Ready To Run Gallops Judges Panel
Ready To Run Gallops Judges Panel

Ready To Run Gallops Judges Panel

(Photo : Leigh Willson)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN GALLOPS

Summerhill Stud, South Africa

11 October 2013

There’s only one racehorse sale in the world that has the luxury of a panel of judges to share their thoughts with would-be customers on the best prospects in the catalogue. Seven years ago, we conceived the concept of a panel of the nation’s leading horsemen to perform this function, and Thursday saw another armada of these gifted gentlemen winding their way to Hartford House for the annual pre-Gallops award ceremony and dinner. While Mike de Kock and Jehan Malherbe were missing in action at the Tattersall’s sale in the UK, “big”Joey Ramsden was back (did we know it!) and while the average age was down a bit, there was still more than 200 years of collective experience at the main table.

These are some of the industry’s most “in-demand” personalities, they’re as busy as hell, and it’s a compliment to the occasion that they sacrifice their time gratuitously for the benefit of those who live by their counsel. Of course, there are some among them who’ve “supped with the devil” in their time, so sitting down to the culinary pleasures of a Jackie Cameron feast, is something of a “cleansing” ritual. That, and the annual fashion upgrade in their personal apparel, almost makes the trip compelling.

It’s a measure of these men and it probably explains their life achievements, that whatever they get up to and however late they get to bed, when they get down to graft at the opening bell, it’s heads down till the last horse gets over the line. That’s why so many stay for the post-gallops interviews, and it’s why the Tellytrack ratings soar to the levels they do when the whole show goes on the “loop”. The idea is to get their thoughts on the top colts and the top fillies respectively for next year’s Ready To Run Cup, though a couple of them, (in a draft of this depth,) found it difficult to limit their choices to just three each. So we gave them a bit of “rope” this time, and some took the liberty of adding a couple of “spares” to their list, just so they could cover themselves next year.

Judges Gallops Selections

CRAIG PETERS

Colts

Lot 26 AP Arrow x Shiyabekhala

Lot 126 AP Arrow x Cresent Star

Lot 154 Western Winter x French Sun

Fillies

Lot 65 Admire Main x Unique

Lot 109 Muhtafal x Bohemian Rhapsody

Lot 214 Kahal x Cousin Linda

ALEC LAIRD

Colts

Lot 141 Kahal x Elegant Blush

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Lot 160 Mullins Bay x Great Attraction

Fillies

Lot 18 AP Arrow x Salishan

Lot 20 Silvano x Scented East

Lot 30 Admire Main x Silent Manouvre

Lot 132 Brave Tin Soldier x Dhlala

MICHAEL ROBERTS

Colts

Lot 172 Brave Tin Soldier x In Style

Lot 126 AP Arrow x Cresent Star

Lot 144 Trippi x Escapology

Lot 72 Kahal x Vin Fizz

Lot 161 AP Arrow x Guest Gallery

Fillies

Lot 132 Brave Tin Soldier x Dhlala

Lot 193 Danehill Dancer x Love Unlimited

Lot 196 Western Winter x Maritime Mist

Lot 82 Kahal x Winter Wish

Lot 87 Pure Prize x Aliysa

GRAEME HAWKINS

Colts

Lot 172 Brave Tin Soldier x In Style

Lot 144 Trippi x Escapology

Lot 104 Enconsta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Lot 204 Dylan Thimas x Miss Ichi

Lot 215 Admire Main x Nadira

Lot 233 Seventh Rock x Pepper Belle

Fillies

Lot 108 Trippi x Blushing Summer

Lot 132 Brave Tin Soldier x Dhlala

Lot 36 Trippi x Snooty Lady

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

Lot 176 Admire Main x Ithala

Lot 38 Var x South Sea Lady

DEAN KANNEMEYER

Colts

Lot 142 Captain Al x Encircle

Lot 154 Western Winter x French Sun

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Fillies

Lot 223 Kahal x Nordic Air

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

Lot 196 Western Winter x Maritime Mist

SIMON VIVIAN

Colts

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Lot 104 Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 163 Admire Main x Haifaa

Fillies

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

Lot 97 Silvano x Alyesbury

Lot 221 Way West x Noma India

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

JOEY RAMSDEN

Colts

Lot 104 Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 215 Admire Main x Nadira

Lot 142 Captain Al x Encircle

Fillies

Lot 36 Trippi x Snooty Lady

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

SEAN TARRY

Colts

Lot 104 Encosta De Lago x Bella Princess

Lot 4 Western Winter x Rambo’s Love

Lot 170 Mullins Bay x Icy Thunder

Fillies

Lot 109 Muhtafal x Bohemian Rhapsody

Lot 36 Trippi x Snooty Lady

Lot 222 Silvano x Nontanda

*GARETH PEPPER

Fillies

Lot 110 Mullins Bay x Bridge The Gap

Lot 206 Rock Of Gibraltar x Miss Moguls

*SCOTT KENNY

Colt

Lot 159 Hussonet x Get Around

Filly

Lot 44 Antonius Pius x Starzene

*SHARON PATTERSON

Colt

Lot 200 Muhtafal x Mediterranean

Filly

Lot 44 Antonius Pius x Starzene

*from the floor

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 2nd November

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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