Are you Ready?

The Emperors Palace Ready to Run Race and Sale take place on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of November respectively. The final field will be confirmed on Tuesday the 1st of November and the draw will take place, live on Telly Track at mid-day. This is a very exciting week for the potential contenders as although many are most certainly going to make the final 18, there are still one or two positions which may change. The spectrum of horses which have qualified is varied and reaffirms the fact that the Ready to Run sale has a horse for everyone and all those who enter the sweepstake have a shot at the big race, regardless of the purchase price.

This extract from the TBA website gives a bit more detail to the sale:


Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 01:35PM

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
6 November 2011

Bloodstock South Africa – 185, two year olds go under the hammer on Sunday 6th November in the 2011 Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale at the TBA Sales Complex at Gosforth Park from 2pm.

The sale has grown in stature over the years and has produced last season’s champion racehorse, Igugu.
The horses will arrive at the sales complex by Sunday this weekend and there will be a full week’s viewing for the public. Sales catalogues have been posted and are also available online at

The added bonus is the ability to contest the R2 million Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup in November 2012 at Turffontein. By ticking the box when you purchase, and for a mere cost of R4560 including VAT, your purchase will get the chance to chase total prize money of a minimum of R2 million.

Over the last few weeks, potential buyers have had a chance to view the gallops of all the entrants of the sale. Breeze-ups took place at Turffontein racecourse on Wednesday 12th October and at Summerhill Stud on Friday 14th October and the general consensus amongst all attendees was a very high standard of racehorse.

For those who did not manage to attend either of the 2 breeze-up sessions, video clips are available online on both the Summerhill Stud website,, and the Bloodstock South Africa website, DVD’s are available at the Bloodstock SA Offices.

Another great benefit of the sale which will suit all buyers is the up to 6 cheque payment scheme dependant on the amount of the purchase. This, in the current economic climate will generate massive support from not only local but international buyers as well.

The panel assembled at Summerhill have made their picks and it is now up to you to decide on which horses you will bid for next weekend. The roll of honour from past years’ sales speaks for itself. 2008 and 2009 graduates, Pierre Jourdan and Igugu fought out the exacta in the 2011 Vodacom Durban July; great testimony to the bloodstock on offer at this sale.

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