Outstanding miler, and five time G1 winner, Canford Cliffs, made a scintillating start to his stud career in South Africa.
The former European champion ended the 2021-2022 responsible for 15 two-year-old winners from his initial South African crop. Canford Cliffs’ eye catching first local crop was headed by G1 Thekwini Stakes runner up Rock The Fox, Listed City Of Cape Town Summer Juvenile Stakes/Listed East Cape Nursery winner Cliff Top, as well as fellow exciting prospects Big Slick, Body Electric, Daisy Buchanan, Tabby Kat and Totally Rocks.
Canford Cliffs had previously enjoyed plenty of success overseas, with his flagbearers headed by 20 stakes winners, and his progeny have already banked more than $34 000 000 the world over.
Ridgemont Highlands will be bringing seven two-year-olds by the exciting Canford Cliffs to this year’s August Two Year Old Sale. They include Capsaicin (Lot 71), a colt out of Gardenia Stakes winner Queen Laurie, The Boss (Lot 87), a colt out of G2 Gerald Rosenberg Stakes victress Sabina’s Dynasty, and No Filter (Lot 250), a filly whose dam won five including the Listed Swallow Stakes.
The farm will also be offering two-year-olds by their sensational resident sire Rafeef, as well as by multiple Equus Champion What A Winter, while Ridgemont Highlands are acting, as agent, for two fillies by former champion sire Gimmethegreenlight, as well as a filly by Gimmethegreenlight’s increasingly successful stablemate Master Of My Fate.
Ridgemont’s August Two Year Old Sale draft can be viewed in Block A at the TBA complex during the days leading up to this year’s auction.