(Photo : Leigh Willson)
EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS
Summerhill Stud, Mooi River
Friday 19th October 2012
John is our most experienced and most talented rider. He loves working with the 2-year-olds; from the breaking in stage to when they finally go into training. It gives John great pleasure to see his babies excelling on tracks around South Africa and overseas. John piloted Igugu in the 2009 breeze-ups.
Below are John’s selections for top colt and top filly of this year’s sale:
Lot 199: Ikimasu (Admire Main x Espinado) (F)
Lot 199: Ikimasu (Admire Main x Espinado)
A racey filly that covers ground. She has a lovely soft mouth and is a dream to ride. She is by the joint highest rated 3-year-old of his generation and the only son of Sunday Silence standing in Africa, Admire Main. From the family of Eviva Espana (6 wins including the TBA Gosforth Park Fillies Stakes L and 3rd in the Allan Robertson Fillies Futurity G1), San Carlos (15 wins including the Star Sprint G1 and Chairmans Stakes G2) and Gondolier - ARCSA Champion 3-year-old colt (8 wins including the SA Two Thousand G1, the Sigma Classic G1 and the Durban July G1).
Lot 72: Solar Star (Kahal x Nevada Sunrise) (C)
Lot 72: Solar Star (Kahal x Nevada Sunrise)
A strong balanced colt. He was born to run and has this natural ability you can’t teach a horse - one to keep an eye on. By the sire of Desert Links, Checcetti, Spring Clover and Spiced Gold. From the international family of Radiant Megan (7 wins including the Sabin Handicap G3), dual Champion Grass Mare of Canada - Inish Glora (9 wins including the Canadian Handicap G2 and Nassau Stakes G3), Five Tango Charlie (23 wins including 3rd in the Iron Horse Stakes L) and Nacho Man (3 wins including the Australian Sires Produce Stakes G1).
The Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park
2nd and 4th November 2012
*Six cheque payment scheme for qualifying buyers.