KZN is having a great season with two Gr1 winners amongst our Stakes Winners this season, and three of our #kznbreds walked away with Awards – including two out of three Triple Tiara winner, Takingthepeace.
Owner, trainer and breeder St John Gray was rewarded for his smart Gr2 SA Fillies Nursery winner, Ronnie’s Candy by King Of Kings, won Champion 2YO Filly, whilst Takingthepeace took the Award for Champion 3YO Filly.
The daughter of Visionaire was bred by Summerhill Stud and has recently been bought into by the Kieswetter’s of Highlands, Part Of Ridgemont. The Sporting Post reported an updated on Takingthepeace from Mathew De Kock.
“Everybody wants to know what is happening to near SA Triple Tiara heroine, Takingthepeace, who was scratched from the July.
“She’s currently having a well deserved rest and Highlands-Ridgemont’s Ross and Craig Kieswetter have bought in and will race her with Murray Makepeace and Michael Shea. It is great to have more young dynamic owners in the yard. She will also be a top-class addition to the powerful Highlands broodmare ranks one day,” said Mathew.
It was a Gr1 double for Summerhill Stud, who also boast that they sold three Gr1 winners off the 2016 CTS Ready To Run Sale – Brave Mary (bred by Rupert Plersch), Hero’s Honour and Takingthepeace, but it was Hero’s Honour that took the Award for Champion Stayer last night, after winning the Gr1 SA Derby.
Another horse to be mentioned is Attenborough, who was bred in partnership by Pippa Mickelburgh and KZN Breeders Ian Todd and Keith Russon. He won the award for Champion Sprinter.
Both Ronnie’s Candy and Attenborough will be racing at Gold Circle’s Speed Festival on Saturday at Scottsville, sponsored by Tsogo Sun.
Congratulations to the winning breeders and connections on an outstanding result!
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