Sunday Racing Co. Ltd's Gentildonna, propelled by a season-and career-ending victory in the G1 Arima Kinen on 28 December, easily outpointed G1 Dubai Duty Free Stakes hero Just a Way to earn Japan's Horse of the Year title.
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Gentildonna (Jpn) (Deep Impact) made her final start Sunday in the G1 Arima Kinen at Nakayama Racecourse ending off an illustrious racing career with a tenacious victory in front of 110,000 largely adoring fans and capping off a season which included a spectacular win in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan in March.
This past weekend, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, called a general election, obviously seeking a reaffirmation of the mandate he obtained two years ago for his radical new economic plan, popularly referred to as “Abenomics”. There can only be one strategic purpose behind a snap election in these circumstances, and that is to get the support of the populace before the substantial majority you enjoyed last time, whittles away altogether.
Join us for the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale, 24 February 2015 at the School of Equine Management Excellence, Summerhill Stud.
Ready To Run x Summerhill = Heady Cocktail
Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale
24 February 2015
For those of us who live in the misty gulf between what the smart people of the Northern Hemisphere call the “civilized world”, and those who worship their ancestors, omens still count for something.
Japan's champion sire Deep Impact (Jpn) (Sunday Silence) was responsible for six of the 17 runners, including the top four betting choices, in Sunday's G1 Mile Championship, and while the Shadai resident didn't disappoint, siring the first two home, it was one of his less-fancied runners, Danon Shark (Jpn) (Deep Impact), who earned the spoils.
Just when we thought the sales season was over, last Friday's events at Greyville reminded us otherwise.
There’s one thing about time in the racing game; it lends a perspective to your thinking. We’ve had a bit of time to reflect on the outcomes accruing from last week’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale, as well as the contingency plans we’re having to make in the wake of Await The Dawn’s passing.
Each horse is eligible for the 2015 renewal of the world's richest Ready To Run sales race, the Emperor's Palace Ready To Run Cup, with a stake of R2.5million. While we've ensured that the 2014 version carries the richest prize money in African history, the odds of getting a run next year are twice as good, with half the number catalogued.
On just her third racetrack appearance, Admire Main's SPUTNIK SWEETHEART blasts to her maiden win by 3.25 lengths.
THE ELMO EFFECT
Admire Main (JPN) - Dream Starling by Northern Guest (USA)
3 Year-Old Chestnut Colt
Owners : Pravin Chetty & Hilton Odendaal
Trainer : Gary Alexander
Jockey : Ian Sturgeon
Breeder : Summerhill Stud
THE ELMO EFFECT is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.
Admire Main (JPN) - Haifaa (IRE) by Doyoun (IRE)
3 Year-Old Bay Colt
2013 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE
There are more “old wives’ tales” around the breeding of racehorses than any other game. At last, the scientists have brought some precision to the table, by isolating the SPEED GENE. Every stallion on Summerhill has been tested, and now we can predict with accuracy, what he’s likely to throw.
How well do you kmow the Summerhill Stallions? Take this quiz to find out!
Catch scenes from ‘Racing’s Social Event of the Year’, the annual Cathsseta Summerhill Stallion Day, Sunday 17 August at 20h00 on Tellytrack, DSTV channel 239.
Summerhill Stud CEO, Mick Goss, presents the Summerhill Sires for the 2014 / 2015 breeding season.
If you’ve never been there, the Northern Horse Park on Hokaido’s Northern Farm, is a unique playground dedicated to the horse, the only institution of its kind situated on a stud farm in the world, from whence came our resident stallion, Admire Main.
CATHSSETA STALLION DAY
School of Equine Management Excellence
Summerhill Stud, South Africa
In a world characterised by promotional hyperbole and information overload, the events they advertise sometimes fall short of their billing. Yesterday, Summerhill held its 31st annual Stallion Day at the School of Equine Management Excellence, and the occasion was dignified by the presence of heads of state, cabinet minsters, representatives of three different royal families, close on 20 different countries and more than 500 guests.