your favour.

Like the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, for example.

Twenty-three of the top 36 in the merit ratings (almost two thirds)

came from Summerhill’s Block “A”.

Including all of the top three. 

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 2nd November

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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THE CUP : STILL TIME FOR A TILT

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup - Turffontein
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup - Turffontein

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

2 November 2013

It’s getting tight, but if you’re a candidate with a ticket in a race this week, you’ve still got a shot at lining up for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. In the past week alone, three more put up their hands, and the field doesn’t close till the fat lady sings. It’s a regular refrain of trainers after an indifferent ride, to label jockeys “illiterate”, but the one thing they aren’t, is innumerate. Put R3million bucks on the line, as Phumelela does for the “Cup”, and there’s pandemonium. The problem is, there are just eighteen slots for the big day (sixteen runners and two reserves), and this year competition is as intense as ever, with any one of the top 36 in the merit ratings in with a shout on exposed form. Of course, it’s conceivable that a big performance from a first-timer this week, could leapfrog him right into contention as well, so the door is by no means shut.

Spare a thought for the selection panel for a moment. Big prizes attract big entries, and big controversy is inevitably the bedfellow. While there’s always plenty of ecstasy among those that get over the line, there’s a measure of agony too, for the “near-misses”. The mandate of the panel though, is plain enough. “Choose the best field to compete on turf on the standside track at Turffontein over 1400 metres on the first Saturday in November”, nothing more, nothing less. No matter your merit rating, if you look like a sand specialist, a 1000 metre horse or an-out-and-out -stayer, you’re risking elimination, not that it’s necessarily fatal, but it can put an amber light next to your name, in the absence of compelling evidence of these credentials.

It’s an old adage of the Sale and a race now patronised by Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, that “there’s a horse for everyone at the Ready To Run”. This was best illustrated in the line-up for last year’s Cup, when almost 50% of the field cost R100,000 or less. There’s a slightly more “elitist” feel to this year’s top entries, with a strong element of the R200,000 + purchases (19) among the leading contenders… Which puts a bit of dampener on the conjecture in the press recently that none of last year’s “millionaires” are currently in contention, though it’s also true that only a handful have been to the races, and both have shown glimpses of future potential. Times like these remind us that just a few renewals ago, the first two home, Hollywoodboulevard and Igugu, cost almost R2million between them, and in that particular year, they were the only two in the betting. That said, as long as you have hope, you’ve got a chance, and 10 of this bunch either made R100,000 or less, or were unsold.

“Big” movers this past week included perennial Ready To Run “champion,” Alesh Naidoo’s Nisa’s Love, who obliterated what looked like a competitive field at Turffontein, to take her from 25th in the rankings to 7th. While this week’s log has yet to be published, there were two more sparkling performances at Turffontein Saturday before the rain came down from Shout Out (by Mullins Bay) who franked the form of another claimant, Rainy Day, with a 4.5 length destruction of a field jammed with form, followed by Flight Check’s 2.75 length demolition of an aspiring bunch of stayers over 2600 metres. The daughter of A.P. Arrow’s “sin” may of course, be the distance, but that’s a matter for the selection panel: certainly, the victory was impressive enough.

The “thin red line” on the 18 mark appears to be hovering around the 84/85 merit rating, and traditionalists will tell you that a rating of 85 has long been held as the passport for Stakes-class horses. Scroll down to number 36, and you’ll find a shoal of aspirants in this category. Numerically Charles Laird appears to have the boldest hand, with Admirals Eye, Pej and Nisa’s Love, though he’s matched for numbers by Mike de Kock, Gavin Van Zyl, Geoff Woodruff and Michael Azzie, with Sean Tarry and Weiho Marwing breathing down their necks. A fresh face among them is the former Woodruff assistant, Johan Janse Van Vuuren, who has hopes for the highly regarded Winter Star and first-timer, Casha.

Among consignors, the champion breeders, Summerhill hold the strongest hand with 23 of the top 36 (65%) while demographically, fillies dominate the colts with 21 (60%) against 15.

On the stallion front, the much-lamented loss of Stronghold is evident in his 7 candidates, while Kahal (5), Mullins Bay (4), Admire Main (3) and Solskjaer (3 in the top 16) explain the hand Summerhill has been dealt. As for the imports, the presence among this year’s race “finalists” of the progeny of celebrated international stallions Rock Of Gibraltar (2), Encosta Da Lago, Dylan Thomas and Danehill Dancer, is mirrored by their representation in the sales entries.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Log as at 16 October 2013

#

Horse

Sex

Sire

Trainer

Price (ZAR)

MR

1

UMGIYO (AUS)

Colt

Danehill Dancer

Mike de Kock

525,000

105

2

WINTER STAR

Filly

Solskjaer

Johan Janse Van Vuuren

100,000

104

3

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Filly

Admire Main

Charles Laird

340,000

102

4

ARCETRI PINK (AUS)

Filly

Rock Of Gibraltar

Geoff Woodruff

vendor buy back

102

5

PEJ

Filly

Kahal

Charles Laird

240,000

91

6

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Colt

Encosta Da Lago

Mike de Kock

350,000

96

7

NISA’S LOVE

Filly

Kahal

Charles Laird

375,000

90

8

ENCHANTED SILK

Filly

Kahal

Sean Tarry

150,00

88

9

DOVER BEACH

Filly

Mullins Bay

Michael Azzie

80,000

87

10

CELTIC LEGEND

Filly

Stronghold

Mike de Kock

300,000

86

11

ARTIC ROUTE

Filly

Solskjaer

Lucky Houdalakis

60,000

85

12

CHELSEA

Filly

Rebel King

Duncan Howells

260,000

85

13

DIAMOND DIVA

Filly

Solskjaer

Gavin Van Zyl

80,000

85

14

FRANCOIS P

Colt

Captain Al

Michael Azzie

425,000

90

15

JUDICIAL

Colt

Miesque’s Approval

Tyrone Zackey

vendor buy back

90

16

PRINCESS CREO

Filly

Kahal

Justin Snaith

300,000

85

17

TAIPAI TIGRESS

Filly

Tiger Dance

S Janse Van Rensburg

90,000

85

18

USISI (AUS)

Filly

Rock Of Gibraltar

Roy Magner

425,000

85

19

WILD ASH (AUS)

Filly

Dylan Thomas

Geoff Woodruff

vendor buy back

85

20

MOUNT HILLABY

Colt

Mullins Bay

Dominic Zaki

80,000

89

21

LADY OF THE LORDS

Filly

Stronghold

Gary Alexander

340,000

83

22

MANIEVIC

Colt

Var

Vaughan Marshall

375,000

88

23

RAINY DAY

Filly

Stronghold

Sean Tarry

180,000

83

24

PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS)

Gelding

Teofilo

Weiho Marwing

700,000

85

25

SHOUT OUT

Filly

Mullins Bay

Geoff Woodruff

120,000

83

26

SOLAR STAR

Colt

Kahal

Dean Kannemeyer

300,000

88

27

ROMAN EXPRESS

Gelding

Antonius Pius

Stuart Pettigrew

80,000

87

28

ONE COOL CAT

Gelding

Tiger Ridge

Heather Adamson

80,000

85

29

BODYBUILDER

Gelding

Stronghold

Gavin Van Zyl

160,000

84

30

GAMBOL

Gelding

Stronghold

Paul Peter

65,000

84

31

HENRY OF YORK (AUS)

Colt

Henrythenavigator

Weiho Marwing

400,000

84

32

CASHA

Filly

Stronghold

Johan Janse Van Vuuren

240,000

77

33

FLIGHT CHECK

Filly

AP Arrow

Gavin Van Zyl

320,000

78

34

DON VITO

Gelding

Stronghold

St John Gray

240,000

82

35

MYSTICAL STAR

Filly

Jet Master

Michael Azzie

1,500,000

-

36

SENSEI

Gelding

Admire Main

Tony Rivalland

110,000

82

Summerhill Candidates denoted by Yellow

National Horseracing Authority

Correct as at 16/10/13

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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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IGUGU RETIRED... NOW THE MATING GAME

Igugu - Horse
Igugu - Horse

Click above to remember Igugu’s courageous performance in the 2012 J&B Met

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : SABC Sport)

IGUGU

(Galileo - Zarinia)

News from Mike de Kock’s yard is that Igugu has been retired. One of the bravest fillies to depart this farm, she was also as talented a racehorse as this country’s known. It was odds against though, (and we get little satisfaction in recalling that we said so at the time), that she would make a successful return to the form that took her to a Triple Tiara, a resounding victory in the Vodacom Durban July and as courageous an effort as we’ve known in the J&B Met, given the pain that preceded her Cape Town performance. That day, her mind was making appointments her body kept telling her she couldn’t meet, and there was always going to be a question mark as to whether she was going to have the will, let alone the physical capacity, to scale the heights she’d previously known.

As a daughter of the world’s pre-eminent stallion of the modern era, Galileo, she goes to the paddocks as one of the most valuable breeding commodities on the planet. Her heritage though, mitigates against her visiting her own father, which means the search is already on to find a compatible alternative of sufficient standing to warrant a date with one of racing’s most accomplished mares. There was a time when she and Black Caviar were considered by many astute students of the game, as being the best middle distance and sprinting fillies anywhere.

It’s anybody’s guess as to whose court she’ll visit, remembering that Fastnet Rock, for example, represents the cross (albeit Danehill on Galileo, as opposed to the other way round) that produced the immortal Frankel. Knowing her trainer and bloodstocker, Jehan Malherbe’s marked preference these days for the progeny of High Chaparral, he would ordinarily be a leading candidate for a mare of this calibre, but you wonder whether the line-breeding to Sadler’s Wells might send them in other directions. While he’s on the verge of becoming a pensioner, and seems to be entering the twilight zone that almost inevitably seems to afflict aging stallions, a Group One winner last weekend reminded us of the considerable impact Pivotal once had on the international racing scene, and if only because he would be expected to make a pretty decent physical contribution to the outcome, he would certainly be among our contenders.

Oasis Dream, were it not for his lack of inches, would be an obvious proposition, but we fancy, with the bit of “inside track” we have, that there is a special spot in the heart of her part-owner Sheikh Mohammed, for Dubawi. If only because he’s at the other side of the Atlantic, Giant’s Causeway may not come into the equation, though his highly-performed son Shamardal and the Irish National Stud’s Invincible Spirit, would be worthy outsiders in any field of this class. Any thoughts from our readers? And what about the preferences of the man that made it all happen when he raised his catalogue at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale in 2009, Andre Macdonald, and has stuck with Igugu like a bee around the honey pot?

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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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THE 'SHOUT OUT' DESTRUCTION

Shout Out Horse
Shout Out Horse

Shout Out by Mullins Bay

(Photo : JC Photos)

SHOUT OUT

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

SHOUT OUT

Mullins Bay (GB) - Elation by Badger Land (USA)

3 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owners : Mr and Mrs PC Diedericks

Trainer : Geoff Woodruff

Jockey : Robbie Fradd

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

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

BIDVEST STEINER OXY AIR CARE MAIDEN PLATE (F and M)

For Maiden Fillies and Mares

Turffontein, Turf, 1600m

19 October 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

SHOUT OUT

58.0

3

R Fradd

G Woodruff

2

4.50

CRISTAL ARROW

58.0

2

K Zechner

R Magner

3

5.75

ATTRACT THE CROWD

60.0

7

H Greyling

L Erasmus

4

6.00

MADAM ARABIA

60.0

9

J Penny (4.0)

E Verdonese

5

6.75

ELUSIVE DE LAGE

58.0

1

A Aucharuz

P Matchett

6

8.00

MOGOK’S EXPRESS

58.0

10

S Brown

L Erasmus

7

8.75

ANNIE GALERIA

58.0

8

S Cele

P Peter

8

9.00

KEEP MY PROMISE

58.0

11

G Wrogemann

L Kruger

9

10.75

RAINBOW WARBLER

60.0

5

K De Melo

R Francis

10

11.75

CRITICAL MIND (ARG)

60.0

4

F Chambers

D Zaki

11

19.25

THE SISTERHOOD

60.0

6

I Strurgeon

R Lerena

12

n/a

TULAU

60.0

12

D Yeo

E Anderson

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summerhill stud

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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FLIGHT CHECK OPENS AP ARROW'S ACCOUNT

Flight Check by AP Arrow
Flight Check by AP Arrow

Flight Check by AP Arrow

(Photo : JC Photos)

FLIGHT CHECK

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

FLIGHT CHECK

AP Arrow (USA) - Diligence by Kahal (GB)

3 Year-Old Chestnut Filly

Owner : Mr Brian Burnard

Trainer : Gavin van Zyl

Jockey : Piere Strydom

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

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

BIDVEST STEINER MYSTIQUE MAIDEN PLATE (F and M)

For Maiden Fillies and Mares

Turffontein, Turf, 2600m

19 October 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

FLIGHT CHECK

56.0

6

P Strydom

G van Zyl

2

2.75

ASIATIC PEARL

60.0

3

G Lerena

D Rahilly

3

4.00

DANCE AWAY

56.0

1

S Khumalo

B Botes

4

6.00

LIGHTNING EYE

56.0

2

J Penny (4.0)

H Houdalakis

5

6.50

TEMPS PERDU

56.0

5

L Bester

S Moffatt

6

6.50

BUDDY’S FALCON

60.0

4

F Naude

B Maroun

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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THE CUP LOG : IT'S TOUGH AT THE TOP

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

2 November 2013

Mick Goss - Summerhill CEO
Mick Goss - Summerhill CEO

Mick Goss

Summerhill CEOTo the casual objective observer (is there such a thing in racing?), the comings-and-goings on the National Horseracing Authority’s weekly merit-rating log for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (to be run on the 2nd November) must make intriguing reading. The most dramatic jump this week came from Alesh Naidoo’s R375,000 purchase Nisa’s Love, who leapt from 25th on the 2nd October right into contention at number 7, following a convincing victory for Charles Laird at Turffontein last weekend. Experience tells us anything can happen from now to “Cup” weekend, as three-year-olds are improving rapidly at this time of the year. It’s quite conceivable that any of the top 36 candidates on the log, could still make the cut, with 23 of them hovering between merit-ratings of 82 and 85, (where the “cut-off” sits at present). It is a time-honoured rule in our sport that any racehorse with a merit-rating of 85 and up is well above average, particularly a three-year-old harbouring unexploited potential, and often enough, these are the horses that make up your Stakes-class fields down the road. That so many of the exposed individuals on this year’s log have broken into that vicinity, speaks for the depth of last year’s Ready To Run sale.

What is glaringly apparent from this table though, is the significant presence (highlighted in yellow) of Summerhill candidates in the top 36. No fewer than twenty-three of them (just on two thirds) carried our hip-sticker in the ring. The message is clear: if you want to improve your prospects of a ticket in next year’s sweep, you can’t afford to pass over the nags in “Block A”, which leave this weekend for their date with destiny.

One anomaly of the log (which we’ve not been able to fathom yet) is the rating below the “16” cut-off line for the race, of Mount Hillaby and Solar Star, both of whom carry ratings of 88 and 89. Could it be the declared intention of the connections not to run (we’ve heard a whisper in the case of Solar Star) or a matter of “sand” form against turf for Mount Hillaby? I’m sure the handicappers would be able to explain that, though it won’t be through our intervention. Composition of the final field is in the hands entirely of the appointed selection panel, and that’s how it has to be.

Editor: Nisa’s Love is an own sister to the Summerhill-bred hero of this year’s S.A. Classic (Gr.1) Love Struck, and to Paul Matchett’s former Goldfield’s Sprint star, Fakazi, who counts a third place in the second running of “The Cup” among her virtues. Their dam, the Stakes-placed Rambo Dancer mare, Particular Passion, was a R100,000 National Sales buy for Fred Crabbia and Pat Shaw, who subsequently earned her Black type brackets under Alan Greeff.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Log as at 16 October 2013

#

Horse

Sex

MR

1

WINTER STAR

Filly

104

2

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Filly

102

3

ARCETRI PARK (AUS)

Filly

102

4

UMGIYO (AUS)

Colt

105

5

PEJ

Filly

91

6

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Colt

96

7

NISA’S LOVE

Filly

90

8

ENCHANTED SILK

Filly

88

9

DOVER BEACH

Filly

87

10

CELTIC LEGEND

Filly

86

11

ARTIC ROUTE

Filly

85

12

CHELSEA

Filly

85

13

DIAMOND DIVA

Filly

85

14

FRANCOIS P

Colt

90

15

JUDICIAL

Colt

90

16

PRINCESS CREO

Filly

85

17

TAIPAI TIGRESS

Filly

85

18

USISI (AUS)

Filly

85

19

WILD ASH (AUS)

Filly

85

20

MOUNT HILLABY

Colt

89

21

LADY OF THE LORDS

Filly

83

22

MANIEVIC

Colt

88

23

RAINY DAY

Filly

83

24

PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS)

Gelding

85

25

SHOUT OUT

Filly

83

26

SOLAR STAR

Colt

88

27

ROMAN EXPRESS

Gelding

87

28

ONE COOL CAT

Gelding

85

29

BODYBUILDER

Gelding

84

30

GAMBOL

Gelding

84

31

HENRY OF YORK (AUS)

Colt

84

32

CASHA

Filly

77

33

FLIGHT CHECK

Filly

78

34

DON VITO

Gelding

82

35

MYSTICAL STAR

Filly

0

36

SENSEI

Gelding

82

Summerhill Candidates denoted by Yellow

National Horseracing Authority

Correct as at 16/10/13

Summerhill Stud Logo
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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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INTO THE STRATOSPHERE

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Complex, South Africa

1 & 3 November 2013

When BSA’s sales-manager, Caroline Simpson, reported on the eve of our Emperors Palace Ready To Run gallops last week, that they had run out of catalogues already, we thought that their “bean-counters” might have short-changed them on the order numbers. That wasn’t the case though; other statistical sources tell us there’s another explanation: pandemonium.

By the 14th October, Summerhill had recorded a new mid-month record of more than 22,000 unique visitors to our blog, which tells us there is unprecedented interest in this year’s sale, and while demand for catalogues and web traffic alone don’t necessarily convert themselves into money, they certainly speak for heightened curiosity. Racing fans have voted with their feet, sending an unequivocal message to anyone who might doubt the popularity of a sale which has established itself indelibly in the minds of those who seek the Holy Grail.

Bloodstock South Africa’sTom Callaghan is monitoring traffic at their end as well, in the midst of dispensing new wisdom about the power of the web, and he’s equally thrilled at the response they’re getting. This Ready To Run Sale has a deep and enduring history in the production of racing superstars, many of which have made not only the Equus Awards podium, but have made themselves a name abroad as well. This weekend, at Ascot’s Champion’s Day showpiece, two horses whose first encounters with a saddle were at Summerhill, will be carrying the South African flag. Both Iguguand Soft Falling Rain received their first lessons at our Hartford division, the Highlands-bred colt going directly to his mentor’s yard from here, while Igugu passed through the Ready To Run sales ring on her way to a Triple Tiara and a Horse Of The Year title.

“She’s run a genuine race against lesser quality, but you can only bring them back by giving them confidence,” says Mike de Kock of Igugu this morning, ahead of her battle in the British Champion Fillies and Mares (Gr.1) later this afternoon. Of Soft Falling Rain, he said: “The QEII will be a massive step up and a really good test. He came out of Newmarket very well, it is hard to say whether he has improved or not, but he seems to be doing very well.”

There can’t be an honest soul out there who wouldn’t lay down their lives to own a horse of their calibre. Either way, if you hold any aspirations for the higher things in the sport, all it takes is a trip to Johannesburg over the weekend of the 1st to 3rd November. If history repeats itself, you might just find yourself in clover.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

Saturday 2nd November

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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GALLOPS CLASS OUT OF CONTROL

Muis Roberts and Graeme Hawkins
Muis Roberts and Graeme Hawkins

Ready To Run judges Muis Roberts and Graeme Hawkins

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

Dave Mollett
Dave Mollett

Dave Mollett

The CitizenMick Goss might have made it to the top of the law profession, but probably not as a schoolmaster.

In the past, the instruction to the panel of experts giving their views on the breeze-up gallops at Summerhill of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run candidates was that you selected three colts and three fillies.

Now there’s plenty of cause for concern about some schools in this country, but this class got out out of control. The following must all report for detention - Alec Laird, Simon Vivian (he may appeal as it was his first visit!) and particularly Graeme Hawkins and Muis Roberts. The latter two came up with 13 and 10 choices respectively!

Full marks to Sean Tarry, Dean Kannemeyer, Joey Ramsden and Craig Peters who knew the rules and picked three colts and three fillies each.

Now the joint most popular colt - selected by Messrs Ramsden, Tarry, Vivian and Hawkins - was the Encosta De Lago youngster out of the four-time winning Aussie mare, Bella Princess (lot 104).

In true Mick Goss fashion it’s been named Intandokazi which I’m sure the Summerhill boss will enlighten on its meaning for those of us whose extra subjects at school were Latin and French. The name is also unlikely to delight our commentators - Igugu was easy as she only had five letters.

Also getting four votes - and the nod from Messrs Laird, Kannemeyer, Hawkins and Vivian - was another Aussie-bred (lot 159). He is a son of Hussonet out of the unraced Australian mare, Get Around.

Both Alec Laird and Simon Vivian both liked lot 163 which is a son of Admire Main and a half-brother to Extra Zero and Negev. Trainer Louis Goosen is sure to take a close look at this colt whose name - Hyaku - shouldn’t be hard to remember.

Last year Sean Tarry backed up his opinion by buying a couple that he’d picked out so it’s worth noting that he liked a Western Winter colt (lot 4) from Ambleway Thoroughbred Stables as well as a Mullins Bay colt (lot 170) consigned by Summerhill.

In the fillies department, four of the panel - Messrs Ramsden, Tarry, Vivian and Hawkins - were clearly impressed by a daughter of Silvano (lot 222) who is the first produce of a half-sister to Lostintranslation.

Three of this quartet Sean, Joey and Graeme also liked the same family lot 36 - a daughter of Trippi named Defining Looks. She is the eighth produce of the mare, Snooty Lady, dam of Lostintranslation.

Another of the female sex getting three votes - this time from Messrs Vivian, Ramsden and Kannemeyer - was Summerhill’s Rock Of Gibraltar filly, Rich Girl. This is a top Australian pedigree and the filly’s dam, Miss Moguls, is a half-sister to Wyndam Easy who is a six-time winner in Hong Kong. She should sell for big money.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

Saturday 2nd November

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

For more information vist :

www.summerhill.co.za and www.tba.co.za 

Extract from The Citizen

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DIAMOND DIVA SPARKLES

Diamond Diva Horse
Diamond Diva Horse

Watch Diamond Diva in action

(Image : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

DIAMOND DIVA

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

DIAMOND DIVA

Solskjaer (IRE) - Discover Diamonds (AUS) by Marscay (AUS)

3 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owner : Mr Brian Burnard

Trainer : Gavin van Zyl

Jockey : Piere Strydom

Breeder : Chavonne Stud

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

MAIDEN PLATE (F & M) BETTING WORLD ALGOA CUP BOOKINGS 041 3721859

For Maiden Fillies and Mares

Turffontein Standside, Turf, 1160m

15 October 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

DIAMOND DIVA

59.0

0

2

P Strydom

Gavin van Zyl

2

3.25

CROWN OF ROSES

59.0

0

13

G Lerena

Dominic Zaki

3

5.50

SAMBA SERENADE

59.0

77

6

F Naude

Dianne Stenger

4

6.00

MISTAKEN IDENTITY

59.0

0

4

S Khumalo

Sean Tarry

5

6.75

CHANUKAH

59.0

0

15

C Maujean

Lucky Houdalakis

6

9.00

SAY HELLO

59.0

0

5

*J Penny (4.0)

Ormond Ferraris

7

9.50

BARRACK BABE

59.0

0

10

*J Mariba

St John Gray

8

10.75

CRADLE SONG

60.0

59

14

M Mienie

Ernie Anderson

9

13.00

ON CLOUD NINE

59.0

64

1

J Greyling

Leon Erasmus

10

13.25

WILHELMINA

59.0

0

8

S Brown

Leon Erasmus

11

14.50

RUNNING SENSATION

59.0

73

7

*F Maleking (2.5)

Tyrone Zackey

12

15.00

MAYAN DESTINY

59.0

0

12

R Simons

Paul Matchett

13

17.25

MARLINS GEM

59.0

70

9

I Sturgeon

Brett Webber

14

18.75

SILKEN CAT

59.0

0

16

R Danielson

Clinton Binda

15

21.00

LOUISIANA LINDA

59.0

0

11

D Lembethe

Joe Soma

16

22.00

ROYAL VOYAGE

59.0

0

3

S Chambers

Corne Spies

Late Scratching

17

0.00

OLYMPIC SENSATION

59.0

0

10

n/a

Jurgen van Heerden

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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READY TO RUN GALLOPS 2013 : PHOTOS

Summerhill Ready To Run Gallops
Summerhill Ready To Run Gallops

Click above to view photos…

(Photographer : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

Saturday 2nd November

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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GALLOPING GOLDMINES

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

They came, they saw and they found them, from the four corners of the country, from the United States, Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. When Emperors Palace boss, Bob Yearham, announced from the podium at the commencement of the Ready To Run gallops, that the R3million prize money for this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup was by no means the end of his organisation’s ambitions for the event, you knew there was something big in the offing. The sponsors have seen this event grow into the richest race of its kind in the world, they’ve seen the quality of the horses grow incrementally, too, and they’re backing it with every fibre of their beings.

They know too, what it means to any event to have a King, a Queen and a Princess as patrons of the Sale and the “Cup” respectively, and now they have one of racing’s most respected politicians, former Finance Minister, Peter Miller, as Patron of the Gallops. That His Majesty was on a pilgrimage to see the Pope, but still had the grace to remember the occasion, says much not only for the gallops, but for the man himself. Heaven alone knows what you say to His Holiness, but we guess those are the kind of conversations Kings and Queens are born to have! While on the subject, I remember the first time I entered the sandstone gates of Hartford just as several hundred guests did on Friday. Along the drive, the old flower pots bearing the names of forty-eight champions, talked of a fading history; things were quieter these days, but I knew I’d arrived in the racehorse valhallah. The Hartford horses had infused the Ellises with the divinity of racing popes. Hidden away from the mortal world behind those great gates was the “great within”, as this imperial enclave was affectionately known. Raymond Ellis’ aura radiated outward with the mystery and power of any enthroned Holy Father.

It was pretty much the universal verdict of Friday’s judging panel, (and many of those gathered) that this was the best draft to take to the grass in Ready To Run history. When you think that thirty-one of the top 35 candidates for this year’s “Cup”, galloped at Summerhill last year, that’s telling you something. Dean Kannemeyer summed it up perfectly from the judge’s desk, announcing that buyers were “spoilt for choice”this year, and when Garth Puller complimented the jockeys on another step up, you knew this was the whole package.

Bloodstock South Africa’s Sales Manager, Caroline Simpson, knowing that interest in the sale had already reached such a level they’d y run out of catalogues at the TBA complex in Germiston, was urging gallops guests to conserve what they had, and return what they didn’t need. While that may mean both a re-run at the printers and something of an underestimation on the part of the bean-counters at the TBA, it says something for a sale that attracted just 20 attendees to its inaugural assembly twenty-seven seasons ago. Some were back again for a second look on Saturday, and from the hive of activity at the Summerhill yards yesterday, it’s apparent that in an unforgiving world, there are many who’ve forgotten the Biblical injunction against working on the Sabbath.

While those from Yellow Star and Balmoral will be applying the “polish” to their steeds for next Friday’s outing, the Summerhill, Far End and Ambleway strings will be grabbing some well-deserved “R&R”. Warren Bowles, who’s taken the filming and production of the gallops to new levels, assured us they’d be “live” by Sunday (go to www.summerhill.co.za, and click on the Ready To Run tab on the left hand side to view the gallops), while the DVDs will go out in two batches, the first lot carrying the Jo’burg and Summerhill editions today, and the final one, the composite of both, next Monday. With credit applications at unprecedented levels, several consignors have arranged to get their horses to Johannesburg next weekend, so that the “early birds can catch the worm”.

R3Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

Saturday 2nd November

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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READY TO RUN GALLOPS : PICK OF THE "POPS"

Ready To Run Gallops Judges Panel
Ready To Run Gallops Judges Panel

Ready To Run Gallops Judges Panel

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

There’s only one racehorse sale in the world that has the luxury of a panel of judges to share their thoughts with would-be customers on the best prospects in the catalogue. Seven years ago, we conceived the concept of a panel of the nation’s leading horsemen to perform this function, and Thursday saw another armada of these gifted gentlemen winding their way to Hartford House for the annual pre-Gallops award ceremony and dinner. While Mike de Kock and Jehan Malherbe were missing in action at the Tattersall’s sale in the UK, “big”Joey Ramsden was back (did we know it!) and while the average age was down a bit, there was still more than 200 years of collective experience at the main table.

These are some of the industry’s most “in-demand” personalities, they’re as busy as hell, and it’s a compliment to the occasion that they sacrifice their time gratuitously for the benefit of those who live by their counsel. Of course, there are some among them who’ve “supped with the devil” in their time, so sitting down to the culinary pleasures of a Jackie Cameron feast, is something of a “cleansing” ritual. That, and the annual fashion upgrade in their personal apparel, almost makes the trip compelling.

It’s a measure of these men and it probably explains their life achievements, that whatever they get up to and however late they get to bed, when they get down to graft at the opening bell, it’s heads down till the last horse gets over the line. That’s why so many stay for the post-gallops interviews, and it’s why the Tellytrack ratings soar to the levels they do when the whole show goes on the “loop”. The idea is to get their thoughts on the top colts and the top fillies respectively for next year’s Ready To Run Cup, though a couple of them, (in a draft of this depth,) found it difficult to limit their choices to just three each. So we gave them a bit of “rope” this time, and some took the liberty of adding a couple of “spares” to their list, just so they could cover themselves next year.

Judges Gallops Selections

CRAIG PETERS

Colts

Lot 26 AP Arrow x Shiyabekhala

Lot 126 AP Arrow x Cresent Star

Lot 154 Western Winter x French Sun

Fillies

Lot 65 Admire Main x Unique

Lot 109 Muhtafal x Bohemian Rhapsody

Lot 214 Kahal x Cousin Linda

ALEC LAIRD

Colts

Lot 141 Kahal x Elegant Blush

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Lot 160 Mullins Bay x Great Attraction

Fillies

Lot 18 AP Arrow x Salishan

Lot 20 Silvano x Scented East

Lot 30 Admire Main x Silent Manouvre

Lot 132 Brave Tin Soldier x Dhlala

MICHAEL ROBERTS

Colts

Lot 172 Brave Tin Soldier x In Style

Lot 126 AP Arrow x Cresent Star

Lot 144 Trippi x Escapology

Lot 72 Kahal x Vin Fizz

Lot 161 AP Arrow x Guest Gallery

Fillies

Lot 132 Brave Tin Soldier x Dhlala

Lot 193 Danehill Dancer x Love Unlimited

Lot 196 Western Winter x Maritime Mist

Lot 82 Kahal x Winter Wish

Lot 87 Pure Prize x Aliysa

GRAEME HAWKINS

Colts

Lot 172 Brave Tin Soldier x In Style

Lot 144 Trippi x Escapology

Lot 104 Enconsta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Lot 204 Dylan Thimas x Miss Ichi

Lot 215 Admire Main x Nadira

Lot 233 Seventh Rock x Pepper Belle

Fillies

Lot 108 Trippi x Blushing Summer

Lot 132 Brave Tin Soldier x Dhlala

Lot 36 Trippi x Snooty Lady

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

Lot 176 Admire Main x Ithala

Lot 38 Var x South Sea Lady

DEAN KANNEMEYER

Colts

Lot 142 Captain Al x Encircle

Lot 154 Western Winter x French Sun

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Fillies

Lot 223 Kahal x Nordic Air

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

Lot 196 Western Winter x Maritime Mist

SIMON VIVIAN

Colts

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Lot 104 Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 163 Admire Main x Haifaa

Fillies

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

Lot 97 Silvano x Alyesbury

Lot 221 Way West x Noma India

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

JOEY RAMSDEN

Colts

Lot 104 Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 215 Admire Main x Nadira

Lot 142 Captain Al x Encircle

Fillies

Lot 36 Trippi x Snooty Lady

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

SEAN TARRY

Colts

Lot 104 Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 4 Western Winter x Rambo’s Love

Lot 170 Mullins Bay x Icy Thunder

Fillies

Lot 109 Muhtafal x Bohemian Rhapsody

Lot 36 Trippi x Snooty Lady

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

*GARETH PEPPER

Fillies

Lot 110 Mullins Bay x Bridge The Gap

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

*SCOTT KENNY

Colt

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Filly

Lot 44 Antonius Pius x Starzene

*SHARON PATTERSON

Colt

Lot 200 Muhtafal x Mediterranean

Filly

Lot 44 Antonius Pius x Starzene

*from the floor

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 2nd November

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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RAINY DAY HEADS SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN 1, 2, 3

Rainy Day Horse
Rainy Day Horse

Watch Rainy Day leading home fellow Ready To Run graduates Ikimasu and Brainstorm

(Image : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

RAINY DAY

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

RAINY DAY

Stronghold (GB) - Fovesta by Foveros (GB)

3 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owners : Mr Chris van Niekerk

Trainer : Sean Tarry

Jockey : S’manga Khumalo

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

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

BRIDGESTONE TRUCK AND BUS MAIDEN PLATE

For Maiden Fillies and Mares

Turffontein, Turf, 1450m

12 October 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

RAINY DAY

58.0

0

12

S Khumalo

Sean Tarry

2

2.75

IKIMASU

58.0

0

13

R Fradd

Gary Alexander

3

3.00

BRAINSTORM

60.0

56

8

G Lerena

Erico Verdonese

4

4.00

LET’S PLAY

60.0

73

10

M Mienie

Alec Laird

5

4.75

PINCHBE

58.0

0

2

G Wrogemann

Robbie Sage

6

5.00

CATCH A THIEF

60.0

0

3

*W Marwing (2.5)

George Scott

7

7.25

EBONY SILVER

60.0

63

6

I Sturgeon

Roy Magner

8

10.25

VELVET FINISH

60.0

0

7

C Maujean

Craig Mayhew

9

14.25

SAIL THE ICE

58.0

0

4

F Herholdt

Ormond Ferraris

10

15.75

TORMENTRESS

58.0

55

5

R Curling

Tony Nassif

11

16.50

THE SISTERHOOD

60.0

50

11

*J Barnes (4.0)

Spike Lerena

12

20.75

ATSO’S RUBY

60.0

56

1

E Pheiffer

David Rahilly

13

22.75

SHARDUL

58.0

51

9

*A Aucharuz

Romeo Francis

14

99.99

GALAXY GOLD

58.0

0

14

*F Maleking (2.5)

Johan Janse van Vuuren

Late Scratchings

15

0.00

FRENCH FLAIR

58.0

69

n/a

F Naude

Paul Peter

16

0.00

WILD DANCER

58.0

0

n/a

R Danielson

Mike de Kock

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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READY TO RUN GALLOPS AWARDS DINNER

Ready To Run Gallops Dinner
Ready To Run Gallops Dinner

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(Photographer : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS DINNER

School Of Management Excellence

10 October 2013

The Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops Awards Dinner took place at the School of Management Excellence Thursday evening in honour of the esteemed Ready To Run panelists and Ready To Run jockeys.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 2nd November

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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2013 READY TO RUN DRAFT - PEN PICS

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

Friday 11 October 2013

R3MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

Saturday 2 November 2013

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park

Friday 1st November 2013, Lots 1 - 110

Sunday 3rd November 2013, Lots 111 - 248

*Six cheque payment scheme for qualifying buyers.

Summerhill Stud Logo
Summerhill Stud Logo

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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TARRYN LIEBENBERG'S READY TO RUN 2013 PICKS

Tarryn Liebenberg Ready To Run Picks
Tarryn Liebenberg Ready To Run Picks

Tarryn Liebenberg (left) with Linda Norval (right)

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

When Bart Cummings took out his 12th Melbourne Cup, he was rounding on 80 years in the profession. It wasn’t enough though, because “a baker’s dozen sounds better!”. She’s never going to win thirteen Melbourne Cups, but Tarryn Liebenberg’s stuck it out at Summerhill for that many years, and from start to finish, she’s been a member of the Ready To Run division. These days, she heads up not only that side of the business, but she’s also the ruling sales manager, and a veteran of thirteen consecutive Ready To Run sales. This year, she witnesses the second half of all the Ready To Runs we’ve ever attended. Tarryn’s also been the beneficiary of two Summerhill scholarships abroad, the first at the late Sheikh Maktoum’s Gainsborough Stud in Kentucky, the second under the tutorship of one of the world’s most revered “pinhookers”, Becky Thomas. Tarryn is “horses” from the dung on her boots to the top of her head (and it’s an awful long way between the two), and she’s never been far off the mark when it comes to her fancies for the Ready To Run Sale:

Lot 82: Banda (Kahal x Winter Wish) Chestnut Filly

Lot 82: Banda (Kahal x Winter Wish)
Lot 82: Banda (Kahal x Winter Wish)

Lot 82: Banda (Kahal x Winter Wish)

What price the cross of Kahal with a Stakes-winning daughter of Western Winter? This is a strongly made, elegant filly with plenty of style, and if we may say so, the one we’ve been waiting for. Don’t wait as long as we’ve had to - get in, boots and all!

Lot 106: More Bling (Mogok x Blingsta) Bay Colt

Lot 106: More Bling (Mogok x Blingsta)
Lot 106: More Bling (Mogok x Blingsta)

Lot 106: More Bling (Mogok x Blingsta)

No need to advance the cause of Mogok’s three Group One winners to date, the most recent of which, The Apache, denied just a few weeks ago in a Group One in the United States by dint of disqualification. You’d be forgiven for confusing this one with The Apache in type, but you’d never forgive yourself for not having a second look.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park

Friday 1st November 2013, Lots 1 - 110

Sunday 3rd November 2013, Lots 111 - 248

*Six cheque payment scheme for qualifying buyers.

Summerhill Stud Logo
Summerhill Stud Logo

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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SIMON VIVIAN : READY TO RUN INTERNATIONAL GUEST PANELIST

Simon Vivian
Simon Vivian

Simon Vivian

(Photo : Inglis)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

Dave Mollett
Dave Mollett

Dave Mollett

Racing Editor

Business DaySimon Vivian, sales director and auctioneer at Inglis Thoroughbred Sales in Australia, will be the international guest on the panel of judges for tomorrow’s Ready To Run Sale gallops at Summerhill Stud near Mooi River.

Inglis is a world-renowned bloodstock sales company and it will be interesting to learn Vivian’s views on some of the choicely-bred two year-olds who will be put through their paces in the hands of Summerhill’s work riders.

Some of the pedigrees will be well known to Vivian as the 248-strong catalogue includes the progeny of top stallions Rock Of Gibraltar, Danehill Dancer, Dylan Thomas, Encosta De Lago, Hussonet and Bernardini.

The other members of the judging panel is made up of some big names in the sport including Muis Roberts, Sean Tarry, Dean Kannemeyer, Joey Ramsden, Alec Laird, Graeme Hawkins and KZN commentator, Craig Peters.

Bloodstock sales worldwide have seen increased turnovers this year and Summerhill chief, Mick Goss, will be hoping for some big action similar to that at Goffs sale in Ireland last week.

The highest price for a yearling in the Northern Hemisphere this year was achieved when MV Magnier, son of Coolmore Stud supremo John Magnier, bid Euros 2,85 million for a son of Montjeu. Magnier outbid UK trainer Richard Hannon and bloodstock agent Ross Doyle for the colt. Montjeu, who won the Irish and French Derbies as well as the Arc de Triomphe, died last year aged 16. The dam of Magnier’s purchase, Finsceal Beo, pulled off a remarkable Guineas treble in 2007 winning in England, Ireland and France.

Amongst the choice lots at the two sessions of the Ready To Run Sale - scheduled for the TBA complex at Germiston on November 1 and 3 - is a son of Captain Al who is a half-brother to last season’s Daily News 2000 winner, Vercingetorix.

Balmoral Stud will be hoping for some big bids for their Seventh Rock colt, Neptune’s Rock, who is a half-brother to unbeaten Cape three year-old, Power King.

On the second session of the sale, Summerhill will be offering a choicely-bred Rock Of Gibraltar filly out of the Giant’s Causeway mare, Miss Moguls. She has been named Rich Girl and she has the pedigree to live up to her name.

There are four lots by recently-deceased former champion sire, Western Winter, and they include a half-brother to eight-time winner, Chant De Nuit.

Extract from Business Day

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THABISO MGOZA'S READY TO RUN 2013 PICKS

Thabiso Mgoza Ready To Run Sale
Thabiso Mgoza Ready To Run Sale

Thabiso Mgoza

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

The recipient of a Summerhill International Scholarship to the USA in 2011, he impressed his mentor, Becky Thomas, as an outstanding riding talent. Thabiso has just completed a stint in Ireland, where he threw his leg over the charges of some of the leading trainers in that part of the world. Let it be said though, if Becky Thomas thinks you’re alright, you’re alright: she has a well-deserved reputation as one of the smartest “pickers” in the game, and she’s up there with the best consignors on the American breeze-up circuit. Gifted hands and an unflappable temperament have equipped this young man with all the skills needed to educate hot- blooded thoroughbreds, and he’s been associated with some of the best at Summerhill in recent years. There are more than a few of our customers at Summerhill who swear by his predictions, so it’s worth knowing what he thinks:

Lot 223: Kosava (Kahal x Nordic Air) Bay Filly

Lot 223: Kosava (Kahal x Nordic Air)
Lot 223: Kosava (Kahal x Nordic Air)

Lot 223: Kosava (Kahal x Nordic Air)

“Building families” is one of the things we do here with both our people and our horses, and family-building has been a material contributor to our nine consecutive breeder’s championship. This family’s been at the heart of our endeavours, and in Kosava, we have a sister to two champions, Icy Air and Ice Axe, this time by one of the nation’s most successful sires. She’d be an investment just for her paydock value, but when you’ve seen her on the track, you’ll know there’s little separating her at this stage from her illustrious siblings.

Lot 104: Intandokazi (AUS) (Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess) Bay Colt

Lot 104: Intandokazi (AUS) (Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess)
Lot 104: Intandokazi (AUS) (Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess)

Lot 104: Intandokazi (AUS) (Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess)

The Zulu translation for Intandokazi is “favourite”, appropriate enough for a son of Australia’s most successful home-grown stallion of all-time. It wasn’t long ago that Encosta De Lago was standing for a stud fee beyond the $200,000 mark (yes, it means more than R2million a jump!), and yet there’s no guarantee when you pay the fee, you’ll get a decent individual. This time, there’s no such risk: this is a classy, full-bodied individual, and he runs like he knows he carries the expectations of Australia on his shoulders.

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park

Friday 1st November 2013, Lots 1 - 110

Sunday 3rd November 2013, Lots 111 - 248

*Six cheque payment scheme for qualifying buyers.

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Summerhill Stud Logo

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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WHAT MAKES THE READY TO RUN SO UNIQUE?

Ready To Run Sale
Ready To Run Sale

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Complex, South Africa

1 & 3 November 2013

Each horse is eligible for the world’s richest Ready To Run Sales race, the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, with a 2013 stake of R3million, making it the second biggest prize in the country. Limited to the sales candidates, these are irresistible odds.

Summerhill will be contributing well over a million to the stake, the biggest breeder sponsorship of horseracing in Africa, and the surest indication of the faith we have in these horses.

Besides God, we owe our nine National Breeders Championships to our horses. The roll of honour speaks of a racehorse of abiding talent, of an indomitable spirit, an animal that knows what he owes. IGUGU, PIERRE JOURDAN, SMANJEMANJE, LOVE STRUCK, FISANI, IMBONGI, PARIS PERFECT, HEAR THE DRUMS, DESERT LINKS, CHECCETTI, BLUE VOYAGER, HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD, MANNEQUIN, ICY AIR, EMPEROR NAPOLEON, PICK SIX, REBEL KING, NHLAVINI, AMPHITHEATRE, DISAPPEAR, FORK LIGHTNING, CATMANDU, PHUNYUKA, OUTCOME, BIANCONI, BOLD ELLINORE, FANYANA, VANGELIS, MAJESTIC SUN, DYNAMITE MIKE, BHEKINKOSI, GALANT GAGNANT, UMNGAZI, TALAHATCHIE and SALUTATION.

As many as 22 of the horses that have lined up in recent times for the Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale have become millionaires and stars on the local and international circuits, while thirty-one of the top 35 in the Merit-Rating log for this year’s race, galloped at Summerhill last year. Besides, three (or 20%) of the 15 top-rated juveniles of the past season, were graduates of last year’s Summerhill draft. Twenty Percent. From one farm! Go to www.summerhill.co.za for the full list of “bargain buys”.

The draft this year includes the progeny of several top sires on the National Log, as well as a unique collection of some of the best stallions and racehorses in the world. International celebrities ENCOSTA DE LAGO, DANEHILL DANCER, ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, HUSSONET, DYLAN THOMAS and LINNGARI, and household names JET MASTER, WESTERN WINTER, TRIPPI, SILVANO, KAHAL, MULLINS BAY and ADMIRE MAIN, as well as the much anticipated first crop of BRAVE TIN SOLDIER. There are obviously a few rare “stallion-making” opportunities among them, while there hasn’t been a more appropriate moment for our overseas investors to dabble in the South African market, with the Rand at four year lows.

Continuing our “world first” innovation of the past six years, attendees at the Post Gallops interview in 2012 will remember Paul Lafferty’s “lifer” best performance as convener of a panel of judges comprising of champion and leading trainers Mike de Kock, Dean Kannemeyer, Alec Laird, Sean Tarry, and top “bloodstocker”, Jehan Malherbe, former Champion jockey Michael Roberts, race commentator, auctioneer and administrator Graeme Hawkins, and racecallers “Eagle Eye” Craig Peters and Nico Kritsiotis. This year’s guest panelist is internationally renowned horseman, Simon Vivian of Inglis in Australia. These wizards will provide their traditional picks on which horses took their eye as future investments, and equally importantly, which horses they feel are the most likely to line up for next year’s race. Views from the audience will be welcome, as these will be carried on TV.

Finally, no country has ever known a sale in which the major vendor offers 100+ horses with the right to settle one’s purchases with as many as six instalments, depending on aggregate purchases. There is a horse for everyone in the “Ready To Run” sale and this way we can ensure that everybody gets a roll of the dice. It’s not often you can buy from the Champion stud in any country on these terms, out of a sale which has become the undisputed premier source of Feature race performers in the land.

Access to this year’s draft on the Summerhill website and the opportunity to log their daily progress through interviews with their riders, has proven a boon to would-be buyers. You wouldn’t want to be conceding an advantage to anyone in this direction, so why not log-on to www.summerhill.co.za to view the latest updates, photos, video footage, our jockeys’ choices - the Ready To Race Diary, as well as what the panel has to say after the Gallops.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

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Summerhill Stud Logo

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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