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IF YOU WANT TO BE A CHAMPION. JOIN THE CHAMPIONS.
The World Cup meeting in Dubai today dispenses something of the order of US$26,5 million, making it the richest meeting in the world. Summerhill-bredImbongi lines up in the Dubai Duty Free, which commands US$5 million of that sum.
On a somewhat smaller scale, but just as significant in South African terms, four Summerhill-breds line up for ZAR2million in today’s SA Classic Gr1 at Turffontein. That’s a colossal twenty five percent of the total field, and it probably helps to explain why Summerhill is as far ahead in the Breeder’s log as it is. Interestingly, apart from the hot favourite Pierre Jourdan, they include Havasha, Smanjemanje and Nyakathoeach of whom enjoyed honourable mention among the hopefuls for this career-defining event.
Both Pierre Jourdan and Fisani, who lines up for the ZAR1million SA Fillies Classic following her heroic victory in last month’s Gauteng Fillies Guineas, are the Sporting Post’s selections for their respective races. They’re by no means past the post though, as these are two of the most competitive renewals of these races in many a year. (Click: Charl Pretorius’www.racingweb.co.za and www.sportingpost.co.za)
All we can say, is that having twenty-five percent of any field of such prestige, lends credence to our often quoted jingle, “If you want to be a Champion. Join the Champions.”