Click above to watch Pierre Jourdan winning the 2010 Gauteng Guineas (Grade 2)
(Image : JC Photos - Footage : SuperSport)
EMPERORS PALACE SUMMER READY TO RUN SALE
School Of Excellence, Summerhill Stud, Mooi River
20 February 2013
The precincts of Jo’burg in general and Turffontein racecourse in particular, have been serendipitous venues for Summerhill-breds in recent years, contributing hoards to the lucre that’ve earnt us our championships. As lucrative a source as any of this bounty has been the Colts and Fillies versions of the Gauteng Guineas, where the past few seasons alone have produced victories for Imbongi, Pierre Jourdanand Fisani, and several place-getters. Scour the entries for these events any year you like, and you’ll find a slew of Summerhill-connected runners among them.
This year’s renewals are no different, with eleven (six colts and five fillies) slated to run in the first week in March. With the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run scheduled for next Wednesday 20th at the School of Excellence on Summerhill, it’s worth mentioning that seven of the ten are graduates of Ready To Run sales, and two of them were part of the small inaugural catalogue last year. While there are no guarantees in this game, it’s a fair bet there’ll be more than a few of those again in next week’s line-up.