Bronwyn Goss and Hannah Goss, the next two generations, with the younger getting ahead of herself.
(Photo : Summerhill Stud)
Foundations for a new generation
The Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale is only two weeks old, but it’s already a matter of history. Wednesday was judgement day at Summerhill as the Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association’sveteran horseman, John Kramer and Alan Roux cast their eyes over our entries for next April’s National Yearling Sales draft. We’ve been in this game close on 32 years now, and by any stretch, this group of youngsters stands upsides with the best. We’ll say no more until the judging is complete, but that’s our view for the time being.
You might’ve expected that after six consecutive Breeders’ Championships, there might be an air of complacency about this place. Not a word of it. We’re not only invigorated by the arrival of the first few crops of a whole new band of sires, but we’re already laying the foundations for a new generation of horsemen. If ever evidence was needed, ours is the perfect blend of the wisdom of the experienced and the energy of youth, brave young people giving their dreams a chance. The Summerhill story inspires that kind of bravery.