Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale

School of Equine Management Excellence, Summerhill Stud
24 February 2015

As with most sales of this sort, the upper end made decent money, though there were some real bargains lower down. This sale has a history of producing a couple of smart performers for little money, and we’re sure it will be a similar case going forward. We felt this was a quality catalogue, and overall, in the current climate, we’d have to be satisfied with the outcome.

We had a good turn-out Wednesday at the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale staged at the School of Equine Management Excellence, with representation from Mauritius, Mogadishu, France and Cyprus.

As with most sales of this sort, the upper end made decent money, though there were some real bargains lower down. This sale has a history of producing a couple of smart performers for little money, and we're sure it will be a similar case going forward.

We felt this was a quality catalogue, and overall, in the current climate, we'd have to be satisfied with the outcome.

Our principal concern with the stallions was that they found good homes, as a result of which we let only Way West go to Louis Goosen. Mullins Bay may still have a bit of commercial wind in his sales, and it was more a case of buying out a shareholder who was looking for an exit, and doing that at a public auction in order to establish a value.

Our thanks go out to all who turned-up to support the sale, Michael Holmes Bloodstock, Graeme Hawkins, Joyce Webb for providing the awards and Hartford House.

Herewith the top lots and their buyers:
LOT NAME DAM SEX SIRE PRICE (ZAR) BUYER
52 Terra Incognito  Mediterranean C Kahal  260,000 Kom Naidoo
31 Abbey Chase Divine Secret F Muhtafal  180,000  Nchakha Moloi
64 Floral Vision   Prize Flower F Visionaire 180,000 David Nieuwenhuizen
60 Ukubona  Opera Diva C Visionaire 125,000 Des Egdes
1 Blunderbuss  Rainbow Lady   C Brave Tin Soldier  120,000  Brian Burnard
38 Cold Cash  Frost Fairy F Bankable  120,000 Gary Alexander Racing
57 My Cherry Mumtazah  F  Kahal 110,000 Nchakha Moloi
39 Midnight Monsoon  Gagasi  F Visionaire  100,000 Kom Naidoo
49  Breakfast Club    L'Orange C  Visionaire  100,000 Dennis Drier
Awards were presented to the following recipients:

Summer Ready To Run 2014 – Best Filly
Feels Like Heaven
Messrs J M J Maher, R J Harrold, Sasha Naidoo & Miller Racing Syndicate


Summer Ready To Run 2014 – Best Colt
Thirtytwo Squadron
The Fire Racing Trust (Alesh Naidoo) & Summerhill Stud Syndicate

Summer Ready To Run 2014 – Highest Hit Rate
Francois van Ghent & Douglas Campbell

Summer Ready To Run 2014 – Best Value
Blackberry Wine
Messrs W McLean, N S W Cullingworth, G R Ellis, R Gounder & E B Wright & Mr W L & Mrs S Aucamp & Mr D J & Mrs H M R Nieuwenhuizen

Here are a few photos from the day:

More information:
Tarryn Liebenberg | tarryn@summerhill.co.za | +27 (0) 83 787 1982 | www.summerhill.co.za

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