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Second winner for Jackson

Second winner for Jackson

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s exciting young stallion Jackson (bred by Highlands) was represented by his second first crop winner on Saturday when his son Mr Crumford scored an eye catching victory at Kenilworth. Jackson Ridden by Greg Cheyne, the Morne De...

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Impressive debut winner for Pathfork

Impressive debut winner for Pathfork

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s Gr1 winning sire Pathfork was represented by an eye catching two-year-old winner at the Vaal on Thursday. Pathfork Pathfork’s son Mr Flood romped home to score a 3.9 length debut win over 1200m, leaving well-bred Gr3 Protea Stakes...

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Highlands Stud Sallion Day – Save The Date!

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont will host a stallion day, featuring some of the Cape’s most successful and or exciting stallions, on the 25th of May 2018. Canford Cliffs The day, which takes place at 18:00pm on Friday, will introduce guests to some very exciting...

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Big race entries for Canford Cliffs son

Cliff’s Edge, the talented son of Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s exciting new sire Canford Cliffs, holds entries in some of Australia’s top races. The progressive three-year-old, a close up fifth in Saturday’s G1 Rosehill Guineas, has been entered in all of the G1...

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Jackson Cracks It Early

Highlands sire off the mark Highlands stallion Jackson got off the mark with just six runners on the track so far, when his son Bountiful Strength dug deep to win at his second start at Durbanville on Saturday. Jackson wins Gr1 Champions Cup The Joey Ramsden-trained...

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De Kock’s Power Hand

Master trainer saddles 5 of the 13 runners The final field for the R500 000 Gr2 Wilgerbosdrift Gauteng Fillies Guineas sees multiple past champion trainer Mike de Kock saddling 5 of the 13 runners. The first leg of the Wilgerbosdrift SA Triple Tiara has reigning SA...

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In the Rafeef Room

THE photos below were taken by Michael Smith, who stayed over in the new five-star William Inglis Hotel near Warwick Farm in Sydney, Australia. Smith, a Darley Flying Start student who spent two months with Mike de Kock’s team in Dubai last year, tweeted: “In a...

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Fish River, Guineas next

(article via Mike de Kock Racing) FISH River stamped herself as a filly with classic aspirations as she cruised home to win the R250 000 Gr3 Three Troikas Stakes over 1400m at Turffontein on Saturday. The Australian-bred galloper was registering her first career...

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Let The River Run

100th winner an armchair ride for Anthony Delpech New Highlands stallion for 2018 Canford Cliffs produced yet another impressive local stakes winner when the Mike de Kock-trained Fish River stamped herself as a filly with classic aspirations as she cruised home to win...

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Mustaaqeem Starts Campaign At Vaal

Bright prospect and something to look forward to The return to action this week of last season’s Equus champion 2yo colt Mustaaqeem, who turns out at the Vaal on Thursday, should create plenty of interest with the Highveld Season around the corner. Callan Murray has...

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Woodhill Eyes On July!

Highlands-bred Dynasty colt back to best The decision to give the Sun Met a miss and focus on the R1 million Investec Gr1 Cape Derby paid dividends for Chrigor Stud and the Woodhill Racing Team when Dynasty’s star son Eyes Wide Open charged to victory in the...

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Canford Cliffs son goes two out of three

Sir Hamilton, whose sire Canford Cliffs will stand at Highlands Stud in 2018, made it two wins from just three outings when scoring at Kempton on Wednesday. The lightly raced three-year-old, whose only defeat came on his debut, hit the front with a furlong to go in...

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Another Cliff Topper!

Canford Cliffs - first season at Highlands in 2018 Sir Hamilton, whose sire Canford Cliffs will stand at Highlands Stud in 2018, made it two wins from just three outings when scoring at Kempton this week. The lightly raced three-year-old, whose only defeat came on his...

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Dynasty filly maintains her unbeaten record

Highlands Stud’s outstanding sire Dynasty looks to have a very smart filly to his name in the form of the Varsfontein Stud bred Hashtagyolo. The latter made it three wins from as many outings when overcoming a muddled pace to win the G3 Flamboyant Stakes (the final...

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Perfect New Year for Dynasty!

Highlands Stud’s leading sire Dynasty, who was responsible for the final feature race winner in South Africa for 2017, made the perfect start to 2018. Not only is the former Horse Of The Year sire of the very first winner in the country for 2018, but Dynasty enjoyed a...

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Kotzen Eyes On Sun Met

Feature double for Dynasty Highlands’ super stallion Dynasty registered a smart feature double on L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate day when 3yo Eyes Wide Open played himself into Sun Met contention with an impressive victory in the R400 000 Glorious Goodwood Gr2 Peninsula...

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Canford Cliffs Posts A New Year’s Reminder

Excitement builds for Highlands Ridgemont Team Exciting Highlands, Part Of Ridgemont, stallion Canford Cliffs produced a timely reminder of what he is capable of when his son Meraki spreadeagled his field to win his maiden in fine style at Durbanville on a sunny New...

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52nd stakes winner for Dynasty

Highlands Stud’s leading sire Dynasty was represented by his 52nd stakes winner when his Ascot Stud bred son Stormy Eclipse landed the Listed Memorial Mile at Fairview on Friday. In the process, the six-year-old gelding provided trainer Tara Laing with her third win...

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Just What The Doctor Ordered

Cape Doctor pays a house visit to Kenilworth A shrewd move to fit the blinkers and a drop in distance made the difference for Joey Ramsden’s classy Gr1 winner Just Sensual, who bounded home to win the R400 000 Gr2 Southern Cross Stakes at a gale swept Kenilworth on...

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Vale Jallad

Highlands Stud have announced the passing of their champion sire Jallad. He was 29 and passed away this weekend. Jallad was a son of French champion and outstanding sire Blushing Groom, also responsible for such top class stallions as Rainbow Quest, Nassipour, Mt...

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Stylish winning debut for Rafeef relative

Highlands Stud’s blue blooded new sire Rafeef had a handsome update to his pedigree when a close relative of the young sire made a winning debut over the weekend. Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Colour Of Light won first time out at Turffontein on Saturday afternoon. The 3yo...

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Stunning debut for Legislate sister

Drakenstein Stud’s Horse Of The Year sire Legislate received a smart update to his female line when his full sister made a winning debut at Scottsville for trainer Michael Roberts on Sunday. Three-year-old Statute simply outclassed her rivals when romping to a first...

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