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.
Bren O'Brien recently caught up with James Harron to chat through the development of the bloodstock and syndication aspects of his business.
Indices measuring the business done at Keeneland over the past fortnight trail sparks and smoke. Pondering the state of the market before the September Sale, it had been clear that to maintain the arc set by Fasig-Tipton's summer yearling sales would require something fairly historic.
It seemed so typical of the strange fortunes governing our sport that we should have been made to wait so long for a Triple Crown winner, only for another one to turn up three years later in the very same barn. On the face of it, that coincidence will now be compounded as Justify (Scat Daddy) joins American Pharoah (Pioneer of the Nile) at Ashford for his own attempt to parlay historic capacities, on the track, into an equivalent impact on the breed.
Act Of War’s sire, Dynasty, 5th in the world among grandsons of Sadler’s Wells.
Usurping the Ballydoyle battalion for favouritism in Sunday’s G1 Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at The Curragh, Quorto (IRE) showed his mettle to emulate his sire Dubawi's 2004 success and register a career high in battling fashion.
Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup 2018
Turffontein, 1400m, 3 November 2018
Log as at 17 September 2018
It’s that time of year again – the Bloodstock South Africa Ready To Run Sale is taking place at the TBA complex in Johannesburg on Sunday 4th November. The online catalogue is now available for you to pick your very own future Group One winner!
Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup 2018
Turffontein, 1400m, 3 November 2018
LOG AS AT 12 SEPTEMBER 2018
The unbeaten top-rated Juvenile of his year (including the Gatecrasher (Listed) in record time and the Premier's Champion Juvenile (Gr.1) defeating Equus champion and Triple Crown hero, Abashiri.
Yet it ranked, and it rankled even more, as the biggest piece of local racing affrontery when the aptly-named Rabada claimed the 2016 crop’s highest rating in the same event with his thunder bolt against the cream of the nation’s bluebloods. On the floor that day were the subsequent Equus Champion and Triple Crown laureate, Abashiri, and the regally related dual Group One performer, Prospect Strike.
The 2017/18 KZN Racing Awards were held at the Greyville Convention Centre on Friday 24 August 2018.
As both racing manager to Prince Khalid Abdullah’s powerful Juddmonte Farms operation and chairman of the race committee at York Racecourse, Lord ‘Teddy’ Grimthorpe is one of the most influential people in horse racing. The fifth Baron Grimthorpe, he is a former bloodstock agent and has been a member of the British Jockey Club since 2007.
Pound-for-pound, Summerhill’s Ready To Run draft has an unparalleled in the production of outstanding racehorses and millionaires.
Willow Magic Son of Dubawi
Keep Your Powder Dry! Come and grab your own Group One winner. Bloodstock South Africa Ready To Run Sale - Sunday 4th November. Remember seldom in the red with a Summerhill bred!
Capetown Noir - Son Of Western Winter
Act Of War - Son of Dynasty
The KZN Breeders Race Day final fields have been announced, with Matador Man now heading up the Million Mile field and in the final field for the Vodacom Durban July.
The final field for the 2018 renewal of the R4,25 million Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July was announced at Greyville on Tuesday afternoon.