Trainer Sean Tarry took an emphatic victory in the Track & Ball Oaks Sunday at Scottsville with Summerhill-bred Witchcraft who led from start to finish. When they turned for home, the Summerhill Ready to Run graduate kicked well and the only runner with had a chance of catching her was Flying Ice on the inside. However, Witchcraft kicked again and went on to win by 1.50 lengths under jockey S'manga Khumalo from Flying Ice with Deputy Ryder another 0.50-lengths back in third.
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No week goes by without a string of Summerhill Ready To Run graduates claiming their place in the winner’s box, and this was no exception.
The renowned panellists of the Summerhill Breeze Ups have shown to be on the mark again as six out of eight of them included the filly Witchcraft as one of their best five fillies in the 2014 version and she is now on her way to being a huge runner in the Gr 2 Wilgerbosdrift SA Oaks, to be run at Turffontein on April 30.
In recessionary times, buyers are quick to retreat from their characteristic sense of enterprise, falling back on the tried-and-tested. Even then, they’re as fussy as all hell, discriminating rigidly between what’s hot and what’s not among the proven horses, with the likes of Visionaire in big demand, while old stalwarts like Kahal are stashed on the afterburner.
WOTTAHOTTIE - 2013 Summerhill Ready To Run Sale
Kahal (GB) x Sucha Looka by Braashee (GB)
4 Year-Old Gelding
The scintillating form shown by Dean Kannemeyer’s string since moving into Summerveld for their maiden Champions Season onslaught continued at Scottsville on Sunday when the Kahal gelding Solar Star scored his first feature victory when beating some decent sorts in the R135,000 Listed The Sledgehammer.
This week, the Summerhill sparks were flying again!
Here are photos from the Summer Ready To Run Gallops which took place on the farm earlier this week. Be sure to check back on Monday when we'll have the gallops videos live here on our website.
The Inanda Club played host to the inaugural CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale Friday, where 145 lots went through the ring for an aggregate of R24,680,000, an average of R178 841 and a median of R90,000.
Here are Tarryn Liebenberg's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.
It’s true, we all like to think our geese are swans, but it’s a fact that at last week’s gallops, the judges panel were pretty unanimous in their belief that this was as good a crop of Ready To Run horses as have ever left Summerhill; given the history, that’s some statement.
Here are Bongani Nzimande's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale.
On a day attended by the former Premier of KZN and the current Treasurer-General of the ruling party, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, as well as a good spread of the nation’s biggest-hitters, the whole gathering enthusiastically, and at times vociferously, voted to put their fancies on the board.
Each horse is eligible for the 2015 renewal of the world's richest Ready To Run sales race, the Emperor's Palace Ready To Run Cup, with a stake of R2.5million. While we've ensured that the 2014 version carries the richest prize money in African history, the odds of getting a run next year are twice as good, with half the number catalogued.
Here are Thabiso Mgoza's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale. Thabiso has ridden work for top Ready To Run consigner and pin hooker in the USA, Becky Thomas.
Here are John Motaung's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale. John piloted Igugu in the 2009 Ready To Run breeze ups.
Despite mixing it with the best over the past two seasons, full black type has eluded No Worries, however the KwaZulu-Natal visitor finally put the record straight with a gutsy victory in the Grade 2 Joburg Spring Challenge Saturday at Turffontein.
2013 Summerhill Ready To Run graduate, KOSAVA (Kahal (GB) - Nordic Air) won on debut for triner Mike de Kock.
Gavin Van Zyl’s frustratingly talented No Worries had the last laugh Sunday when storming home to win the KZN Breeders Million Mile run at Clairwood. The 4-year-old son of the ill-fated Kahal slammed the 3-year-old Bezanova and in the process may have sent a veiled wake-up call to the high-riding younger brigade on the eve of the Vodacom Durban July.
Bush Hill Stud announced this morning the passing of KZN stalwart sire Kahal.