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Dynasty’s Dazzling Dominance

Ridgemont stakes 1-2 crowns a cracker

On a terrific weekend for the Ridgemont Highlands team, their grand legend Dynasty sired four stakes, with his son Belgarion emulating his sire by winning the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July, seventeen years after his Dad achieved the feat from a 20 draw.

A statue of Dynasty at Ridgemont Highlands

A four-times Equus Outstanding Stallion, Dynasty dominated the feature race action at Hollywoodbets Greyville on Vodacom Durban July day, with Belgarion and Sovereign Spirit landing the Gr1 Vodacom Durban July and the consolation race, the Gr3 Campanajo 2200 respectively, while his Gr3 eLan Gold Cup winning daughter Dynasty’s Blossom boosted her paddock value the Gr3 DStv Gold Vase.

But the weekend wasn’t finished for the Kieswetter family and they celebrated a terrific feature exacta in their silks at Kenilworth on Sunday, when Dynasty daughter Sing Out Loud won the Listed Bass Racing River Jetez Stakes – beating Dynasty’s granddaughter Flame Tree into second place.

It was a thriller, with Jackson’s daughter Flame Tree looking a winner inside the distance, before Corne Orffer got Sing Out Loud to gain top stride.

Corne Orffer gets Sing Out Loud to rally as Flame Tree (Greg Cheyne) stays on gamely (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Only a neck seperated the Brett Crawford trained top two, with the winner clocking 158 secs flat.

Bred by Ridgemont Highlands, Sing Out Loud is out of the four-time winning A.P.Indy mare, Super Singer, and has won 3 races with 3 places from 7 starts for stakes of R173 250.

The story of Sing Out Loud’s remarkable sire Dynasty now tells of sixteen Gr1 winners, at least one Gr1 winner in nine of his first ten crops.

Dynasty now has 71 stakes winners to his name.

Interestingly, Belgarion was the second son of Dynasty to win the July, with the now Cheveley Stud based Legislate the winner of  the 2014 renewal.


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