Pivotal Pursuit produced a powerful finish in soft underfoot conditions to win the feature event at the Vaal on 27 December 2016 over 1200m. Andrew Fortune riding at the top of his game, gave Pivotal a peach of a ride to get him home comfortably at the line. Congratulations to owners Jimmy Sarkis & Greg Sadie. Pivotal Pursuit was bred by Drakenstein Stud.
Crystal Glamour done it the hard way, but under another top ride by Andrew Fortune she fought on to claim her 4th victory in only 11 starts at Turffontein over 1400m on 24 December 2016. The manner in which she won this race suggests that she is on the up and if she keeps progressing, a graded stakes win is on the cards for this daughter of Seventh Rock, bred by the Ascot Stud. Congratulations to owner Derick van Rensburg and his family!
Leading Jockey Andrew Fortune at his brilliant best, rode a patient race on Sha Boom Sha Boom in a fast run 1160m race and produced her at the right time to get her home by a neck at the line. Sha Boom Sha Boom’s victory gave the stable a double at Turffontein on Saturday 17 December 2016. Congratulations to owner Mrs Joyce Wallace and her family!
Seeking Gold went from pillar to post to claim her maiden victory in fluent fashion at Turffontein over 1600m on 17 December 2016. Confidently ridden by leading jockey Andrew Fortune, Seeking Gold ran out an easy winner by 3 lengths being eased down at the line. It should pay to follow this athletic daughter of Golden Sword through the season. Congratulations to owner Hylton Odendaal and his family. Seeking Gold was bred by Champion breeders Summerhill Stud!
Secret Vision sporting blinkers for the first time ran out an easy winner over 1160m on Saturday 03 January 2016 at Turffontein Racecourse. Jockey Andrew Fortune returned from injury to partner the Visionaire filly, he had her handily placed throughout the race and when he asked her for an effort she quickened well to win easily. Congratulations to the owners; Andrew Fortune, Greg Bortz, Laurence & Jarryd Wernars & Braam Van Huyssteen!
Woodland Sage won a strong maiden plate over 1450m, on international jockeys Day at Turffontein on 20November 2016. Another polished ride by Jockey Craig Zackey who now moves into second on the jockeys log behind stable rider Andrew Fortune, who is out of action with a few broken ribs. Congratulations to owners, Buddy & Jeffrey Zackey. Woodland Stage was bred by Henham Stud!
Eight year old Commodore Al won his 8th race at the Vaal over 2400m on 15 November 2016. Another well judged ride by in form Jockey Craig Zackey he produced “The Old Man” at the right time and kept him going to win a competitive race. Congratulations to owner Matilda Konstantatou and breeders Klawervlei Stud.
2001 - Icy Air paid R 60 000 – Champion racehorse won over R1,2-million in stakes including the SA Fillies Classic & SA Oaks.
2004 - Bhekinkosi paid R 65 000- won 10 races including the Java handicap and over R 800 000 in stakes.
2006 - Gymnast paid R 50 000- ran 4th in the Inaugural running of the Emperors Palace RTR Cup in 2007.
2007 - Fenerbahce paid R 425 000- ran 2nd in the Emperors Palace RTR Cup in 2008 and won over R 700 000 in stakes.
2008 - Pierre Jourdan paid R 60 000 – Champion racehorse won over R4,5m in stakes, winner of the Emperors Palace RTR Cup in 2009.
2011 - Waka Waka paid R 50 000 - ran 4th in the Emperors Palace RTR Cup.
2013- The Elmo Effect- winner of the Java handicap(listed) 2016 earned over R 385 000
2014 – Champagne Haze paid R280 000 winner of the Emperors Palace RTR Cup in 2015 won over R1,7 million in stakes to date. Duke Nukem 4th in 2015, earned over R400 00.
2015- Unagi paid R80 000 ran 4th in the Emperors Palace RTR Cup in 2016 and has already won over R 300 000 in stakes.
There have been 10 running’s of the Emperors Palace Johannesburg Ready To Run Cup, “Gary Alexander” runners have brought home “THE CUP” twice.
This year we are putting together partnerships and syndicates and if you would like to participate please contact Gary or me. You are welcome to forward us your list of horses you are interested in as well as any suggestions you may have relating to this sale. We need to know prior to the sale who is participating in order to purchase accordingly. Please be advised that we will not be buying horses on spec at this sale, so there is no guarantee there will be shares available after the sale.
This sale has proven to be a good value for money sale and coupled with the huge incentive of the 2,5 million rand race at Turffontein it is a worthwhile venture!
Our stable is currently in the top 10 in South Africa by way of stakes earned this season. In order to continue in this light we need your support at this sale, the success of a stable is the support of the owners. If our patrons unite, we can continue to buy top horses and remain competitive. Unity is strength!
The Elmo Effect was rewarded for his consistency and under a superb ride by jockey Craig Zackey won the Java handicap(listed) at Turffontein on 06 November 2016. Congratulations to owners Pravin Chetty and Hylton Odendaal. The Elmo Effect was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Fish River Canyon relished the extra ground and broke her maiden at the Vaal over 1800m on Saturday 29 October 2016. Given a cracking ride by Craig Zackey, Fish River Canyon finished best of all to win going away. Congratulations to owner Hylton Odendaal. Fish River Canyon was bred by Summerhill Stud.