The Hollywood Syndicate-Ridgemont partnership celebrated a rare and rather unique double 13 600 km apart in different hemispheres, just after 14h10 (SA time) on Thursday.
What’s the chances of the same silks being carried to victory for the same partnership at the same SA off time?
The filly at a 25 degree Turffontein, and a grey gelding simultaneously at a chilly 2 degree Thurles in County Tipperary in Ireland?
That was the case when the Ridgemont bred Dynasty filly Poorlittlerichgirl registered her second win from 4 starts, at her first outing on the Highveld.
Leased from Ridgemont and racing in the Hollywood Syndicate silks, she found that little bit extra in the 1800m MR 90 handicap to win under Winning Form-sponsored jockey Kabelo Matsunyane.
The Ridgemont-bred daughter of late legend Dynasty (Fort Wood) is trained by Brett Crawford.
Enjoy the replay:
At the same time that the Crawford filly was flying home, Craig Kieswetter enjoyed the pleasure of being on course to watch the Barnane Stud-Hollywood Syndicate owned Il Etait Temps, a Gr1 winner over the hurdles, win his 4100m chase debut at Thurles.
The son of Jukebox Jury tracked the leader throughout before hitting the front with once fence left to jump.
With a sustained effort he won comfortably by 4,5 lengths. The grey gelding was ridden to victory by Paul Townend and is trained by Willie Mullins.
The double was available at around 10-1 on the books!
Watch the Thurles’ highlights:
The Hollywood-Ridgemont partnership was founded on a mutual quest to see horseracing prosper and grow.
The partnership enjoyed early success when Hollywood Syndicate celebrated a first Grade 1 success courtesy of the Ridgemont-bred Make It Snappy -like Poorlittlerichgirl, a daughter of Dynasty – who won the 2022 WSB Gr1 Cape Fillies Guineas.
Make It Snappy went on to a sensational follow-up victory in the Cartier Gr1 Paddock Stakes just over a month later.