ronnie kasrils
ronnie kasrils

Ronnie Kasrils

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We’re lucky here at Summerhill, not only in the environment we live in, but in the people that visit us. The celebrated American journalist, Bill Finley, contributor to the New York Times, ESPN and our favourite daily, the Thoroughbred Daily News, as well as a radio show host, was with us on the weekend doing a story on the South African bloodstock scene. We’ll not steal his thunder, so keep an eye on us, and we’ll reproduce his work when it’s published.

Another old Hartford fan is former minister of the portfolios of Defence and Forestry and Water Affairs, Ronnie Kasrils, who’s on the promotional trail with his latest book, “Spy On The Run”. He comes of course, with intriguing “struggle” credentials, as well as the distinction of having served in the first Nelson Mandela cabinet with the likes of Kader Asmal, Mac Maharaj, Jay Naidoo, Joe Slovo and Trevor Manuel.

His pedigree is enhanced by his genetic connection with the Johannesburg Summer Handicap hero, Danny Boy.

This game never ceases to amaze us. It takes all types.