WHEN you reflect on the performances of Igugu, only then will you realise just what stock is available at the Emperors Ready To Run Sale at Gosforth Park on the first Sunday in November. The daughter of Galileo swept all before her in the last racing season and she could have belonged to anyone, even you!
Lot 180: Duke Of Medina, by Rock Of Gibraltar. (see link).
The beauty about this sale as compared with others is that you get a good look at the specimens on offer at the two breeze-up dates in Johannesburg and Mooi River. The horses that are already in Johannesburg for the sale will be on show on Wednesday 12th October from midday at Turffontein Racecourse and the majority of the 185 lots on offer in November will be shown at Summerhill Stud in Mooi River on Friday 14th October from 11:30a.m.
Once you have made up your mind, you will then be off to the sale, guns ablazing to purchase your dream horse who will automatically qualify to run in the 2012 Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup, a race worth R2 million already won by Pierre Jourdan who cost a mere R60 000 and who went on after that to run second to Igugu in the 2011 Vodacom Durban July.
The catalogues have been printed and distributed for next month’s sale and a quick glance through it reveals a kaleidoscope of international pedigrees that South African buyers will welcome.
Lot 30 is a Rock of Gibraltar colt, Rock of Arts, who is related to the mighty fast Ruby Clipper, the multiple champion filly, and the stallion Seventh Rock, Lot 14 is the full brother to the Dubai winner Art of War, Lot 42, a daughter of Rock of Gibraltar, who is out of a halfsister to Juggler, the New Zealand bred 15 time winner who amassed over 2.3 Australian dollars in prize money in his career and the locally bred Bravissimo, Lot 96 by perennial champion sire Jet Master, who is related to the brilliant fillies Mocha Java and Mochachino.
Meanwhile another Rock Of Gibraltar offspring Duke Of Medina (Lot 180), was singled out by work rider Thabiso Mgoza. Thabo has just returned from USA where he has been riding work for Becky Thomas. Riding thoroughbreds comes to him naturally and he loves watching the horses he has brought on over the years doing well.
Duke Of Medina comes from a Sadler’s Wells female line. His dam is Group 2 placed and comes from a strong Australian family. He strides out well and covers ground in work.
It is all there waiting for you to action. The sale takes place on Sunday 6th November, the day after the 2011 R2 million Emperors Palace Ready to Run Cup where the graduates of the 2010 sale will strut their stuff in their quest to become South Africa’s champion racehorse.
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