Pierre Jourdan / OneAfrica-JC Photographics (p)

Pierre Jourdan / OneAfrica-JC Photographics (p)

NO WONDER THE LOG LOOKS LIKE IT DOES

A glance at the National Breeders’ log tells its own story. The first five months of the current racing year has Summerhill already over the R8 million mark, just about enough to win the title in any prior year. Just this past week, Phumelela Gold issued a listing of the top 50 earners in the nation, and that pretty much explains the position. Of the top 50, no fewer than ten have Summerhill connections, through either the sire, the dam or both. Six of them are graduates of the Summerhill Ready To Run programme, including the mercurial 30-time hero, Hear The Drums. Ten out of fifty is as close as you get to 20% of the biggest winners of the season so far, and it’s all a reflection of great people, great land and the best upbringing of a racehorse known to mankind.

TOP 50 RACEHORSES BY EARNINGS
1 AUGUST 2009 - 17 JANUARY 2010

Rank Name Runs Wins Win% 2nd 3rd 4th Other Stakes
1 ASLAN 3 1 33% 1 0 0 0 R1,217,000
2 MOTHER RUSSIA 4 3 75% 1 0 0 0 R990,750
3 MOKARO 3 2 67% 0 0 0 0 R875,000
4 PIERRE JOURDAN 4 3 75% 1 0 0 0 R874.425
5 NOORDHOEK FLYER (SNL) 4 2 50% 1 1 0 0 R727,250
6 POCKET POWER 2 2 100% 0 0 0 0 R680,000
7 FIELD FLOWER 7 3 43% 1 0 1 0 R552,000
8 MAGICAL 4 0 0% 2 1 0 0 R529,400
9 PHUNYUKA 7 2 29% 2 1 0 1 R499,900
10 CYBER CASE 7 4 57% 1 0 0 1 R455,120
11 CURVED BALL (AUS) 4 3 75% 0 0 1 0 R450,875
12 SEATTLE ICE (AUS) 7 2 29% 1 0 0 0 R437,550
13 KAPIL 3 1 33% 1 0 0 1 R395,000
14 FISANI 5 2 40% 1 0 2 0 R394,250
15 SPARKLING GEM 4 1 25% 3 0 0 0 R378,750
16 NOBLEWOOD 4 1 25% 1 2 0 0 R378,130
17 HAVASHA 6 3 50% 1 1 0 0 R363,800
18 ARABIAN MIST 5 2 40% 0 2 0 0 R360,400
19 GALILEO'S GALAXY 3 1 33% 2 0 0 0 R358,750
20 CAPTAIN SCOTT 4 1 25% 1 1 1 0 R325,000
21 RED RAKE 5 3 60% 1 1 0 0 R323,130
22 FORT VOGUE 5 2 40% 3 0 0 0 R320,380
23 SIDERA (AUS) 3 3 100% 0 0 0 0 R293,750
24 SURFIN 'USA 5 2 40% 0 0 0 1 R278,125
25 FABIANI 3 1 33% 0 1 1 0 R277,500
26 RIVER JETEZ 4 2 50% 1 1 0 0 R272,510
27 HEAR THE DRUMS 5 5 100% 0 0 0 0 R268,750
28 MEET AT MALAMALA 5 1 20% 0 1 0 2 R261,100
29 CAPTAIN'S SECRET 4 2 50% 1 0 0 1 R247,330
30 THUNDER KEY 7 1 14% 2 0 1 0 R241,900
31 TICK TOCK 7 1 14% 4 0 1 0 R230,150
32 PAST MASTER 3 2 67% 0 1 0 0 R229,850
33 CALL OF ANGELS 5 4 80% 0 0 0 0 R221,875
34 QUEEN'S BAY 4 3 75% 0 0 0 1 R218,125
35 GALANTHUS 5 3 60% 1 1 0 0 R215,050
36 CAPTAIN'S GAL 4 2 50% 1 1 0 0 R213,125
37 THANKS JOHN 7 4 57% 1 1 0 0 R210,080
38 BILL OF RIGHTS 6 0 0% 2 1 0 0 R209,200
39 CASEY COOL 7 2 29% 3 1 1 0 R205,000
40 SANTA 4 1 25% 0 0 1 1 R203,125
41 APPLE PRINCESS 9 3 33% 1 1 1 2 R201,300
42 ORACY (NZ) 3 2 67% 0 0 0 1 R198,750
43 EIGHT STREET (AUS) 4 1 25% 0 0 0 1 R192,500
44 DANCE AT DAYLIGHT 3 2 67% 0 1 0 0 R192,380
45 STORM CROSSING 7 4 57% 0 0 0 1 R190,750
46 COOL SPENDER 7 2 29% 3 0 0 1 R189,375
47 POLAR MOON 5 3 60% 1 1 0 0 R186,500
48 MAHUBO 5 2 40% 2 0 1 0 R186,250
49 LA FOCE 7 3 43% 1 0 1 0 R186,005
50 SONIC BARRIER (AUS) 6 3 50% 0 2 0 1 R185,850

Phumelela Gold / Correct as at 17 January 2010

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