YOU KNOW THE NUMBER.
JUST DIAL THE CHAMPIONS.
EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
26-28 April 2013
When he took home the winner’s cheque in the R2million SA Classic (Gr.1) last Saturday, Love Struck became Summerhill’s second winner of South Africa’s richest race for the Classic generation in the past three years. Gitiano’s charge from the rear made him the farm’s fourth Group One performing 3 year-old in 2013.
On a racecourse, the line between fame and pain can be ever so fine. It’s an old sporting truism that you can’t win the big ones without the BMT. It’s hard enough to get a place in the field, let alone pick a Group One hero. But you can stack the odds on your side, by simply looking at history.
The first of the photos from the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run Sale
including the viewing of the horses, the stallion parade and the horses
making their way up to the School Of Excellence venue.
08h00 - 11h00 Viewing of horses at stables
School Of Excellence
11h30 View Gallops on the big screen in the Hall of Fame Theatre
12h00 Hartford House catered lunch and fine wines
14h00 Auction begins
The precincts of Jo’burg in general and Turffontein racecourse in particular, have been serendipitous venues for Summerhill-breds in recent years, contributing hoards to the lucre that’ve earnt us our championships. As lucrative a source as any of this bounty has been the Colts and Fillies versions of the Gauteng Guineas, where the past few seasons alone have produced victories for Imbongi, Pierre Jourdan and Fisani, and several place-getters. Scour the entries for these events any year you like, and you’ll find a slew of Summerhill-connected runners among them.
This year’s renewals are no different, with eleven (six colts and five fillies) slated to run in the first week in March. With the Emperors Palace Summer Ready To Run scheduled for next Wednesday 20th at the School of Excellence on Summerhill, it’s worth mentioning that seven of the ten are graduates of Ready To Run sales, and two of them were part of the small inaugural catalogue last year. While there are no guarantees in this game, it’s a fair bet there’ll be more than a few of those again in next week’s line-up.