NASTERGAL

We are delighted to welcome ‘Nastergal’ back home to the farm today.

One of our more uniquely named daughters, ‘Nastergal’ is the Afrikaans translation for nightshade – and by being out of a mare called ‘Royal Noir’ the connection is quite canny.

Her career highlight is without doubt winning the Grade 3 Champagne Stakes and Kenilworth, and having won three of her fifteen attempts, with an extra seven finishes in the places, equates to her placing in the money in over two thirds of her races.

The fact she raced most of her career on the soft ground only enhances her doggedness to never give up – an attribute we excitedly welcome to our broodmare band.

Being by Duke Of Marmalade, she’s a mare with plenty of scope, and possesses tons of class and substance. She managed to consistently be in tip top condition for all her races, and arriving home so happy and healthy is testament to Candice Bass-Robinson and her team.

It goes without saying that we are extremely excited about her new career as a broodmare!

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.

Ridgemont Highlands Dominante July Day Juvenile Feature

Leading Robertson nursery, Ridgemont Highlands, achieved a notable feat on Saturday -with Ridgemont Highlands bred runners Bard Of Avon, William Robertson and Team Gold finishing first, third and fourth in the R400 000 Bloodstock SA Sales Cup.

Super Saturday For Ridgemont Highlands

Leading Cape nursery, Ridgemont Highlands, enjoyed a notable day at Kenilworth on Saturday. Not only did the Robertson based farm breed G3 World Sports Betting Pocket Power Stakes winner Crimson King, the Ridgemont owned pair of Capitana and Iris ran first and second Listed Olympic Duel Stakes.

Capitana Leads Home Ridgemont One-Two In Olympic Duel Stakes

Ridgemont Highlands look to have two very attractive future broodmare prospects in the form of speedy four-year-old Capitana, who defeated fellow Ridgemont owned mare Iris in the Listed Olympic Duel Stakes at Kenilworth.

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.

Ridgemont Highlands – Evolution of the Brand

After a highly successful 2019/2020 racing season, where they topped the owner championship table in their home province of the Western Cape, the powerful Ridgemont Highlands team are looking forward to the challenges and thrills of the new term.