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  • Writer's pictureCrawford Racing


Arrowfield Stud’s four-time champion Australian sire Snitzel came up with an impressive winner at Durbanville racecourse on Saturday.

His three-year-old son Real Gone Kid, bred (in Australia) and owned by Ridgemont, improved on a debut sixth-place finish when making nearly all the running to land the second race at Durbanville. Under jockey Anton Marcus, the Brett Crawford trained Real Gone Kid strolled home to a comprehensive two and three quarter length win when landing the Racing Association Maiden Plate (1250m).

The colt is certainly bred to be good. Not only is Real Gone Kid a son of Australia’s reigning Champion Sire (also responsible for the Ascot Stud based G1 SA Classic winner Heavenly Blue) but he is out of a champion daughter of seven times South African champion sire, and reigning champion broodmare sire, Jet Master.

His dam In The Fast Lane was South Africa’s Champion 3YO Filly of 2014, and won five times, picking up notable victories by landing both the G1 Cape Fillies Guineas and G1 Woolavington 2000.

The well-bred In The Fast Lane, who herself was produced by Northern Guest’s Zimbabwe Oaks winning daughter First Arrival -whose other progeny include another G1 winning Equus Champion in the form of Let’s Rock’n Roll (by Muhtafal) and G2 Peninsula Handicap winner Light The Lights (by Western Winter). The latter also enjoyed success in UAE, where Light The Lights claimed both the G3 Abu Dhabi Championship and Singspiel Stakes. The remarkable First Arrival produced a total of seven stakes horses, with her tally also including Racing Association Stakes winner, and G1 Cape Derby third, Pack Leader (by Philanthropist).

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