The Ato gelding Chijmes confirmed again that he is no slouch when leading all the way to win the R150,000 Listed Sea Cottage Stakes at Turffontein on Sunday to give claiming apprentice Denis Schwarz his first feature success.
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The BIG movers towards qualification for the tenth renewal of the world’s first Ready To Run sales race, turned up at Turffontein on the weekend.
Summerhill Stud CEO Mick Goss presents the farm's stallions standing for the 2016/17 breeding season.
With the word “plagiarism “very much in vogue in American politics at the moment, let me start with an acknowledgment: the article you are reading is the work of our old friend, Andrew Caulfied, one of the foremost authorities on bloodstock and pedigree analysis, and a regular contributor to the world’s most widely-read e-daily, the Thoroughbred Daily News.
The old adage “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”, has never been truer. Breeding racehorses is as competitive now as it’s ever been, which means that to play a winning hand, you need to hold the aces. All of them.
On Sunday, Summerhill held its 32nd annual Stallion Day at the School of Equine Management Excellence, and the occasion was dignified by the presence of heads of state, cabinet ministers, representatives of two royal families, close on 20 different countries and the usual multitude of guests.
The breeding game has never been more competitive, which means that to play a winning hand, you need to hold the aces. All of them.
"We should never confuse brains with a bull market; Wall Street's graveyards are full of investors who were right too late. - Mick Goss"
The Prince of Speed... by the Stallion that defined it.
The Prince of 'Speed' by, the Stallion that defined it.
“I really believe in this horse. A Group One winner at 1200 metres and a mile, he’s not only got the gas - he’s a lovely model of a racehorse” - Michael Roberts: Legend (who’s booked two of his own to Ato).
There are more “old wives’ tales” around the breeding of racehorses than any other game. At last, the scientists have brought some precision to the table, by isolating the SPEED GENE. Every stallion on Summerhill has been tested, and now we can predict with accuracy, what he’s likely to throw.
How well do you kmow the Summerhill Stallions? Take this quiz to find out!
Catch scenes from ‘Racing’s Social Event of the Year’, the annual Cathsseta Summerhill Stallion Day, Sunday 17 August at 20h00 on Tellytrack, DSTV channel 239.
Summerhill Stud CEO, Mick Goss, presents the Summerhill Sires for the 2014 / 2015 breeding season.
CATHSSETA STALLION DAY
School of Equine Management Excellence
Summerhill Stud, South Africa
In a world characterised by promotional hyperbole and information overload, the events they advertise sometimes fall short of their billing. Yesterday, Summerhill held its 31st annual Stallion Day at the School of Equine Management Excellence, and the occasion was dignified by the presence of heads of state, cabinet minsters, representatives of three different royal families, close on 20 different countries and more than 500 guests.
Royal Academy was a Group One winner at 1200 and 1600 metres. His only Group One winning son at 1200 and 1600 metres is Ato. The best son worldwide of the best American sire since Bold Ruler in 2012/13, was Await The Dawn.
I was a trader by birth and a lawyer by profession, but I have to say, deep down I harboured a secret yearning to be a jockey, a pop star or a Springbok fly half. In that order. I was too big to be Michael Roberts, too gruff to be Neil Diamond and too slow to be Naas Botha. So here I am, a horseman by default.
Summerhill’s Stallion Day is firmly glued on the racing calendar.
Last year, more than 500 people from 23 different nations attended.
Unveiling the world class racehorses Await The Dawn and Ato
for the first time in the “flesh”.