Pure Strydom in typical driving style as Pure State holds off Rio Querari in a thriller (Pic – Chase Liebenberg) 

Ridgemont Highlands’ triple G1 winning Dynasty horse Jackson enjoyed a memorable day on Saturday, with his two winners including his promising son Pure State landing the R2.5 million CTS Ready To Run Stakes at Kenilworth.


Bred by Limpo Trading, 3yo Pure State jumped out and made all, under a superb ride from Piere Strydom, to claim the R1.25 million first prize in Saturday’s 1400m contest by a long neck.

Trained by Sean Tarry, the Jackson colt has now won two of only four starts, with Saturday’s victory taking his earnings to R1 328 875.

Jackson, who had two runners in Saturday’s G1 World Sports Cape Fillies Guineas, also enjoyed success at Turffontein on same day when his daughter Flagship Fund broke her maiden while scoring over 1600 metres.
Trained by Paul Matchett, the three-year-old Jackson filly stayed on gamely under Devin Habib to record a head win on Saturday. Bred by Varsfontein Stud, Flagship Fund has now won or been placed in seven of her 12 outings.

From the same family as outstanding sire Smart Strike (sire of recent G1 Clark Stakes winner Tom’s D’Etat and current top sire Curlin), Jackson has a single lot on offer at January’s Cape Premier Yearling Sale –a colt (Lot 117) whose dam is a half-sister to Equus Champion and four time G1 winner Mother Russia (dam of Equus Champion Nother Russia).

– Cape Breeders Club

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