Silver Mountain

Rear view mirror

Big wins, brasses and boring bits

They say the unexamined life is not worth living and life’s rear view mirror occasionally shows up details that weren’t obvious at first glance, so before we launch headlong into 2016, I thought it would be fun to look back at the year that was.

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Another Mountain To Climb

While Highlands Farm is home to many top broodmares and Gr1 performers, there can be no doubt that the wonderful Our Table Mountain ranks among their finest matrons.

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Roald Dahl - magic

Roald Dahl

Racing has its own unique magic, but you need to know the stories to fully appreciate it, It’s not a question of soft selling or rose-tinting anything, it’s just a question of knowing where to look.

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Catch The Kenilworth Pick 6

The Pick 6 for Kenilworth’s big Gr 1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas meeting will include a R400,000 carryover and the pool is expected to reach R2,1 million, which will be a nice carrot for punters

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Avontuur Delivers

Thanks to Avontuur I did get my little pre-Christmas Christmas treat again. And with a star filly to go at the top of the tree, I have a feeling it’s going to be a good festive season ahead

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Mountain Climbs

Silver Mountain has been raised 3kg for her five-length win in last Saturday’s World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas putting her on a new merit rating of 111.

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1993 Gr1 Cape Guineas - LITTLE BALLERINA - finish

Star Effort Anticipated

Cape Fillies Guineas winner Silver Mountain’s name could be in the final field for the Gr1 Grand Parade Cape Guineas today. She thus attempts to become the first female to win the classic since Little Ballerina in 1993 and bids for Star Effort’s historic double achievement of 1991

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35 Years On – Mike And The Mountain

2015 has been a trying year for the well-known Cape racing family and another victory in the Gr1 classic could not have come at a better time – with their Silvano filly Silver Mountain further entrenching her status as one of the best 3yo fillies in the country

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Kabelo’s Ride Of The Day!

Just a month after celebrating their maiden Gr1 success together, trainer Robyn Klaasen and owner Stincky Pooe raised a toast to jockey Kabelo Matsunyane who produced the ride of his life to keep the favourite Purple Pitcher rolling down the long Turffontein straight to score a heart-stopping victory in the TAB Gr1 SA Derby

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Seventh Heaven!

A decision to sidestep a possible SA Triple Tiara crown and rather take on mixed age opposition in the TAB Gr1 Empress Club Stakes at Turffontein, paid dividends for Mike de Kock and the connections when Gimme A Nother kept her perfect record intact and made it 7 from 7

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