Lewinsky's Lover

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Backworth had yet another good racing week with Scandal, Attenborough and Sanctuary flying our flag high.

So Easy For Humidor

So Easy For Humidor

Backworth-bred Humidor, with Muzi Yeni up, won the sixth with ease at Greyville Monday.

Scandal and Sanctuary Score for Spies and Greeff

Scandal and Sanctuary Score for Spies and Greeff

Backworth-bred Scandal scored again for trainer Corne Spies on Monday at Fairview in a MR80 Open Handicap. Fellow Backworth-bred Sanctuary scooted home to take third in a FM 71 Handicap for trainer Alan Greeff.

Aquinata & Scandal Flying The Flag at Fairview

Aquinata & Scandal Flying The Flag at Fairview

Backworth-breds Aquinata and Scandal represented the farm with distinction Friday at Fairview. Aquinata flew home in the ninth for Dorrie Sham, Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren and Scandal scored a quarter length second in the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes for Corne Spies. Congratulations to the connections.

Scenes from the KZN Yearling Sales at Sibaya

Scenes from the KZN Yearling Sales at Sibaya

Photos from the Sibaya KZN Yearling Sale this morning. Ian and Keith with Brian Burnard, the team from Team G Racing, Lot 72 Hale Kapu (Crusade x Forbidden Woods) and Lot 126 Love Theme (Oratorio x Lewinsky's Lover), the half sister to Scottsville 1200m course record holder, Humidor.

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

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.

Humidor Breaks Scottsville Course Record

Humidor Breaks Scottsville Course Record

What an exciting race result for Backworth Sunday afternoon at Scottsville! Backworth-bred Humidor won in style over 1200m, breaking Kildonan's course record. Humidor’s race record now stands at 3 wins in a row, and a 4th from just 4 starts!

Oh Boy... It's HUMIDOR!

Oh Boy... It's HUMIDOR!

"Quality comes through over the sprint" and no better place to reveal a young horse's God-given talents than over Scottsville's testing finishing straight.

Scintillating Scottsville Sunday

Scintillating Scottsville Sunday

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.

Two Backworth-breds in KZN Breeders Series Log Top 3

Two Backworth-breds in KZN Breeders Series Log Top 3

KZN Breeders Series, 8 Races for R200,000 each, 28 June 2015

Scandal Heads KZN Breeders Series Log 2

Scandal Heads KZN Breeders Series Log 2

The second KZN Breeders Series Log for two-year-olds published this week has seen the impressive Backworth Stud-bred debut winner, Scandal, moving to the head of affairs.

Scandal Erupts at Turffontein

Scandal Erupts at Turffontein

As the Johannesburg dusk settled Tuesday evening at Turffontein Racecourse, all focus was on the rippling racing machines strutting their stuff in the parade ring; in the air hovered a buzz of excited chatter, papers shuffling and uncertain whispers.

GOOSEBUMPS!!

Lewinsky's Lover with her filly foal by OratorioLewinsky’s Lover with her filly foal by Oratorio / Ian Todd (p)

Oratorio (IRE) - Lewinsky’s Lover (SAF)

When you mix of a little Oratorio with a little Lewinsky’s Lover you get… GOOSEBUMPS!! This magnificent filly foal is something quite special!

Rated a Timeform 128, Oratorio is one of Danehill’s top rated sons. A triple Group 1 winner, a Champion 2-Year-Old Colt in France, a Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in Ireland and a Group performer in 11 races, Oratorio exuded racing class.

At stud, he was champion sire in Italy in 2012 and sire of Hong Kong Horse of the Year MILITARY ATTACK in 2013. He is the Sire of Group 1 winners in five different countries – BEETHOVEN (Britain), BANCHEE (New Zealand), MANAWANUI (Australia), TEMIDA (Germany), BIZ THE NURSE (Italy) and MILITARY ATTACK (Hong Kong). He is also sire of dual Group 2 winner CHERRY COLLECT (Italy), TORIO’S QUEST (Australia), KING TORUS (France), OTTIMO (South Africa), LOLLY FOR DOLLY (Australia); dual Group 3 winner MOONWALK IN PARIS (France & Dubai), VIZTORIO (UK), MOURINHO (Australia), ESENTEP (Australia) and TAKAR (Australia).

Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.

The Team behind our National Yearling Sales Draft!

backworth stud team behind national yearling sale draft(l to r) Owners Keith Russon and Ian Todd, Farm Manager Dillyn Brijlal, Stud Vet Dr Carla Langley and Scotties Rupert and Xavier Todd Russon

EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
27 - 28 April 2014

The showpiece of South African yearling sales, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is rapidly approaching… now just a few days away!

The Nationals take place at the TBA Sales Complex in Gosforth Park, Germiston and Backworth Stud consigns a select draft including a classy, quality Silvano colt, a well grown, scopey daughter of sensational second season sire Judpot, a superb colt by champion Western Winter with a near perfect confirmation, and a magnificent, extremely athletic filly with an illustrious pedigree by Muhtafal.

Lot 5 ALLOY (Silvano (GER) - Refined Gold)
Lot 186 JOLLERIE (Judpot (USA) - Angel Bells)
Lot 192 ICE RUN (Western Winter (USA) - Blue Lace Agate)
Lot 406 SCANDAL (Muhtafal (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover)

We look forward to seeing you at the sales!

Keith and Ian

Fertile Friday!

caviar horseCaviar (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CAVIAR
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad (USA)

Backworth had a good day’s racing Friday with Backworth-breds scoring a first, second, third and fifth.

Kicking off the weekend’s results was the Muhtafal mare, Floristry, with a 2nd over 1200m at Fairview for trainer Duncan McKenzie.

Next up was the speedy Var mare, Caviar, who took honours over Greyville’s 1400m for trainer Colin Scott beating a talented line-up including Festival Of Fire, winner of the Grade 2 KRA Fillies Guineas, Grade 3 Starling Stakes and the Grade 3 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge.

To cap off the day’s racing, the Judpot colt Colour Of Courage and the Mogok mare Luxardo finished 3rd and 5th for trainers Michael Miller and Mark Dixon respectively in the last over 1200m.

WORKWEAR DEPOT DURBAN CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Turf, 1400m
7 February 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 CAVIAR 56.0 3 M Odendaal Colin Scott
2 0.2 ORANGE BLOSSOM 58.0 8 K Shea Duncan Howells
3 1.0 LOUVRE 62.5 1 * M Thackeray (4.0) Duncan Howells
4 1.8 MURMERING SKY 54.0 2 S Cormack Dennis Drier
5 1.9 LANGOUSTIER 54.0 4 * D Dillon Doug Campbell
6 2.8 FESTIVAL OF FIRE 59.5 6 A Delpech Mike de Kock
7 3.8 PATH TO TRAVEL 51.5 5 K de Melo Alyson Wright
8 6.3 CHILI PEPPER 52.5 9 * C Murray (4.0) Gavin van Zyl
9 7.1 ARTISTICALLY DONE 53.0 7 A Forbes Doug Campbell

To 'Caviar & Champagne' in 2014!

Caviar and MJ OdendaalCaviar (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CAVIAR
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad (USA)

The classy Backworth-bred Caviar (Var / Lewinsky’s Lover) won convincingly under MJ Odendaal at Clairwood Sunday, carrying top weight over a speedy 1200m.

This win takes the smart filly’s career record to 4 wins, 4 seconds and 2 thirds from 12 starts; and kicks off what promises to be a ‘Caviar & Champagne’ year ahead for Backworth-breds.

Congratulations to Summerveld-based trainer Colin Scott and owners Rob Scott and the Two Oceans Racing Syndicate.

Caviar is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.

The four-year-old bay filly is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale… and we have a lovely Lewinsk’y Lover yearling filly by Muhtafal, named Scandal, which we will be selling this year!

SOCCER 4 FM 86 DIVIDED HANDICAP (F & M)
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
5 January 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 CAVIAR 60.5 5 M Odendaal Colin Scott
2 1.2 WEST END 59.5 8 *N Patel (4.0) Jeff Freedman
3 2.8 SOUNDS POSITIVE 55.0 2 B Jacobson Frank Robinson
4 2.8 SHELLYS CONNECTION 52.0 9 *C Murray (4.0) Garth Puller
5 2.8 GLORIOUS MOMENT 53.5 7 *D Dillon Michael Miller
6 4.1 BLACK IS BLACK 59.0 1 A Forbes Alistair Gordon
7 4.3 PREAMBLE 59.0 3 K Shea Pat Lunn
8 5.3 GOLDEN MIRABILIS 52.5 4 A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
9 6.6 TERRA MARIANNA 53.0 6 D Lembethe Sean Tarry

Caviar, Champagne and The Oyster Box

Caviar - The Oyster BoxCaviar (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CAVIAR
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad (USA)

The aptly named Backworth-bred Caviar, continued her good run of form when winning The Oyster Box FM 80 Handicap for Fillies and Mares on Daily News 2000 race day, Saturday at Greyville.

This win takes the daughter of Var’s career record to 3 wins and 4 places from 9 starts. Congratulations to Summerveld-based trainer Colin Scott and owners Rob Scott and the Two Oceans Racing Syndicate (nom Mr K Steinberg).

Caviar is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.

The three-year-old filly is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

THE OYSTER BOX FM 80 HANDICAP (F & M)
Greyville, Turf, Night, 1400m
1 June 2013

Win Time : 83.02

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CAVIAR 60.5 84 5 M Odendaal Colin Scott
2 1.50 EUPHORIA 59.5 82 3 K Shea Garth Puller
3 1.55 GOLDEN DYNASTY 55.5 74 4 *K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
4 1.60 ORANGE BLOSSOM 61.5 86 13 A Forbes Duncan Howells
5 2.35 INFINITE WISDOM 52.0 64 11 JP van der Merwe Alyson Wright
6 3.10 WALKING ON THE MOON (ARG) 57.0 77 8 *N Patel (4.0) Weiho Marwing
7 3.15 TARA DAWN 53.0 69 7 *D Dillon (1.5) Dennis Drier
8 4.40 VARSITY BELLE 60.5 81 12 S Cormack Joey Ramsden
9 5.65 DREAMER 54.5 72 6 J Samuel Deon Visser
10 6.90 INVENTIVE GIRL (ARG) 53.5 70 2 S Veale Mike de Kock
11 6.95 FLITTER 61.0 85 10 S Randolph Gavin van Zyl
12 7.45 PITCH PERFECT 55.0 73 9 *N Juglall Frank Robinson
13 10.70 UNIQUE MOMENT 59.5 82 1 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl

Caviar continues to impress for Colin Scott

Caviar HorseCaviar (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CAVIAR
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad (USA)

Caviar (Var - Lewinsky’s Lover) won her second at Scottsville yesterday under jockey MJ Odendaal for Summerveld-based trainer Colin Scott.

Caviar is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.

This win takes Caviar’s career record to 2 wins and 4 places from 8 starts. Congratulations to owners Rob Scott and the Two Oceans Racing Syndicate (nom Mr K Steinberg).

Caviar is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

INDWE RISK SERVICES FM 80 HANDICAP (F & M)
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
8 May 2013

Win Time : 70.41

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CAVIAR 59.5 82 11 M Odendaal Colin Scott
2 0.10 HONOLULU 56.0 72 8 *M Ntuli (4.0) Mark Dixon
3 0.35 OPEN THE BANK 54.5 72 6 *C Zackey (4.0) Duncan Howells
4 0.85 CRISSY SANCHEZ 62.0 84 9 *C Storey (4.0) Sean Tarry
5 1.60 EROTIC PULSE 56.0 75 5 S Randolph Mark Dixon
6 1.70 UNIQUE MOVEMENT 59.5 82 10 B Jacobson Gavin van Zyl
7 2.20 ALINA 52.5 68 1 *D Dillon (1.5) Michael Roberts
8 2.70 CHILI PEPPER 61.0 85 13 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl
9 3.20 MAINMAST 60.5 84 7 A Marcus Charles Laird
10 4.45 MORE CHING CHING 54.0 71 4 JP van der Merwe Alistair Gordon
11 4.95 DREAMER 57.0 77 2 J Samuel Deon Visser
12 6.20 UMOYANA 54.5 72 12 S Veale Tony Rivalland
13 6.95 DRUMADOON 60.0 80 3 A Delpech Corinne Bestel
14 8.45 EDUCATED 56.5 76 14 A Forbes Duncan Howells

CHAMPAGNE WISHES AND CAVIAR DREAMS

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Caviar (Var - Lewinsky’s Lover)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CAVIAR (SAF)
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover (SAF) by Jallad (USA)

Caviar (Var - Lewinsky Lover) broke her maiden in fine style Sunday at Scottsville over 1000m, with an impressive 5 length winning margin under jockey Anthony Delpech.

Congratulations to trainer Colin Scott and owners Rob Scott, Two Oceans Racing Syndicate (nom Mr K Steinberg) and other connections.

Caviar is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.

Caviar is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

NEPTUN BOOT MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
Scottsville, Turf, 1000m
16 September 2012

Win Time : 59.95

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CAVIAR 58.0 0 3 A Delpech Colin Scott
2 5.00 MON AMOUR 58.0 0 4 K Shea Paul Gadsby
3 5.50 FLAMING PRINCESS 60.0 57 1 * L Mohapi (4.0) Des Egdes
4 7.25 LOVE GAME 58.0 0 2 J Samuel Kumaran Naidoo
5 8.25 POLE DANCE 60.0 0 12 S Cormack Dennis Drier
6 10.25 ON YOUR BIKE 60.0 57 10 C Taylor Mike Pappas
7 10.75 FLASH GIRL 60.0 40 6 J Jordaan Julie Dittmer
8 12.25 MUSAYHA (ARG) 58.0 0 8 * C Zackey (4.0) Mike de Kock
9 12.30 ST SYLVAN 58.0 0 11 C Orffer Robbie Hill
10 13.05 FIGHTING FINE 60.0 0 13 * D Dillon (2.5) Doug Campbell
11 14.30 DELA FONTAINE 58.0 0 5 I Sturgeon Chris Erasmus
12 14.80 TANY’S CHOICE 60.0 54 7 * M Ntuli (4.0) Grey and Karen Anthony
13 19.05 PALMA DE MAJORCA 58.0 0 9 K Latham James Goodman


Late Scratching




14 0.00 WEMAME 58.0 0 2 L Africa Doug Campbell

SPRINGTIME IS FOALING TIME!

Lewinsky's Lover with filly foal by Muhtafal

Lewinsky’s Lover with her filly foal by Muhtafal
(Photo : Ian Todd)

Muhtafal (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover (SAF)

The winter chills have finally abated, the first signs of Spring are prominent everywhere and we’re well and truly into the foaling season.

Here is a photo of our second foal of the season, a beautiful filly by Muhtafal out of Lewinsky’s Lover.

Lewinsky’s Lover, by Jallad, is from the family of Soho Secret, Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit, joint Equus Champion Stayer, Promise From My Heart, Equus Champion 3-Year-Old Classic Female, London News, ARCSA Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and joint Horse Of The Year in 1995 as well as Horse Of The Year and Champion Older Male in 1996.