Ridgemont Highlands Dominante July Day Juvenile Feature

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Bard Of Avon (Var – Shakespeare’s Ros, by Dynasty) | Image: Candiese Lenferna Photography

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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.

Third placegetter William Robertson is a son of Ridgemont’s highly promising sire Rafeef, who is on course to be named South Africa’s Leading First Season Sire for 2020-2021.

Saturday’s race, open to colts and geldings sold off last year’s National 2YO Sale, was won by the very promising Ashley Fortune-trained gelding Bard Of Avon.

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Bard Of Avon Pictured As A Yearling

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Under Muzi Yeni, the Ashley Fortune trained Bard Of Avon hit the front 200m from home and kept going courageously to score by nearly half a length.

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Race Images: Candiese Lenferna Photography

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Ross Kieswetter
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