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Big Bash for Ballydoyle

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Big Bash for Ballydoyle

Before he began his current tenure at Ballydoyle and changed the modern face of racing, Aidan O’Brien was transforming the careers of jumpers at Piltown, and it is down to that affinity with long-distance horses that has made him one of the most notable names in the story of the revival of Royal Ascot’s centrepiece, the Group One Gold Cup.

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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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SMALL ON NUMBERS. BIG ON CLASS.

Sire of three current millionaires: Ice Axe, Shogunnar and Winter Star. Top five sire by earnings per runner in 2014. If you want to breed a millionaire for little money, Solskjaer’s your man!

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The Democracy Of The Turf

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The Democracy Of The Turf

At a time when he was big business personified, we coined a phrase at Summerhill about racing and Harry Oppenheimer. While you could never beat him in the boardroom, on Saturdays at Turffontein, you always had a squeak as an owner, even if you were up against those battalions of bluebloods at Harry’s disposal. Put another way, racing is the great leveller; it gives the lie to the adage that above the ground we may be different, but under it we’re all equal.

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LADY COUGAR... WHAT A THRILL!

The Mike Miller-trained three-year-old Solskjaer filly Lady Cougar, who won first time out at Clairwood on Saturday, provided another example of the well-known theory that horses can make fools of people as she was bought for little other reason than her name.

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MONEY TALKS

The latest news is that the heady days of the R200,000 plus service fees are back in vogue; several stallion masters are apparently headed that way, which leaves some leeway for the next tier in the R100,000 plus bracket to ratchet theirs up a few notches.

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THE BARE FACTS

solskjaer
solskjaer

Solskjaer

(Photo : John Lewis)

“AND THE FACTS DON’T LIE”

Doesn’t matter which way you twist it, the

truth

is the

truth

, and nothing but the

truth

. Right now,

Solskjaer

is the nation’s

leading sire

by earnings per runner, and his current

stars

include

Shogunnar

,

Ice Axe

and

Winter Star

,

millionaires to the last

. Not that we should be surprised though. He’s the

best-performed

son of the

only

stallion in history to claim

championships

in both the Southern and the Northern Hemispheres.

Summerhill Stud Logo
Summerhill Stud Logo

Enquiries :

Linda Norval +27 (0) 33 263 1081

or email linda@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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THE CUP : A STAR IS BORN

Winter Star - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup
Winter Star - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

Watch Winter Star winning the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

(Image: JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

2 November 2013

The R3million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup produced the finish of the afternoon at Turffontein on Saturday. Winter Star’s terrific win celebrated a career high for trainer Johan Janse van Vuuren who is only in his second season of training.

Full marks to the organisers and the marketing brains trust behind this race. The build up and hype in the weeks leading into it were marked by speculation and debate amongst racing enthusiasts. This was fuelled by the publication of regular logs to show the standings in the queue of those desperate for a grab at the big cash on offer.

In the end it was eleven fillies and five colts that cracked the nod and lined up. It was also hardly surprising to see a member of the fairer sex win it. Although outnumbered, the boys were not disgraced, when they took the next three place cheques. The tenth placed Artic Route, who finished 7,75 lengths adrift, picked up the last prize of R65,000.

With Umgiyo and Dover Beach slow away, MN Byleveld did not hesitate to take the Cape raider Manievic up to lead from Mount Hillaby and Nisa’s Love.

Into the home run these two continued to gallop strongly as Robbie Fradd drove Arcetri Pink down the middle as the Woodruff import loomed up dangerously.

But with all the apparent action in the middle, the high riding Glen Hatt brought the Solskjaer filly Winter Star down the inside with a determined challenge.

Winter Star slipped down the inside rail and ran on powerfully to beat the gallant Mullins Bay colt Mount Hillaby by 1.25 lengths in a time of 84,71secs.

Piere Strydom produced Tyrone Zackey’sJudicial down the wide outside, and the son of Miesque’s Approval flew late to run a cracking, and what at one stage, looked a highly unlikely third.

The Cape visitor Manievic was prominent for much of the journey, but ran out of steam late to finish fourth. The son of Var was the worst drawn of the placed runners, and ran an honest race under the circumstances.

The 31 year old Van Vuuren learnt his trade in one of South Africa’s top yards. The elite Geoff Woodruff ‘college of equine knowledge’ was Van Vuure’s foundation stone and he started there at the bottom of the ladder as an 18 year old some thirteen years ago.

Van Vuuren saddled his first runner for his own account in November 2012.

He was introduced to winning owner Vicky Veeramootoo by Donavan Mansour, who had met him when he was riding in Mauritius.

The winner was quite appropriately bred by SA champion breeders Summerhill Stud and is by Solskjaer out of the three time winning Exclusive Patriot mare, Winter Dimension.

Winter Star cost just R100,000 at the famous sale and has now won 4 races with 1 place from six starts for total stakes of R1,423,625.

That is the kind of quick return on investment that any owner dreams of.

While Cape Thoroughbred Sales threw a curved ball into the field of play on the eve of this big race with the announcement of their own $1 million race for the Cape in January 2016, there will no doubt be some out of the box thinking to counter the challenge.

As long as racing wins, we are all happy.

Extract from Sporting Post

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VICKY VEERAMOOTOO STRIKES CUP GOLD WITH WINTER STAR

Monique Mansour, Bob Yearham, Vicky Veeramootoo, Donovan Mansour, Johan Janse van Vuuren - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup
Monique Mansour, Bob Yearham, Vicky Veeramootoo, Donovan Mansour, Johan Janse van Vuuren - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

R3Million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup presentation ceremony

(l-r) Monique Mansour, Bob Yearham, Vicky Veeramootoo, Donovan Mansour, Johan Janse van Vuuren

(Photo : JC Photos)

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, South Africa

2 November 2013

The richest race on yesterday’s Charity Mile race day at Turffontein, the R3-million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup, was an excellent advertisement for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale taking place at the TBA Sales Grounds in Germiston over the weekend.

Winter Star (Solskjaer - Winter Dimension), trained by the youthful Johan Janse van Vuuren, landed a winning cheque of R1.25-million for owner Vicky Veeramootoo of Mauritius - who bought the filly on last year’s sale for just R100,000.

Driven on from the irons by Glen Hatt, the three-year-old Summerhill-bred overhauled fellow Summerhill-bred Mount Hillaby (Mullins Bay - Hill Of Plenty), trained by Dominic Zaki and ridden by Fanie Chambers, who looked the likely winner 250m out.

The second-placed Mount Hillaby was purchased for R80,000 on last year’s Ready To Run sale and landed a prize of R600,000, while third-placed Judicial cost R260,000 and delivered his owners a purse of R400,000 on the day.

Extract from Tab News

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

Read more Summerhill News

from the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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WINTER STAR LANDS EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Winter Star - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup
Winter Star - Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup

R3 MILLION

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN CUP

Turffontein, Turf, 1400m

2 November 2013

(Summerhill Graduates denoted by yellow)

Pos

Horse

Sire

Sex

Kg

MR

Dr

Trainer

Jockey

Price (ZAR)

1

WINTER STAR

Solskjaer

Filly

55.5

104

4

J Janse Van Vuuren

G Hatt

100,000

2

MOUNT HILLABY

Mullins Bay

Colt

58.0

89

1

D Zaki

S Chambers

80,000

3

JUDICIAL

Miesque’s Approval

Colt

58.0

90

9

T Zackey

P Strydom

vbb

4

MANIEVIC

Var

Colt

58.0

88

13

V Marshall

M Byleveld

375,000

5

ARCETRI PINK (AUS)

Rock Of Gibraltar

Filly

55.5

102

6

G Woodruff

R Fradd

vbb

6

ADMIRAL’S EYE

Admire Main

Filly

55.5

102

16

C Laird

S Cormack

340,000

7

CELTIC LEGEND

Stronghold

Filly

55.5

86

5

M de Kock

K Latham

300,000

8

PEJ

Kahal

Filly

55.5

91

14

C Laird

K Shea

240,000

9

ENCHANTED SILK

Kahal

Filly

55.5

88

12

S Tarry

R Danielson

150,000

10

ARTIC ROUTE

Solskjaer

Filly

55.5

85

2

L Houdalakis

C Maujean

60,000

11

DOVER BEACH

Mullins Bay

Filly

55.5

87

15

M Azzie

G Lerena

80,000

12

PRINCESS CREO

Kahal

Filly

55.5

85

3

J Snaith

R Fourie

300,000

13

USISI (AUS)

Rock Of Gibraltar

Filly

55.5

85

11

R Magner

I Sturgeon

425,000

14

DULY ORDAINED (AUS)

Encosta Da Lago

Colt

58.0

96

7

M de Kock

A Marcus

350,000

15

UMGIYO (AUS)

Danehill Dancer

Colt

58.0

105

17

M de Kock

A Delpech

525,000

16

NISA’S LOVE

Kahal

Filly

55.5

90

10

C Laird

G Cheyne

375,000

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, Germiston, South Africa

Sunday 1st & 3rd November 2013

For more information, please visit :

www.tba.co.za

Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup • Saturday 2nd November

Lots 1-110 • Friday 1st November

Lots 111-248 • Sunday 3rd November

Read more Summerhill News

from the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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DIAMOND DIVA SPARKLES

Diamond Diva Horse
Diamond Diva Horse

Watch Diamond Diva in action

(Image : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

DIAMOND DIVA

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

DIAMOND DIVA

Solskjaer (IRE) - Discover Diamonds (AUS) by Marscay (AUS)

3 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owner : Mr Brian Burnard

Trainer : Gavin van Zyl

Jockey : Piere Strydom

Breeder : Chavonne Stud

DIAMOND DIVA is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

MAIDEN PLATE (F & M) BETTING WORLD ALGOA CUP BOOKINGS 041 3721859

For Maiden Fillies and Mares

Turffontein Standside, Turf, 1160m

15 October 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

DIAMOND DIVA

59.0

0

2

P Strydom

Gavin van Zyl

2

3.25

CROWN OF ROSES

59.0

0

13

G Lerena

Dominic Zaki

3

5.50

SAMBA SERENADE

59.0

77

6

F Naude

Dianne Stenger

4

6.00

MISTAKEN IDENTITY

59.0

0

4

S Khumalo

Sean Tarry

5

6.75

CHANUKAH

59.0

0

15

C Maujean

Lucky Houdalakis

6

9.00

SAY HELLO

59.0

0

5

*J Penny (4.0)

Ormond Ferraris

7

9.50

BARRACK BABE

59.0

0

10

*J Mariba

St John Gray

8

10.75

CRADLE SONG

60.0

59

14

M Mienie

Ernie Anderson

9

13.00

ON CLOUD NINE

59.0

64

1

J Greyling

Leon Erasmus

10

13.25

WILHELMINA

59.0

0

8

S Brown

Leon Erasmus

11

14.50

RUNNING SENSATION

59.0

73

7

*F Maleking (2.5)

Tyrone Zackey

12

15.00

MAYAN DESTINY

59.0

0

12

R Simons

Paul Matchett

13

17.25

MARLINS GEM

59.0

70

9

I Sturgeon

Brett Webber

14

18.75

SILKEN CAT

59.0

0

16

R Danielson

Clinton Binda

15

21.00

LOUISIANA LINDA

59.0

0

11

D Lembethe

Joe Soma

16

22.00

ROYAL VOYAGE

59.0

0

3

S Chambers

Corne Spies

Late Scratching

17

0.00

OLYMPIC SENSATION

59.0

0

10

n/a

Jurgen van Heerden

summerhill stud
summerhill stud

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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AND NOW FOR THE BIG ONE

Durban July 2013
Durban July 2013

R3.5 MILLION VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Gr1)

Greyville, Turf, 2200m

6 July 2013

The Gold Challenge (Gr.1) is behind us, and last year’s Horse Of The Year will be this year’s Horse Of The Year. Variety Club came home like the champion he is, and if he gets his chance to travel to the Breeders Cup in the USA, he could still become Horse Of The Year somewhere else. Brave words, we know, but you have to see the movies to understand what we mean. With Shea Shea and Soft Falling Rain in Europe and the possibility of Variety Club making his way to the States, this could be South Africa’s moment, particularly with the prospect that the restraints on our exports will be lifted shortly.

Now it’s on to the biggest fish of the lot, the Vodacom Durban July (VDJ), the best sporting idea that anyone ever had in Natal, a race as old as the Kentucky Derby, older than most football clubs in Europe, older than Ashes cricket, older for that matter, than the nation of South Africa. That doesn’t make it immune from shock, though. The biggest “bomb” came with Mike de Kock’s scratching of the race favourite, Vercingetorix, on the grounds of a slight lameness and reservations about his stamina. The other ground-shaker involves the possible inclusion of Variety Club, who has not been asked to go this far since his defeat by Jackson in the Investec Cape Derby two seasons back. The reservation has always been his stamina, and while he’s the toast of the nation, it remains a fact. One thing his inclusion would do though, is cause a tremor in the weights, because outside of a few, most of the field would have to come under sufferance at the minimum weight of 53 kgs. That would benefit all the high-weighted older horses and the best three-year-olds, but it would catch most of the field on the wrong foot.

That aside and these two interventions excepted, the past two weekends have been decisive in providing clues to the final field and the pricing of bookmakers, who’ve suspended betting pending a decision on Variety Club. The Daily News, the Gold Challenge and Sunday’s Jubilee Handicap have always been good July pointers, and this year they appear to have played an even more significant role. Firstly, they’ve enhanced the prospects of three of the older horses, last year’s VDJ hero Pomodoro, the Champions Cup ace Heavy Metal (both owned by Chris van Niekerk and trained by Sean Tarry), and Seal, who manfully shouldered a welterweight to victory in the Jubilee at a trip well short of his best. The Daily News enhanced the reputations of the first four home (in order,) Vercingetorix, No Worries,Capetown Noir and Wylie Hall, all of whom were elevated to prominence in the betting. On the same day, the Woolavington Stakes for fillies was the stage for Do You Remember to stake her claim, while it told the Triple Crown queen, Cherry On The Top’sconnections, she was “over the top”. If Wylie Hall comes into the reckoning on his fast-finishing stretch run in the Daily News, then the Summerhill Ready To Run graduate, Gothic, on the strength of his runner-up effort to Wylie Hall in the S.A. Derby, must be in the thick of it, too.

Those that underperformed on the weekend include Hill Fifty Four, Knock On Wood andShogunnar (a below par fourth in the Jubilee), while Whiteline Fever probably told us he’d be the third string in Tarry’s bow behind Pomodoro and Heavy Metal. One horse who did come from left field however, was Astro News, who thundered home in the Cup Trial for Charles Laird and Fred Crabbia, and while the form of this race might prove to be suspect, that may have just got him over the line for a place in the final lineup at the possible expense of stable companion, among others, of Master Plan. Don’t write the son of Solskjaer, Shogunnar off yet. This fellow can read and write; how many times has he disappointed at Group 2 and 3 level, only to come thundering back in Group One? He seldom fails at the top level, and the VDJ could just be his stage.

From a Summerhill perspective, while you’d always have to be pleased to have three runners in the race (No Worries, Shogunnar and the S.A. Classic ace, Love Struck), the latter was below par in the Daily News. He was however, having his first run in a couple of months, his first since his Group One victory, and it needs to be remembered that he was below par in the Guineas in his run immediately before the Classic. He was sitting on 19 in the merit list last week, and his participation will depend upon the rumoured withdrawal of Jackson, Thunder Dance and Cherry On The Top, in order to retain his spot in the field.

The wild card remains though, and that is whether or not the Horse Of The Year will be asked by his connections to step up for the extra 600 metres of the July. If he does, he’ll most certainly take his place at the top of the weights (60kgs) and on merit rating, that means that last year’s winner, Pomodoro, would then carry 57.5kgs with the top rated three-year-olds, coming in at the minimum for their age of 53.5kgs, as we’ve mentioned.

Whatever the outcome, it’s shaping up as a massive contest between the new generation and the old, the energetic and the enterprising, and envitably, between the well-drawn and the not-so-well drawn. Not that the draw worried Pomodoro (20) last year; as they say in Oz, “No Worries, mate”.

R3.5 MILLION

VODACOM DURBAN JULY (Grade 1)

Greyville, Turf, 2200m

6 July 2013

Entries, Merit Ratings and Weights as at 11 June 2013

Horse

MR

Kg

Trainer

JACKSON

113

60.0

Brett Crawford

POMODORO

113

60.0

Sean Tarry

HEAVY METAL

112

59.5

Sean Tarry

HILL FIFTY FOUR

112

59.5

Vaughan Marshall

WHITELINE FEVER

112

59.5

Sean Tarry

MASTER PLAN

110

58.5

Alec Laird

SEAL

110

58.5

Gavin van Zyl

ICE MACHINE

109

58.0

Garth Puller

BRAVURA

108

57.5

Joey Ramsden

ASTRO NEWS

107

57.0

Charles Laird

TRIBAL DANCE

107

57.0

Vaughan Marshall

RUN FOR IT

106

56.5

Justin Snaith

SHOGUNNAR

106

56.5

Gavin van Zyl

THUNDER DANCE

106

56.5

Brett Crawford

ZAMBUCCA

107

56.5

Saeed Mohideen

BULSARA

105

56.0

Gavin van Zyl

TAIPAN

105

56.0

Dean Kannemeyer

E-JET

104

55.5

Sean Tarry

GOLD ONYX (NZ)

104

55.5

Sean Tarry

CAPETOWN NOIR

107

55.0

Dean Kannemeyer

NO WORRIES

107

55.0

Gavin van Zyl

WYLIE HALL (AUS)

107

55.0

Weiho Marwing

PESSOA

103

55.0

Alec Laird

DO YOU REMEMBER

106

54.5

Geoff Woodruff

JET BELLE

105

54.0

Robbie Sage

ROCK COCKTAIL (AUS)

105

54.0

Mike de Kock

JET EXPLORER

101

54.0

Justin Snaith

SMANJEMANJE

101

54.0

Tyrone Zackey

KING OF PAIN

104

54.0

Joey Ramsden

PIERRE JOURDAN

100

53.5

Gary Alexander

POTALA PALACE

100

53.5

Mike Azzie

PUNTA ARENAS

100

53.5

Stan Elley

RIVER CROSSING

100

53.5

Mike Bass

LOVE STRUCK

103

53.0

Paul Lafferty

TELLINA

103

53.0

Geoff Woodruff

YORKER

102

53.0

Geoff Woodruff

GLORIOUS JET

98

53.0

St John Gray

GOLDEN CHATEAU (AUS)

98

53.0

Duncan Howells

WAGNER

98

53.0

Joe Soma

GOTHIC

97

53.0

Kumaran Naidoo

PENHALIGON

97

53.0

Alyson Wright

PUTNEY FLYER

96

53.0

Weiho Marwing

WAR HORSE

96

53.0

Corne Spies

AMERICAN STORM

95

53.0

Spike Lerena

LOCKHEED JETSTAR

95

53.0

Geoff Woodruff

PATRIOTIC REBEL

95

53.0

Mike de Kock

RED FORT

95

53.0

Geoff Woodruff

SABADELL

95

53.0

Geoff Woodruff

TRUE MASTER

95

53.0

Justin Snaith

WILD ONE

95

53.0

Jeff Freedman

YER-MAAN

95

53.0

St John Gray

ABERCROMBIE

94

53.0

Mike Bass

FOURTH ESTATE

93

53.0

Colin Scott

GENERAL SHERMAN

93

53.0

Sean Tarry

SILENT PARTNER

92

53.0

Mike de Kock

TERRITORIAL WATERS

92

53.0

Tony Rivalland

BIG CITY ANGEL

91

53.0

Gavin van Zyl

MASTER SABINA

90

53.0

Geoff Woodruff

MEISSA

89

53.0

Gary Alexander

SAFE HOUSE

89

53.0

Mike Azzie

HAMMIE’S DYNASTY

87

53.0

Mike Bass

SILVER SPRING

77

53.0

Gavin van Zyl

DREAMBYTHEMASTER

76

53.0

Charles Laird

VIVA MARIA

97

52.0

Mike de Kock

CHERRY ON THE CAKE

94

52.0

Gavin van Zyl

PRICELESS JEWEL

86

52.0

Adam Marcus

Summerhill entries denoted by yellow

Declarations : Monday 24 June 2013

Final Field and Barrier Draw : Tuesday 25 June 2013

Gallops : Thursday 25 June 2013

Vodacom Durban July : Saturday 6 July 2013

www.vodacomdurbanjuly.co.za

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RACING RUMOURS

Winter Star by Solskjaer
Winter Star by Solskjaer

Watch Winter Star in action…

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“We tend to consign the progeny of a stallion to the bin

as soon as the next good idea emerges.”

Racing is a complex business, we know that. Ask anyone to define the sector we operate in, and you will get any number of answers. Some will tell you we belong to the gambling or agricultural sector, others will tell you it’s a marketing business, while the purists will say it’s a sport; a hijacked one, but a sport nonetheless. Nobody ever ventures the fact that we’re in the fashion game, where owners, trainers, breeders and jockeys switch allegiances from one week to the next. We tend to consign the progeny of a stallion to the bin as soon as the next good idea emerges, often enough at our own expense, because a good stallion is a good stallion, is a good stallion. Whether he is on a hot or a cold streak, sooner or later, his virtues will pop up again.

Given his own history and the fact that he was not a two-year-old himself (Solskjaer debuted in the Irish 2000 Guineas (Gr.1), a mark of the esteem he enjoyed in the eyes his trainer, Aidan O’Brien), so it wasn’t reasonable to expect he would be a sire of early two-year-olds. The scoreboard at the end of the sophomore year read two top class performers from the first relatively small crop; Mauritian Horse of the Year Ice Axe and multiple Group One performer, Shogunnar, among them. Spurred, no doubt, by the reception of his first yearlings at the sales (he had the top priced filly at the National Yearling Sale and an average in the region of R300,000), breeders supported him staunchly in his third season, and there’ve been more than a few juveniles this year accruing from that lot, suggesting that those who put their hands up at last November’s Ready To Run in particular, are standing in the “pay-out” queue.

On Sunday, the shortest priced favourite on the Turffontein card was the recent S.A. Fillies Nursery heroine, Virgo’s Babe (who pretty well destroyed that field by a growing five lengths), though there was steady money for the one-time winning Solskjaer juvenile, Winter Star, from the relatively unheralded Johan Janse Van Vuurenstable. She bounced out at 5-1 (“bounced” is hardly appropriate here, as she dwelt at the start, losing several lengths), and remained in the rear for the bulk of the 1200 metres. Approaching the last two furlongs, her pilot let out a notch in his reins, and she didn’t need a second invitation. She cruised through the field like a hot knife through butter, catching the leaders with 150 to run, and was 3.75 lengths clear of the Nursery winner going to the line. This performance ranked with the best we’ve seen from a juvenile filly this season, and it will be interesting to see whether her connections send her to Durban now for the big Group Ones on July day and Gold Cup day. Either way, she has to be the most aptly-named two-year-old in the land right now.

Nobody here (nor at Coolmore, from whence he came) would be surprised at Solskjaer’s ability to get a good horse. Coolmore have a habit of reserving the names of great people some years in advance, so that when the right horse shows them enough to warrant a great name, they allocate it to him. At the time, Coolmore’s principal, John Magnier, held a substantial interest in Manchester United, and they opted to name their two best youngsters Solskjaer and Van Nilsterooy respectively, after the two best players at the club. All Solskjaer is doing now, is what was expected of him.

summerhill stud, south africa
summerhill stud, south africa

Enquiries :

Linda Norval 27 (0) 33 263 1081

or email linda@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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WINTER STAR... CHILLY!

Winter Star Horse
Winter Star Horse

Watch Winter Star winning her maiden

(Image : JC Photos - Footage : Tellytrack)

WINTER STAR

2012 SUMMERHILL READY TO RUN GRADUATE

WINTER STAR

Solskjaer (IRE) - Winter Dimension by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

2 Year-Old Bay Filly

Owner : Vicky Veeramootoo

Trainer : Johan Janse van Vuuren

Jockey : Donovan Mansour

Breeder : Summerhill Stud

WINTER STAR is a graduate from the Summerhill draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale.

MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE

For Maiden 2-Year-Old Fillies

Vaal, Turf, 1200m

16 May 2013

#

LBH

Horse

Kg

MR

Dr

Jockey

Trainer

1

0.00

WINTER STAR

58.0

0

6

D Mansour

Johan Janse van Vuuren

2

2.25

SUMMERTIME

58.0

0

11

G Wrogemann

Greg & Karen Anthony

3

2.35

DELIGHTED

58.0

0

8

S Khumalo

Barend Botes

4

2.50

REBEL POSE

58.0

0

1

*J Mariba (2.5)

Clinton Binda

5

2.75

ENCHANTED SILK

58.0

0

3

R Danielson

Sean Tarry

6

5.00

SUGAREE

58.0

0

10

B Dean

Stephen Moffatt

7

5.25

FINAL EPISODE

58.0

0

5

P Strydom

Gavin van Zyl

8

5.50

ALL THE TENS

58.0

0

4

M Van Rensburg

Stuart Pettigrew

9

7.25

GEMINI STAR

58.0

0

7

G Lerena

Mike Azzie

10

8.25

SHOUT OUT

58.0

0

2

R Fradd

Geoff Woodruff

11

8.75

ICELANDIC FIRE

58.0

0

14

S Chambers

Stephen Moffatt

12

9.00

MERITS CONCEDED

58.0

0

12

D Lembethe

Sean Tarry

13

12.50

BAREFOOT LADY

58.0

0

9

J Sampson

Lucky Houdalakis

14

35.00

WIND-UP BIRD

58.0

0

13

J Greyling

Stephen Moffatt

Late Scratchings

15

0.00

BREEZED IN

58.0

0

9

M Mienie

Paul Peter

16

0.00

WINTER DARLING

58.0

0

2

n/a

David Rahilly

summerhill stud
summerhill stud

Enquiries :

Tarryn Liebenberg +27 (0) 83 787 1982

or email tarryn@summerhill.co.za

www.summerhill.co.za

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