ready to run horses not by fancy parent's
ready to run horses not by fancy parent's

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

7 NOVEMBER 2010 

When it comes to tales, the Ready To Run is a whopper. Of triumph over adversity, of “plebs” over patricians, of David against Goliath. It is racing in its democratic perfection, best illustrated in the outcomes of this month’s Joburg Spring Stakes. The Colts’ version was won in imperious style by a R60,000 buy, the Fillies’ by a million Rand diva by the world’s best stallion. Pierre Jourdan was the hero of last year’s “Cup”, Igugu the favourite for this year’s.

But Pierre Jourdan isn’t that big, his parents aren’t that famous, and he didn’t cost that much as a youngster. Yet he’s by some distance his father’s most talented son. Like any number of Ready To Run stars, he comes from a “less fashionable” background, in the same way as Imbongi, Hear The Drums, Phunyuka, Winning Leap, Dynamite Mike, Catmandu, Thandolwami, and Fanyana. The best racehorses their fathers ever produced. They just happened to have the best upbringing of a racehorse known to man.

Reality is, there’s a horse for everyone in the Ready To Run, especially if you’re willing to back your own judgement.

RECENT SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATES

BY COST AND EARNINGS

GRADUATE

PRICE (ZAR)

EARNINGS (ZAR)

IMBONGI **

140,000

8,841,375

PIERRE JOURDAN

60,000

3,299,435

DESERT LINKS **

110,000

2,376,611

BIANCONI **

87,000

1,899,315

HEAR THE DRUMS

40,000

1,866,063

ICY AIR

60,000

1,264,905

AMPHITHEATRE

30,000

1,203,826

CATMANDU

60,000

1,026,100

DISAPPEAR

160,000

970,530

FORK LIGHTENING

75,000

965,962

SMANGALISO

100,000

947,950

PHUNYUKA

90,000

917,650

OUTCOME

150,000

738,670

FANYANA

95,000

717,495

BRIGADIER PARKER

47,000

682,790

BHEKINKOSI

65,000

680,075

MAJESTIC SUN

70,000

631,476

DYNAMITE MIKE

50,000

629,750

ALEJATE

80,000

613,625

PARIS TO PEKING

145,000

580,057

UMNGAZI

180,000

502,680

MANNEQUIN

80,000

455,150

** Includes Earnings Abroad

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