2011 Ready-To-Run Sale Preview

2011 Ready-To-Run Sale Preview

The 2011 Ready-To-Run gallops take place today at Turffontein Racecourse from midday, with the majority of the horses being shown at Summerhill Stud on Friday, from 11:30. A panel of judges provide an informative insight afterwards advising which horses were the best shown. The panel includes some of the best judges of horses in the country including Mike de Kock, Jehan Malherbe, Joey Ramsden, Sean Tarry, Graeme Hawkins, Michael Roberts and Kip Elser, the owner of Kirkwood Stables in America.

The sale takes place on the 6 November at the TBA complex, the day after the running of the Emperors Palace Ready-To-Run Cup for the 2010 sale graduates.

Photo courtesy Summerhill Stud

Horses sold at the sale will automatically qualify to run in the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, with a stakes of R2 million on offer. The most prestigious horses to have come off this sale are this years Vodacom Durban July winner, and 2011 Equus Horse Of The Year Igugu(AUS), who sold for R1 000 000 at this sale, and was well worth her price tag. The horse that ran second to her, Pierre Jourdan was a 2008 graduate of the same sale – and a bargain at just R60 000! Interesting to note too that both were raised and grazed at Summerhill Stud.

There are some beautifully bred horses on offer, with current Champion Breeders Summerhill Stud making up the bulk of the catalogue. They have quite a few very well-bred imports from Argentina and Australia on offer.

We have a look at some of the lots on offer from KZN stud farms:

From Summerhill Sales there is lot Lot 11 named Marry Me Mullins. She is the 6th produce from 3-time winning Bridal Paths by Mullins Bay. To date her dam has produced 2 runners and a winner by Kahal named Noma-India. Bridal Paths is a half-sister to Choice Field, the dam of Pick Six.

The next is Lot 13 by Muhtafal(USA) out of 2 time winner Campari, called Gee And Tee. Campari has had one previous foal by Way West who has placed 4 times from 9 starts. Gee And Tee’s third dam is Please Be True, a 7-time winner including two Grade 1 races.

Lot 56 by Muhtafal(USA)is named Coming Up Roses, out of Gloriosa, and half-sister to Poppy. Her second dam is Blushing Bloom, who is a half-sister to Wild Cocktail, Fov’s Flower and Dancing Flower, the dam of Flame, Kelly and Victory Moon and the family of Imbongi.

Lot 61 a colt by Kahal(GB) named Ingwazi out of Great Attraction, an own sister to Nordic Air, the dam of Icy Air. Great Attraction is the dam of 7 runners and 4 winners including 10-time winner Ampitheatre, winner of the Grade 2 Gold Vase and Premiers Handicap.

Lot 83 named Rum Tum Tugger by Kahal(GB) is out of Jumping Jaguar (a half-sister to Sleek Braashee). She is the dam of 1 runner and winner named Ikati by Cataloochee.

From Greenhill Farm there is Lot 15 named Authenticated by Muhtafal out of 4-time winner, Catch Twenty Two. The dam is a half-sister to Bianconi and Tom And Jerry. She is the dam of 8 runners and 6 winners including Phunyuka, winner of the Grade 2 Emerald Cup, as well as Damage Is Done, now a sire in Gauteng.

Photo courtesy Summerhill Stud

From Balmoral Pre Training acting as Agent they have Lot 23 by Caesour, a bay colt called Familiar Chat out of Colombe D’or. The dam is a half-sister to Kiss Me Quick and Mason Dixon. The dam has produced 9 runners and 7 winners. The second dam is Kiss Of Peace, ARCSA Champion 3YO Filly in 1987. This is also the family of At The Savoy and Gang Related. The third dam is Pax Romana, a half-sister to Harry Hotspur and Rotterdam.

Also acting as Agent, Balmoral Pre Training have a chestnut colt by Stronghold, LOT 39, out of Elation called Tealion. The first dam Elation was a 5-time winner and dam of 3 runners and 3 winners. This family includes Bush Telegraph, Waikato and Lords(SNL).

Lot 82, with Balmoral Pre-Training as agent is a beautifully bred bay filly by Stronghold(GB) out of Jumeirah Beach, and own sister to Zebra Crossing and half-sister to Circle Of Life and African Lion. The filly is named Hold On. The dam has produced 3 runners and 3 winners to date. Third dam is Durban July Winner, Tecla Bluff.

Far End Pre Training acting as Agent have Lot 129 named Great Rumpus by Black Minnaloushe out of 6-time winner Princess Polly. She is a half-sister to Rubirosa and Young Rake and the family of Rock Opera.

From Yellow Star Stud, there is Lot 112 by Cataloochee called Catalonia. She is the first produce of 3-time winner National Feature. This family includes the likes of Eventuail(ARG), Russian Pioneer, Emerald Beauty, Elusive Fort, Empress Club(ARG) and Escoleta Fitz.

LOT 113 by Kahal(GB) is named Gypsy Tinker out of 3-time winner National Gypsy. She is the dam of 6 runners and 5 winners including Fair Brutus, an 8-time winner including the Grade 2 Senor Santa Handicap. This family includes Grand Format.

To view a copy of the catalogue, courtesy of www.tba.co.za, please click here

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