Takingthepeace, raced by Mathew de Kock, Michael Shea, Murray Makepeace, Craig and Ross Kieswetter, will be retiring to the Kieswetter family’s Ridgemont Highlands Stud.
“She chipped a knee recently and we chose to retire her over knee surgery. She’s a filly that gave us and her owners an incredible amount of joy, their on-course antics at her races went viral a few times. We wish Ridgemont Highlands well with her future at stud,”said Mike on the www.mikedekockracing.com website.
Takingthepeace was purchased for R280 000 off the CTS Johannesburg Ready To Run Sale by Form Bloodstock.
Bred by Summerhill Stud, she is a daughter of Visionaire (Grand Slam) out of the three-time winner, Lisa Anne (Rambo Dancer).
Takingthepeace won 6 career races with 5 places from 13 starts for stakes of R1 751 525. Her wins included the Gr1 SA Fillies Classic, the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas and the Gr3 Victory Moon Handicap.