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Sanfoneiro

SANFONEIRO - 2011 Summerhill Ready To Run Graduate
Muhtafal (USA) x Princess Sassi by Model Man
6 Year-Old Gelding

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Visionaire's Royal Pleasure Scores Strelitzia Stakes

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Visionaire's Royal Pleasure Scores Strelitzia Stakes

Summerhill Stud stallion Visionaire’s flagbrearer Royal Pleasure established another milestone for her exciting sire when she became his first South African-bred stakes winner when pulverising her field to win the R150,000 Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes run over 1100m at Scottsville on Sunday.

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Foresight is the Breath Of Hope: Hindsight is 20/20

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Foresight is the Breath Of Hope: Hindsight is 20/20

So there is a God after all. And if he isn't a Zulu, he's certainly come to Zululand at last. We couldn't wait for Monday morning to share our delight at the fulfillment of our prophecies on the Visionaires; Harry Nillson obviously didn't have Visionaire in mind when he composed his famous first line 'Everybody's talkin' bout me,' but the stallion is certainly singing from the same song sheet.

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Not Since Moses Floated His Boat

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Not Since Moses Floated His Boat

For all our years in the breeding game, we've never been a farm whose purpose has been the production of precocious juveniles; yet there was a time in the dim and distant past, when the stars were inline, and the early ones “came home” with a certain monotony.

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Visionaire's Royal Pleasure Blitzes King's Pact Stakes

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Visionaire's Royal Pleasure Blitzes King's Pact Stakes

Team Valor International look to be onto something special with the Glen Kotzen-trained speedster Royal Pleasure. The good-looking 2-year-old chestnut filly enjoyed the distinction of being her sire Visionaire’s first South African winner when scoring on debut in January and added the R120,000 King’s Pact Stakes Sunday at Scottsville to her unbeaten record.

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Irwin’s Vision Paying Off

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Irwin’s Vision Paying Off

American Barry Irwin's intuitive feel for the thoroughbred breed has paid dividends yet again as his Summerhill Stud-based stallion Visionaire got off to a flying start with his first South African crop when the Glen Kotzen-trained two-year-old filly Royal Pleasure romped home by 6,75 lengths on debut over 1000m at Scottsville on Sunday under 2,5kg claiming apprentice Callan Murray.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS

When Brian Finch, Wayne Kieswetter and Joey Ramsden; Mike Bass and Marsh Shirtliff; Sabine Plattner and Yogas Govender; John Freeman, Gavin Hunter, Glen Kotzen, Barry Irwin and Justin Snaith all put up their hands at an opening average of R349,000 a head for Visionaire’s first South African progeny, you know you’re in business.

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PEOPLE OF VISION

We all know that Visionaire’s first South African crop averaged R349,000 at the National Yearling Sale. What really matters though, is the people behind them.

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KZN RACING AWARDS 2012

KZN Racing Awards 2012 - Champion Breeder
KZN Racing Awards 2012 - Champion Breeder

Team Summerhill accept the award for KZN Breeder of the Year

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

KWAZULU-NATAL RACING AWARDS

2011/2012

Gold Circle hosted the prestigious KZN Racing Awards at Durban’s Elangeni Hotel on Friday evening.

Summerhill Stud was honoured to receive the award for KZN Breeder Of The Year, notching up racetrack successes with the likes of Love Struck, Extra Zero, Mannequin, Smanjemanje, Black Wing, Checcetti and Pierre Jourdan, to mention a few.

Prominent racehorse owner Alesh Naidoo, (who owns KZN-bred Love Struck amongst many others) was the inaugural recipient of The Roy Eckstein Racing Personality Of The Year Award, presented by Cecil Baitz.

Roy and Gladys Meaker, the owners and breeders of Golden Crest, took home the Anita Akal Special Award.

Congratulations must also go to Ashburton Trainer Of The Year, Duncan Howells, Clairwood Trainer Of The Year, Charles Laird, and Summerveld and Champion KZN Trainer, Mike de Kock.

Horse Of The Year went to the Glen Kotzen-trained Princess Victoria, with part-owner Georgina Jaffee on hand to receive the award.

For more information, please visit :

www.goldcircle.co.za

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CRACKING DEBUT FOR CELEBRATION

Celebration wins on debut for trainer Glen Kotzen
Celebration wins on debut for trainer Glen Kotzen

Click above to watch Celebration winning on debut…

(Image : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

CELEBRATION

2009 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

CELEBRATION (Kahal (GB) - Tribute by Desert Team (USA))

3 Year Old Bay Filly

Owners : Mr Jeremy Jonsson and Summerhill Stud Syndicate

Trainer : Glen Kotzen

Jockey : Warren Kennedy

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

Win Time : 97.28

Career Record : 1 Win, 1 Start

CELEBRATION is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

SA HEALTH MAIDEN PLATE (F&M)

Greyville, Turf, 1600m

19 July 2011

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

CELEBRATION

60.0

0

4

W Kennedy

Glen Kotzen

2

0.25

PISTOL DAWN

60.0

65

3

A Marcus

Glen Kotzen

3

3.25

JODIE

60.0

61

1

B Fayd’Herbe

Neil Bruss

4

4.00

DAILUAINE

60.0

59

9

J Samuel

Corinne Bestel

5

8.75

LILY OF LONDON

56.0

0

2

A Delpech

Paul Lafferty

6

8.85

QUEEN’S COPYRIGHT

60.0

50

6

K Shea

Paul Lafferty

7

10.10

STEP SMARTLY

56.0

0

5

R Fradd

Sean Tarry

8

15.35

FULL STEAM AHEAD

60.0

60

8

S Randolph

Poppet Mockford

9

20.10

HEAL MY HEART

60.0

51

7

*S Duma (4.0)

Poppet Mockford

Late Scratchings

10

0.00

HEIGHT OF HUMOUR

60.0

56

7

R Danielson

Paul Lafferty

11

0.00

ANT’S GIRL

60.0

42

10

R Fourie

Lowan Denysschen

12

0.00

MIESQUE’S STAR

56.0

0

5

I Sturgeon

Herman Brown

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summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

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PRINCESS VICTORIA WINS ALLAN ROBERTSON CHAMPIONSHIP

Princess Victoria winning the Allan Robertson Championship
Princess Victoria winning the Allan Robertson Championship

Click above to watch Princess Victoria winning the Allan Robertson Championship (Gr1)

(Image : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

ALLAN ROBERTSON CHAMPIONSHIP (Grade 1)

Scottsville, Turf, 1200m

28 May 2011

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Gold CircleThe Allan Robertson was won impressively by the Glen Kotzen-trained Victory Moon filly Princess Victoria.

Jockey Andrew Fortune had Princess Victoria relaxed on the rail behind the pacesetters and angled her out nearing the 400m mark. She stretched away from the field to win unextended by 3,25 lengths. The maiden Up Front ran a fine second with the favourite Hidden Beauty next best ahead of She’s A Stunner and Lady Var.

Fortune said afterwards: “She is comfortably the best two-year-old filly I’ve ever ridden.”

ALLAN ROBERTSON CHAMPIONSHIP (Gr1)

Final Results

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

PRINCESS VICTORIA

58.0

0

1

A Fortune

Glen Kotzen

2

3.25

UP FRONT

58.0

0

4

G Lerena

Barend Botes

3

3.75

HIDDEN BEAUTY

58.0

0

13

F Coetzee

Paul Matchett

4

4.25

SHE’S A STUNNER

58.0

0

2

C Orffer

Deon Visser

5

5.50

LADY VAR

58.0

0

6

K Neisius

Darryl Hodgson

6

6.25

TRINITY HOUSE

58.0

0

3

G Hatt

Joey Ramsden

7

10.25

EXTRA ZERO

58.0

0

8

S Khumalo

Sean Tarry

8

12.25

INDIGO PRINCESS

58.0

0

11

I Sturgeon

James Goodman

9

13.50

AMANEE (AUS)

58.0

0

12

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

10

14.75

LAVISH GAL

58.0

0

5

S Randolph

Jeff Freedman

11

15.75

ASPEN ANGLE

58.0

0

10

A Marcus

Charles Laird

12

19.50

COMTESSE DUBOIS

58.0

0

7

B Fayd’Herbe

Neil Bruss

13

22.75

SHEZTHECLUBQUEEN

58.0

0

9

* JP v’d Merwer

Terry Lowe

14

25.75

EXTRAORDINAIRE

58.0

0

14

M Mienie

Paul Matchett

Late Scratchings

15

0.00

MOON SPUN

58.0

0

17

Alyson Wright

16

0.00

SUPALICIOUS

58.0

0

7

K Teetan

Paul Lafferty

17

0.00

HOT GIRL

58.0

0

5

R Simons

Paul Lafferty

Extract from Gold Circle

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DREAM MAKER : RIGHT UP YOUR STREET

grafton street
grafton street

Grafton Street

(Photo : Gold Circle)

GRAFTON STREET

The final Vodacom July field has been announced, and between now and the 31st July, there’ll be any amount of conjecture about the winner. Mike de Kock has a record seven runners in the field, and the other Mike, Bass, has four. Between them, they make up more than half the field, and that’s probably without precedent. Their runners also dominate the betting boards, but that’s not what today’s column is about. We’ll talk about the likely outcome closer to the race, and probably after the final gallops on Thursday.

Meanwhile though, we’ve got another story which reminds us why we like racing. It involves the eight year old, Grafton Street, who’s overcome just about every challenge in life to earn his place on July Day, and while it’s not in the “big one”, he is in the consolation, having missed the cut by the slimmest of margins. Firstly, we should remember he’s the property of a dyed-in-the-wool horse “nut”, Margaret Filmer, a lady who lives for her horses, and who’s been associated through her breeding operations with a number of top-class animals.

Grafton Street kicked off life as an inmate of the highly successful Glen Kotzen yard, and performed manfully in his first career, stringing together five victories despite the odd issues that threatened to curtail his walk to the top. There came a time, at the end of his five year old career, when both owner and trainer decided to call it a day, and so this gelded son of Jallad was given away to a riding school. He spent a year and a half there, when Margaret gave the enigmatic but affable horseman, Mike Stewart, a call, asking him to take the horse into his wife Ingrid’s trails yard, where he might live out his days in the idyllic surroundings of Noordhoek beach, just about the southernmost livery yard and training facility in Africa.

Always a “victim” for such a ploy, Mike readily agreed, but he tells us that when he saw Grafton Street alight from the float, he looked to be in pretty good shape, and he suggested to Margaret that they give him a three or four month trial back in training.

The rest, as they say, is history. He quickly strung together three victories, and earned himself a place in the card for Africa’s greatest raceday. Whatever happens on the Saturday after next, doesn’t really matter. It’s enough that this old warrior earned himself a place as close to the top table as you could wish for, but if you’re a Mike Stewart believer, (and you’d have good cause, given his track record), you’d have to think, come what may, he’ll be giving them hell at the business end.

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THE FIRST SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER

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

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Emperors Palace Ready To Run is now South Africa’s

most popular sale of racehorses.

Customers have voted with their feet.

Nine more Summerhill winners last week.

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Horse

Trainer

1st

BELLAGIO

Mark Dixon

1st

UBIZO

Glen Kotzen

1st

RIDETHEBREEZE

Joey Ramsden

1st

KRUGER GOLD

Heather Adamson

1st

MANNEQUIN

Paul Matchett

1st

WATCHFUL

Michael Azzie

1st

MYSTIC

Sean Tarry

1st

ETERNAL GLORY

David Niewenhuizen

1st

CHEN YIN HO

Coerie Lensley

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summerhill stud south africa

For more information please visit :

www.summerhill.co.za

OR CALL

Tarryn Liebenberg

083 787 1982

tarryn@summerhill.co.za 

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RIVER JETEZ : GOLD BRACELET VIDEO AND RESULTS

video of river jetez winning the 2010 gold bracelet grade 2
video of river jetez winning the 2010 gold bracelet grade 2

Click above to watch the 2010 Gold Bracelet (Gr2)

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

R250,000 GOLD BRACELET (Grade 2)

Greyville, 2000m, Turf

26 June 2010

RACE RESULT :

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

RIVER JETEZ

60.0

107

5

B Fayd’Herbe

Mike Bass

2

1.25

PRECEDENT

60.0

97

8

M Mienie

Paul Matchett

3

1.50

JET TRAIL

58.0

98

1

A Marcus

Alec Laird

4

2.75

IMPERIOUS STAR

58.0

99

3

D Daniels

Glen Kotzen

5

4.00

GOAT

60.0

101

4

A Delpech

Paul Lafferty

6

4.05

SALTWATER GIRL

60.0

90

2

G Lerena

Gavin van Zyl

7

4.55

LOVE IS IN THE AIR

60.0

106

9

K Neisius

Mike Bass

8

6.55

SUNSATIONAL

60.0

105

10

K Shea

Mike Bass

9

7.80

MARITIME MIST

60.0

92

7

S Randolph

Craig Eudey

10

9.80

QUEEN’S BAY

60.0

103

6

F Coetzee

Mike Azzie

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RISING SUN GOLD CHALLENGE 2010 : VIDEO AND RESULT

video of big city life winning the 2010 rising sun gold challenge grade 1
video of big city life winning the 2010 rising sun gold challenge grade 1

Click above to watch the 2010 Rising Sun Gold Challenge (Gr1)

(Photo : Gold Circle - Footage : Tellytrack)

R750,000 RISING SUN GOLD CHALLENGE (Grade 1)

Clairwood, 1600m, Turf

12 June 2010

RACE RESULT :

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

BIG CITY LIFE

60.0

114

5

P Strydom

Glen Kotzen

2

0.25

BLUE TIGER

60.0

110

2

*A Domeyer

Mike Bass

3

2.25

POCKET POWER

60.0

120

10

B Fayd’Herbe

Mike Bass

4

2.30

SMART BANKER

60.0

116

7

A Marcus

Charles Laird

5

5.30

RUDRA

60.0

116

4

A Delpech

Mike de Kock

6

6.80

REGAL RANSOM

60.0

112

1

B Lerena

Sean Tarry

7

6.95

KAPIL

60.0

117

6

M Byleveld

Stan Elley

8

7.05

FABIANI

60.0

111

3

D Daniels

Glen Kotzen

9

9.30

TROPICAL EMPIRE (AUS)

60.0

118

8

S Randolph

Duncan Howells

10

18.30

MOTHER RUSSIA

57.5

109

9

K Shea

Mike de Kock