Sandringham Summit easily wins the Gr 1 World Pool Moment Of The Day Champion Stakes over 1600m, beating arch rival Main Defender (Candiese Lenferna Photography)
Rakesh Singh has sold the top class colt Sandringham Summit, whom he bought for R1.7 million at the 2022 National Yearling Sale, to the horse’s breeder Varsfontain Stud.
The Gimmethegreenlight colt will remain in training with David Nieuwenhuizen, but he is already being syndicated for stud by Freeman Stallions.
Sandringham Summit, winner of the Gr 1 World Pool Moment Of The Day Champion Stakes over 1600m at Hollywoodbets Greyville as a two-year-old, is the joint highest rated three-year-old in the land at present together with Pathfork gelding Main Defender.
He has earned the highest Ability Rating from Karel Miedema’s raceform of any horse this season.
Miedema awarded him a 117 AR for his second placed finish to Main Defender in the Gr 3 Graham Beck Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein Standside in which he lost by a shorthead when giving the winner 1kg with the rest of the field well beaten.
John Freeman is thrilled to have Sandringham Summit on his portfolio and said in his newsletter:
Freeman confirmed to the Sporting Post that “shares literally flew off the shelf” which speaks volumes for the colt’s popularity with local breeders.
“Varsfontein will retain 20 of the 46 shares on offer,” he added. “Thanks to all of the star breeders that are participating.”