The Scott Brothers – Des, Neville and Robin established Highdown Stud in 1967 in Kwa Zulu Natal. With the dream of creating a high class thoroughbred stud, they conducted a thorough study of the most successful stud farms around the world, collecting all the best and most practical design elements and bringing them back to South Africa.
“In his penultimate start Pagoda was reminiscent of one of the best Mogok’s, The Apache, in that he crept up steadily in the straight until the 300m mark and then when Lerena pressed the button he kicked impressively and went away from the field to win by 3,3 lengths.”
“He’s a horse that doesn’t take a lot of work,” said De Beer. He knows what to do and he does it, he conditions himself.” This time he won’t be ‘barefoot’.