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Pretty Young Thing (Jackson) Arriving At Ridgemont Highlands

Described by connections as “tough, hardy, competitive and who always ran to her best”

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

Connections are planning to send the daughter of Ridgemont’s multiple G1 winning stallion Jackson to either the farm’s boom sire Rafeef, who has made such a big splash with his first runners this season, or to five-time G1 winner, and fellow Ridgemont resident, Canford Cliffs, whose first local crop were extremely well received this season at the yearling sales.

The latter has himself been in splendid form of late, with Canford Cliffs’ most recent flag bearers including such group winners as Jin Jin and Money Matters to name but two!

Described by connections as “tough, hardy, competitive and who always ran to her best”, Pretty Young Thing claimed a notable scalp when she defeated her G1 World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas winner stablemate Front And Centre, now also at Ridgemont Highlands, in the 2020 G3 Vasco Da Gama Prix Du Cap (footage below).

Other notable performers defeated by Pretty Young Thing included such graded stakes winners as Cockney Pride, Miss Florida, Santa Clara, Temple Grafin and True To Life.

Also victorious in the G3 Poinsettia Stakes of 2020, Pretty Young Thing won five of 17 starts for earnings of more than R500 000.

A filly from an outstanding family, Pretty Young Thing looks a very attractive addition to the Ridgemont Highlands broodmare band.

Out of Commands’ Swallow Stakes winning daughter Nona In Command, Pretty Young Thing is a three-parts sister to this season’s G3 World Sports Betting Variety Club Mile winner Warrior.

A direct descendant of Melbourne Cup winner Rainbird, Pretty Young Thing hails from the immediate family of five-time G1 winning champion filly Laisserfaire, among many others!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.