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Down Memory Lane

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Down Memory Lane

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

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The USA Thoroughbred Market... 'The Number'

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The USA Thoroughbred Market... 'The Number'

Sometimes, things just crystallize right before your eyes: the light goes on. Often this unshakeable conviction unravels at the eighth pole, but occasionally inspiration strikes when you're trying to divine the secrets of the Thoroughbred marketplace.

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Ka-ching, Ka-ching

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Ka-ching, Ka-ching

The premier session of the biggest sale of yearling racehorses in the world, Keeneland September, has just come to an end. Like Arqana’s sale in France last month, it was an encouraging marker for the recovering health of the world thoroughbred market, with the average up 7% in an almost-zero inflationary environment (at $300,535 or +-R3,300,000).

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Stack The Odds In Your Favour

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Stack The Odds In Your Favour

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.

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YOU CAN BE RIGHT, YOU CAN BE WRONG...

A.P. Arrow is sire now of *14% Black-type fillies. And a Black-type colt.
One of the truisms of the A.P. Indy tribe, is they get better with age.
And they get better with distance.
Heck, they just get better!

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When it comes to generosity, you can't beat racing

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When it comes to generosity, you can't beat racing

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.

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PAGEANTS, PAUPERS AND PLAYWRITES

I was a trader by birth and a lawyer by profession, but I have to say, deep down I harboured a secret yearning to be a jockey, a pop star or a Springbok fly half. In that order. I was too big to be Michael Roberts, too gruff to be Neil Diamond and too slow to be Naas Botha. So here I am, a horseman by default.

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MULLINS BAY'S CASEY'S DANCE CLINCHES ZIMBABWE TRIPLE TIARA

Casey’s Dance with assistant trainer Bridget Stidolph and member of the Sunmark Syndicate / Mashonaland Owners & Trainers Association (p)

Casey’s Dance with assistant trainer Bridget Stidolph and member of the Sunmark Syndicate / Mashonaland Owners & Trainers Association (p)

ZIMBABWE OAKS (Listed)

Barrowdale, Turf, 2000m
25 May 2014

Zimbabwe crowned its inaugural Triple Tiara winner at Borrowdale Park Sunday when Mullins Bay’s Casey’s Dance swept through the Zimbabwe Oaks (Listed) field to record an emphatic victory.

The Lisa Harris-trained filly disputed favouritism with her stable companion Demitasse (Horse Chestnut), winner of the Zimbabwe Derby at a canter, and many believed she would find the distance a touch too far after she finished third behind Lucky Sam (Imperial Stride) in a 2000m Listed race in March. Before that she won the Fillies Classic over 1600m and the TBA Silver Slipper over 1800m - the first two legs of the Triple Tiara.

Jockey Quinton Riddle settled Casey’s Dance one from the back as Emerald Oz (Mullins Bay) set a fast pace from Sin Latigo and Demitasse. Olympic Goal (Solskjaer) and Felan (Sail From Seattle) were next, ahead of Supa Dupa (AP Arrow) and Princess Kate (Soar With Eagles). Arrowfield brought up the rear. Emerald Oz tired shortly after the runners turned for home, leaving Sin Latigo in front, but the Corne Spies-trained runner had no answer to the finishing burst of Casey’s Dance as she made short work of her opposition drawing away in the final 100m to beat Sin Latigo (Silvano) by just under two lengths. Arrowfield (AP Arrow) finished third, with Demitasse fourth.

Casey’s Dance was bred by Clifton Stud and is a R40,000 graduate of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Two-Year-Old Sale. She is owned by the Sunmark Racing Syndicate (Nom: Mr RE Davenport).

Zimbabwe Oaks (Listed)
Final Results

# Horse Jockey Trainer Kg Draw Lengths
1 CASEY'S DANCE Q Riddle A Harris 58.0 2 0.00
2 SIN LATIGO GJ Williams C Spies 58.0 7 1.50
3 ARROWFIELD B Ncnaughton A Wright 58.0 9 1.55
4 DEMITASSE (ZIM) R Simons A Harris 58.0 8 5.55
5 PRINCESS KATE (ZIM) L Pagel G Terzi 58.0 1 6.05
6 SUPA DUPA K Zechner A Bronkhorst 58.0 5 8.05
7 EMERALD OZ F Herholdt C Spies 58.0 4 14.05
8 FELAN T Apple C Spies 58.0 3 17.05
9 OLYMPIC GOAL F Naude C Spies 58.0 6 17.55

 

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summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :
Linda Norval 27 (0) 33 263 1081
or email linda@summerhill.co.za

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MONEY TALKS

The latest news is that the heady days of the R200,000 plus service fees are back in vogue; several stallion masters are apparently headed that way, which leaves some leeway for the next tier in the R100,000 plus bracket to ratchet theirs up a few notches.

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