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Fourth graded win for African Night Sky

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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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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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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Greeff & Cheyne Run Riot At Fairview

With all the attention focussed on the launch of the SA Champions Season at Greyville and Champions Day at Turffontein, an extraordinary achievement by the champion combination of trainer Alan Greeff and jockey Greg Cheyne passed largely unheralded at Fairview on...

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Pathfork filly beats the boys!

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s G1 winning sire Pathfork continues to enjoy great success this season, with his two-year-olds in particular firing on all cylinders. Pathfork was responsible for yet another stakes winning two-year-old when his talented daughter...

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Sands’ Ideal World

The honour roll of the Gr3 Winter Guineas is littered with the names of top-class racehorses over the years. We could have seen something quite special at Kenilworth on Saturday when the Ideal World gelding Rainbow Bridge became the first horse in history to win the...

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Dynasty, Captain Al shine at National Sale

The 2018 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale will be remembered as a resounding success, with a good spread of money across the boards-despite having to overcome a tough economic climate. Track Attack The three day sale ended with an aggregate of R140 240 000,...

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Point Of Order!

Highlands stallion Pathfork gets them to run early and after he produced Precious Pansy to win the 2016 Listed East Cape Fillies Nursery, his daughter Madame Speaker went one better when taking on and beating the boys in Friday’s R150 000 Listed East Cape Nursery....

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Dynasty In Demand

Highlands part of Ridgemont four- times Equus Champion sire Dynasty reigned supreme as the curtain came down on the 2018 National Yearling Sale in Johannesburg on Thursday. Just like Dad – Dynasty NYS top-seller Track Attack (Pic – Candiese Marnewick) The champion son...

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Triple Crown King Adds Sparkle

Louis The King (photo: hamishNIVENPhotography) 2014 Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup winner and the only SA Triple Crown winner at stud in South Africa, Louis The King, has just been added to the line-up for the Highlands Stallion Parade on 25 May 2018. The keenly anticipated...

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Triple Crown Star For Stallion Parade

Sorrento Stud’s Triple Crown winner Louis The King is the latest addition to a star-studded line-up for the Highlands part of Ridgemont Stallion Parade evening on Friday 25 May. Louis The King – graduate and Triple Crown hero He joins Admiral Kitten, Canford Cliffs,...

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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

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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