The season’s final foal was born on a night when summer was interrupted by heavy rain and an unexpected veil of ice on The Giant. Fate? Perhaps. The colt is, after all, a full brother to Champion Filly ICY AIR.

With the close of one season, our thoughts cannot help but be drawn to the next when the first foals of the ‘06 freshmen work their own piece of magic.

In the interim a special note should be made of the broodmare team headed by Annet, the stallion nominations team headed by Linda, the stallion team headed by Greig, and of course Summerhill’s vet - Dr. Allan Bechard - for their involvement in bringing these 202 foals into the world - and ensuring mothers and babies get the best start to life.

Congratulations also to all our clients. You just have to wander the paddocks to see that the 2006 crop really is magnificent.