Cape Premier Sale in January seeks to build on success

By Thomas J. Thornbury (Associate Director of Sales, Keeneland)  The results of the 2011 inaugural Cape Premier Sale were so rewarding that all the breeders in South Africa took notice. The idea is simple: create a select sale of the very best yearlings gathered from farms throughout South Africa. Market them in the fresh, exciting setting … Continue reading Cape Premier Sale in January seeks to build on success

Pronto Pronto, son of Major Impact, won Indian Guineas

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) Handled brilliantly by Richard Hughes — a chance ride for him since the declared jockey Y.S. Srinath was indisposed — Pronto Pronto (Major Impact – Sandslash), having his first run in five months, lifted the Casino Royale Indian 2000 Guineas, Gr.1, by half a length from Picasso with Cardinal three-parts of a … Continue reading Pronto Pronto, son of Major Impact, won Indian Guineas

Alma Mater swoops from last to first in Indian 1000 Guineas

By Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) Laying last at the half-way stage of the Indian 1000 Guineas, Gr.1, Sunday, jockey B. Prakash on Alma Mater (Royal Kingdom – La Pieta) improved spectacularly — travelling widest of all — to be in the hailing distance of the leaders at the 400-meter marker and then rode a power-packed finish to … Continue reading Alma Mater swoops from last to first in Indian 1000 Guineas