It’s been a helluva year for the Summerhill family. New records at the races, new benchmarks for the trade, and a brand new Breeder’s Championship, for the third consecutive year.

You’d think we’d be quite pleased with ourselves, and we’d be kidding if we didn’t admit to feeling a bit lucky.

Yet this is the time to give credit where credit is due. As a business, we’re more dependent on people than most. Mainly because we started with nothing, and without relationships, we’d have ended with nothing. We owe everything to the people around us.

Our customers, those that keep their horses with us, and those that support our sales. Our suppliers, our advisers, our bankers. Our trainers, our jockeys, our agents. Those that promote our sport in the media, and the fellows that lay on the show. The fans in the stands, and thepunters at the rail.

To our colleagues, the breeders, who kept us at our game, and played it the way it should be. Kipling would’ve been proud of you.

And then finally, to our own team, and the horses they’ve raised. You’ve set new standards in the way things are done. Take a bow for your dedication, your integrity and your decency, and let’s not forget your ingenuity. You’re the reason we get up in the mornings.

Posted by Mick Goss