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Keep your powder dry

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Keep your powder dry

Keep Your Powder Dry! Come and grab your own Group One winner. Bloodstock South Africa Ready To Run Sale - Sunday 4th November. Remember seldom in the red with a Summerhill bred!

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KZN Breeders Race Day 2018

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KZN Breeders Race Day 2018

The KZN Breeders Race Day final fields have been announced, with Matador Man now heading up the Million Mile field and in the final field for the Vodacom Durban July.

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Charles Laird Bids Farewell to Racing

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Charles Laird Bids Farewell to Racing

Mick and Cheryl Goss and their team have been friends for over 40 years. We as a family. have raced all of Gun Drift. Rusty Pelican. Bionconi. Amphitheatre, Camadore. Decorated Hero. Nhlavini. Skeem Team. Pick Six and Rebel King, to name a few When National Embiem retired from racing and went to stud, he went to Summerhill. We had a great successful! combination of breeding and racing his progeny.

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Kieswetters Take A Share in Takingthepeace

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Kieswetters Take A Share in Takingthepeace

BOOM filly Takingthepeace, who won two legs of the 2017 Triple Tiara after a most exciting public build-up following her spectacular wins for new, young owners Michael Shea and Murray Makepeace, will have the names of the prominent brothers Craig and Ross Kieswetter added to her list of owners.

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Highveld Feature Season Awards 2018: Nominees

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Highveld Feature Season Awards 2018: Nominees

Larry Wainstein, CEO of The Racing Association and Clyde Basel, Racing Executive of Phumelela, will be hosts in the Aquanaut Room at Turffontein Racecourse on Wednesday 23 May for the RA Highveld Feature Season Awards. Five KwaZulu-Natal-breds feature prominently.

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Hero Remembers the “People’s Horse"

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Hero Remembers the “People’s Horse"

It wasn’t long ago that Summerhill-bred Pierre Jourdan’s Triple Crown aspirations were thwarted by a three day postponement of the SA Derby and a “bog” of a track the following Tuesday, so Saturday’s victory in that epic by Hero’s Honour was all the sweeter.

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Free Wheeler Dominates Kenya Derby 

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Free Wheeler Dominates Kenya Derby 

Michael Spenser-owned Free Wheeler overtook race favourite White Drago​n on the stretch before going past ​‘Clothes Horse’ to win the coveted 2018 Kenya Derby title Sunday at Ngong Racecourse, Nairobi.

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Takingthepeace Winks at Triple Tiara with SA Fillies Classic Win

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Takingthepeace Winks at Triple Tiara with SA Fillies Classic Win

CTS-offered Takingthepeace, at R240,000 a small buy by racing’s standards for new owners Murray Makepeace and Michael Shea in partnership with Mike de Kock, took Saturday’s Gr1 Wilgerbosdrift SA Classic over 1800m at Turffontein to secure the second leg of the 2018 Triple Tiara and put herself in line for turf immortality and a R1-million bonus.

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Never Fear, The Coast Is Clear

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Never Fear, The Coast Is Clear

If you’re in the sales business, the one thing you need to convince customers to come back is a big horse first time around. There are few people in the sport of horseracing these days who don’t know Brian Burnard, better known as “Buffalo Bill”, who was christened that way after his buying debut at the inaugural Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run at Summerhill. There was no mucking about that day for “Buff” though, green as he was when he took on the lofty likes of Alesh Naidoo and the late, intrepid Glanville Gardner for the right to own a burly chestnut son of Kahal out of the East Cape Horse of the Year, Coastal Waltz. 

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Dawn Of A Big Career for Big Bear

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Dawn Of A Big Career for Big Bear

The untimely death of stallion Await The Dawn in 2014 was a massive blow for Summerhill Stud. He was arguably the one who could’ve kept the Mooi River establishment at or near the top of the logs for the next two decades. Thankfully all of us can enjoy the pleasure of seeing his offspring on the track. Even if only for a few years.

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