It’s difficult to imagine any other place quite like it. When Summerhill first aspired to the coveted title of South Africa’s Champion Breeder, we became only the sixth entity in history to do so; little did the team know then, that we’d be enjoying the tenth renewal of this coveted title in 2016.

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

Farm Stakes (ZAR)
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