Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Gallops at Summerhill Stud

(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Complex, South Africa

1 & 3 November 2013

It’s Emperors Palace Ready To Run time again, and for a concept that started out in the lee of the old oak tree on the lawn outside the farm office some 26 years ago, we can safely say this sale has reached its zenith. Just twenty people pitched up for the inaugural event, six from the farm, six from the sales company, six customers and two children; if you watch the 2013/2014 sires DVD on this website, you’ll see that even in its third year, the attendance wasn’t much better, though it’s fair to say that the quality of the attendees had escalated somewhat! Who would’ve thought when the crowds gathered in the spectacular gardens of the sponsor’s grounds on the eve of last year’s sale, that the welcoming address would begin with “Their Majesties King Letsie and Queen Masenate of Lesotho, and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco”? Make no bones, this event has arrived, evident in the fact that against all international trends, it’s remained the world’s fastest-growing sale notwithstanding Lehman Brothers and what it left in its aftermath.

On Friday the 11th October, hundreds of people will converge on the Summerhill gallops, represented not only by the four corners of the land, but by America, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, drawn by what can only be described as the best sale of racehorses, pound-for-pound, on the planet. The honour roll is long and unforgettable, the plunder of recent years bearing the names IGUGU, PIERRE JOURDAN, SMANJEMANJE, FISANI, IMBONGI, PARIS PERFECT, HEAR THE DRUMS, CHECCETTI, DESERT LINKS, SPRING GARLAND, HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD, BLUE VOYAGER, MANNEQUIN, ICY AIR, EMPEROR NAPOLEON, PICK SIX, REBEL KING, NHLAVINI, OUTCOME, BIANCONI, BOLD ELLINORE, SALUTATIONandVANGELIS.

Twenty one of them are already millionaires, 8 are multi-millionaires, and that’s not forgetting there are still two generations, the present two and three year olds, that remain to make their marks.

If you’re in any doubt as to where to find them, it’s worth having a look at the current merit ratings log, recently issued by the National Horse Racing Authority, which reveals that no fewer than 29 of the top 35 candidates for a place in the R3million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup (scheduled for Saturday 2nd November) galloped at Summerhill last October. Thirty one of them. From one farm!

There are many other reasons to attend the gallops on Friday week, but for now, that must be reason enough.

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Log as at 26 September 2013

#

Horse

Sex

MR

1

WINTER STAR

Filly

104

2

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Filly

102

3

ARCETRI PARK (AUS)

Filly

102

4

UMGIYO (AUS)

Colt

105

5

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Colt

96

6

PEJ

Filly

91

7

DOVER BEACH

Filly

88

8

ENCHANTED SILK

Filly

88

9

CELTIC LEGEND

Filly

86

10

ARTIC ROUTE

Filly

85

11

CHELSEA

Filly

85

12

FRANCOIS P

Colt

90

13

TAIPAI TIGRESS

Filly

85

14

USISI (AUS)

Filly

85

15

WILD ASH (AUS)

Filly

85

16

JUDICIAL

Colt

89

17

LADY OF THE LORDS

Filly

83

18

MOUNT HILLABY

Colt

88

19

SOLAR STAR

Colt

88

20

PRINCESS CREO

Filly

82

21

ROMAN EXPRESS

Gelding

87

22

PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS)

Gelding

83

23

ONE COOL CAT

Gelding

85

24

BODYBUILDER

Gelding

84

25

NISA’S LOVE

Filly

79

26

TOUCHING BASE

Filly

79

27

CASHA

Filly

77

28

FLIGHT CHECK

Filly

78

29

MANIEVIC

Colt

83

30

DIE KAT (AUS)

Gelding

82

31

DON VITO

Gelding

82

32

MYSTIC STAR

Filly

0

33

RAINY DAY

Filly

0

34

SENSEI

Gelding

82

35

STAR POINT

Colt

82

Summerhill Gallops denoted by Yellow

National Horseracing Authority

Correct as at 26/9/13 

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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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