Highlands, part of Ridgemont’s new sponsored jockey Anton Marcus has made a dazzling start to his first season with the leading Cape breeders, riding six winners in his first two meetings with an early win strike rate of 50%.

Anton guides Captain Courteous home for Snaith racing (Pic – Candiese Marnewick/Gold Circle)

Marcus, who rode the 100th Gr1 winner of his illustrious career last month when Do It Again won the Vodacom Durban July, followed up on Super Saturday to make it 101 Gr1’s on the Cape Champion 2yo Pomodoro filly Return Flight in the Thekwini Stakes.

He ended an injury interrupted last season on 104 winners with a 25% win strike-rate.

On Sunday at Scottsville he booted two winners home for the bang in-form Garth Puller yard and was in prime form at Greyville on Wednesday, with 4 all-weather winners – coincidentally for four different yards.

Anton steers Mashari home for Garth Puller at Scottsville on Sunday (Pic – Candiese Marnewick/Gold Circle)

Anton started the day for Yogas Govender when winning on Lickerio. He made it a clean sweep of the first three races on the card, getting Keep It Real (Glen Kotzen) and Captain Courteous (Justin Snaith) into the winner’s box in races 2 & 3.

He then had to be content with places until the final race where he steered Bold Beauty to her maiden win at the expense of the favourite, Josephine Baker.

Marcus is lethal on any track. But he somehow just outrides them most days on the Greyville polytrack. A thinking jockey with a plan A , B and C, he gets his mount into the right positions to optimise their chances.

He will be seen in the Cape for the Sizzling Summer Season, where he is expected to partner some of the powerful Kieswetter family attack.

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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 14, 2019 @ 7:32am
Kingston Passage Wins The Hachiman Sprint over 1100m

Owned By Messrs C & R Kieswetter & Ridgemont Highlands
Trained By Kirk Swanson
Ridden By Hennie Greyling
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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 14, 2019 @ 7:31am
KINGSTON PASSAGE WINS HACHIMAN SPRINT

The Western Winter (USA) gelding, Kingston Passage, won the 1100m Hachiman Sprint at Borrowdale Park today.

Twilight Trip, Butchie Boy and Edward The Seventh were placed.

Owned by Messrs C and R Kieswetter and Ridgemont Highlands (nominee Craig Carey), Kingston Passage was bred by Wilgersbosdrift and Mauritzfontein.

The five-year-old gelding has now won four races, he is trained by Kirk Swanson and Hennie Greyling was in the irons.

Congratulations!
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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 12, 2019 @ 2:18pm
During the night session of the 2019 Magic Millions yearling sale, Arrowfield Stud offered Lot 850, the Redoute's Choice x National Colour colt, a full brother to the G1 winners Mustaaqeem and the now Ridgemont Highlands-based Rafeef, with the bay colt knocked down to Gai Waterhouse Racing and Adrian Bott for $300,000.

Bred in partnership with Klawervlei Stud, Lot 850 is the final colt out of National Colour with the mare unfortunately passing away in November last year, a week after foaling her final foal, a filly by Snitzel.

Pedigree: https://magicmillions.online/viewLot/228/850

Grant Knowles, Breeding To Win, Aushorse Marketing, Thoroughbred Daily News Aus NZ, Pedigree Bwana, Love Racing - South Africa, Ashleigh Hughes, Diane De Kock, Craig Carey
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Thoroughbred South Africa News
During the night session of the 2019 Magic Millions yearling sale, Arrowfield Stud offered Lot 850, the Redoute's Choice x National Colour colt, a full brother to the G1 winners Mustaaqeem and the now Ridgemont Highlands-based Rafeef, with the bay colt knocked down to Gai Waterhouse Racing and Adrian Bott for $300,000. Bred in partnership with Klawervlei Stud, Lot 850 is the final colt out of National Colour with the mare unfortunately passing away in November last year, a week after foaling her final foal, a filly by Snitzel. Pedigree: https://magicmillions.online/viewLot/228/850 Grant Knowles, Breeding To Win, Aushorse Marketing, Thoroughbred Daily News Aus NZ, Pedigree Bwana, Love Racing - South Africa, Ashleigh Hughes, Diane De Kock, Craig Carey
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Ridgemont HighlandsJan 7, 2019 @ 5:15pm
Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Gavin Lerena teamed up to win the G3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday with the well related Storm Destiny, a filly by Ridgemont Highlands' Champion Dynasty.

Despite Lerena putting up 0.5kgs overweight, Storm Destiny attracted strong betting support for the 1400m contest for 3yo fillies, and she duly jumped the tote favourite for Wilgerbosdrift Stud Farm - South Africa's Mary Slack and Michael Javett.

#TSANews: http://www.tsanews.co.za/storm-destiny-wins-three-troikas-stakes/

Breeding To Win, Sarah Whitelaw, Diane De Kock, Bloodstock South Africa,
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Thoroughbred South Africa News
Trainer Mike de Kock and jockey Gavin Lerena teamed up to win the G3 Three Troikas Stakes at Turffontein Racecourse on Sunday with the well related Storm Destiny, a filly by Ridgemont Highlands' Champion Dynasty. Despite Lerena putting up 0.5kgs overweight, Storm Destiny attracted strong betting support for the 1400m contest for 3yo fillies, and she duly jumped the tote favourite for Wilgerbosdrift Stud Farm - South Africa's Mary Slack and Michael Javett. #TSANews: http://www.tsanews.co.za/storm-destiny-wins-three-troikas-stakes/ Breeding To Win, Sarah Whitelaw, Diane De Kock, Bloodstock South Africa,