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Marcus’ Flying Start For Highlands-Ridgemont

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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Feature race double for Pathfork

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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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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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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59th stakes winner for Dynasty

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s outstanding sire Dynasty was represented by his 59th stakes winner when his son Made To Conquer captured the G3 Lonsdale Stirrup Cup at Greyville on Saturday. Bred by Michael De Broglio, the 4yo Made To Conquer, winning the first...

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Lady’s Slipper glory for Pathfork filly

Irish Champion Pathfork, who will stand at the Sandown Stud this year, has enjoyed memorable success with his two-year-olds this season, and the son of US Champion Sire Distorted Humor was at it again on Friday. Mighty High This time it was Pathfork’s 2yo daughter...

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Pathfork Wears The Slipper

Just a fortnight after Pathfork produced Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship winner Mighty High, the Highlands stallion celebrated his daughter Madame Speaker’s second stakes success with a storming victory in Friday’s R150 000 Listed Lady’s Slipper Stakes at Fairview....

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Fourth graded win for African Night Sky

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s outstanding resident sire Dynasty was represented by his 10th South African graded winner this season when his son African Night Sky outclassed a smart field to win the G3 Cup Trial at Greyville on Saturday. African Night Sky Bred by...

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Canford Cliffs in the news

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed young stallion Canford Cliffs went close to being representing by his first G1 winner, when son Salouen ran second in the G1 Investec Coronation  Cup on Investec Oaks day on Friday. The four-year-old Salouen, runner up...

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Frankie – Pure Genius On Top Horse

The £420,000 Gr1  Investec Coronation Cup produced the thrilling finish of the first day of the Investec Derby Festival at Epsom when new Cape-based sire Canford Cliffs’s gutsy son Salouen almost pulled off a shock win under a terrific soft ground tactical ride by...

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Canford Cliffs son on track for the Arc

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed young stallion Canford Cliffs went close to being representing by his first G1 winner, when son Salouen ran second in the G1 Investec Coronation Cup on Investec Oaks day on Friday. Coronation Cup finish The...

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Pathfork Filly Grabs A Gr1

Just three weeks after winning his first Gr1 race in eight years since a comeback to the saddle, the evergreen former SA Champion jockey Mark Khan snared another prized trophy. The veteran steered the Pathfork filly Mighty High to a sensational victory in the R750 000...

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Crawford’s East Cape Derby Triumph

Philippi trainer Brett Crawford celebrated his first success in the R350 000 Listed East Cape Derby since 2008 when racing under the Sabine Plattner banner, when the Dynasty colt American Landing ran right away from his field to win the 2400m feature in front of a...

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Fortune Family Strike Gold

South Africa’s newest lady trainer, the Vaal–based Ashley Fortune, saved her best for last on Champions Day, saddling her first career winner in fairytale fashion, in what was probably the most popular result on the big day. Ashley’s stepson Aldo Domeyer did the...

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Feature race treble for Dynasty

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s outstanding sire Dynasty was to the fore over the weekend, with his offspring winning a trio of feature races on Saturday. Not only did Dynasty gelding Roman Discent land the Zim G1 Castle Tankard, but Dynasty runners Sabina’s...

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