Summerhill-bred Visionaire filly Takingthepeace has once again stamped KZN Breeders in Gauteng, with a dominating run in the Gr2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas (the first leg of the Triple Tiara), a race previously won by the likes of Heaps Of Fun (a Summerhill-bred daughter of Visionaire).
Under Callan Murray, the Mike De Kock-trained Takingthepeace is owned in partnership by the maestro trainer himself, Michael Shea (a son of jockey Kevin Shea) and Mr Makepeace. The three year old filly sold for R280 000 at the CTS Ready To Run Sale under the name Sagana as Lot 121.
The bay filly is out of Lisa Anne by Rambo Dancer, in turn out of a Complete Warrior mare. This is the damline of Well Dressed and African Appeal.
Summerhill Stud have produced 85 winners this season, and are currently on an equal footing with Klawervlei in the winners to runners percentages. Klawervlei are the current National Log Leaders of leading breeders by Stakes Earned with Summerhill following hot on their heels.
This is the fourth win for Takingthepeace, who has earned R 800,125 in stakes from eight starts. She has yet to be out of the money from all of her starts with four wins and four places.
A big congratulations to all concerned and well done to the breeders, Summerhill Stud.