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THABANI NZIMANDE'S TOP FILLIES FOR READY TO RUN 2010

lot 114 wo-man united
lot 114 wo-man united
lot 23 maggie valley
lot 23 maggie valley

Click above to watch Thabani discussing his top fillies…

LOT 114 WO-MAN UNITED (SOLSKJAER - MODEL K)

(FILLY) SIRE, BROTHER TO

7 TIME G1 WINNER & CHAMPION EUROPEON STAYER, YEATS

. SISTER TO

MANNEQUIN

(6 WINS INC BANAYANA HANDICAP

L

). DAM SISTER TO HIGHLY REGARDED

MASTER SUFI (

3 WINS IN HONG KONG). GRANDAM

KAL SUFI

(4 WINS INC 3

RD

CAPE FILLIES GUINEAS

G1

). IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF

IDLE WORSHIP

(7 WINS INC 2

ND

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE DERBY

G1

)

LOT 23 MAGGIE VALLEY (CATALOOCHEE - AMUSING)

(FILLY) BY

SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPION GROUP 1 SPRINTER, CATALOOCHEE

. SISTER TO

SMANGALISO

(4 WINS INC SYCAMORE SPRINT

G3

& 3

RD

FLAMBOYANT STAKES

G3

). IMMEDIATE INTERNATIONAL FAMILY OF

MISS SILCA KEY

(2 WINS INC JERSEY S

G3

),

FALLOW

(3 WINS INC JULY S

G3

),

ROCHESTER

(11 WINS INC KENTUCKY BREEDERS CUP

G3 X2

)

emperors palace ready to run 2010
emperors palace ready to run 2010

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

Sunday 7 November 2010

For more information please visit :

www.tba.co.za

and

www.summerhill.co.za

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SMANGALISO SHOOTS BACK IN SYCAMORE SPRINT

smangaliso sycamore sprint video
smangaliso sycamore sprint video

Click above to watch Smangaliso winning the Sycamore Sprint (Gr3)

(Image and Footage : Tellytrack)

R165,000 SYCAMORE SPRINT (Grade 3)

Turffontein 1160m TURF

4 April 2010

SMANGALISO (Kahal - Amusing by Liloy)

4 Year Old Bay Filly

Owners : Frank and Elsie Soru

Trainer : Spike Lerena

Jockey : Brett Smith

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 68.20

Career Record : 4 Wins, 7 Places, 23 Starts

Career Earnings : R947,940

Smangaliso is a Summerhill graduate of the 2007 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

RACE RESULT

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

SMANGALISO

52.0

83

13

B Smith

Spike Lerena

2

0.10

VALLEY OF RUBIES

52.5

88

11

G Figueroa

Ernie Anderson

3

0.50

CATHERINA LADY

57.5

98

2

S Brown

Dianne Stenger

4

1.00

COPPER JET

52.0

82

14

R Simons

Paul Matchett

5

1.25

PICADILLY MISS

59.0

97

12

S Khumalo

Grant Maroun

6

1.30

MANNEQUIN

52.0

82

8

*JP v’d Merwe

Paul Matchett

7

1.50

BELLOTTO FLASH (AUS)

54.0

87

7

J Sampson

Louis Goosen

8

4.00

LISA ANNE

56.0

91

1

D David

Gary Alexander

9

4.25

MITRA

60.0

99

6

M Odendaal

Geoff Woodruff

10

6.50

KESHA

52.0

75

5

*C Orffer

Wallace Tolmay

11

8.00

ESTEREL

57.5

98

15

F Naude

Dianne Stenger

12

8.10

WORDWISE

53.0

85

4

M V’Rensberg

Grant Maroun

13

9.00

TAMARA’S STAR

52.0

61

10

*E Pheiffer

Leon Lotz

14

9.50

QUEEN DAGMAR

52.0

54

9

F Herholdt

Ernst Oertel

15

18.00

KISS FOR KATE

55.5

90

3

M Mienie

Paul Matchett

summerhill stud genuine article logo
summerhill stud genuine article logo

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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Ready to Race Diary: Who will top this year's sale?

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7-time Champion Jockey of Hong Kong, now successful local trainer BASIL MARCUS, breezes ILLUSIONIST (National Emblem x Rose North colt)
“Extremely busy” was probably as good a term as any to describe last week.  Seven-time Champion Jockey of Hong Kong (now successful local trainer) Basil Marcus, and his son Adam, spent 2 days with us mid-week. They inspected the entire draft then Basil rode each horse on their short list to further refine their selections. On Friday Glen Kotzen (trainer of this year’s Gr 2 Oaks winner VEILED ESSENCE) and his stable jockey M J Byleveld also inspected 80+ horses, an electrical storm and torrential downpour causing some unexpected delays to the proceedings. Fortunately Saturday dawned brilliantly clear and still, and Byleveld was able to breeze the stable’s shortlist without nature throwing any more spanners into the works.  

Basil did comment that it seemed Summerhill has a lot of champions for sale this year. 595363-508534-thumbnail.jpg
Basil Marcus and son Andrew.
Apparently as he was legged up onto each horse the groom holding it assured him that THIS was most definitely a champion of the future!!!

The sale’s other consignors (who will breeze their horses alongside the Summerhill draft this Friday) arrive for a practice run along the main track this morning; the Summerhill draft will canter the track on Wednesday for their familiarization with Friday’s events.

With 5 days to go until the Gallops the bets are on as to who this year’s sale topping colt and filly will be. Who better to ask than those who handle the horses each day … the Ready to Race team.

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Ready to Race Preparations Often Uncover Gems

595363-438205-thumbnail.jpgReady to Race preparations often uncover gems that would be lost in a different sales catalogue. This morning’s fast work was a case in point.

A chestnut colt with a baldy white face and four white stockings blasted past me on the track at around 7.15am, prompting a series of surprised exclamations (some of which can’t be repeated !). I was photographing near the top of the straight at the time but something about this copper coloured bombshell made me swing the camera aside and yell down to the main group in the middle paddock “Who on earth was THAT????”.

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