Tarryn Liebenberg puts her Summerhill Ready To Run talents through their
final checks and balances at the TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park
(Photo by: Catherine Hartley www.vumafeed.co.za)
The 2008 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale at the TBA on Sunday will offer good opportunities for small and big buyers. Mick Goss of Summerhill is expecting a good sale.
The secret behind the sale rests in the remarkable number of black-type performers to have emerged from its ranks as well as the fact that the sale is attached exclusively to the fourth richest event on the South African horseracing calendar, Saturday’s R1,25million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup.
It has long been the chant of South Africa’s champion breeder, Summerhill Stud, that the Ready To Run Sale offers the best value in the world. Distinguished graduates of the sale read like the who’s who of the past season and include 2008 KZN Horse Of The Year Imbongi, recent G1 winners Outcome, Disappear and Desert Links, as well as millionaires Hear The Drums, Emperor Napoleon and Bold Ellinore, and not forgetting Dynamite Mike, Galant Gagnant, Catmandu and Paris Perfect.
This year, the Summerhill team is joined for the first time at the sale by previous title-holders Highlands and Maine Chance and the sale includes the last three southern hemisphere-bred progeny of Europe’s champion sire elect Galileo (Lots 26 INSASA, 83 GRAIL MAIDEN and 128 TUCANA).
Giant’s Causeway, another prolific producer of international group winners is represented by Paradise Island, Lot 152 from Main Chance, while Australian-based stallion Flying Spur’s son from Bon Cher (Lot 55 BHUSENDE) is a beautiful mover who caught the eye at the Summerhill breeze-ups.
There is also an excellent spread of local stallions’ progeny. The six-man Ready to Run panel was unanimous in its praise for Lot 63 MATHAFA, a half brother to GommaGomma Challenge winner Pick Six (by National Emblem), but differed vastly in their other selections, which underlines the depth of the sale.
Buyers’ interest will be spread across 166 choice lots which will ensure that value hunters get their slice of the action too.
The sale starts at 2pm.
*DVDs of the breeze-ups are available from the TBA offices on request. These can also be viewed on Tellytrack’s re-broadcasts.
* Virtually all the vendors at the sale are offering special payment terms to buyers. Details of the payment schemes can be obtained from the TBA offices.
*Catalogues are available from the TBA sales complex and on its website www.tba.co.za .