Exciting New Acquisition for Backworth Stud

Our Unnamed filly by Tiger Ridge out of Gilded Minaret / Ian Todd (p)


We’re very excited to share the news of our acquisition last week, from the Michael Holmes Shongweni Horses In Training Sale, of a yet to be named bay filly by the Storm Cat stallion, Tiger Ridge, out of the champion Al Mufti mare Gilded Minaret.

Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum and trained by the indomable Mike de Kock, the filly’s dam, Gilded Minaret, won at distances from 1000m to 2000m notching up superb victories in the Grade 1 Golden Slipper and Grade 2 Gold Bracelet with impressive places in the Grade 1 Avontuur Estate Cape Fillies Guineas, Grade 1 SA Fillies Classic, Grade 2 KZN Fillies Guineas and the Grade 1 Garden Provence Stakes.

This Black-type family also includes the name of Grade 1 Arc-En-Ceil Paddock Stakes winner and South African Champion Older Filly, Dollar Fortune.

We’ll keep you updated with her progress at stud!