19 March 2018

Highlands Stud part of Ridgemont’s well performed young stallion Jackson was represented by his first winner when his son Bountiful Strength won a maiden juvenile plate over 1250m at Durbanville on Saturday.

Bred by Highlands Stud, the 2yo colt dug down deep to win by half a length for trainer Joey Ramsden and jockey Richard Fourie.

The colt is out of the Forest Wildcat mare Generous Gabriella, who won twice up to 1400 metres.

Jackson, who was the top lot sold from the 2010 Emperors Palace National Two Year Old Sale, was an exceptional racehorse and one of the best horses of his generation.
Trained by Brett Crawford, Jackson won six times, and earned over R2.3 million, during a career which saw the handsome colt thrash champion Variety Club in the G1 Investec Cape Derby. Jackson also won the G1 Daily News 2000 and G1 Champions Cup, and won or placed in a total of nine graded races.

A son of Horse Of The Year, and four time Equus Outstanding Stallion, Dynasty, Jackson is one of three graded stakes winners produced by the Cozzene mare Moonlit Prairie (the others including Jackson’s own brother and G3 Byerley Turk hero Heartland).

Another full-brother to Jackson, Grab The Light, made R3 800 000 to top the 2017 Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale.

This is the same family as dual US champion sire Smart Strike (sire of leading sires Curlin, English Channel and Lookin At Lucky) as well as successful local stallions Sail From Seattle and Strike Smartly.

Jackson, whose yearlings have fetched up to R2 000 000, has 11 lots on the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. His draft includes a colt out of a stakes winning sister to champion Young Rake (Lot 19), a colt out of Captain Al sired Kenilworth Fillies Nursery second Captain’s Lullaby (Lot 108), and a colt out of a stakes placed half-sister to English G1 winner Stradivarius (Lot197).