Sandringham Summit – Service Fee Announced

Freeman Stallions invite mare owners to contact them

The Sandringham Summit Syndicate held their first AGM at Varsfontein Stud Farm on Thursday. The syndicate’s management committee has confirmed that his next mission in racing will be the R2m Gr1 Gold Challenge at Hollywoodbets Greyville on 08 June over 1600m, (draw, etc. dependent).

That may not be his final mission for the season as the option is being kept open for one more race before he retires to stud in 2024. And the R1.5m Gr1 Champion’s Cup on 28 July over 1800m may also be on the cards for Sandringham Summit.

Sandringham Summit (Pic – JC Photos)

A decision about the Champions Cup will depend on:

  • AHS travel restrictions being one of the most important considerations. 
  • Then of course it will also depend on draw and any other issues that might arise before the event.

As an Equus Champion son of dual Champion Sire and current reigning Champion Sire Gimmethegreenlight out of Captain Al’s multiple group placed winner of 6 races; Townsend is a half-brother to Gr1 winner Eden Roc who is already at stud.

Sandringham Summit is a winner of 5 including the Gr1 Premiers Champion Stakes. He has only once in his 11 starts finished out of the first two places (when third in the Dingaans).

He really has nothing more to prove.

He is the intended future successor to his Champion Sire and will be very well supported by his widely held shareholding and his home-base Varsfontein, who are well known for giving their home-based sires maximum support.

We are confident that early pre-season retirement will set him up very well for the breeding season ahead and that he will be fully booked.

His fee for 2024 is set at R15,000

  • Deposit of R5,000
  • R10,000 due at live foal.

Booking is essential. Please send requests to: [email protected] with the name of your mare and where she will be boarding for the season.

  • Media release by Freeman Stallions on Friday, 10 May 2024.

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