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Real Gone Kid (Snitzel – In The Fast Lane)

Snitzel Colt Romps To Impressive Durbanville Wine

Arrowfield Stud’s four-time champion Australian sire Snitzel came up with an impressive winner at Durbanville racecourse on Saturday.

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Snitzel’s three-year-old son Real Gone Kid, bred (in Australia) and owned by Ridgemont Highlands, improved on a debut sixth-place finish when making nearly all the running to land the second race at Durbanville.

Under jockey Anton Marcus, the Brett Crawford-trained Real Gone Kid strolled home to a comprehensive two and three quarter length win when landing the Racing Association Maiden Plate (1250m).

Real Gone Kid (Snitzel) wins impressively at Durbanville Racecourse for Ridgemont Highlands

Real Gone Kid colt is certainly bred to be good. Not only is Real Gone Kid a son of Snitzel, Australia’s reigning Champion Sire (also responsible for the Ascot Stud based G1 SA Classic winner Heavenly Blue), but he is out of a champion daughter of seven times South African champion sire, and reigning champion broodmare sire, Jet Master.

His dam In The Fast Lane was South Africa’s Champion 3YO Filly of 2014, and won five times, picking up notable victories by landing both the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas and G1 Woolavington 2000.

The well-bred In The Fast Lane, who herself was produced by Northern Guest’s Zimbabwe Oaks winning daughter First Arrival – whose other progeny include another G1 winning Equus Champion in the form of Let’s Rock’n Roll (by Muhtafal) and G2 Peninsula Handicap winner Light The Lights (by Western Winter). The latter also enjoyed success in UAE, where Light The Lights claimed both the G3 Abu Dhabi Championship and Singspiel Stakes.

The remarkable First Arrival produced a total of seven stakes horses, with her tally also including Racing Association Stakes winner, and G1 Cape Derby third, Pack Leader (by Philanthropist).

Run Fox Run Shows Her Class on Kenilworth Winter Course

Top-class five-year-old Run Fox Run showed her considerable class when making much of the running to land a competitive looking Pinnacle Stakes on the Kenilworth winter course on Saturday for Ridgemont Highlands and Crawford Racing.

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.

Foxwedge Speedster Run Fox Run Scores for Ridgemont Racing

The Australian-bred Run Fox Run, making her 5 year old season debut after a 16 week break following a narrow defeat to Gauteng Champion Celtic Sea in the Gr1 SA Fillies Sprint in July, stormed to victory in the Pinnacle Stakes for Ridgemont Racing and Brett Crawford.

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.

Real Gone Kid Impressive Win for Snitzel and Ridgemont Highlands

The three-year-old son of Arrowfield Stud sire Snitzel, Real Gone Kid, bred (in Australia) and owned by Ridgemont Highlands, improved on a debut sixth-place finish when making nearly all the running to land the second race at Durbanville on Saturday.

Rafeef Possesses Potent, Power-Packed Pedigree

Ridgemont Highlands look to have an exciting stallion on their hands in the form of G1 Computaform Sprint winner Rafeef. The winner of six of only ten starts, and a full-brother to G1 winning champion Mustaaqeem, Rafeef has a potent, power-packed pedigree.

Victoria Derby Hopes for Potala Palace Relative Cetshwayo

Ridgemont Highlands’ G1 winning sire Potala Palace, whose unbeaten son Katak is set to continue his career in Singapore, hails from an outstanding family, and this family could be headed for more glory if promising three-year-old Cetshwayo has anything to do with it.

Katak En Route to Exciting Racing Career in Singapore

Cape Winter Series star Katak has joined Listed Umngeni Handicap winner Celtic Voyager in quarantine en route to an exciting new racing career in Singapore.

Group 1 Goals for Serious Press Statement Filly Kitty Cat Chat

Press Statement filly Kitty Cat Chat has passed the first test on the road to a Group 1 assignment in South Africa showing unlimited potential when winning a Durbanville maiden on debut on the 8th of September.

Jackson Pedigree Boost with Canadian Stakes Victress

Ridgemont Highlands’ triple Grade 1 winning sire Jackson gained a further boost to his stellar pedigree when Rideforthecause took an impressive 4 length victory in the Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday.