BOOM filly Takingthepeace, who won two legs of the 2017 Triple Tiara after a most exciting public build-up following her spectacular wins for new, young owners Michael Shea and Murray Makepeace, will have the names of the prominent brothers Craig and Ross Kieswetter added to her list of owners.
The Kieswetter family, who own Highlands/Ridgemont, has bought a 50% share in Takingthepeace, who will have the brothers’ names in the race card until she retires to stud at Highlands Farm in Robertson.
Mathew de Kock, who found Shea and Makepeace to make up the original ownership of the R280,000 CTS Ready To Run purchase with Mike de Kock, said on Monday: “We have been negotiating with Craig and Ross for the last two weeks and we are pleased to have struck a deal with young, up-and-coming professionals of their ilk. We’ll be preparing Takingthepeace for the Johannesburg Spring Season.”
Craig Kieswetter said: “We’ve been following Takingthepeace’s exciting story and the success of her young owners. They have taken things to a different level and we are delighted and humbled that they’ve let us in.
“We look forward to Takingthepeace’s four-year-old career and also to one day bringing her to Highlands/Ridgemont. We are always looking to boost the quality of our broodmare band and she will certainly add value.”
He added: “This is not all about racing and breeding, however. It’s about relationships, about people who are young and exuberant like ourselves and we look forward to partnering with the existing Takingthepace team.”
Takingthepeace, by Visionaire, has so far won five of 10 races and R1,475-million in stakes.