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German stakes winner for Canford Cliffs

German stakes winner for Canford Cliffs

The Ridgemont Highlands’ based Canford Cliffs was represented by his 13th stakes winner when his three-year-old daughter Cliffs Art won the Listed Hoppegartener Stutenpreis on Sunday. Out of the Areion mare Saldenart, Cliffs Art ran on smartly to post a one length...

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High hopes for Canford Cliffs son

High hopes for Canford Cliffs son

The Ridgemont Highlands based five time G1 winner Canford Cliffs could be back in the headlines before too long, with big plans on the cards for his high-class son Salouen. The latter, who ran a game race when fourth to outstanding champion Enable in the recent G1...

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Dynasty dominates Gold Cup

Progeny of Ridgemont Highlands’ late, great sire Dynasty dominated the finish to South Africa’s greatest staying race, when Dynasty’s Blossom (Dynasty), Made To Conquer (Dynasty) and Shenanigans (Dynasty) ran 1-2-5 respectively in the G3 eLan Gold Cup at Hollywoodbets...

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Debut winner for Jackson

Ridgemont Highlands’ triple G1 winning stallion Jackson came to the fore at Fairview on Friday, when the son of Ridgemont Highlands’ late, great sire Dynasty had a smart looking debut winner. Jackson’s three-year-old son Go Goodfellow caught the eye when scoring a...

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3 in a row for Canford Cliffs son

The Ridgemont Highlands based Canford Cliffs has a really tough son in the form of the David O’Meara trained Tomily. That gelding made it three wins in a row when he recorded a length and a half win in Wednesday’s Sky Bet Go-Racing-In-Yorkshire Summer Festival...

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Nastergal Goes To 93

The handicappers have assessed the weekend’s feature racing and provided their detailed reports.Final Fling Stakes (Grade 3)PLATINUM CLASS remains unchanged on a merit rating of 98 after her comfortable defeat of five rivals in the Grade 3 Final Fling Stakes for...

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Ridgemont’s Champagne Celebration

The disappointment of having to make the tough precautionary call to scratch their Australian-bred star Run Fox Run in view of the prevailing going, turned into a celebration for the Ridgemont Racing Team at Kenilworth on Saturday when Nastergal came to the party and...

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British Monday double for Canford Cliffs

Ridgemont Highlands’ five time G1 winning sire Canford Cliffs made his presence felt on British racetracks on Monday, with his progeny scoring at both Windsor and Catterick. Canford Cliffs’ lightly raced 3yo son I Could Do Better made it three wins from as many starts...

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Canford Cliffs half-brother off the mark!

Promising two-year-old colt Toronto, a half-sister to Ridgemont Highlands’ resident sire Canford Cliffs, got off the mark when victorious at Leopardstown on Thursday evening.Trained by Aidan O’Brien, and ridden by Emmet McNamara, Toronto made much of the running to...

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Potala Palace filly impresses on debut

Ridgemont Highlands’ G1 winning Singspiel horse Potala Palace looks to have yet another smart two-year-old to his name in the form of African Chime. The latter made an eye catching debut when winning at the first time of asking for trainer Alan Greeff and jockey...

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Another Beautiful Palace

Trainer Tobie Spies celebrated a cracking start to his SA Champions Season campaign at Greyville on Friday evening when the lightning fast Potala Palace filly Singforafa went all the way to beat her stablemate Me Time in the R200 000 Gr3 Strelitzia...

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Palace Of Value!

Ridgemont Highlands Gr1 winning stallion Potala Palace underscored the enormous value of his R5000 service fee when his only lot to sell at this week’s National Yearling Sale fetched R475 000.The bargain basement service fee will remain intact for the...

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Dynasty Filly Tops The Charts

Ridgemont Highlands four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty, whose passing rocked the industry last month, produced the top-selling filly on an historic Day One of the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale and ended the buoyant first stretch as the...

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Impressive debut winner for Jackson

Ridgemont Highlands’ triple G1 winning stallion Jackson had an eye catching two-year-old winner at Durbanville on Saturday.His son Winter Jack made a winning debut, in open company, when storming home to score a one and a quarter length victory over 1000...

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Potala Palace Strikes Gold

The Turffontein Derby Day feature programme got off to a rough start for the big guns when the Potala Palace R15 000 purchase Palace Of Dreams lived up to her name when dashing through late to win the R200 000 Gr3 Pretty Polly Stakes.A first stakes winner...

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His Dynasty will live on!

Leading SA breeders Ridgemont Highlands issued a press release announcing the passing on Monday evening of Dynasty – news that reverberated through the local horseracing and breeding community. In the words of Ridgemont Highlands owner, Wayne Kieswetter, ‘Dynasty was...

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Canford Cliffs Mare Bows Out In Style

Canford Cliffs mare Princess Posh has given local trainer Kris Lees his first win in the Gr3 Newmarket at Newcastle, a day before he saddles three horses in the Gr1 race with the same name at Flemington.Ridden by Brenton  ,the mare prevailed in a tight finish by a...

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Australian Gr3 Win For Canford Cliffs Daughter

Princess Posh, by Ridgemont Highlands sire Canford Cliffs, has given local trainer Kris Lees his first win in the Group Three Newmarket at Newcastle, a day before he saddles three horses in the Group One race with the same name at Flemington.Ridden by Brenton Avdulla,...

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Climbing The Charts

Despite a tardy start, the Dynasty gelding Wonderous Climber stormed home from off the gallop to register his maiden stakes success in the R150 000 Listed Aquanaut Handicap at Turffontein on Saturday.A weak 5-1 favourite in the 2400m handicap that opened the first...

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Pathfork filly impresses on debut

Irish Champion Pathfork, whose half-brother War Of Will ranks as a leading hope for the 2019 Kentucky Derby following his impressive G2 Risen Star Stakes win on Saturday, had an eye catching debut winner at Turffontein on Sunday afternoon.PathforkThree-year-old...

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Here We Go Pathfork!

Trainer Chesney van Zyl will be relocating from Gauteng to Summerveld and celebrated a smart feature winner when the Pathfork colt Marchingontogether bounced back from an indifferent Gauteng Guineas effort to win the R130 000 umThombothi Stakes at a sweltering...

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Saturday double for Dynasty

Ridgemont Highlands’ outstanding stallion Dynasty ended Saturday in style, with his progeny capturing the final two races at Turffontein on Saturday. Front And Centre Dynasty’s beautifully bred daughter Dame Kelly, who ran third in the G3 Three Troikas Stakes as a...

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Six top class yearlings from Ridgemont Highlands

The astute Mike Sharkey of Ridgemont Highlands and six of the stud’s best yearlings have settled in at the Cape Town International Convention Centre ahead of Wednesday’s 2019 Cape Premier Yearling Sale.Ridgemont Highlands have three yearlings by Dynasty, one by...

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