Highlands Stud’s exciting young stallion Rafeef has made the perfect start to his stud career with his first mare already safely tested in foal.
One of the best bred young sires in South Africa, Rafeef was a top-class racehorse who won six of his ten outings and banked over R1.1 million in prize money.
He scored his biggest victory when triumphant over champions Talktothestars and Carry On Alice in the 2017 G1 Computaform Sprint, where Rafeef’s other notable victims included graded winners Brutal Force, Wrecking Ball, Trip To Heaven, Rivarine, Jo’s Bond, Dollar Dazzler and Moofeed.
Rafeef also captured the G2 Hawaii Stakes, over champions French Navy and Talktothestars, and was placed in both the G1 HF Oppenheimer Horse Chestnut Stakes and Listed Wolf Power 1600.
He won no fewer than three awards at the Highvelt Awards ceremony in 2017, including the coveted title of Horse Of The Season.
A son of triple Australian Champion sire Redoute’s Choice (sire of last season’s Australian Champion Sire Snitzel), Rafeef is a full-brother to undefeated Equus Champion 2YO, and G1 SA Nursery winner, Mustaaqeem.
The Arrowfield/Klawervlei Stud bred Rafeef, who made a tremendous impression at the recent Wilgerbosdrift Stallion day, is out of Horse Of The Year and Champion Sprinter National Colour, a triple G1 winner who finished runner up in the 2008 G1 Nunthorpe Stakes.
His sire Redoute’s Choice’s name appears in the pedigrees of eight of the 14 runners in this weekend’s AUS$1 million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes–a truly remarkable achievement!