It’s that time of year again at Summerhill, the first frosts have been and gone and we are starting to prepare our Ready To Run draft of 2007. This is the biggest draft ever – 110 horses in total. In addition to the excitement of seeing some of last year’s graduates visiting the winners’ circle, the anticipation of the announcement of fields for the R400 000 Emperor’s Palace Sweepstakes is building.
We have an exciting mix this year as our draft is represented by the progeny of:
DANEHILL DANCER, DUBAI DESTINATION, FANTASTIC LIGHT, HUSSONET, SHOW A HEART, STREETCRY (who has just produced the Kentucky Derby winner, STREET SENSE), and local stallions - ALBARAHIN, DEEP SLEEP, INDIGO MAGIC, JALLAD, KAHAL, LABEEB, LAVERY, LONDON NEWS, MALHUB, MUHTAFAL, NATIONAL EMBLEM, RAMBO DANCER, REQUIEM, RUSSIAN REVIVAL and SLEW THE RED.
Last year we started our Ready To Run Diary, and will continue to update you on the draft’s progress this year.
This year’s draft includes, among others, brothers and sisters to:
BHEKINKOSI ( Java Handicap L), MAJESTIC SUN (Matchem Stakes G3), the evergreen FANYANA (runner up to National Colour in the Computaform Sprint G1), REBEL KING (PG Bison Nursery G2), PICK SIX (winner of Africa’s richest race – Gomma Gomma Challenge G1), HEAR THE DRUMS (13 wins and 9 places), PARIS TO PEKING (Caradoc Gold Cup G3), DYNAMITE MIKE (KZN Guineas G2), MZWILILI (Pretty Polly Stakes G3), REGAL RUNNER (Storm Bird Stakes L ), COASTAL WALTZ (East Cape Horse of the Year), VEILED ESSENCE (Gold Circle Oaks G2), NONDWENI (winner of EC Nursery L ).