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THE READY TO RUN - PRIDE, PIZZAZ AND PALACES

Summerhill Stud - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
Summerhill Stud - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Complex, South Africa

1 & 3 November 2013

It’s not only about the cash: it’s also a matter of style. Wherever you go in the horseracing world, you’ll find races that have stood the test of time, where the fans turn up in their droves for the sake of the rush, as much as the “dosh”. On the first Saturday in May, 165,000 aficionados jam themselves into the infield at Churchill Downs for the annual renewal of the Kentucky Derby. By no means the most valuable race in the land of the free, the pangs of “My old Kentucky home’, limitless quantities of mint julep and 135 years of history-making, render it the most compelling of all American racing spectacles.

The first Saturday in June has been the preserve of the English Derby at Epsom Downs for more than three centuries; that it’s not the richest race on the calendar and despite its contestation over the world’s “quirkiest” racecourse, does nothing to detract from the fact that the Derby remains the biggest crowd-puller in British sport.

Back home, the Durban July is the best-endowed sporting event on the African continent, though it wasn’t always so. Several pretenders have usurped that title from time-to-time, but it matters not: however many turn up on the outer fields after a Kings Park rugby test, there’s nothing to touch the infield at the Durban July when they line-up for the “thirteenth”. A  hundred and sixteen memories, countless heroes, assassinations, betting coups, breed-shaping characters and incomparable competition guarantee the “July’s” status as the nation’s favourite sporting spectacle, and if you’re in the racehorse game, the one thing we all want above any, is a place among the twenty on the way to the post, not one of the 60,000 in the crowd.

Which brings us a little closer to home, and the “little” matter of the world’s richest Breeze-Up race. The Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup is only up for its 7th renewal, but already it’s carved an enviable niche in the annals of our game, with four Guineas winners, any number of millionaires, and talking of the “July”, a winner and two runners-up in the past three years. As a big race precursor, there’s nothing to touch it, but there’s more to the Ready To Run than just good conversation, old whiskey and Classic horses. There’s an old saying among its oldest consignors, that if you’re not already a millionaire, the Ready To Run can make you one.

Igugu, Pierre Jourdan, Smanjemanje, Fisani, Imbongi, Paris Perfect, Hear The Drums, Desert Links, Hollywoodboulevard, Blue Voyager, Mannequin, Icy Air, Emperor Napoleon, Pick Six, Rebel King, Nhlavini, Outcome, Bianconi, Bold Ellinore and Vangelis, some of them bought for modest money, have all reached the magic milestone, and for a sale patronised by most of the nation’s leading stud farms these days, you can bet this is only the appetiser.

At R3million, the Ready To Run Cup is not only Africa’s second richest horserace, it’s as much as the Sharks and Western Province had on the line for Saturday’s Currie Cup final. There’s another dimension though, to the Ready To Run, which takes it beyond the “one-trick pony” realm, and that lies in its style. We’ve talked about the English Derby, we’ve talked about the Kentucky Derby, and we’ve talked about the July, but what we haven’t talked about, is the patrons of the Ready To Run. For all their grandeur, none of the Derbies or the July, can match the “Emperors” version for its “royal” connections.

No race on the Gauteng calendar generates the “gas” of the Cup, and it’s not only the cash, but the occasion. Many a septuagenarian will tell you that you need to go back to the Summer Cups of the 50s and the 60s to know the buzz we’ll witness again in Saturday’s parade ring. Racing in general and the Ready To Run in particular, have been the beneficiaries of the love of the sport of two of the continent’s most respected heads of state, their Majesties King Letsie III and Queen Masenate of Lesotho, and just last year, the grace of the raceday claimed the endorsement of the world’s most glamorous “royal”, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco. The prestige of the sale has its genesis in the assembly at the Summerhill gallops of some of the nation’s most astute judges of horseflesh, and in the appointment this year of Peter Miller, the former minister of finance, as Patron of the Gallops, for his outstanding service to racing over several decades.

No doubt about it, the Emperors Palace Ready To Run has arrived, and it’s here to stay. Pizzazz, charisma and cash, all the ingredients of an epic, and whether you’re a player or a spectator, you can’t help but be at the bullring when the auctioneers take to the stand at 4pm on Friday.

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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MAKE YOUR OWN HISTORY

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale - Brave Tin Soldier
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale - Brave Tin Soldier

BRAVE TIN SOLDIER

“The pedigree, performance and physique to go all the way.”

World’s most expensive foal.

Ever.

Stakes winning juvenile at 6 furlongs.

As a maiden.

Group winning miler.

In record time.

First 4 sires all champions.

And bred 104 Gr1 winners.

1ST CROP.

EMPERORS PALACEREADY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park

1/3 November 2013

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 RACE

Umgiyo Horse
Umgiyo Horse

Umgiyo - Mathew de Kock’s pick for the Cup

(Photo : Gold Circle)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

2 November 2013

When the legendary investor, Warren Buffet, named his biography “The Snowball”, he was talking about momentum and accumulation. And that’s exactly what’s going on right now as the countdown starts for the R3million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup on Saturday week. With almost two-thirds of the top 36 in contention for a place in the Cup sold from our stable yard last November, you can imagine that while 600 souls rest their heads on a Summerhill pillow every night, there’s not been an awful lot of sleeping going on here. Unable to resist a couple of calls to those with contenders, we caught up with the latest action.

Deputising for his Dad (who only returned from the UK last night), Mathew de Kock tells us their Stronghold filly, Celtic Legend, will be fit for the race, despite her lack of “prep”. We’ve heard that from the De Kock stable before, and most times you can bank on it; so when you hear him say they think she’ll be in the money, it’s worth pricking up your ears. That said, we reminded him that “in the money” in the Ready To Run Cup is different to most other races, because they pay right down to tenth place, where the stake is R65,000, equivalent to a top division in some places. Encosta Da Lago is one of modern Australian racing’s most successful stallions, and this yard has his son Duly Ordained, engaged: it’s Mathew’s view that he’ll get better with more ground, but expects his class to get him into the money, and reckons he’ll be all over them in the closing furlongs. His pick however, is Umgiyo, a R525,000 purchase from our draft last year, who especially pleased his connections last-up over the “blitz” 1160 metres of the Turffontein straight on his seasonal return. Let’s not forget, there’s a bit of class here too; he was placed in the Premiers Champion Juvenile (Gr.1) at the end of last season, so the distance shouldn’t trouble him, and he’s obviously a big runner.

It’s always refreshing when new talent pops up among our professionals, and Johan Janse Van Vuuren has bounced in from “left field”, bang into the melting pot. For a young yard just out of its maiden season, it’s astonishing that they should have two in contention, one of whom, Casha, is an unlikely starter. The sister to former Gr.1 Summerhill graduate, Disappear, caught the stable off-guard with a first-up victory, but her conditioner says she needs time between her runs, and will be an even smarter filly come the autumn. You can afford to be “picky” though, when you have the mightily impressive Winter Staramong the strings in your bow, and the daughter of Solskjaer (the only sire with three nominees among the top 16 on the present log) gave notice of her well-being on her seasonal comeback, with a runaway victory at Turffontein. She’s in excellent shape, according to Van Vuuren, and completes her preparation with a gallop on Friday. This is new territory for a young yard, and knowing it’s for publication, there was a professional reticence about saying much more. Take it from us though, she’s a runner.

Gavin Van Zyl has three “possibilities” under his command, the most likely of which on the ratings, is last Saturday’s 2.5 length victress of a 1000 metre maiden at Turffontein. Diamond Diva is yet another advertising the merits of Solskjaer; as a daughter of this debonair 2000 meter horse, and a sister to the Gold Cup (Gr.1) ace Diamond Quest, there’s little reason her career will stop at a 1000 metres; if pedigree means anything, we can only hope the selection panel know that, and give her credit for her class, rather than judge her for her confinement to sprinting. The one Van Zyl feels bullish about however, is Bodybuilder, who’s not only made the money in Stakes class, but looked half decent when rattling up his maiden at Turffontein a month ago. He didn’t have the run of the race on his return, nor did the inner track at Turffontein suit his style, but he ran creditably enough, and they expect him to make the cut. Nobody would be surprised if he does, and nobody here would be surprised if he finds himself in the mix on the big day. His owner,“Buffalo Bill” Burnard, has the Midas touch, and anything carrying his name in a racecard, demands respect.

We took time out when talking to Van Zyl, to enquire how No Worries was doing in Cape Town. He’s out at Noordhoek Beach apparently, and he’s taken to it like a duck to water. Look for a big season from this son of the former East Cape Horse of the Year Coastal Waltz, who carried the colours of one of the best men in the game, Glanville Gardiner, to the number one box on no fewer than ten occasions.

More from Sean Tarry, Charles Laird and Michael Azzie on the weekend.

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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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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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

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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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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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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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HUGE LOOT ON OFFER FOR READY TO RUN CUP

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 : Gareth du Plessis)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

2 November 2013

Dave Mollett
Dave Mollett

Dave Mollett

The CitizenThat old chestnut saying of “if you haven’t got a ticket, you can’t collect” has never been more apt when one considers the loot on offer at next month’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.

Scheduled for Turffontein on Saturday 2 November, the purse is a staggering R3million - only the Vodacom Durban July carries bigger prize money.

What will delight owners, who are presented with mounting bills along with their “Racing Express” at the breakfast table, is that the Cup cheques go down to R65,000 for 10th place. The winner picks up a cool R1,25 million.

The real action for the Ready To Run Sale - on Friday 1 November and Sunday 3 November - kicks off at Summerhill on Friday when Nico Kritsiotis will be calling the youngsters home in their breeze-up gallops.

The judging panel of (in no particular order) Muis Roberts, Sean Tarry, Dean Kannemeyer, Joey Ramsden, Alec Laird, Graeme Hawkins and Craig Peters have been running their expert eyes over these sale graduates for about as long as Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has been trying to win a trophy. In both instances, their dedication is not in doubt.

There’s also a new face on the panel in Simon Vivian from the highly-respected Australian sales company, Inglis, who once-upon-a-Tuesday flew me to Sydney for their Premier Yearling Sale. I left mighty impressed with the catalogue and the night life!

Next week I’ll be listing the six top choices of these respected gentlemen, but I do recall that last year both Jehan Malherbe and Sean Tarry backed up their selections by both acquiring horses which went for over R1 million.

Jehan went to R1 million to secure a son of Fastnet Rock while Sean bid the same amount for a Jet Master colt (half-brother to Ivory Trail) for his patron, Michael Javett.

Yet - if my memory serves me well - it was a certain Adriaan van Vuuren who stole the show with a bid of R1,5 million for the Jet Master filly, Mystical Star. It’s a good bet Michael Azzie’s eyes were watery as the hammer came down!

What owners really like to know about any thoroughbred sale is how the recent graduates have fared - particularly in recent months. Two inmates of Geoff Woodruff’s yard, Arcetri Pink and Killua Castle, strutted their stuff impressively for the five-times champion trainer on Emerald Cup day and another graduate, Power King (R380,000 buy in 2012), is unbeaten in two starts for Dean Kannemeyer and rated highly in the Cape.

So the one horse panelist Dean will be focusing on this Friday is Power King’s half-brother by Seventh Rock (lot 224) who will be offered by Balmoral Stud on the Sunday.

In fact, there should be plenty of big action on the final session as some 18 lots prior to this sale, Summerhill will be offering a choicely-bred Rock Of Gibraltar filly (lot 206) out of the Aussie mare, Miss Moguls. Mick G has named her Rich Girl which might end up being very appropriate.

Then in this same batch being sold by auctioneer Graeme Hawkins is the half-brother to Equus Champion Three-Year-Old colt, Vercingetorix. While this son of Captain Al (lot 216) was a fairly late foal, that’s not going to deter the big bidders - possibly including our champion trainer - who will be keen to acquire this offering from Klawervlei Stud.

There are four lots by recently-deceased former champion sire, Western Winter, and Mick says that “buyers will need to bring their cheque books.”

More on the panel’s choices next week, but there’s no question the first weekend in November is likely to be memorable both on the racetrack and in the sales ring.

Extract from The Citizen

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THE WORLD'S RICHEST

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

R3MILLION EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

Saturday, 2 November 2013

When the sixteen horses go to post for the 7th renewal of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup at 3:30pm on 2nd November, they’ll be racing for the richest Ready To Run prize in the world. In six short years, this brainchild of a small huddle of people around the Summerhill boardroom table, has gone from a half million in its inaugural year, when the two “Zulus”, Umngazi and Imbongi battled it out, to R3million this year, making it the second biggest prize in South African racing. Whilst much can and will change between now and then, the principal protagonists for this year’s field look worthy of the money in a race which has hauled up countless top class performers in its relatively short history.

Looking at the entries for this year, it’s a near certainty that next year’s money will comfortably surpass the R3.5million mark. That’s what they’ll be galloping for this Friday, that’s what we’ll be selling for on the 1st and the 3rd November, and that’s what they’ll be lining up for this time next year, when the top sixteen go to post.

P.S. The latest Ready To Run Cup merit log, tells us that 31 of the top 35 candidates galloped at Summerhill last year. Thirty one. Out of 35. At one farm.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Log as at 26 September 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

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Colt

96

6

PEJ

Filly

91

7

DOVER BEACH

Filly

88

8

ENCHANTED SILK

Filly

88

9

CELTIC LEGEND

Filly

86

10

ARTIC ROUTE

Filly

85

11

CHELSEA

Filly

85

12

FRANCOIS P

Colt

90

13

TAIPAI TIGRESS

Filly

85

14

USISI (AUS)

Filly

85

15

WILD ASH (AUS)

Filly

85

16

JUDICIAL

Colt

89

17

LADY OF THE LORDS

Filly

83

18

MOUNT HILLABY

Colt

88

19

SOLAR STAR

Colt

88

20

PRINCESS CREO

Filly

82

21

ROMAN EXPRESS

Gelding

87

22

PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS)

Gelding

83

23

ONE COOL CAT

Gelding

85

24

BODYBUILDER

Gelding

84

25

NISA’S LOVE

Filly

79

26

TOUCHING BASE

Filly

79

27

CASHA

Filly

77

28

FLIGHT CHECK

Filly

78

29

MANIEVIC

Colt

83

30

DIE KAT (AUS)

Gelding

82

31

DON VITO

Gelding

82

32

MYSTIC STAR

Filly

0

33

RAINY DAY

Filly

0

34

SENSEI

Gelding

82

35

STAR POINT

Colt

82

Summerhill Gallops denoted by Yellow

National Horseracing Authority

Correct as at 26/9/13

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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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HAVE TICKET, WILL FLY

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Complex, South Africa

1 & 3 November 2013

It’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run time again, and for a concept that started out in the lee of the old oak tree on the lawn outside the farm office some 26 years ago, we can safely say this sale has reached its zenith. Just twenty people pitched up for the inaugural event, six from the farm, six from the sales company, six customers and two children; if you watch the 2013/2014 sires DVD on this website, you’ll see that even in its third year, the attendance wasn’t much better, though it’s fair to say that the quality of the attendees had escalated somewhat! Who would’ve thought when the crowds gathered in the spectacular gardens of the sponsor’s grounds on the eve of last year’s sale, that the welcoming address would begin with “Their Majesties King Letsie and Queen Masenate of Lesotho, and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco”? Make no bones, this event has arrived, evident in the fact that against all international trends, it’s remained the world’s fastest-growing sale notwithstanding Lehman Brothers and what it left in its aftermath.

On Friday the 11th October, hundreds of people will converge on the Summerhill gallops, represented not only by the four corners of the land, but by America, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, drawn by what can only be described as the best sale of racehorses, pound-for-pound, on the planet. The honour roll is long and unforgettable, the plunder of recent years bearing the names IGUGU, PIERRE JOURDAN, SMANJEMANJE, FISANI, IMBONGI, PARIS PERFECT, HEAR THE DRUMS, CHECCETTI, DESERT LINKS, SPRING GARLAND, HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD, BLUE VOYAGER, MANNEQUIN, ICY AIR, EMPEROR NAPOLEON, PICK SIX, REBEL KING, NHLAVINI, OUTCOME, BIANCONI, BOLD ELLINORE, SALUTATIONandVANGELIS.

Twenty one of them are already millionaires, 8 are multi-millionaires, and that’s not forgetting there are still two generations, the present two and three year olds, that remain to make their marks.

If you’re in any doubt as to where to find them, it’s worth having a look at the current merit ratings log, recently issued by the National Horse Racing Authority, which reveals that no fewer than 29 of the top 35 candidates for a place in the R3million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (scheduled for Saturday 2nd November) galloped at Summerhill last October. Thirty one of them. From one farm!

There are many other reasons to attend the gallops on Friday week, but for now, that must be reason enough.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Log as at 26 September 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

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Colt

96

6

PEJ

Filly

91

7

DOVER BEACH

Filly

88

8

ENCHANTED SILK

Filly

88

9

CELTIC LEGEND

Filly

86

10

ARTIC ROUTE

Filly

85

11

CHELSEA

Filly

85

12

FRANCOIS P

Colt

90

13

TAIPAI TIGRESS

Filly

85

14

USISI (AUS)

Filly

85

15

WILD ASH (AUS)

Filly

85

16

JUDICIAL

Colt

89

17

LADY OF THE LORDS

Filly

83

18

MOUNT HILLABY

Colt

88

19

SOLAR STAR

Colt

88

20

PRINCESS CREO

Filly

82

21

ROMAN EXPRESS

Gelding

87

22

PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS)

Gelding

83

23

ONE COOL CAT

Gelding

85

24

BODYBUILDER

Gelding

84

25

NISA’S LOVE

Filly

79

26

TOUCHING BASE

Filly

79

27

CASHA

Filly

77

28

FLIGHT CHECK

Filly

78

29

MANIEVIC

Colt

83

30

DIE KAT (AUS)

Gelding

82

31

DON VITO

Gelding

82

32

MYSTIC STAR

Filly

0

33

RAINY DAY

Filly

0

34

SENSEI

Gelding

82

35

STAR POINT

Colt

82

Summerhill Gallops denoted by Yellow

National Horseracing Authority

Correct as at 26/9/13 

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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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3 MILLION REASONS... AND MORE

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

1 & 3 November 2013

Tom Callaghan - Bloodstock South Africa
Tom Callaghan - Bloodstock South Africa

Tom Callaghan

Bloodstock South AfricaI know you are all waiting with bated breath for this year’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale and the now R3Million Ready To Run Cup Race. This race can change your life in a matter of minutes, and with 1st place now worth R1.25Million we will make someone an instant millionaire - all costs included! Keep an eye on our website for a weekly update of the race log.

The catalogue for this year’s sale will be online and on the Equineline iPad App this week, and we will also do a write up on the sale so please remember to look at our website in the build up to the sale.

What I can tell you is that it is one of the strongest catalogues ever compiled for our Ready To Run Sale, with more horses for sale offering greater breadth and depth than ever before.

There will be some excellent value for the eagle eyed horsemen and women out there, and one thing I can tell you is that one of the horses will win over R1million next year, and nine others will be in the money come race day.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Log as at 19 September 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

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Colt

96

6

PEJ

Filly

91

7

DOVER BEACH

Filly

88

8

ENCHANTED SILK

Filly

88

9

CELTIC LEGEND

Filly

86

10

ARTIC ROUTE

Filly

85

11

FRANCOIS P

Colt

90

12

TAIPAI TIGRESS

Filly

85

13

USISI (AUS)

Filly

85

14

CHELSEA

Filly

84

15

JUDICIAL

Colt

89

16

MOUNT HILLABY

Colt

88

17

SOLAR STAR

Colt

88

18

LADY OF THE LORDS

Filly

83

19

PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS)

Gelding

83

20

WILD ASH (AUS)

Filly

83

21

PRINCESS CREO

Filly

82

22

ROMAN EXPRESS

Gelding

87

23

TOUCHING BASE

Filly

81

24

ONE COOL CAT

Gelding

85

25

BODYBUILDER

Gelding

84

26

NISA’S LOVE

Filly

79

27

CASHA

Filly

77

28

MANIEVIC

Colt

83

29

SUMMERTIME

Filly

77

30

DIE KAT (AUS)

Gelding

82

www.tba.co.za

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"V" IS FOR VICTORY

Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale Sales Ring
Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale Sales Ring

Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE SUMMER READY TO RUN SALE

School Of Excellence, Summerhill Stud, Mooi River

20 February 2013

It was Winston Churchill that immortalised the two-fingered sign of triumph, yet those who’ve raised their catalogues at the past two editions of the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale, would have good cause to do the same. Not only for the victories they have under their belts, but particularly for the value their intuitions have earned them.

Let it be said, this sale is about those that were left behind by reason of their immaturity, the odd injury on their way to the November version of the same sale, or an “unsold” sticker on their backsides at a previous vendue. Others for their flaws in the good Lord’s architecture which might’ve put buyers and customers off at conventional sales, where the benefit of seeing them run is never on the menu.

Horses are fascinating to look at, not only those with the “look of eagles”. More interesting are the ones that triumph despite their engineering or their lack of illustrious parents, like the Group One performers Pierre Jourdan, Hear The Drums, Black Wing and Imbongi, all unwanted urchins of an earlier era.

Often, the great ones do what they shouldn’t. In the age of computers, satellites and DNA, the racehorse is proof that the maths doesn’t always add up. The one thing good horses all have, is character. When they should’ve lost, they didn’t. No horse can be great without grit. The history of Summerhill at the Ready To Run, is littered with stories of racehorses that have made mockeries of their pedigrees and their prices.

The Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run is just two-years-old, the first draft consigned to Michael Holmes Bloodstock’s Horses-in-Training event at Shongweni, the second a popular party at Summerhill last February. Those that follow these columns will know that there are already 21 individual millionaires among Summerhill’s recent Ready To Run graduates, with numerous champions among them. Nonetheless, to satisfy the sceptics, we’ve published a list below of the bargain buys of 2011 and 2012, to illustrate the point. Some of these are just beginning their careers, others have been at it for a short while, none of them have reached the halfway point. Others, like Gida, have already been sold on to international interests for many times their original cost.

These are almost irresistible odds, if you go to the Summer Ready To Run page on our website (click here), you’ll understand why. They say there’s gold again in them “veins”, besides a “feed” by Visa/House & Leisure’s No.1 National restaurant.

P.S. There are seven entries which carry a “ticket” for the R3million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup in November.

Summer Ready To Run Graduates
Summer Ready To Run Graduates
summerhill stud
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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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READY TO RUN ROARS

Ready To Run Sale at TBA Sales Complex
Ready To Run Sale at TBA Sales Complex

Gross revenue and average prices reached record highs…

(Photo : Heather Morkel)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa

2nd and 4th November 2012

Extract from Sporting Post

Gross revenue and average prices reached record highs at last weekend’s 2 day Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale at the TBA Sales Complex. Of the 202 catalogued 2-year-olds some 169 were sold, grossing R38million. That translates to an average price of R229k, up 20% on the corresponding sale last year. Remarkably, the average was just fractionally less than what was achieved at the 2012 National Yearling Sale (R233k).

Top price was R2million for an Australian-bred colt by Tale Of The Cat. The youngster is the first foal of his US-bred unraced dam, from the female line of Dancing Brave, and had been bought earlier this year in Australia for A$42k.

Local heroes Jet Master, Var and Trippi filled the next three places, price-wise. A half brother by Var to Gr.3 placed Stakes winner Jet Jamboree made R1.6million, a handsome return on his R600k purchase price at the Cape Yearling Sale in January of this year. Even more profitable was the pinhook on the full sister by Jet Master to multiple Gr.1 placed Stakes winner Lizarre and Gr.3 placed Lake Arthur. She made third top-price of R1.5million, having been bought at the 2012 Cape Sale for R350k.

Trippi’s 2-year-old son out of Sportsworld mare, Spoil Sport, was listed as a R300k vendor buy-back at the 2012 National Sale. The youngster, who is full brother to multiple 2-year-old winner Yellow Card, was knocked down this time at R1.1million.

Gr.1 winner Ivory Trail had been catalogued and withdrawn at both the Cape Sale and the National Sale in 2012. The wait proved worthwhile, as the Cheveley-bred fetched a cool R1million here.

The last of the millionaires was a Fastnet Rock 2-year-old out of a Sadler’s Wells daughter of Champion European sprinter Habibti. The youngster is half brother to German and Italian Gr.1 winner Morshdi, and had made the shortlist of most of the judges at the Ready To Run gallops three weeks prior to this sale.

The overall median price at the sale went up to R150k, from R90k and R100k in the two previous years. Colt’s median increased to R180k from R110k in the both previous years. Fillies didn’t lag, with their median going to R130k, from R90k both previous years. These figures were much the same as those at the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale of 2012, where the overall median also was R150k, with colts slightly less at R170k, and fillies on par with R150k.

The traditional Ready To Run Sale, with its massive annual restricted-race incentive, has truly come of age. The presence of 2-year-olds by top class international sires (who do deliver!) and the pin-hooking opportunities (on both the local and international stock) will no doubt continue to make the original Ready To Run one of the major events of the year.

READY TO RUN

Top Prices

Price

Year

Horse

Sire

R2.2million

2008

TRAFALGAR LEGACY

Rock Of Gibraltar

R2.1million

2009

UTHAWINI

Galileo

R2million

2012

DIE KAT

Tale Of The Cat

R1.6million

2012

VARIETY ROMP

Var

R1.5million

2012

MYSTICAL STAR

Jet Master

R1.5million

2011

CAPE ROYAL

Royal Academy

R1.5million

2008

INSASA

Galileo

R1.3million

2010

FRONTINO GOLD

Hussonet

R1.1million

2012

TULBAGH TRIP

Trippi

R1.1million

2010

VEROCCHIO

Royal Academy

R1million

2012

ILITSHE

Fastnet Rock

R1million

2012

10HUNTER’S GLEN

Jet Master

R1million

2011

DUKE OF MEDINA

Rock Of Gibraltar

R1million

2010

DON’T BE SILLY

Dansili

R1million

2010

DANSILI EXPRESS

Dansili

R1million

2009

IGUGU

Galileo

R1million

2008

BLUE VOYAGER

Muhtafal

AP ARROW (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

FLIGHT CHECK

Diligence

R320,000

ARCH RIVAL

Competitive Edge

R320,000

SWISS ARROW

Swiss Pearl

R250,000

ALLAQUIVER

Nadira

R240,000

AYESSAYPEE

Mythical Madame

R240,000

LIGHTNING EYE

Chase The Light

R200,000

AUTODROME

Resolutiva

R180,000

10RAINBOW RED

Rainbow Red

R180,000

FLIGHT WARNING

Qaphela

R180,000

BOMSIGHT

Buttonhole

R160,000

ADMIRE MAIN (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

IKIMASU

Espinado

R340,000

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Surfer’s Eye

R340,000

TAKUSHI

Stolen Beauty

R280,000

TWO TEN JACK

Aces Wild

R180,000

THE SQUAD

Amabokoboko

R120,000

SENSEI

Best Behaviour

R110,000

MULLINS BAY (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

SUGAR BAY

Sugar Biscuit

R450,000

WATERS EDGE

Rainbow Lady

R250,000

BELLA’S BOY

New York Folly

R160,000

SKUKUZA

Sphalaphala

R150,000

TOAST OF THE TOWN

Favoured Nation

R150,000

SHOUT OUT

Elation

R120,000

BRIDGETOWN PORT

Shiyabekhala

R120,000

STORM INCOMING

Hlabalela

R110,000

WYSIWYG

Model K

R100,000

INTOXICATION

Excess

R100,000

SOLSKJAER (2012)

Horse

Dam

Price

WESTERN FLASH

Western Flash

R320,000

SECRETS TOLD

Flying Magic

R160,000

OLE GUNNAR

Wig Wam

R150,000

Extract from Sporting Post

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AND NOW FOR THE NEW GENERATION

South African Nation
South African Nation

Our people are nothing if they’re not gutsy, adventurous and brimming with bloody-minded determination.

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“Buckle up, and enjoy the ride.”

Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud CEO
Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud CEO

Mick Goss

Summerhill Stud CEOMany things go around in your head in the wake of a sale like the one we’ve just emerged from. How on earth, you have to ask yourself, could the turnover be up 32% and the average 29% in the world as it is. Just a while back, The Economist magazine, which claims to be Europe’s leading voice on global economic opinion, printed a foreboding graphic on its cover entitled “BE AFRAID”. Our own press have had us all on the edge of our seats with their obsessions on Marikana, the ANC’s leadership struggle and “Nkandlagate”, none of it designed to encourage investment in thoroughbreds.

Yes, some worrying things have happened in recent times, but we have survived much worse and much more, including the Boer War, two World Wars, apartheid, the Rinderpest, Ge Korsten and “Die Antword”. For as long as I can remember, there’ve always been people who think that South Africa has five years left before we go over the cliff. As Paul Harris, ex CEO of FNB says, it’s no change from when we were at school in the 60s. The five years went down to a few months at times in the 80s, but it seems the people who are the most worried live far from the cliff in places like Toronto, Auckland, London and other wet and cold places. Others occupy the glamorous slopes of St Ives and Rose Bay in Sydney, Dallas and Europe, and other “safe places” that are entangled in the grip of the global financial crisis, which by the way, is quite scary. Many of them have survived decades of rolling “five years left” since they left South Africa, so maybe they will get it right one day.

The message coming out of the Ready To Run though, is please don’t stress about us in South Africa. We’re fine. We’re cool. We know we live in the most beautiful country in the world, inhabited by a warm and vibrant people. There are many more here with smiles on their faces than any country I’ve ever been to, and our young people are returning in droves with skills and a positive attitude. Collectively we bumble along and mess many things up, while we let off a helluva lot of steam (have you heard of a chap called Julius Malema?) yet in between, our countrymen do some amazing things, like win gold medals, big golf tournaments, cricket and rugby matches. The South Africans we know, get off their butts and do things to build our country rather than whinge from a position of comfort. We actively participate in projects that improve the lot of our underprivileged communities, and I for one, would not trade anything for the events of last weekend, starting with the right Royal bash at Emperors Palace on Thursday evening, the “buzziest” race meeting I’ve attended in years on Saturday, and an equally “buzzy” Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale flanking the races Friday and Sunday.

Of course, we have our challenges and more than enough surprises. In South Africa, you can never be just a little bit happy or a little bit sad. At one moment you can be off-the-scale browned off, frustrated, sad and fearful. The next there is exuberance, exhilaration, enchantment and inspiration, or you may be humbled by a generous deed or knocked over by something quite beautiful. It makes life interesting and worth living. At the end of the day, why do we have emotions? In this country, the standard deviation of our emotions is set at MAX.

We have passionate debates about the future of our country, helped of course by our red wine, which you must taste again as it’s getting better by the year. People like Clem Sunter make a great contribution to the debate, while Russell Loubser (ex-head of the JSE) made a feisty speech the other day, which whipped up emotions. Up to MAX on the emotion meter of the ANC’s Youth League, whose campaign for nationalisation of the mines was attributed to people whose IQs are equal to room temperature. Our politics have always been volatile, we have opinions that could not be further apart, and they invoke emotion on a massive scale. Interesting for those who want to take it seriously, but noise in the system for the bulk of us.

Fortunately, we’re rid of apartheid, which would definitely have pushed us over the cliff. These are the birth pangs of a new and unpredictable democracy. Our advice is to buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

Sadly, it’s true that the South African diaspora has a largely negative influence on confidence in this country. It would not be a problem if their fretting about how long we will last before we go over the cliff, was merely a reflection of their concern for us, their friends and families. The problem is that it does impact on foreign investment, which is critical for our economic wellbeing. People thinking of visiting or investing in this country, are often deterred by the stories of those that have left us. As you know, we’re also in the hospitality trade at Hartford House, which hosts many foreign visitors. I have yet to meet anyone who is visiting South Africa for the first time without being blown away by the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people. It’s not for nothing that South Africa has the highest ratio of repeat visitors of all long haul destinations in the world.

This was a long story in the end, when in truth, all I wanted to tell you about was one of the most thrilling racehorse sales in South African history, yet I think it was worth the telling. The reason is, it reminds us again why this country has produced more world class companies than any other of its size; our people are nothing if they’re not gutsy, adventurous and brimming with bloody-minded determination. And that’s why they were back at the ringside at this weekend’s Ready To Run Sale, all looking for that elusive creature that might take them to the Number One box at the Vodacom Durban July, the J&B Met, the Sansui Summer Cup or the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. They know this country is not for the wishy-washy or the fence- sitters. You need to know who you are and what you stand for. It keeps you on your toes and holds your soul to ransom. And often on the edge of your seat. At the same time, it keeps you stimulated, driven, and bungey-jumpingly alive.

From a Summerhill perspective, there was also a reassuring message in the performance of our young stallions. This new generation is a collective step or two above anything we’ve had before, to the degree that at the sale, they were matching paces, stride-for-stride, with the tried and tested. At last, there was recognition in the marketplace for Admire Main, a world class racing son of one of the greatest sire influences in the world, yet he’s a horse who’s had to prove his own mettle in his adoptive home because too many had doubts about Japan, as well as Sunday Silence, if you can believe it. He averaged R204,000. Then there was his contemporary, A.P. Arrow, who had the benefit in his sire, of a recognisable colossus of American breeding, A.P. Indy. His youngsters had already caught the imaginations of our judges at the gallops, and his somewhat larger entry averaged a lofty R149,000.

Strongholdand Mullins Bay, with their second crops, were recognised for what their progeny had already achieved at the races, and it was such a tragedy that Mullins Bay was robbed of the hot favourite, Tinchy Stryder at the start of South Africa’s second richest race on Saturday. Her form in lowering the colours of Negevand Blue Ridge Mountain in her previous outing, was franked on the button by the former’s staggering closure in the Ready To Run Cup, and Blue Ridge Mountain’s short-head second in the Starling Stakes (Gr.3). While we all know there’s a long furrow to plough, these are the first signs of an emerging generation which could just be “the business.”

Yet another highlight totally unconnected with stallions, was the performance of a lady. By that, we mean a proper Lady. Judy Kensington (otherwise correctly known as Lady Kensington) has been consigning horses to our sales for decades. She’s bred many a decent runner, yet she’s never been successful in the salesring. So when her Mullins Bay filly out of the Stakes-winning mare Sugar Biscuit, made R450,000, it was enough (I have to confess) to make grown men cry. As well as a whole lot of ladies.

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ROCK OF ARTS AND NEGEV IN CUP BATTLE ROYALE

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012

R2.5 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

3 November 2012

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

ROCK OF ARTS (AUS)

58.0

88

17

S Veale

Weiho Marwing

2

NEGEV

55.5

83

14

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

3

KILLUA CASTLE (AUS)

58.0

78

11

M Van Rensburg

Geoff Woodruff

4

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

58.0

90

18

A Marcus

Charles Laird

5

WAKA WAKA

58.0

82

2

K Teetan

Gary Alexander

6

COOKIE MONSTER

58.0

84

13

G Wrogemann

Roy Magner

7

EMALIYAMI (AUS)

55.5

81

6

D David

Mike de Kock

8

EXTRA ZING

55.5

83

3

F Herholdt

Robbie Sage

9

DYLAN’S PROMISE (AUS)

55.5

88

5

G Hatt

Charles Laird

10

LONDON OLYMPICS

55.5

80

16

K Shea

James Goodman

11

FLYING FOO

55.5

77

12

J Sampson

Louis Goosen

12

SAVAGE WIND

58.0

89

9

M Yeni

Joe Soma

13

TEALION

58.0

82

10

R Simons

Hekkie Strydom

14

AGADEZ

58.0

82

8

G van Niekerk

Tyrone Zackey

15

LONSOME DOVE

55.5

83

15

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

Late Scratchings

16

TINCHY STRYDER

55.5

88

7

G Lerena

Sean Tarry

17

SAMMY SILVER

58.0

80

4

Reserve 1

Chris Erasmus

18

ILHA DA ROCK (AUS)

55.5

84

1

Reserve 2

Geoff Woodruff

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 2nd & 4th November 2012

For more information, please visit :

www.tba.co.za

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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A RIGHT ROYAL BASH

Amor Vittone, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Juanita Mitchell
Amor Vittone, Princess Charlene of Monaco and Juanita Mitchell

Amor Vittone, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco and Juanita Mitchell

at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cocktail Party, D’oreal Grande, Emperors Palace.

(Photo : Yolanda van der Stoep)

PEERMONT EMPERORS PALACE CHARITY MILE RACE DAY

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

Mike Moon
Mike Moon

Mike Moon

The TimesHer Serene Highness the Princess of Monaco will be at the races tomorrow. I’ll be there too, also serene - until, as usual, I start sweating on a dwindling betting stake.

Princess Charlene, the wife of Monaco’s Prince Albert II, is the guest of honour at the Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile race day.

The annual meeting sees hundreds of thousands of rands going to good causes, with various charities being linked to the fortunes of horses running in the main event.

The popular formula also has celebrities linked to the horses and charities, but this year all those common or garden variety “schelebs” will be eclipsed by the princess. Royalty trumps all. Even republicans like us in our socialist confusion get a bit dazzled by a sparkly tiara.

Tomorrow, we have a royal double whammy. Lesotho’s King Letsie - a keen thoroughbred breeder - also graces us with his presence.

Of course, Charlene is no stranger to Egoli. Her childhood home is down the road in Benoni - just like that of Princess Charlize of Hollywood.

Born Charlene Wittstock in Bulawayo (coincidentally the birthplace of yet another princess, Her Not-So-Serene Highness of My Neck of the Woods), she emigrated to South Africa with her family in 1989 and eventually became an Olympic swimmer.

Charlene’s parents, Michael and Lynette, own racehorses, so Her Royal Highness might even have been to Turfies before becoming serenity personified.

Turffontein first saw royalty in 1925, when Britain’s Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII, dropped by. This geezer was hugely popular at the time, described as “handsome and debonair”, and the scheduled race meeting was moved from the downmarket Auckland Park track to the more salubrious Turffontein.

A “royal gate” was erected at the six-furlong post for the prince to enter through and be driven up the course in a cavalcade with mounted cavalry escorts, bands playing and the hoi polloi shouting “Hurrah!”

In 1945, the Aga Khan, an Islamic Royal of sorts, was at Turffontein and was amused to note that the winner of one race, Bir El Gobi, was the son of Khorsheed, a horse he’d raced in England but which had been a very expensive flop and exported to these shores. The old place’s biggest Royal occasion was in 1947 when King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and their daughters, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret, toured the country.

That day, the Hartford (Summerhill-bred) Cape Heath, ridden by Basil Lewis, won the King’s Cup at the Big T and the wartime Monarch presented a special gold trophy to breeder-owner-trainer AR Ellis on the little grandstand balcony, decorated with the British Royal crest, that can still be seen at Turffontein today.

Since then, the only royalty celebrated have been the Kings of Racing. And a few Queens, of course. Young pretenders will make claims for racing enthronement tomorrow, particularly in the R2.5million Ready To Run Cup, whence arose Igugu, Queen of our Turf.

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THE CUP PREVIEW

The Cup
The Cup

Click above to watch the Winners Circle Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup Preview

(Image : Emperors Palace/BSA - Footage : Winners Circle)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

Andrew Bon presents a Winners Circle insert featuring a few of the ‘talking’ contenders for the 2012 edition of the R2,5 Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be staged at Turffontein, Saturday 3 November at 16h00.

He also interviews Gary Alexander, trainer of defending Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile champion, Pierre Jourdan as well as Tom Callaghan (Bloodstock South Africa CEO) and trainers Mike de Kock (Lonesome Dove and Emaliyami), Geoff Woodruff (Killua Castle), Sean Tarry (Tinchy Stryder) and Roy Magner (Cookie Monster).

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

Dave Mollett
Dave Mollett

Dave Mollett

Business DayFlip through the DSTV channels and you’re likely to come across the show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

The answer, of course, is “I do”. But more often than not - as Shaheen Shaw is fond of saying - the questions get too hard and it’s “Goodnight, Nurse.”

There’s no million up for grabs for this question, but it would be interesting to see how close racing fans get. “How many two-year-olds bought at the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale have gone on to become millionaires in stake earnings?

The answer I believe - although Mick Goss will know and might copy that stern lady on “The Weakest Link” by saying “Goodbye” - is 19. Although the most famous is Igugu - cost R1 million and earnings currently stand at R6,8 million - the biggest bargain has been Imbongi. He cost just R140,000 - I wonder if any of the experts picked him at the gallops - and he amassed a bankroll of R8,8 million.

Can you name another 10? In order of most money won, the list reads: Paris Perfect, Pierre Jourdan (who defends his Charity Mile title on Saturday), Hear The Drums, Smanjemanje, Emperor Napoleon, Desert Links, Angus, Icy Air, Amphitheatre and Bold Ellinore.

What is interesting about this year’s Ready To Run Sale - scheduled for the TBA Complex at Germiston this Friday and Sunday - is that two experts, Mike de Kock and Karel Miedema, are singing from the same hymn book. When I interviewed Mike on Tellytrack recently he said he was “impressed - the sale seems to get more professional every year.”

Karel wrote: “The Sale-With-Race concept has South Africa in its grip. First there was the original Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, which is this one. But now there are three - a yearling one in KZN launched last July, and a new 2-year-old one in the Cape launching in December.”

“The concept is great as you don’t have to buy the best horse in the country to score. Just buying the best from one single sale is enough to boost the bankroll big time.”

“And - if by chance the best horse at the sale also is among the best in the country - then the sky’s the limit. As graduates Igugu and Pierre Jourdan have shown - earning the accolades, one bar after another.”

If the eight-member panel have got it right, Graeme Hawkins will be selling the top lot on Sunday afternoon. Three panelists (Mike de Kock, Jehan Malherbe and Dean Kannemeyer) napped Lot 88 - a son of Fastnet Rock - while two others (Sean Tarry and Alec Laird) rated the half-brother to Gr1 winner Morshdi amongst their top three colts.

Auctioneer Andrew Miller might fancy his chances of upstaging Graeme as there’s sure to be plenty of interest in Lot 157 - a Tale Of The Cat colt out of an American mare. This youngster was napped by both Graeme and Muis Roberts at the gallops and included in the top three by visiting Japanese expert, Yusuke Tsukahara.

Trippi has been the big-talking stallion of sales this year and he is represented by two colts on the sale. One (lot 70) is a half-brother to the talented Trinity House so it comes as a surprise that not one of the eight panelists selected him in their top three in the colts section.

Nor were there any votes for two sons of Flying Spur, a daughter of Dylan Thomas, a colt by Henrythenavigator and three progeny of Rock Of Gibraltar. The latter is quite a shock when you consider he’s sired such top horses as Eagle Mountain, Gibraltar Blue, Seventh Rock, and, more recently, Europa Point.

This will be good news for those middle market buyers who might - at last - be able to acquire a horse with an international pedigree.

Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile (Gr1)

Saturday’s Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile meeting at Turffontein is a must for any racing fan, and I intend getting an early Xmas present from bookie Lance Michael by backing Snowdon.

Ormond Ferraris is not known as the most jovial person in Joburg, but I bet he had a smile on his face when he learnt that Snowdon had drawn well at barrier two.

Interestingly, Ormond has booked Mr Pocket Power, Bernard Fayd’Herbe, for the ride. The 31 year-old jockey knows his way home in feature races via his association with such top performers as River Jetez and Ebony Flyer.

Snowdon is currently second favourite at 5-1 behind Link Man - surely he’s nailed on for the first three!

Frankel and Black Caviar

According to one overseas source, Frankel’s first date could be with 22-time winning Aussie champ, Black Caviar.

Neil Werrett, co-owner of Black Caviar, is quoted as saying: “We would consider going to Frankel because he is clearly the best distance horse in the world. Putting the two best together - that would be something.”

Then Mr Werrett added: “I might be a little biased, but I would say he is the second best horse I have ever seen.”

Excuse him, he’s an Aussie!

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

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2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

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FIT FOR A PRINCESS

Princess Charlene of Monaco and King Letsie III of Lesotho
Princess Charlene of Monaco and King Letsie III of Lesotho

Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco and His Majesty King Letsie III

(Image : Jewelry/Lesotho)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

It’s never happened before. Probably not in South Africa, certainly not in racing. Our Guests of Honour for this year’s renewal of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (and its attendant sale) are His Majesty King Letsie III of Lesotho and Princess Charlene of Monaco. For all those budding historians out there, remind us if the literature has a record of it ever happening before. They’re here, by the way, to present a trophy (the best in the game), which was originally donated as the Governor General’s Cup to the Johannesburg Turf Club by King George V’s sister-in-law, Princess Alice, during the Royal visit in 1922.

If you’re connected to any one of the runners in the “Cup” (or if you’re in town for the sale), it would be our personal pleasure to introduce you to our Royal visitors, as distinguished as we could imagine, at the Emperors Palace Cocktail Party on Thursday, as well as a dozen of the nation’s top celebrities. Give us a call if we can help. Amorette Kramer - 079 278 9449.

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LUCK OF THE DRAW

The Cup
The Cup

The Cup

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

3 November 2012

Mick Goss Summerhill CEO
Mick Goss Summerhill CEO

Mick Goss

Summerhill CEOIn the year of Igugu, we still drove all the way to the Vaal for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup draw. Mike de Kock had three in the field; Checcetti, Checkeche and Igugu, and they drew 13, 14 and 15; some line-up, some draw! In those days, we participated in the draw, and as everyone knows, you don’t want to get on the wrong side of de Kock. Sadly, it was my misfortune to draw each of his runners, and on the way home, I got the call. “With friends like you, who needs enemies?!”

So we’ve steered clear ever since, not because of the call, of course, because it was all in the right spirit, but because we don’t want to put the mockers on anybody. This morning, we were lucky to be part of the gallery in the studio, and Nico Kritsiotis and the Tellytrack team gave us a masterclass in professionalism. Kritsiotis was born for this game; his deep sense of history, his lifelong belonging and his abiding knowledge and intuition make him one of the world’s best presenters, and he has a knack for turning the mundane into theatre.

That there was an audience out there was obvious; the phones never stopped ringing with the pulling of each number, and there were moans, groans and ecstasy from every corner of the country. Our great mate (and sponsor), Bob Yearham of Emperors Palace, showed us again why he is what he is (never left a stone unturned), and Caroline Simpson’s 23 years at the Ready To Run came with a refreshing revelation of what the connections of the runners were feeling.

Sean Tarry and Gary Alexander will both be delighted with the draws of the fancied Tinchy Stryder and Waka Waka; George Barker and Tyrone Zackey will be in cartwheel mode with Agadez in the 8 slot, while Charles Laird and Mike de Kock got mixed bags inside and out. Roy Magner’s relief (after enormous anxiety among his clients) at Cookie Monster’s inclusion, will have turned to consternation with hole 13, though Louis Goosen will be unconcerned at Negev’s 14 spot, as he says Piere Strydom wants her clear of the scramble. We know he’s hellish bullish, and he’s instilled Shaheen Shaw with the same infection, though how the Tellytrack stalwart will react to that draw over 1400 metres on Saturday, is anybody’s guess. The Devachanders, great supporters of both Summerhill and the game, will be over the moon at Killua Castle’s inclusion (there’ve been whispers about this one all week), though they would’ve liked to have had Ilha da Rock in the field for the sake of their partner, Satch Mathen. Miraculously, Killua Castle goes to Turffontein for racing’s second biggest prize following touch-and-go abdominal surgery during last year’s sale. We thought Sunil and Ashnee (Devachander) were looking for a shrink when they insisted we put him through the ring in absentia, because they wanted him qualified for this year’s race!

Let us know your thoughts on the field and the draw, and if you’re willing to venture a guess at the outcome, that would be a bonus.

If you missed it, click here to view the final field and barrier draw for the R2,5Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.

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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP 2012 : FINAL FIELD

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012 - Barrier Draw
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2012 - Barrier Draw

R2.5 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

3 November 2012

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

#

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

58.0

90

18

A Marcus

Charles Laird

2

SAVAGE WIND

58.0

89

9

M Yeni

Joe Soma

3

ROCK OF ARTS (AUS)

58.0

88

17

F Coetzee

Weiho Marwing

4

COOKIE MONSTER

58.0

84

13

G Wrogemann

Roy Magner

5

KILLUA CASTLE (AUS)

58.0

78

11

M Van Rensburg

Geoff Woodruff

6

AGADEZ

58.0

82

8

G van Niekerk

Tyrone Zackey

7

TEALION

58.0

82

10

R Simons

Hekkie Strydom

8

WAKA WAKA

58.0

82

2

K Teetan

Gary Alexander

9

DYLAN’S PROMISE (AUS)

55.5

88

5

G Hatt

Charles Laird

10

TINCHY STRYDER

55.5

88

7

G Lerena

Sean Tarry

11

EXTRA ZING

55.5

83

3

F Herholdt

Robbie Sage

12

LONSOME DOVE

55.5

83

15

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

13

NEGEV

55.5

83

14

P Strydom

Louis Goosen

14

EMALIYAMI (AUS)

55.5

81

6

D David

Mike de Kock

15

LONDON OLYMPICS

55.5

80

16

K Latham

James Goodman

16

FLYING FOO

55.5

77

12

J Sampson

Louis Goosen

Reserve Runners

17

SAMMY SILVER

58.0

80

4

Reserve 1

Chris Erasmus

18

ILHA DA ROCK (AUS)

55.5

84

1

Reserve 2

Geoff Woodruff

National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Correct as at 30 October 2012

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 2nd & 4th November 2012

For more information, please visit :

www.tba.co.za

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

Read more Summerhill News

from the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

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Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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