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Jackson Daughter Dances Home

Jackson Daughter Dances Home

The shortest-priced winner of the season, Jackson daughter Can You Feel It bounded home in facile fashion at Greyville on Sunday to give young trainer Gareth van Zyl and owner Michael Leaf an exciting ticket into the R2,5 million Ready To Run Stakes to be contested...

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High hopes for Canford Cliffs son

High hopes for Canford Cliffs son

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s resident sire Canford Cliffs could yet make major international news this year. His top class son Salouen, who impressed when a game sixth (despite being stopped for a run) behind superstar Enable in Sunday’s G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc...

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Dynasty dominates Durbanville

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s outstanding stallion Dynasty had a field day at Durbanville on Wednesday. Not only was South Africa’s Horse Of The Year in 2002 responsible for two very impressive 3yo winners, but his triple G1 winning son Jackson was responsible...

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Arc runner for Canford Cliffs

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s exciting new stallion Canford Cliffs could be represented in one of the world’s truly great races this Sunday. At the time of writing, Canford Cliffs’ four-year-old son Salouen  remains in the field for the 2018 G1 Qatar Prix de’l...

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Stylish debut winner for Jackson

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s triple G1 winning young stallion Jackson has made a very pleasing start to his stud career, and the son of four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty was responsible for a very impressive debut winner at Durbanville on Wednesday....

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Weekend treble for champion Pathfork

Irish Champion Pathfork, currently standing at the Sandown Stud, was responsible for a smart looking trio of winners over the past weekend. Pathfork’s Mighty High The son of US champion sire Distorted Humor looks to have a very strong crop of 3yos representing him...

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Feature race success for Potala Palace

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed young stallion Potala Palace looks to have a very smart performer on his hands in the form of Dalai’s Promise. Potala Palace The latter, who is a member of her sire’s first crop, maintained her unbeaten record as a...

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Canford Cliffs Strikes With Australian Gr3 Win

South African jockey Glyn Schofield steered Princess Posh to victory in the Gr3 Yarraman Park Tibbie Stakes run over 1400m at Newcastle on Friday to give new Ridgemont Highlands stallion Canford Cliffs his eleventh individual stakes winner. Glyn Schofield returns on...

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York Victory Boost For Cape Mare

The Ridgemont Highlands Team had plenty of good reason to cheer Stradivarius home in the Gr2 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup at York on Friday when the son of Sea The Stars scooped the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million. Frankie’s parade ring joy (Pic: Aga Khan Stud – Twitter)...

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Super weekend for Super Dynasty

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty enjoyed yet another memorable weekend this past week, with Dynasty offspring shining both at awards ceremonies and on the racetrack. It’s My Turn Dynasty’s champion son It’s My Turn,...

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July Favourite Moves To Kannemeyer

Plans to send African Night Sky to Dubai for next year’s World Cup Carnival have been scuppered after the horse damaged a tendon. .African Night Sky – will be off for some time The Vodacom Durban July favourite was due to be put into quarantine in Cape Town and would...

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Front And Centre Lives Up To Her Name

Potala Palace half-sister catches the eye on debut The Cape winter sunshine formed a perfect backdrop to a competitive Saturday of racing at Kenilworth, where results mostly played ball with punters. Anton Marcus has Front And Centre galloping powerfully out front...

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Magical Ascot Gold For Highlands

There was plenty of local interest in Sea The Stars son Stradivarius’ victory in Thursday’s Gr1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot with the winner’s half-sister a broodmare at leading Cape Stud, Highlands part of Ridgemont. Stradivarius displayed all the class his outstanding...

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Feature race double for Pathfork

Irish Champion, and G1 National Stakes winner, Pathfork has made a scintillating start to the new season. The son of Distorted Humor enjoyed a quick feature race double on the first weekend of the 2018-2019 racing season –giving Pathfork the perfect start to the new...

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Marcus’ Flying Start For Highlands-Ridgemont

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...

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It’s Official! Marcus Joins Ridgemont

The Kieswetter Family are excited to announce that former SA Champion Jockey Anton Marcus will be joining Greg Cheyne as a Ridgemont retained jockey, from 1 August 2018. Anton Marcus – joins Ridgemont Racing! (Pic – Candiese Marnewick) Craig Kieswetter said:  “Over...

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Dynasty son breaks R2 million barrier

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s four times Equus Outstanding Stallion Dynasty had another day to remember at Greyville last Saturday. The 2003 Vodacom Durban July winner and 2002-2003 Horse Of The Year was responsible for Saturday’s impressive G3 DStv Gold Vase...

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Van Niekerk’s Going Away Gift

After an emotional hangover that probably lasted most of the week following the Vodacom Durban July,  Hong-Kong bound Grant van Niekerk bade his Kenilworth home base a fond farewell at his final racemeeting at the Southern Suburbs venue this season. He produced a a...

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Canford Cliffs son nominated for King George

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed new stallion Canford Cliffs could be represented by a runner in one of the world’s most prestigious races –the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Salouen Run over 2400m race at Ascot on July 28th, the King...

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Kieswetter Family’s Irish Gr1 Strike

Leading South African breeders Highlands-Ridgemont’s Kieswetter family celebrated a great win at the Curragh on Sunday when their Foxwedge filly Urban Fox stormed to an impressive victory in the Juddmonte Gr1 Pretty Polly Stakes. Danny Tudhope steers Urban Fox to an...

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Topselling Highlands Headed For Sibaya

Leading Cape farm Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont will be looking to continue the great run of success they have enjoyed at the KZN Yearling Sale, when they offer six high quality lots at the 2018 KZN Sale this week. Highlands sold the 2017 KZN Sale topper, when...

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A Parliamentary Performance!

The game as gold Pathfork filly Madame Speaker looks to have engraved her name proudly on the East Cape Champion 2yo Trophy for this season as she registered her third stakes win at just her seventh start at Fairview on Friday. Madame Speaker (Greg Cheyne) down the...

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Magical Ascot Gold For Highlands

There was plenty of local interest in Sea The Stars son Stradivarius’ victory in Thursday’s Gr1 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot with the winner’s half-sister a broodmare at leading Cape Stud, Highlands part of Ridgemont. Stradivarius displayed all the class his outstanding...

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