Ridgemont Highlands’ promising sire Potala Palace struck immediate at Kenilworth on Tuesday, when his promising three-year-old son Katak made a winning debut to land Tuesday’s first race.


Trained by Piet Steyn, the Highlands bred colt defied greeness to fly up late and score by a length and a quarter, when triumphant over 1200 metres. Katak is out of the Windrush mare Sapphire Silk and he was ridden to victory by Grant Behr.

Tuesday’s winner is the ninth winner, from just 20 runners, to have emerged from Potala Palace’s current crop of three-year-olds. This crop has also produced G3 Pretty Polly Stakes winner Palace Of Dreams and G3 Strelitzia Stakes heroine Singforafa, as well as the very smart filly Snow Palace.

Winner of the G1 Premier’s Champion Stakes at two, and from the same female line as Sadler’s Wells, Nureyev, and Blame, Potala Palace has two fillies on offer at February’s Cape Yearling Sale.


– Cape Breeders Club

Katak is the Triple Crown King Of Winter!

Katak by Potala Palace, remained unbeaten from five starts winning the Grade 3 Pocket Power Stakes and the Cape Winter Series Triple Crown.

Potala Palace Son Makes It Five From Five

Ridgemont Highlands’ Grade 1 winning stallion Potala Palace looks to have a real start on his hands in the form of Katak.

Pocket Power, African Night Sky… and Katak

Katak became only the third horse to win all three legs of the Cape Winter series, the other two being Pocket Power and African Night Sky.

Katak Dominates The Pocket Power

Katak joined African Night Sky and Pocket Power as winner of the Cape Winter Series romping home to win in the Grade 3 99c Pocket Power Stakes.

Katak Crowned Cape Winter Series Triple Crown King

The Ridgemont Highlands-bred son of Potala Palace was crowned Cape Winter Series Triple Crown King when winning the Gr3 Pocket Power Stakes for trainer Piet Steyn.

Potala Palace Colt Bids For Winter Triple Crown

Piet Steyn’s exciting Potala Palace colt Katak bids for the R200,000 Cape Winter Series bonus in Sunday’s Gr3 Pocket Power Stakes (Winter Derby) at Kenilworth.