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Strike While The Iron Is Hot

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Strike While The Iron Is Hot

First, this "lightning bolt" won by daylight at Turffontein. Now, he's done it again at Greyville; Rabada shot home in theGatecrasher Stakes (Listed) for Michael Azzie and the Joostes, becoming Brave Tin Soldier's first Stakes winner.

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The Winter Workshop

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The Winter Workshop

Our annual Winter Workshop features some of the world's top presenters; legendary Australian breeder, Antony Thompson (Widden); racing raconteur, Neil Morrice; fabled story-teller Rob Caskie and ground-breaking film-maker and race horse owner, Anant Singh, to name a few.

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Rubbing Shoulders with Royalty

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Rubbing Shoulders with Royalty

School Of Equine Management Excellence graduates, Ashlee Hammond and Warren Sabbatt, recently appeared on the front cover of the Newmarket Journal (among other local publications) showing a photo of them participating in Her Majesty's much anticipated visit following the birth of her grandchild.

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Change Is Inevitable... Progress Is Optional.

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Change Is Inevitable... Progress Is Optional.

In any industry that is increasingly under government scrutiny, the School of Equine Management Excellence has been a banner-bearer for our sport. An internationally recognised qualification already matched by exceptional overseas achievement is your farm's ticket to keeping it's currency in a rapidly changing world.

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It's not about how good you are...

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It's not about how good you are...

The School Of Equine Management Excellence has a history of outstanding results with our graduates topping the English National Stud in two of the previous three years. In staying true to our ethos of transformation and the constant quest for excellence, we are CEEPSA, EQASA and CATHSSETA accredited.

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Day Of The Dead Moon Brings New Light

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Day Of The Dead Moon Brings New Light

With all the shenanigans going on in Parliament and the gravity of the stuff we see on CNN every day, there is relief in the passages of story-teller extraordinaire, David Rattray, whose accounts of the battles that wracked our region for most of the 19th century, are a magnet to thousands of international visitors to this day.

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Bloodline... The Search for Speed

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Bloodline... The Search for Speed

Bloodline is a short film that depicts historical selective breeding of horses for speed emphasizing the significance of research into Thoroughbred horse genomics in the context of the global Thoroughbred horse racing and breeding industries.

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Goodness, It Must Be Goodwood

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Goodness, It Must Be Goodwood

On Sunday, the Summerhill team ascended upon the South African version of "Glorious Goodwood", the annual Willowfountain Country Race Day some 20 kms beyond the provincial capital, Pietermaritzburg.

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The best things in life?

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The best things in life?

The end of November is not the preserve of the De Kock year-end party or the Summer Cup alone: it’s the beginning of the end of the breeding season, it heralds the launch of our Summer Ready To Run marketing initiatives, and it signals the commencement of the yearling “preps” for the April sales.

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Learners Today. Legends Tomorrow.

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Learners Today. Legends Tomorrow.

Hey, how about this? When John Motaung stood on the podium at the English National Stud in the last week of June, he became the second Childwick scholarship graduate of our School of Management Excellence in three years, to be anointed Top Practical Student of the Year at that venerable institution. Within days, our traditional dance troupe cracked the nod to perform at the world’s greatest pageant of its kind, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The previous month, a former pupil of a local government school was crowned the world’s most influential business person by Time magazine.

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SCOTLAND THE BRAVES

Air travel to faraway destinations is so commonplace these days, people tend to get a bit blasé about it. However, for a significant section of the population, it is only a pipedream, and for the Imbalenhle Traditional Dance Troupe at Summerhill Stud in Mooi River, it is about to become a reality with an invitation to perform at the planet’s greatest festival of its kind, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

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CATHSSETA STALLION DAY

They came from close on 20 different corners of the earth, Kings, Queens and Princesses from three royal households, Ministers of State, Presidents and Chairmen, and importantly, our breeder colleagues. In the worthiest of causes, they gave generously to our School Of Equine Management Excellence.

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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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PIETERMARITZBURGH TO EDINBURGH

People who know us, know too, that Summerhill and Hartford have long been worshippers of authenticity, originality, the upholding of tradition and the preservation of the environment. The rewards for our adherence to these things have been in ample supply this week, with the announcement on Friday that John Motaung had become the second of our graduates of the School Of Management Excellence in three years to make top student at the English National Stud.

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