South African Horseracing Season
The entire Backworth team wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate all our Equus Champions for the 2012/13 South African Racing Season!
And what a season it turned out to be with one of the most excting finales in recent history as both the Trainers and Breeders Championships went down to the wire, with jet-setting Mike de Kock and fellow KwaZulu-Natal breeder Summerhill Stud pipping contemporaries Vodacom Durban July victor Sean Tarry and Cape-based Klawervlei Stud repectively.
The International Achievement Award fell to Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint winner, Shea Shea, and the Outstanding Stallion Achievement deservedly went to young stallion sensation, Judpot, standing at Varsfontein Stud in partnership with the internationally renowned Niarchos Family.
Our team also wishes to acknowledge the fine efforts of all connections of Horse of the Year, Variety Club, the wonder miler who was unbeaten in five races over the year including the Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.
Another fantastic season down… and here’s to an even greater 2013/14!
14 August 2013
|International Achievement Award|
|Champion Two-Year-Old Colt|
|Champion Two-Year-Old Filly|
|Along Came Polly|
|Champion Three-Year-Old Colt|
|Champion Three-Year-Old Filly|
|Cherry On The Top|
|Champion Older Male|
|Champion Older Filly / Mare|
|Champion Sprinter (1000m - 1200m)|
|What a Winter|
|Champion Miler (1400m - 1600m)|
|Champion Middle-Distance (1400m - 2200m)|
|Champion Stayer (2400m+)|
|Silvano - Maine Chance Farms|
|Akinfeet - Lammerskraal Stud|
|Outstanding Stallion Achievement|
|Judpot - Varsfontein Stud|
|Breeder Award - Exceptional International Achievement|
|Shea Shea - Klawervlei|
|Media Award - Print|
|Media Award - Television|
|Apprentice of the Year|
|Mike de Kock|
|Owners of the Year|
|Ingrid and Markus Jooste|
|Horse Of The Year|