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In the Rafeef Room

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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Mustaaqeem Starts Campaign At Vaal

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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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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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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14th G1 winner for Dynasty

Highlands Stud’s super sire Dynasty was represented by his 14th individual G1 winner when his son Liege lifted the delayed 2017 G1 Sansui Summer Cup at Turffontein on Sunday. Bred by Maine Chance Farms, and trained by Sean Tarry, Liege made amends for his fourth place...

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Palace Of Dreams!

Highlands Stud stallion Potala Palace got off the mark in the very first juvenile race of the new season at Fairview on Friday when his daughter and first runner Watsonia bounded through late to catch the lightning fast Supa Smart in the last stride of the 800m Maiden...

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Pathfork Grey Powers To Gr3 Win

My Friend Lee powers home under Muzi Yeni (Pic – JC Photographics) Lucky Houdalakis and Muzi Yeni opened the 2017 Sansui Summer Cup feature programme when the grey Pathfork filly My Friend Lee outstayed her thirteen rivals on the sticky going to win the R250 000 Gr3...

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Cometh The Hour…Cometh The Tarry!

Raymond Danielson gets the best out of Liege (Pic – JC Photographics) Cometh the hour, cometh the man! SA champion trainer Sean Tarry once again delivered the big race goods when his longshot Liege stayed on resolutely to score a first Gr1 success in the rain delayed...

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Dynasty Colt Tops Lanzerac Ready To Run

Leading KZN based owner Alesh Naidoo went to R1,1 million to secure an unnamed Dynasty colt out of Captain Al’s champion daughter and triple Gr1 winner All Is Secret as the chart-topper at a well attended CTS Lanzerac Ready To Run Sale on Friday evening. Consigned by...

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Highlands Buy At Keeneland

Close relative of Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young stallion Master Of My Fate A close relative of Varsfontein Stud’s exciting young stallion Master Of My Fate made waves at the second session of the 2017 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale last week. Three Hearts...

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