Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale 2016
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.
We said she was a no-nonsense girl, sensible yet no 'Plain Jane'. We said she was sturdy, good legged... but still classy. Trained by Duncan McKenzie, bred and raced by Backworth, we are thrilled with Exhalted's win over 1000m at Fairview Monday.
On her Poly debut over a distance a little short of optimal, the Backworth-bred Reigning Wave, came from behind to wash her opposition away, scoring an emphatic win in the process for trainer Paul Gadsby with Brandon Lerena up. Congratulations to owner Mr Henk Nel from Thor Insurance Brokers.
Whilst we desperately await the start of the rainy season here in KwaZulu-Natal, there was no dampening the spirits of our Backworth-breds Sunday, as they blitzed the Scottsville turf in scintillating fashion.
Although not consignors on the CTS Joburg Ready To Run Sale, we were very impressed with the three Backworth-bred lots presented by Balmoral Stud at the Summerhill gallops.
The Yvette Bremner-trained Thrill Factor continued to live up to her name Friday at Fairview, scorching her competition to win by an emphatic four lengths for owners Messrs Gorgulho and Van Huyssteen with jockey Gift Funeka up.
King’s Chapel (NZ) - Flutter Bye (SAF)
Just when we thought this year’s crop couldn’t get any better, our Labeeb mare Flutter Bye preseneted us with this strapping colt foal by Bush Hill Stud Sire, King’s Chapel.
King’s Chapel is a magnificent looking stallion with size, substance and quality, and he is beautifully balanced. He was a ten time winner in New Zealand and Australia, including 3 wins at Group 1 level. He was crowned a multiple Champion as a three-year-old in New Zealand, winning the Champion Sprint/Miler title, Champion Three-Year-Old title and Horse Of The Year title.
His impressive race record included victories in the Super Bonus Classique (L) (1200m) at two, the New Zealand 2000 Guineas (Gr1) (1600m), the Telegraph Handicap (Gr1) (1200m), the WFA Stakes (Gr1) (1400m) and the Ray Coupland Stakes (L) (1400m) at three.
Flutter Bye’s first dam, Going Places, is a half sister to Spathi and First Movement; and is the dam of 8 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners including Ipi Tombe Challenge (Gr2) victress FIRST AGAIN by Muhtafal.
We’re certainly going to be keeping an eye on this fellow’s career.
Hong Kong horse racing delegation visit to Backworth Stud
(L to R) Eric Lee, Jeffrey Nxumalo (SAJA), Dr Tommy Tam, Mrs Tam, Peter Gibson (Racing SA), Mrs Wai Mi Cheung, Mrs Yuen, Andrew Yuen
“Apparently being born on 7th November could give her a lucky start…”
Backworth welcomed the visit from a Hong Kong delegation last week, organised through the enthusiastic efforts of Peter Gibson from Racing South Africa.
They braved the rain and thick mist to join us for drinks and a visit to the stable yard, but sadly just missed a foaling - King’s Chapel / Collection Prive.
Contact from the returning bus kept sms’ing through names for our new filly! Apparently being born on 7th November could give her a lucky start, so we are thinking that Seven Eleven should be her name! Another suggestion was Hong Kong Mist (missed?!)
We are so appreciative of these visits by interested people from the international community, and look forward to welcoming many more!
King’s Chapel (AUS) - Tsunami (SAF)
Tsunami is daughter of Simunye (Aus) who had 2 wins at 2 over 1000m - 1100m and placed 3 times including 2nd in the Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies Gr.2 and the Hibiscus Stakes (L).