Great Racing Week For Backworth!

1st Humidor - Middle Stakes

He’s a magnificent specimen of a horse & we are proud to have him in the yard.
— Tony Rivalland / Trainer

Backworth-bred Humidor made it 4 wins from just 6 starts when powering home in the Middle Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Wednesday for trainer Tony Rivalland with maestro Anton Marcus up.

This exciting son of Miesque's Approval, out of Lewinsky's Lover by Jallad, continues to impress over the sprint distance. Humidor clocked a time of 66,98 seconds over the Scottsville 1200m in February, beating the previous record of 67 seconds flat held by the Mike de Kock-trained Kildonan set when winning one of the most fiercely contested Grade 1 Golden Horse Casino Sprints of all time, where he beat three other Grade 1 winners in Mythical FlightWar Artist and Rebel King.

"He's a magnificent specimen of a horse and we are proud to have him in the yard," commented Tony Rivalland.

Congratulations to owners Mrs Mary LileyIM and MG HorsfieldGN CummingI DeetlefsAS Potts and Tony Rivalland.


2nd Attenborough - Cape of Good Hope Nursery (Grade 3)

Attenborough fired home to secure a nailbiter second behind rival Sergeant Hardy (Captain Al) in the Grade 3 Nursery Stakes over 1200m at Kennilworth Saturday for trainer Joey Ramsden with Donovan Dillon up.

Attenborough, bred by Pippa Mickleburgh and Backworth Stud, is a son of Western Winter out of In Camera by Caesour, and has won twice and placed twice from just 4 starts.

Congratulations to owners Ingrid and Markus Jooste.


3rd Reigning Wave - MR76 Handicap (F & M)

Reigning Wave took a thrilling third in a photo under jockey Brandon Lerena Saturday at Greyville, with just 10cm separating the top three at the post after a 1400m polly battle.

This Backworth-bred grey daughter of King's Chapel out of Tsunami by Shaamit takes her career tally to 2 wins and 1 place from 8 starts.

Congratulations to trainer Paul Gadsby and owner Henk Nel from Thor Insurance Brokers.


4th Marron - Maiden Juvenile Plate

Marron put in yet another solid performance Saturday for trainer Tony Rivalland, placing fourth over 1400m at Greyville with jockey Brandon Lerena up.

Marron, the Backworth-bred son of Horse Chestnut out of Flutter Bye by Labeeb has placed 3 times from 4 starts.

Congratulations to owners Messrs AS PottsE Cassim and Mrs Mary Liley.


Backworth-bred Armorial won by 2 lengths Friday for trainer Dorrie Sham over a very quick 1200m at Fairview with jockey Robert Khathi in the irons.

This daughter Kahal out of our Australian-bred Elusive Quality mare, Touch Of Nobility takes her career tally to 2 wins and 6 places from 16 starts.

Congratulations to the That's Nice Syndicate.