For the first time 12 years ago, the most tightly-held trophy in racing found its home on the eastern side of the Drakensberg, and in a sense, the centre of the universe moved a little to the right, if you’re thinking of horses.
But what really was a first timer, was the number of people that shared in its celebration. Summerhill is not about one man or one family’s ambitions. It has raised generations, educated children, staffed other farms and opened the world to many who might not have known life otherwise. It’s a monument to hard work, sacrifice and innovation.
Besides those that earn their crust at Summerhill, on the podium tonight we share the joys of the Premiership with at least 100 others, who partnered us in the horses that took us there. Without them, we’d still be running for place money.
To show how much it meant to all of us, tonight we’ll be painting the City Of Gold in a colour that matches the morning sunrise, just to let them know the Summerhill team is visiting. By the time we reach this celebration, we’ll have gotten to know our way around Jo’burg quite well. It’s one helluva town, if our memories serve us correctly.
If you want to join the party, it’s never too late. Just dial the champions.
South African Breeder's Championship
|Summerhill Stud||21 027 712|
|Klawervlei Stud||20 401 050|
|Lammerskraal||12 416 450|
|Maine Chance Farms||12 415 388|
|Highlands Farms||12 412 512|
|Wilgerbosdrift||10 528 975|
|Mauritzfontein Stud||10 306 575|
|Scott Bros||9 452 912|
|Drakenstein Stud (Nom: Mrs G A Rupert)||9 449 225|
Correct as at 31 July 2016