Unveiling new kids on the block, "X-Factor" racehorse, Capetwon Noir and the redefinition of the international racehorse, Linngari.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Summer Ready To Run Sale at Summerhill. Don't get caught 'sleeping'.
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.
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.
Be certain to catch Tellytrack, DSTV 239, on Sunday 14 December at 20:00 to watch Jimmy Lithgow's programme on this year's Winter Workshop held at Summerhill's School of Equine Management Excellence. Not to be missed.
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.
The awards dinner for the CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale took place last night at Summerhill's School of Equine Management Excellence.
For the fourth time in eighteen years, we bade farewell last week to a lady who epitomises the Summerhill story.
The current class of Summerhill Stud’s School of Management Excellence visited Summerveld last week in order to get a better feel for the industry they are to be trained in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.