Banana Republic always showed a distinct liking for the Turffontein inside Course. It came as no surprise when she easily accounted for a moderate maiden field at Turffontein over 1200m on 17 November 2018. Well handled by apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had her well placed throughout and made his run at the right time to win going away. Congratulations to owners, G Alexander & Suzan Louw. Banana Republic was bred by Summerhill Stud.
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Twelve months free stabling & training fees.
From 01 December 2018 until 30 November 2019.
Just Kidding is a 2 year old unraced filly, from the proven family of Equus champion “Icy Air” and more recently “Brand New Cadillac”. She was purchased at the recent Emperor’s Palace BSA Ready to Run Sale held at Gosforth Park, by Gary Alexander, for R160 000(ex Vat). Gary’s comments on this filly is that she is big strong, well balanced and athletic and one of his top picks at the sale.
A once off payment of R 17000(ex Vat) for a ten percent share in this beautifully bred filly, that is legible for the Ready to Run Cup at Turffontein in November 2019. This is for the cost of the share in the filly and the entry fee for the 2019 Ready to Run Cup. This payment includes twelve months free stabling and training fees, from 01 December 2018 until 01 November 2019.
Master & Man powered home to get the better of the favourite in a ding dong finish, on Thursday night at Turffontein over 1600m, on the 15 November 2018. Another good ride by apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had Master & Man well placed from the start and produced him at the right time to get him home by a head at the line under a strong ride. Master & Man will be better over further and it may pay to follow him through the season. Congratulations to owners Bruce & Jo Gardner and Gary Alexander. Master & Man was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Ration My Passion(NZ) was headed 300m out, but fought back and went on strongly under a top ride from apprentice Denis Schwarz, to shed her maiden tag over 2400m, at the Vaal on 13 November 2018. She is a progressive type and it should pay to follow her over marathon trips. Congratulations to owners Laurence & Jaryd Wernars, Anthony Joannides, Greg Sadie, Bruce & Jo Gardner. Ration My Passion(NZ) was bred by Cambridge Stud.
Odd Rob was in good form at Turffontein on 18 October 2018, he easily accounted for competitive field over 2600m, to record his sixth victory. Apprentice Denis Schwarz rode a copy book race and had it won half way up the straight. Congratulations to owners Mrs M Jeffery & Mr S Jeffery. Odd Rob was bred by Bosworth Farm Stud.
Under a good tactical ride by up and coming apprentice Denis Schwarz. Brand New Cadillac kept finding after leading from the start, to hold off the challenges and score an impressive victory at the Vaal on 30 August 2018 over 2400m. This was Brand New Cadillac’s second win and he is maturing into a decent stayer. Congratulations to owners; Adrian Giuricich, Pravin Chetty, Bruce Gardner, Gerald Kalil, Grant Knowles, Darren Simpson, Brian Seggar & Julie Alexander. Brand New Cadillac was bred by Summerhill stud!
It was all against Zeal & Zest!... this race over 2000m was run at such a sedate pace on Vaal inside track, that the field literally cantered and sprinted. This is not ideal for horses with stamina, but under a good ride from Sherman Brown who deputised for Mark Khan who was booked off ill, Brown got Zeal & Zest out early in the straight and got him going, this was the major factor that won him the race. Zeal & Zest is coming back to his best and it should pay to follow him in the new season. Congratulations to owners; Pravin Chetty, Sunil Mungaroo, Adrian Giuricich, Darren Simpson, Brian Seggar & Gary Alexander. Zeal & Zest was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Top Shot won his seventh race at Turffontein Racecourse on Saturday 14 July 2018 over 2000m and the manner in which he won suggests that he still has more wins in the tank. Apprentice Denis Schwarz did duty for Mark Khan who was sidelined because of a suspension. Congratulations to owners; Jo & Bruce Gardner, Greg Sadie & Mark Khan. Top Shot was a fifty thousand rand purchase and was bred by Summerhill Stud.
Saragon won a competitive Pinnacle plate for Fillies and Mares in style over 1600m on July day at Turffontein Racecourse. Competently ridden by up and coming apprentice Denis Schwarz, he had Saragon well placed throughout the race and produced her at the right time to win going away. Congratulations to winning owners Ashleigh Venter and Simon & Michelle Jeffery.
The nominees for Champion Stayer for the 2018 Racing Association award were , Fortissima, Just Cruised In, Let it Rain, Secret Potion & Hero’s Honour. In a hotly contested category the vote went to Hero’s Honour. The stable is delighted for owners Laurence & Jaryd Wernars, Greg Sadie, Bruce & Joanne Gardner. It is wonderful to pick up another Racing Association award, especially with this young horse who should continue to improve as he matures. Hero’s Honour was also nominated for Champion 3 year old but the vote went to the well deserved Monks Hood. Hero’s Honour was bred by Summerhill Stud who also bred Champion three year old filly Takingthepeace, whose dam Lisa Anne was trained by Gary Alexander.