KZN Breeders Awards - Pierre Jourdan
KZN Breeders Awards - Pierre Jourdan

Pierre Jourdan

(Image : JC Photos / Summerhill Stud)

KZN BREEDERS’ AWARDS

Bellwood Cottages, 25 November 2011

Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud CEO
Mick Goss - Summerhill Stud CEO

Mick Goss

Summerhill Stud CEOThe annual KZN Breeders’ Awards take place this Friday evening, so besides the Sansui Summer Cup, there are vital things happening in our neck of the woods. There’ll be those who will say they expected it of the Champion Breeders of the country to hold a healthy hand among the nominees, and it is so. However, at times like these, we remember that much of what we’ve achieved here had to do with the fact that many our racing heroes were co-bred with our many partners, a good number of whom live in jurisdictions thousands of kilometres away.

Summerhill is home not only to horses belonging to our many local clients and friends, but we have on the property the biggest concentration of foreign-owned thoroughbreds in the world. Astonishing really, when you remember that there’s the world to choose from, yet they’ve picked this farm 10kms outside the dustiest little hamlet of Mooi River, at the southernmost tip of what the smart people in the north dub the darkest continent. I guess it’s a tribute if it’s nothing else, to the camaraderie that belongs only to those that know the brotherhood of the racehorse.

We salute you all, and we’ll be especially mindful of you on Friday evening when the names of those who’ve made the finals go up in lights. Here they are :

Horse

Sire

Dam

Breeder

Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly

Extra Zero

Way West

Haifaa

Summerhill Stud

Indigo Princess

King Of Kings

Cornflower Blue

Mr & Mrs GE Lees

Lavish Gal

Makaarem

Lavishly

Mr & Mrs R Pickering

Variometer

Var

Lady Electric

Backworth Stud

Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt

In A Rush

Windrush

Sweet Whisper

PG Choice

Midnight Serenade

Malhub

Sapphire Serenade

Clifton Stud

Silver Age

Requiem

Russian Belle

Mr & Mrs B Le Roux

Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1200m

Apple Princess

Announce

Apple Fair

Graystone Stud

Mannequin

Kahal

Model K

Summerhill Stud

Onehundredacrewood

Malhub

Roman Dream

Summerhill Stud

Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1200m

Arabian Mist

Muhtafal

Valley Mist

Summerhill Stud

Midnight Serenade

Malhub

Sapphire Serenade

Clifton Stud

Silver Age

Requiem

Russian Belle

Mr & Mrs B Le Roux

Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1400m - 1800m

Dancewiththedevil

Modus Vivendi

Emperor’s Dance

Graystone Stud

Fisani

Kahal

Gypsey Spirit

Summerhill Stud

Las Ramblas

Toreador

Silent Kiss

GEJ van der Merwe

Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1400m - 1800m

Grisham

Kahal

Pelican Brief

Spring Valley Stud

Pierre Jourdan

Parade Leader

Vin Fizz

Summerhill Stud

The Apache

Mogok

Apache Rose

Scott Bros

Outstanding Stayer Female 1900m - 3200m

Fisani

Kahal

Gypsey Spirit

Summerhill Stud

Las Ramblas

Toreador

Silent Kiss

GEJ van der Merwe

Outstanding Stayer Male 1900m - 3200m

Grey Cossack

Fanatic Dane

Desert Fields

JM Goodman

Seal

Silvano

Prestine Performer

IF Heyns

The Apache

Mogok

Apache Rose

Scott Bros

Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly

Las Ramblas

Toreador

Silent Kiss

GEJ van der Merwe

Legal Account

Lake Coniston

Golden National

Takemore Stud / A Rapp

Pisces Star

Kahal

Lady Faye

Summerhill Stud

Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt

Ice Axe

Solskjaer

Nordic Ice

Summerhill Stud

Seal

Silvano

Prestine Performer

IR Heyns

The Apache

Mogok

Apache Rose

Scott Bros

Outstanding Older Female

Apple Princess

Announce

Apple Fair

Graystone Stud

Dancewiththedevil

Modus Vivendi

Emperor’s Dance

Graystone Stud

Fisani

Kahal

Gypsey Spirit

Summerhill Stud

Outstanding Older Male

Grey Cossack

Fanatic Dane

Desert Fields

JM Goodman

Grisham

Kahal

Pelican Brief

Spring Valley Stud

Pierre Jourdan

Parade Leader

Vin Fizz

Summerhill Stud

Milestone : I’ve just been reminded by our local historian, Megan Romeyn, whose late father was the curator of the Rohde Museum, which houses anything and everything of historic value in the Mooi River district, that today marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy of the United States. It’s 48 years since that fateful day, and I’m sure just about anybody whose memory goes back to that time, will remember where they were when they first heard the news. Let us know if your memory is as good as we think it is.

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