cima emergency by canford cliffs

Cima Emergency by Canford Cliffs wins the Gr3 Premio Parioli Shadwell at Cappannelle Racecourse, Rome / Corriere Citta (p)

Ridgemont Highlands’ five-time Gr1 winning sire Canford Cliffs, maintained his global stakes performance when his 3 year-old son Cima Emergency won the Gr3 Premio Parioli Shadwell over a mile on the turf at Cappannelle Racecourse in Rome on Sunday.


Showing smart ability on the soft ground, the Irish-bred Cima Emergency produced a promising effort under Gerald Mosse at just his second start when turning the tables on his debut conqueror and favourite, the Germain raider Rubaiyat, by 1,75 lengths.

Cima Emergency was returning from an eight month break after a good second in the Gran Criterium on debut at San Ciro over 1500m. Trainer Bruno Grizzetti is likely to target the Gr2 Italian Derby next. An international campaign could also be on the cards.

From the penultimate European crop of Canford Cliffs, and bred by Allevamento Le Gi Massimo Parri, the Scuderia Cocktail raced galloper is out of the Singspiel mare, Golden Song. The latter is a half-sister to Cocktail Queen (Motivator), winner of the Gr2 Grand Prix de Deauville and the Gr2 Prix Gontaut-Biron.

Cima Emergency was bought for €30,000 at the SGA sale.

Golden Song has a yearling by Kodiac (Danehill) and a foal by Starspangledbanner (Select). She was covered by Lope de Vega (Shamardal) this year.

The winning sire, Canford Cliffs enjoyed a smart double in North America at the beginning of this month and has enjoyed winners all over the world.

Canford Cliffs first SA crop will be offered in 2021A winner at Royal Ascot three years running, Canford Cliffs is currently sire of 38 black type horses and his progeny have already banked more than $22,000 000 in prize money.

 – Sporting Post

Australian Success For Canford Cliffs

Ridgemont Highlands’ five-time G1 winning sire Canford Cliffs is no stranger to enjoying success in Australia, having supplied the Australian group winners Cliff’s Edge, La Falaise and Money Matters, and the son of Tagula looks to have come up with yet another potentially smart Australian runner in the form of Colsridge.

Top South African Jockey Australia Bound

South Africa looks set to lose another top-class jockey soon, with Callan Murray having recently announced plans to emigrate to Australia. With nine G1 victories to his credit and having been awarded Champion Apprentice for the 2015/16 South African racing season, Murray’s move overseas has come at the right time of his career.

Exciting Times Ahead For Canford Cliffs

Stakes-placed Canford Cliffs filly Mystical View topped the Magic Millions Perth Winter Racehorse Sale after selling to Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing for $160,000.

Magic Result For Canford Cliffs Filly

Stakes-placed Canford Cliffs filly Mystical View topped the Magic Millions Perth Winter Racehorse Sale after selling to Gold Front Thoroughbred Breeding and Racing for $160,000.

Pretty Young Thing Retires To Ridemont Highlands

Top-class filly Pretty Young Thing has been retired to stud, and will join Ridgemont Highlands’ growing band of top-class mares.

G1 Hopes For Daughter Of Canford Cliffs

There are high hopes for the unbeaten Jin Jin, a daughter of Ridgemont Highlands’ five time G1 winning stallion Canford Cliffs, who will be aimed towards one of Europe’s most prestigious races for fillies and mares -the G1 Prix Rothschild at Deauville.

Jin Jin Goes Six From Six For Canford Cliffs at Saint-Cloud

Ridgemont Highlands’ five-time G1 winning stallion Canford Cliffs looks to have come up with a very smart filly indeed in the form of Jin Jin who remained unbeaten when winning the Gr3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud.

Canford Cliffs Daughter Jin Jin Captures Gr3 Prix Perth

Ridgemont Highlands’ five time Gr1 winning sire Canford Cliffs enjoyed a big payday on Saturday afternoon, when his four-year-old daughter Jin Jin captured the Gr3 Prix Perth at Saint-Cloud.

Wayne Kieswetter Crowned Cape Champion Owner

Wayne Kieswetter, for many years a leading investor in South African racing and breeding was acknowledged with an appropriate accolade for his overall contribution to racing in the Western Cape, when recently crowned the province’s champion owner of last season.

Broodmare Band Boost For Ridgemont Highlands

The powerful Ridgemont Highlands broodmare band has been boosted by the acquisition of another accomplished racemare. Dual stakes winner Freedom Charter is yet another top-class mare set to visit multiple Grade 1 winner Canford Cliffs this season.