The racing fraternity is a community all of its own, yet within that world there is another called the “insiders”. These are the guys that live and work in a world “normal” people don’t know, whose day kicks off long before normal people rise, who speak a language of their own and have an affinity for racehorses which is often greater than their affection for their fellow man.

If you’ve any aspirations about owning or punting horses, it pays to know the insiders, because they’re on the tracks day-in and day-out, they know their steeds like their own children, their personalities, their idiosyncrasies, and their capacities. In all the years Summerhill has been consigning horses to the Ready To Run, these fellows have been putting smiles on the faces of our customers, sharing with them the inner secrets.

There are of course would-be investors who won’t get the opportunity to “consult”, hence the posting of the choices of those who are closest to the draft. Here’s another batch (in no particular order).


THABISO MGOZA

Thabiso Mgoza
Thabiso has twice ridden work for the renowned American horsewoman and breeder, Becky Thomas and was also a graduate of the farm from the School of Management Excellence as top practical Student. (9 years service).

COLTS

LOT 216 – Sucha Charmer
LOT 201 – Volcanic Sunset
LOT 65 – Peacock Pie
LOT 196 – Riding Shotgun
LOT 105 – Helio

FILLIES

LOT 27 -  Harriet The Spy
LOT 60 – Take Hold
LOT 209 – Coastal Attraction
LOT 19 - Sussex
LOT 14 – Unnamed


JOHN MOTAUNG

John Motaung
John has twice won scholarships to America (once to Sheikh Maktoum’s Gainsborough Farm and again under the expert guidance of Becky Thomas), and won top practical student at the English National Stud. He also educated Horse Of The Year Igugu, for the Ready to Run sale. (16 years service).

COLTS

LOT 61 – Genesis
LOT 65 – Peacock Pie
LOT 86 – Pick Again
LOT 216 – Sucha Charmer
LOT 92 – Big Bear

FILLIES

LOT 115 – Mrs Beeton
LOT 151 – Go Thuli Go
LOT 110 – Amber Furst
LOT 118 – Kariba Sunrise
LOT 57 – One Dimension

 


THABANI NZIMANDE

Thabani Nizimande
Thabani has enjoyed a scholarship stint in America and won top practical student at the English National Stud. Once a rider at the Ready To Run sale, he has since graduated to Yearling Manager at Summerhill Stud. (10 years service).

COLTS

LOT 178 – General Mao
LOT 131 – Before Noon
LOT 114 – Passage To India
LOT 216 – Sucha Charmer
LOT 16 – Proposition

 

FILLIES

LOT 75 - Barouche
LOT 151 – Go Thuli Go
LOT 145 – Pilgrim’s Progress
LOT 112 - Oshidori
LOT 60 – Take Hold

 


NHLAKANIPO MSIMANG

Nhlakanipo Msimang
Msutu (nick name) was the man that coached the only colt of his generation to win Group 1’s at 2 and 3, Rabada, from breaking- in to Breeze-up day. He assures us there’s another champion or two in this draft. (7 years service).

COLTS

LOT 21 – The Sultan’s Secret
LOT 65 – Peacock Pie
LOT 86 – Pick Again
LOT 184 – Savanna Hawk
LOT 90 – Master And Man

FILLIES

LOT 115 – Mrs Beeton
LOT 19 - Sussex
LOT 93 – Unnamed
LOT 60 – Take Hold
LOT 121 - Sagano


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