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Rigemont Highlands Supplement 17 Classy Lots To Premier

Ridgemont/Highlands has drafted an additional 17 yearlings to the 2021 Cape Premier Yearling Sale to be held at the De Grendel Estate on 14 March 2021.

Craig Carey of Ridgemont/Highlands commented: “The moving of the Premier Sale from January to March gave us an opportunity to prepare more horses for the sales ring. Also considering the Covid-19 regulations, it makes sense to do business as close as possible to our home base and avoid having staff travelling upcountry with our yearlings.”

Ridgemont’s 17 extra Premier lots are made up of yearlings sired by their current or former resident sires Canford Cliffs, Dynasty, and Rafeef, as well as by the likes of such popular sires as Master Of My Fate, Var and What A Winter with the Ridgemont Highlands draft including yearlings from some outstanding female lines.

Five time G1 winner Canford Cliffs (above), whose progeny already include more than 40 black type horses, has nine yearlings from his first South African crop included in this draft. They include:

Amber Coast (Lot 24B) – a colt from the immediate family of Equus Champions Mother Russia, Nother Russia and Winter Solstice

Cliff Top (Lot 25A) – a colt out of a winning own sister to dual G2 winner Cold As Ice (also victorious in Britain) and half-sister to R4.7 million plus earner Live Life

Ridgerunner (Lot 54A) – this colt is the first foal of speedy Milkwood Stakes winner Easy Street, with this colt’s granddam a daughter of outstanding sire Shamardal

Shamrock Bay (Lot 58A) – this colt is out of a stakes placed winner of five, and he hails from the same family as current high-class galloper Running Brave and G1 Majorca Stakes victress Love Is In The Air

Little Flirt (Lot87A) – from the family of successful sire Two Punch and US champion Heavenly Cause, this filly is out of a record breaking,stakes winning daughter of National Assembly

An unnamed colt (Lot 155A) – this colt is out of G3 Three Troikas Stakes heroine Sharp Mistress

The sadly deceased Dynasty, one of the best stallions ever bred in South Africa, has two outstanding colts in Ridgemont Highlands’ supplementary catalogue –

King Regent (Lot 47A) – a full-brother to G1 two-year-old Crimson King, this colt is out of a three time winning half-sister to G1 July winner Hunting Tower, who, like Dynasty, was sired by Fort Wood

Sjambok (Lot 169A) – bred on the same cross as the sire’s triple G1 winning son Jackson, this colt is a full-brother to Winter Series winner African Night Sky and he is out of a G2 placed, stakes winning daughter of US champion sire Cozzene.

Redoute’s Choice’s G1 winning son Rafeef (above), one of South Africa’s most exciting young sires, has three yearlings among Ridgemont Highlands’ supplementary entries and they include;

Pas De Nom (Lot 63A) – from the same family as Horse Of The Year and multiple champion sire Foveros as well as champion sprinter Hinterland, this colt is out of a stakes winning daughter of leading sire Dynasty

Sound Effect (Lot 129A) – this colt is out of a G3 winning daughter of South African champion, and G1 Gold Cup winner, Colonial Girl

Other exciting lots on offer in the Ridgemont Highlands’ draft include –

Defining Moment (Lot 1A) – a filly by the increasingly successful Master Of My Fate (whose daughters include G1 winner Sentbydestiny and Derby winner American Princess), she is from the same outstanding female line as standout international fillies Flawlessly and Nadia, to name but two

Alpine Challenge (Lot 52A) – a colt by the ever popular What A Winter (sire of, among others, reigning champion sprinter Russet Air), he is out of a stakes winning daughter of outstanding US sire Dynaformer from the family of Epsom Derby winner Oath and legendary racemare Snow Fairy

Cafe Culture (Lot 140A) – this colt is a son of Var -sire of recent G1 winners Anything Goes, Rivarine and Vardy, and he is out of a five time winning Dynasty half-sister to Storm Bird Stakes runner up Royal Italian

Complete Highlands Ridgemont’s Supplementary Pedigrees – click HERE.