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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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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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Big Rewards for Little Risk

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Big Rewards for Little Risk

It's all very well talking about the cost of racehorses. But it sometimes helps to talk return, too. Not only the 27 millionaires, but the cash our Ready To Run "value buys" have generated in the past several seasons.

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Value. You don't get much better than this.

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Value. You don't get much better than this.

These “cheapies” join the likes of Lebeoana (cost R40k, 10 wins to date) by A.P. Arrow, I Got You Babe (cost R7k, 7 wins) by Solskjaer and Ginger Biscuit (cost R20k, 4 wins to date) by Admire Main. And let’s not forget, they don’t always have to be the height of fashion. South Africa’s winning-most racehorse of all times Hear The Drums (cost R42k, by Gold Press) visited the winner's enclosure 34 times, while Imbongi (Russian Revival), Pierre Jourdan (Parade Leader) and Paris Perfect (3rd in the Dubai World Cup Gr.1) were all sold off the farm and all scooped north of R5million each at the races.

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Summer Ready To Run Favourites

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Summer Ready To Run Favourites

Nobody knows the Summerhill horses better than our “boys in green”, the young men who ride these magnificent beasts we call thoroughbreds out in the early hours of the morning while “normal” people are still enjoying the blissful tranquillity of slumber. We’ve proclaimed the talents of these horsemen on numerous occasions, and the lead-up to this year’s Summer Ready To Run is no different.

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Just What The Doctor Ordered...

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Just What The Doctor Ordered...

So the R699,000 average at last month's Cape Premier Yearling Sale was a little beyond your pocket - Summerhill Stud have just what the doctor ordered at their 2017 Emperors Palace Summer Ready-To-Run Sale.

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Farm Cheapie’ Anna Pavlova is Going Places

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Farm Cheapie’ Anna Pavlova is Going Places

Veteran trainer Roy Magner provided Summerhill Stud with a wonderful advert for its Farm Sale next week when Anna Pavlova (nearest camera), a graduate of the 2016 sale, got up to win the Gr3 Three Troikas Stakes over 1450m at Turffontein with a powerful late run under jockey JP van der Merwe.

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Yes, we all know about Rabada...

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Yes, we all know about Rabada...

Brave Tin Soldier was the only colt of his generation to win Group Ones at both two and three. But his dad Brave Tin Soldier is no one-trick pony. Sean Tarry has his highly-regarded Fieldmarshal Fenix while Geoff Woodruff scored with the promising Private Swarovski.

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Fish Where The Fish Are

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Fish Where The Fish Are

This weekend past, Summer Ready To Run graduates proved once again that you don't need to spend a fortune to get a shot at the winner's box. Get your line in the water at the Summer Ready To Run.

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More Miles For Mullins

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More Miles For Mullins

Mullins Bay has already produced a Triple Tiara heroine, spawned a Derby ace, a Group Once performing millionaire, a Black type marathon runner and a Group-winning sprinter. That covers all the bases from 1000m to 3000m.

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