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Ready To Run Sale 2014

Where to now?

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Where to now?

There’s one thing about time in the racing game; it lends a perspective to your thinking. We’ve had a bit of time to reflect on the outcomes accruing from last week’s CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale, as well as the contingency plans we’re having to make in the wake of Await The Dawn’s passing.

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1 November... It's Time for the "Big Time"!

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1 November... It's Time for the "Big Time"!

While some of the best horses in the country will contest Saturday's Peermont Emperors Palace Charity Mile at Turffontein, the biggest cheque at the meeting awaits the winning connections of the sixth race, the R3,85m Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup over 1,400m.

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The Peoples' Choices

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The Peoples' Choices

The Johannesburg Ready To Run festivities kick off at Sandton's Inanda Club at lunch time today with the sale commencing at 4:30pm. Here is a summary of the public voting (Top 5 Colts and Fillies) as at 31 October 2014.

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This town will never be the same again

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This town will never be the same again

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.

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Thabani Nzimande's 2014 Ready To Run Selections

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Thabani Nzimande's 2014 Ready To Run Selections

Here are Thabani Nzimande's selections for the 2014 Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale. Thabani was awarded the Top Student at the School of Equine Management Excellence in 20111 and the Top Practical Student at the English National Stud in 2012.

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The Cup... It's Dog Eats Dog

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The Cup... It's Dog Eats Dog

Talk about tsunamis, you only have to put money on the table when it comes to a horserace, and the fur is bound to fly; I doubt there’s ever been an invitational log issued for a major prize in racing, which hasn’t attracted an outcry.

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More Speaks: Online Plebiscite

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More Speaks: Online Plebiscite

We suggested yesterday that some of those pundits who cast their votes at the “live” gallops on Friday, might wish to review them once they’d seen them again online or on TV: a few have.

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