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					                             AUGUST 2010:
                                 Equus Awards 2010
                                 Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2011                                      Upcoming Sales
                                 Ready to Run Cup 2010
                                 My Story – Bill Finley visits South Africa
                                 Marketing Update

Equus Awards 2010
South Africa’s “Oscars” Celebrate the 2009/2010 Racing Season Achievers

                                                                                                      EMPERORS PALACE
                                                                                                  Ready to Run Sale
                                                                                                      7 November 2010
                                                                                                  TBA Sales Complex, Germiston

  Congratulations to all nominees and winners of the 2010 Equus Awards
 Champion 2 year old Filly                                  Mahbooba
 Champion 2 year old Colt                                   Link Man
 Champion 3 year old Filly                                  Here To Win
 Champion 3 year old Colt                                   Irish Flame
 Champion Older Filly/Mare
 Champion Older Male
 Champion Sprinter
                                                            Mother Russia
                                                            J J The Jet Plane
                                                            J J The Jet Plane
 Champion Middle Distance Horse                             Bold Silvano                                  TO THE
 Champion Stayer                                            Irish Flame                             RACING SOUTH AFRICA
 Outstanding Achievement                                    Hear The Drums                          SPONSORED RACE DAY
 Champion Stallion                                          Jet Master
 Outstanding Stallion Achievement                           Dynasty                                Saturday 18 September 2010
 Broodmare of the Year                                      Stormsvlei                               Venue: Eclipse Marquee,
 Champion Breeder                                           Summerhill Stud                          Rowley Mile Racecourse,
 Breeder Award - Exceptional International
                                                            Mr. A J Boshoff for Lizard's Desire
                                                                                                  The annual promotion of South African
 Work Riders of the Year                                    John Nel & Andile Ndogo
                                                                                                     horseracing where South African
 Apprentice of the Year                                     Aldo Domeyer
                                                                                                    cuisine and fine Cape wines will be
 Champion Jockey                                            Anton Marcus                                served throughout the day
 Champion Trainer                                           Mike de Kock
                                                                                                   We invite you to join us to find out
 Owner of the Year                                          Ingrid and Markus Jooste              how you can make South Africa one of
 Horse of the Year                                          Irish Flame                                 your racing destinations

      See Page 6 for 2009/2010 Season Statistics                                                     To book tickets online go to
                        Presents the Inaugural

 Cape Premier
 Yearling Sale
                              January 27 - 28


                To be held at the
   Cape Town International Convention Centre

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   Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup                                                             Five Dedicated Trials for

Dedicated Trials with Stakes                                                                              Gauteng
Ready to Run Cup 2010                                                                           Thursday, 7 October
                                                                                                Vaal Turf Outside Track
Published by: - Charl Pretorius, 24 August 2010
JUST a few weeks ago, the news broke of an intended increase in the                             R100,000
stake for the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup to R2-million. Of                                Tuesday, 19 October (Night
course, that innovation becomes a reality for graduates of this year’s
sale, while last year’s will be running for the advertised R1.5-million on
Saturday 6th November 2010.                                                                     Turffontein Standside Track
The Emperors Palace Ready to Run Sale’s reputation among sales                                  1400m
countrywide has not only been hard-earned, it has been sustained over                           R100,000
many years. In a relatively short space, its associated race has grown
from a half a million Rand event to R2-million, and now we have the
                                                                                                KwaZulu Natal
news the stakeholders have introduced special trials in the lead up to                          Sunday, 3 October
this year’s event. History tell us that a strong preponderance of potential                     Clairwood
candidates only start their racing careers at this time of year, and with
the heavy over-subscription of maiden events in all our big centres,
there’s no guarantee of a run for a horse trying to make the cut.                               R80,000
As a result, both Phumelela and Gold Circle have allowed for dedicated                          Sunday, 17 October
trials with added stakes in each of the three major centres,
Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, where graduates of the sale are
guaranteed a run without the risk of elimination. While this doesn’t                            1200m
preclude non-candidates from participating, those who are subscribed                            R80,000
for the race with an opportunity to qualify, will get a run. Speaking from
                                                                                                Western Cape
Summerhill, manager in charge of their Ready to Run string, Tarryn
Liebenberg commented “It’s one thing incentivising investors with a big                         Wednesday, 6 October
prize, it’s another affording them the opportunity to qualify. While the                        Durbanville
odds of competing for such a prize from just 160 candidates makes this                          1400m
the best sales race in the world, clearing the way for the best horses is
just as important. This new innovation makes this possible, and provides
our customers with the assurance that we’re batting for them all the way
to the finish line”.

                                                                                                 Ready to Run Cup

                                                                                                    Sat 6 Nov 2010
Pierre Jourdan and his connections after his victory in the 2009 Emperors Palace Ready to Run
                                                  My Story                                   Our final visit was to the home of Mary
                                                                                             Slack. What a gracious, elegant woman
                                                  By BILL FINLEY                             she is.
                                                                                             What do Americans think of South
                                                     What’s biltong, who are the             Africa? That’s hard to say since,
                                                     Springboks and is Dynasty a racehorse   frankly, a lot of us, don’t know that
                                                     and sire or an old America TV show      much about the country and its
                                                     starring John Forsythe?                 people. The World Cup helped some,
                                                     Before August 15 rolled around and I    but, remember, most Americans don’t
                                                     boarded a South Africans Airlines       care one bit about what you call
                                                     flight from New York to Johannesburg,   football and we call soccer. But I will
 Bill Finley                                         I couldn’t answer any of those          do my best to spread the word that
                                                     questions. Now, I have sampled all      South Africa is a beautiful country with
sorts of biltong, have watched the Springboks lose to the dreaded All Blacks and know        a growing racing industry and arguably
all about Dynasty, Pocket Power, Jet Master, Durban July, the J & B Met and so much          the nicest people on the planet.
more about South Africa, South African people and the country’s breeding and racing
industries. That’s what an extensive eight-day course in South African racing and a trip
throughout the country will do for you.
Soon, this wealth of knowledge will be shared with thousands of racing enthusiasts
around the globe and others who follow the sport around the world. The purpose of
my trip was to write an extensive “magazine-style” story on South African racing and
breeding for the U.S.-based Thoroughbred Daily News.
The TDN is among the most prestigious and widely read racing journals in the world
and is considered a “must read” by the majority of the top people in the sport,
particularly among the world’s leading breeders and buyers of bloodstock. The story
will be released in time to coincide with the Keeneland September sales and will be
distributed on the sales grounds.
The story would not have been possible without the help and guidance of Eamonn
Cullen,      the     Irish-born
marketing manager for
BloodStock South Africa.
Cullen held me by the hand
during my eight days in
South Africa, escorting me
across the country as we
met several of the most
important people in the
breeding        and        sales
industries. It was some
After I arrived at the airport,
Cullen and I wasted no time
hitting the road and were         Eamonn Cullen (left) with the legendary Gary Player
settled in at Gary Player’s farm within a few hours of my arrival. I have to admit that I
had never heard of most of the people Cullen would introduce me to over the next
several days, but that, of course, was not the case with Player. He is an iconic figure
not just in South Africa but around the world and it was a thrill to meet him.
Player was not only fascinating but a true gentleman who made me feel right at home.
I would soon learn that all South Africans are like Player in that they are warm, friendly
and hospitable.
The next day I was chasing after a pair of giraffes on the game farm of Graeme Koster,
hoping I would get close enough to snap a terrific picture, which I did. Soon thereafter,
Koster treated Eamonn and myself to a braai, still one more thing I had not heard of
before coming to South Africa. With the food, drink and good will flowing, I quickly         Pictures supplied by Maine Chance Farms,
realized I was not going to come home without having gained a good 20 pounds. Or             Klawervlei Stud, Drakenstein Stud and
make that 1 stone, 6 pounds.                                                                 Summerhill Stud
The trip continued with visits to Highlands Farm, Maine Chance Farm and Klawervlei
Stud. Like his brother, John Koster, the master of Klawervlei, couldn’t wait for me to
drink one of his famous John Deere concoctions. They looked horrible, but were
actually pretty good.
We chatted and lunched with Gaynor Rupert at her fabulous Drakenstein Stud and
sampled her family’s wines. I had breakfast with Jehan Malherbe and was treated like a
king by Mick Goss. I stayed two nights at Goss’s Hartford House, where I had one of the
best meals I have ever eaten.
                                                                                     Emperors Palace
                    Marketing Update                                                 National Two Year Old
                    Eamonn Cullen                                                    Sale 2010
                    Marketing Manager, Bloodstock SA                                 R1-million Sales Topper
                 I was recently invited by TBA Council member Koos de Klerk to
                 travel to KwaZulu Natal and visit some of the breeders on
                 their farms. I really enjoyed meeting the breeders at their
homes and I would like to thank them for making time in their busy schedules
to meet with me. A vast range of topics were discussed and I can clearly see
that these breeders are united in promoting both the KZN-bred horse, as well
as the South African-bred horse. I would also like to thank the individuals who
kindly let me stay on their properties – their hospitality and friendship will not
be forgotten.

Bill Finley Visit
I don’t usually mention a special thank you to individuals, but on my recent trip
                                                                                     Mike Sharkey (Highlands Farm Stud) congratulates Ian
with Bill Finley, the following people went out of there way to assist me in         Longmore
promoting South Africa as the country to invest in Bloodstock.
                                                                                     Whilst both the average and aggregate
Mr. Gary Player - we so fortunate in this country to have a man like Gary
                                                                                     of the Emperors Palace National Two
Player in our industry. Mr. & Mrs. Player were great hosts, along with Rachael       Year Old Sale were down, there was
and their fantastic team on the farm.                                                cause for celebration when a Dynasty
Graeme & Esme Koster on their Game farm – what great hosts! Bill left with           colt (out of Moonlit Prairie) sold for R1
many memories of South Africa but the Kosters went out of their way to               million.
ensure his “African Safari” was an experience which he will remember.                A magnificent specimen, the colt,
Mike Sharkey - your interview and time spent with Bill, at a time when               named Jackson, was consigned by
Highlands is extremely busy, was greatly appreciated.                                Highlands Farm Stud.
John Slade and the Maine Chance Staff - John spoke so passionately about the         Ian Longmore bought the sale topper,
Industry and along with his great knowledge and experience left an impression        which almost doubled the top price of
                                                                                     2009 (R550,000). Jackson is from the
on us. I mustn’t forget to mention another highlight – the wonderful lunch
                                                                                     wonderful international No Class
served.                                                                              family, responsible for such champions
John Koster - we stayed a night at Klawervlei Stud and anyone in the industry        as Dance Smartly, Sky Classic and
who has had the pleasure of staying on this farm will know what I mean when I        champion US sire Smart Strike. The
say John and his team ensure an unforgettable experience.                            latter is the sire of the 2010 Preakness
Gaynor Rupert & Ross Fuller - a visit to this picturesque farm which included a      Stakes winner Lookin At Lucky.
tour of the car museum and a visit to the vineyards, as well as lunch hosted by
the charming Gaynor Rupert – a “wow” experience for both Bill and myself.            SA Racing Industry
Jehan Malherbe - thank you for meeting for an early morning breakfast
and speaking about the Sheikhs’ operations who are among South Africa’s              Loses Two Legends
most prominent promoters internationally.                                            Port Elizabeth trainer, Nic Claassen (84)
Mick Goss his team at Hartford House and Summerhill Stud – a world                   died on Wednesday 18 August 2010, in Port
class Stud Farm and Hotel. Alec Hogg was truly a fantastic dinner guest. I
                                                                                     Elizabeth after suffering a severe stroke.
unfortunately missed the stay at Hartford – I drove cross country from Cape
                                                                                     Yet another training legend from               Port
Town and had to settle for a Wimpy meal and a motel in Bloemfontein (but in
                                                                                     Elizabeth, Stanley Greeff (82) passed away
fairness Mick had a very nice omelette waiting for me when I arrived!)
                                                                                     just hours afterwards following a long illness.
Mike & Di de Kock - To do an interview in your home on the night of your
                                                                                     Condolences to family and friends.
daughter’s birthday celebration give us a definite understanding of Team de
Kock’s commitment to going the extra mile to promote this country and its
thoroughbreds.                                                                                                       Stanley Greeff
Mary Slack – for allowing us to visit on a Sunday and give us your experiences
of racing and breeding as one of the countries leading owners.

All the above people were both professional and hospitable to our visitor
from the United States. I, myself, have had the pleasure of the famous South
African hospitality from KwaZulu Natal to the Cape, from Colesburg to Port
Elizabeth and it has made my stay here in South Africa a lot easier. Thank
you all of those who have made this possible - you know who you are.

                                                                                                              Nic Claassen
           1 August 2009 – 31 July 2010 - Sporting Post              INTERNATIONAL NEWS
           Final Statistics for 2009/2010 Racing Season
                             BREEDERS BY STAKES
1.    Summerhill Stud                                R18,723,862
2.    Ascot Stud                                      R8,424,475
3.    Klawervlei Stud                                 R6,458,825
4.    Lammerskraal Stud                               R6,338,325
5.    Highlands Farm Stud                             R6,309,824    BOUND BY HONOUR – 1

6.    Normandy Stud                                   R6,293,375    Rambo Dancer x Child of Grace (bred by
7.    Wilgerbosdrift                                  R6,227,800    Waterford Stud)
                                                                    1 August 2010, Bad-Harzburg
8.    Scott Bros                                      R5,921,237
9.    D Cohen & Sons                                  R5,743,512    BOUND BY HONOUR – 1

10.   Maine Chance Farm                               R5,441,662    Rambo Dancer x Child of Grace (bred by
                                                                    Waterford Stud)
                               SIRES BY STAKES                      14 August 2010, Saarbrucken
1.    Jet Master                                     R14,124,350
2.    Silvano                                        R12,619,774                UNITED KINGDOM
3.    Captain Al                                      R9,801,800
4.    Fort Wood                                       R9,534,737
5.    Kahal                                           R9,383,525
6.    Western Winter                                  R7,966,862
7.    Parade Leader                                   R7,913,024
8.    Windrush                                        R6,575,599                           rd
                                                                    KING’S GAMBIT – 3
9.    Dynasty                                         R6,487,925    Silvano x Lady Brompton (bred by Danika Stud)
10.   Jallad                                          R6,343,874    20 August 2010, York

                            SIRES OF 3YO BY STAKES                  MONTE CAVALLO – 3rd
                                                                    Saumarez x Mufski (bred by Ambiance Stud)
1.    Silvano                                         R6,510,750    21 August 2010, Sandown Park
2.    Dynasty                                         R6,148,250
3.    Parade Leader                                   R4,898,025
4.    Jet Master                                      R4,860,550                       FRANCE
5.    Kahal                                           R4,518,225
6.    Captain Al                                      R4,488,750
7.    Fort Wood                                       R4,321,387
8.    Mogok                                           R2,799,225
9.    Jallad                                          R2,785,800
10.   Victory Moon                                    R2,625,175   TIZA – 4th
                                                                   Goldkeeper x Mamushka (bred by Daytona Stud)
                            SIRES OF 2YO BY STAKES                 5 August 2010, Deauville
1.    Captain Al                                      R1,437,850                           th
                                                                   PERFECT SEASON – 4
2.    Tiger Ridge                                     R1,400,175   Jallad x T-Model (bred by Mr. G A R Sturlese)
3.    Kahal                                           R1,058,300   14 August 2010, Deauville
4.    Var                                             R1,044,000
5.    Count Dubois                                     R886,725    WINTER FEVER – 2nd
                                                                   Western Winter x Fashion Fever (bred by Scott Bros)
6.    Lecture                                          R818,175    18 August 2010, Deauville
7.    Toreador                                         R738,700
8.    Cataloochee                                      R731,025    TIZA – 3rd – GR 3 Prix de Meautry Lucien Barriere
9.    Jet Master                                       R715,400    Stakes
10.   Fort Wood                                        R709,825    Goldkeeper x Mamushka (bred by Daytona Stud)
                                                                   29 August 2010, Deauville

                             TRAINERS BY STAKES
1.    MF de Kock                                     R22,304,287                          USA
2.    SG Tarry                                       R13,945,750
3.    CS Laird                                       R11,949,687
4.    MW Bass                                        R11,875,224
5.    J Snaith                                        R9,420,250
6.    GS Kotzen                                       R7,819,275
7.    J Ramsden                                       R7,279,574   GYPSY’S WARNING – 3 – GR 1
8.    GD Smith                                        R7,053,499   BEVERLY D STAKES
9.    GM Alexander                                    R6,625,512   Mogok x Gypsy Queen (bred by Rathmor Stud)
10.   AC Greeff                                       R6,427,725   21 August 2010, Arlington Park

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