Super Saturday for Rafeef

Ridgemont’s top-class stallion Rafeef was the toast of Turffontein on Saturday with the 2017 G1 Computaform Sprint responsible for both Saturday’s G1 Jonsson Workwear Computaform Sprint winner Thunderstruck and G2 Wilgerbosdrift Bridget Oppenheimer SA Oaks winner Frances Ethel. Another G1-winning son of Rafeef, Aragosta, finished third in Saturday’s G1 World Pool Premier’s Champions Challenge, with […]

Rafeef Daughter Wears The Garland

Wilgerbosdrift Gr2 Bridget Oppenheimer SA Oaks Following the exports news wave of positivity washing over SA horseracing, it didn’t take the astute Barry Irwin long to find another decent one. The Team Valor International boss will have been thrilled with a courageous performance from the progressive Frances Ethel to win the R750 000 Wilgerbosdrift Bridget […]

Randwick Guineas success for Rafeef relative

Ridgemont’s red hot resident sire Rafeef gained a handsome boost to his pedigree page when his close relative Celestial Legend won the G1 The Agency Randwick Guineas (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday. A captivating battle unfolded in the 2024 Randwick Guineas, with Celestial Legend emerging victorious in a close finish. The Chris Waller-trained favourite Militarize, […]

Second consecutive Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial winner for Rafeef

Ridgemont’s red hot resident sire Rafeef came up with his 18th stakes winner when his progressive daughter Frances Ethel won the Listed Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial (2000m) at Turffontein on Saturday. Frances Ethel is the second Oaks Trial winner for her sire, with Rafeef daughter Ipso Facto victorious in the 2023 Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial. […]

Tuesday double for Rafeef

Ridgemont’s inform stallion Rafeef has been having a great run of success recently, and the former G1 Computform Sprint winner’s good form continued when Rafeef supplied a pair of winners at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Tuesday afternoon. Rafeef-sired three-year-olds were victorious in both the fourth and fifth races run at Kenilworth, with his son Kaapse Klopse […]

More feature race success for Rafeef

For a second Saturday in a row, Ridgemont’s boom stallion Rafeef supplied the winner of a graded sprint feature. Last weekend, the Rafeef sired G1 Gold Medallion winner Thunderstruck won the G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth and yesterday Rafeef gelding Mover And Shaker scored a surprise win in the G3 TAB J […]

Rafeef colt lands G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes

Ridgemont’s G1 Computaform Sprint winning sire Rafeef had another big payday at Hollywoodbets Kenilworth on Saturday when his son Thunderstruck won the G2 Khaya Stables Diadem Stakes. Runner up in the G1 World Pool Cape Flying Championship last time out, the Sean Tarry-trained Thunderstruck was sent off favourite to win Saturday’s R600 000 race and […]

Rafeef Filly Wins Swallow Listed

The well bred Piemonte-bred daughter of Rafeef, Troppo Veloce, got her much deserved Black Type when winning the Swallow Stakes Listed on the weekend for trainer Sean Tarry and owner Mr De Lange. It was the consistent grey filly’s fourth career win, having only been out of the money on one occasion. By Rafeef out […]

Rafeef – Star Quality And Stats Tell The Story

Ridgemont Highlands’ Gr1 winning Redoute’s Choice stallion Rafeef has maintained his magic momentum in his second season and is well on his way to establishing himself in the exclusion upper echelons of South Africa’s most sought after sires. The rising star has 19 lots on the BSA National Yearling Sale this week. And with over […]

Ridgemont Highlands Enjoy A Premier Sale!

Ridgemont Highlands enjoyed some fantastic results at the 2023 Cape Premier Yearling Sale Powered by Tattersalls, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on Thursday. The farm ended the one day sale as third Leading Vendors by Aggregate, with Ridgemont Highlands selling eight yearlings for an aggregate of R3.8 million. Top lot […]