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Is Your Horse In Contention for the Cup?

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Is Your Horse In Contention for the Cup?

The race is on for places in the R1 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be run over 1400m at Turffontein on Saturday 2 November. The race is restricted to eligible graduates of the 2018 Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sales.

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The Ready To Run Cup – Now A Cool Million!

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The Ready To Run Cup – Now A Cool Million!

The twelfth renewal of the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to be run on Charity Mile day at Turffontein has received a handsome shot in the arm with the news that the stake for the 1400m event has been boosted to R1 million with immediate effect.

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Getting Ready For Ready To Run

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Getting Ready For Ready To Run

The National Yearling Sale catalogue is still close by for reference, we had the Mistico broodmare and weanling sale last week, as well as the emotion-charged Moutonshoek dispersal. And then there’s the Klawervlei Farm Sale coming up in a few weeks. The BSA KZN yearling sale catalogue is already available online.

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Levelling The Playing Fields

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Levelling The Playing Fields

A survey of racing success as a factor of how much money you spend was recently undertaken in Australia. While its outcomes were “Aussie” specific, it’s probably fair to say, they’re likely to have universal application wherever horse racing is conducted as a serious commercial pursuit. The answer, rest assured, is that the more money you spend, the more success you will have. The only problem is that the spending/success relationship is not a linear one.

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Summerhill Draft Catches Expert Eye

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Summerhill Draft Catches Expert Eye

When it comes to SA training legends names which spring to mind are Syd Laird, Terrance Millard and Mike de Kock. Close behind are Pat Shaw and Jean Heming. Sadly, Heming passed away in the UK last week at the age of 78.

Shaw, who won the 1995 Durban July with Teal and went on to become champion trainer in Singapore, is back in SA where his opinion on all racing matters will be closely followed.

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Ready To Run Gallops 2018

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Ready To Run Gallops 2018

Those that’ve made the annual pilgrimage will know that the Ready To Run gallops at Summerhill had evolved into a national institution over the first three decades of their existence

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 So it’s true - Pat Shaw

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So it’s true - Pat Shaw

Nobody worth his salt in the sport of racing needs an introduction to Pat Shaw – he’s as much a totem of the game in South Africa as Vincent O’ Brien was to Ireland and Bob Baffert to America. You don’t reach those heights as a racehorse trainer without a gifted eye, an abiding intuition and dare we say it, a smattering of courage and “chutzpah”. While some of those legends might’ve chosen to be excluded from the latter category, there’s no escaping it for Mr Shaw.

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