We had quite an eventful weekend at Mick Goss’ Summerhill Stud, where the 2007 Ready To Run breeze-ups were staged for a good turnout of owners and trainers.
The quality of this year’s crop was good. I, for one, will be hoping to find a two-year-old as good as Imbongi or Galant Gagnant when the sale takes place on 4 November.
The panel of experts did a good job and many notes were taken. We were impressed by the progeny of Labeeb and Slew The Red, while the progeny of old-timer National Emblem and Kahal were again some of the best to be seen.
I am pleased that the Ready To Run Sweepstakes has been given Listed Status. Mick Goss is a visionary, an unrivalled ideas man and an industry perfectionist who thoroughly deserves the remarkable success of his Champion stud.
(Courtesy Mike de Kock www.mikedekockracing.com)