Equus Awards 2012 Results

Equus Awards 2012 Results

Summerhill Stud, Champion Breeders for eight consecutive years. Image: Summerhill Stud

Congratulations to Summerhill Stud who collected the Equus Award for Breeders Champion for the eighth consecutive year, an admirable achievement indeed. Summerhill achieved earnings of R13,317,507, almost R2-million ahead of Klawervlei Stud in the Cape.

Horses that assisted Summerhill Stud with their outstanding past season include Igugu(AUS), Smanjemanje and Pierre Jourdan.

Their imported champion raised-and-grazed filly Igugu(AUS) collected the Equus Award for Champion Older Filly/Mare Four Years Old +. Igugu won both her Graded races in the last season – The Ipi Tombe Challenge Gr 2 by five lengths and Gr 1 J&B Met from Bravura. The Vodacom Durban July and J&B Met winner Igugu(AUS) is currently in quarantine in Mauritius, scheduled for an exciting racing career ahead to be overseen by Equus champion trainer Mike De Kock.

Igugu(AUS) winning the 2011 Vodacom Durban July, with Pierre Jourdan running second. Smanjemanje placed second in this year's Grade 1 Vodacom Durban July. Image: Gold Circle

Smanjemanje won the Gr 2 Victory Moon Stakes as well as the London News Stakes Gr 3. He also followed these wins with Group places in the recent Gr 1 Vodacom Durban July, the Champions Challenge Gr 1 and Jubilee Handicap Gr 3.

Pierre Jourdan, a R60 000 Ready-To-Run Sales graduate who has earned in excess of R4.5 million, was auctioned off earlier this year for R1,6 million to dissolve a partnership. He is the winner this last season of the Gr 2 Charity Mile.

Congratulations to Mick Goss and his team at Summerhill Stud from the KZN Breeders!

Visit Summerhill Stud’s blog and website at www.summerhill.co.za

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