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EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

There’s been much written in the past few weeks about getting the odds in your favour when it comes to the Ready To Run. Unlike conventional sales, this concept enables you to judge your fancy by its gallop, and since this game is about running, not walking, that has to give you a meaningful leg up. Besides, we have the judges’ panel, the jockeys, stud managers and grooms selections, which makes the Emperors Palace Ready To Run different to any other sale anywhere. And then we have history. In recent seasons, Summerhill has graduated no fewer than 21 millionaires, 8 multi-millionaires, and the winners of four of the first five renewals of the Ready To Run Cup. We were second in the other one.

If you glance at the merit log for this year’s running of the Cup, you’ll find that 11 of the 16 pole positions are occupied by Summerhill graduates, and bearing in mind that the number one rated colt, Cape Royal, and his stablemate Noble Star have not been entered by Dean Kannemeyer, it might’ve been 13 of the top 16.

Then look at those on the cusp of qualifying; 11 of the next 14 in the ratings have also known the taste of these historic pastures.

While some are already toasting champagne, there are more than a few connections on both sides of the invitation line chewing their nails. Geoff Woodruff and Roy Magner are sitting on the brink of the relegation zone with Ilha da Rock and Cookie Monster, while Woodruff and Lucky Houdalakis are looking for a play-off with Killua Castle and Kailani.

It’s anybody’s call as we go to the line, and there’s still time for those outside the immediate vicinity of the log, to step up this weekend with a convincing performance. That’s the beauty of the R2.5million Cup: it has a buzz like no other race in the country, because nothing is a fait accompli until the selection panel hands down their verdict on Tuesday. Either way, if you’re at the TBA Sales Complex next Friday and Sunday, and you’re there with intent, remember to give yourself the inside track. At least in the sales ring, you draw as you choose to draw, not how someone else draws you.

R2.5 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

3 November 2012

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

#

Horse

Sex

MR

Trainer

1

TINCHY STRYDER

Filly

88

Sean Tarry

2

DYLAN’S PROMISE (AUS)

Filly

88

Charles Laird

3

INDABA MY CHILDREN (AUS)

Colt

90

Charles Laird

4

SAVAGE WIND

Colt

89

Joe Soma

5

ROCK OF ARTS (AUS)

Gelding

88

Weiho Marwing

6

NEGEV

Filly

83

Louis Goosen

7

EMALIYAMI (AUS)

Filly

81

Mike de Kock

8

EXTRA ZING

Filly

83

Robbie Sage

9

LONSOME DOVE

Filly

83

Mike de Kock

10

LONDON OLYMPICS

Filly

80

James Goodman

11

AGADEZ

Colt

82

Tyrone Zackey

12

TEALION

Gelding

82

Hekkie Strydom

13

WAKA WAKA

Gelding

82

Gary Alexander

14

FLYING FOO

Filly

77

Louis Goosen

15

ILHA DA ROCK (AUS)

Filly

84

Geoff Woodruff

16

COOKIE MONSTER

Colt

84

Roy Magner

17

SAMMY SILVER

Colt

80

Chris Erasmus

18

KILLUA CASTLE (AUS)

Colt

78

Geoff Woodruff

19

KAILANI

Filly

75

Lucky Houdalakis

20

VICTORY CALL

Gelding

76

Leon Erasmus

In Alphabetical Order

BROTHER IN ARMS

Gelding

71

Brian Wiid

DASHING QUEEN

Filly

0

Bertie van der Merwe

DUTY CALLS

Gelding

0

Kumaran Naidoo

GALLIC BAY

Filly

75

Lucky Houdalakis

GOTHIC

Colt

0

Weiho Marwing

HAIL THE DUTCHESS

Filly

0

Kumaran Naidoo

MEN AND MOUNTAINS

Colt

75

Leon Erasmus

MRS CHING

Filly

65

James Goodman

MY ARGENTINE LADY (ARG)

Filly

0

Dennis Drier

NANDI (AUS)

Filly

79

Mike de Kock

PASSION PLEASER

Gelding

69

Leon Erasmus

RED ROVER

Colt

0

Alistair Gordon

THE FLYING MACHINE (AUS)

Colt

75

Dennis Drier

UDUMO

Filly

0

Lucky Houdalakis

National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa

Correct as at 22 October 2011

* Final field announced on Tuesday, 30th October on Tellytrack

* The final field will be determined strictly by invitation as agreed by the selection panel

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 3rd November

Lots 1-75 • Friday 2nd November 17h00

Lots 76-202 • Sunday 4th November 14h00

Read more about the

2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

For more information please visit

www.tba.co.za

summerhill stud, south africa
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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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