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Is Frankel Up To It?

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Is Frankel Up To It?

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.

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A Royal Flush

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A Royal Flush

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.

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Summerhill Stallion Day

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Summerhill Stallion Day

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.

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The Prince Of Speed...

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The Prince Of Speed...

“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).

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Stack The Odds In Your Favour

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Stack The Odds In Your Favour

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.

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When it comes to generosity, you can't beat racing

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When it comes to generosity, you can't beat racing

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.

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IN THE FLESH... FOR THE FIRST TIME

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.

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PAGEANTS, PAUPERS AND PLAYWRITES

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.

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ARE YOU ON THE LIST? "RACING'S BEST DAY OUT."

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”.

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