Noble Mission (Galileo) has proved a force to be reckoned with this year and grabbed his third Gr.1 of the season after a ding-dong battle with a back-to-form Al Kazeem (Dubawi) in the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot Saturday.
It's Gallops Day today, and there’s a reason so many of the country’s biggest-hitters are mooching around the stable yards here at Summerhill. The biggest owners in Gauteng, the Western Cape and KZN are all part of a racing brigade that’s flown, bussed or driven into the Mooi River precinct for this morning’s fireworks.
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.
Here are Siyabonga Bhengu's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale. Siyabonga has always had a passion for working with thoroughbreds and has been hanging around and helping out in the stables since he was able to walk.