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The Sins Of The Fathers

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The Sins Of The Fathers

We all know about “fashion” in the world of racing, the temptation to follow the stock of the “in” stallion. But the truth about our sport is there are no walking races, it’s about running, and none of the good ones know who their fathers are.

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KZN Breeders Awards 2016: Nominees

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KZN Breeders Awards 2016: Nominees

KwaZulu-Natal's Equus National Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud dominates the various categories in the  2016 KZN Breeders Awards with 14 nominations, amongst them the likes of Rabada, No Worries, Heaps Of Fun, Intergalactic, Witchcraft and Arch Rival.

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It's Down to Gold Cup Day!

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It's Down to Gold Cup Day!

To say the ups-and-downs this year for breeder Mick Goss have resembled a malaria patient's temperature chart is too near the truth. The Summerhill Stud supremo returned to South Africa gravely ill after attending the Asian Racing Conference in India in January. For a few months, his wife, Cheryl, had the task of running the Mooi River operation. However, Goss, could get a huge tonic if Summerhill-bred runners perform well at Greyville on Sunday. It will mean the stud have won the Breeders Championship for the tenth time.

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Big Bash for Ballydoyle

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Big Bash for Ballydoyle

Before he began his current tenure at Ballydoyle and changed the modern face of racing, Aidan O’Brien was transforming the careers of jumpers at Piltown, and it is down to that affinity with long-distance horses that has made him one of the most notable names in the story of the revival of Royal Ascot’s centrepiece, the Group One Gold Cup.

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If it's big races you're after...

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If it's big races you're after...

Summerhill-breds were once again making a name for themselves in this weekend’s big races. 1st – Arch Rival for Geoff Woodruff and Neil Smith in the Gold Bowl (Gr.2), 3rd – Heaps Of Fun for Sean Tarry, Nchakha Moloi and Chris van Niekerk in the Camellia Stakes (Gr.2).

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MICHAEL BOOYSEN'S READY TO RUN 2012 PICKS

Michael Booysen
Michael Booysen

Michael Booysen

(Photo : Gareth du Plessis)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

2nd and 4th November 2012

Michael is the head induna for the Ready to Run division and has been working at Summerhill for the past 20 years. He was born on the farm and his whole family works in the surrounding KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Michael is a very good rider and a great leader and has taught many young guys in our division the tricks to riding difficult youngsters.

Here are Michael’s selections for this year’s Ready To Run sale; top filly and top colt:

Lot 18: Yamas (Admire Main x Greet The Greek) (F)

Ready To Run Sale Lot 18 Admire Main - Greet The Greek
Ready To Run Sale Lot 18 Admire Main - Greet The Greek

Lot 18: Yamas (Admire Main x Greet The Greek)

A speedy flashy filly. She is a pocket rocket and here the saying “dynamite comes in small packages” is true! By joint highest rated 3-year-old of his generation and the only son of Sunday Silence standing in Africa, Admire Main. From the family of Ultramate (7 wins including the Terrapin Handicap L), Glad Rags II - Champion 2-year-old filly in Ireland (3 wins including the 1000 Guineas G1), Mirthful Flirt (5 wins including the Golden Rod Stakes G3), Colonial Affair (7 wins including the Whitney Handicap G1), Idle Fancy (5 wins including the SA Oaks G2) and Jamaican Dream (6 wins including the Investic Cape Classic G3).

Lot 182: Arch Rival (A.P. Arrow x Competitive Edge) (C)

Ready To Run Lot 182 AP Arrow - Competitive Edge
Ready To Run Lot 182 AP Arrow - Competitive Edge

Lot 182: Arch Rival (A.P. Arrow x Competitive Edge)

A tall leggy colt with the best action you have ever seen! He stretches out, covers ground and has built up a likeable frame. By the best racing son of A.P. Indy in Africa, AP Arrow. From the family of Skeem Team (4 wins including 2nd in the Lonsdale Stirrup Cup G3), Star Of The Sea (4 wins including 3rd in the SA Fillies Classic G1), Chuck ‘n Luck (21 wins), Nicole Pharly - joint top rated 3-year-old filly in Italy (5 wins including the Oaks d’Italia G1 and the Regina Elena G2) and Satono Progress (3 wins including the New Zealand Trophy L).

The Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park

2nd and 4th November 2012

*Six cheque payment scheme for qualifying buyers.

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Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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