This past weekend saw another great weekend's racing for Backworth-breds. Congratulations to the trainers and all winning connections.
Backworth Stud consigns 14 lots to the KZN Premier Mare and Weanling Sale presented by Michael Holmes Bloodstock, taking place at Summerhill Stud, Sunday 15 May 2016.
The contribution made to Cape racing and breeding by owner/breeder Peter De Beyer, can be described in many ways, not least... 'Fabulous'.
Be Fabulous is by the ill-fated South African Top Five Sire, Kahal, out of the Rakeen mare, Ramp Model. She’s from the family of dual KwaZulu-Natal Stakes and dual George Azzie Memorial winner, Studio Star, and counts in her family the names of Classique Story, Signor Amigo and Hammer Belle.
The form of Backworth-breds continues to flourish as we move into February with five winners in the past four weeks from not many runners!
Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren’s Backworth-bred filly, Style Flash, lived up to her name Thursday when ‘flashing’ home on debut at the Vaal, winning in fine style over 1200m on the sand.
Kahal (GB) - Ramp Model (SAF) by Rakeen (USA)
Be Fabulous ramped up her race record Saturday over 2000m at Durbanville when claiming a model win for trainer Glen Kotzen with jockey Greig Cheyne up.
This ultra consistant filly from the family of dual KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Listed) and dual George Azzie Memorial (Listed) winner, Studio Star, takes her career tally to 2 wins, 1 second, 3 thirds and a fourth from just 12 starts. Congratualtions to the Glen Kotzen stable and to owner Peter De Beyer.
KUDA PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL FM 74 HANDICAP
|1||0.0||BE FABULOUS||53||8||G Cheyne||Glen Kotzen|
|2||0.5||ZAKUSKA||52||3||*G Goormany -2.5kg||Greg Ennion|
|3||1.5||THE QUEEN VIC||54||9||*X Carstens -2.5kg||Paul Reeves|
|4||1.9||LIFT OFF||60||5||B Fayd’Herbe||Justin Snaith|
|5||3.9||PISTACCHIO||52||1||G Schlechter||Vaughan Marshall|
|6||5.15||FIRTS OF MAY||53.5||2||G van Niekerk||Mike Bass|
|7||7.4||LILY LAFITTE||52||6||O Noach||Glen Kotzen|
|8||7.6||LONDON THEATRE||58||4||F Anthony||Piet Steyn|
|9||9.35||JET TURBINE||57||7||A Domeyer||Yogas Govender|
Kahal (GB) - Ramp Model by Rakeen (USA)
Backworth-bred 4-year-old bay filly, Be Fabulous, ran to her name Sunday at Kenilworth when winning in fabulous fashion over 1600m for trainer Glen Kotzen with Jason Smitsdorff up.
Be Fabulous is a graduate of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearing Sale and is from the family of Studio Star (6 wins including a double in the Listed KwaZulu-Natal Stakes and the Listed George Azzie Memorial Handicap), Classique Story (4 wins, a 2nd in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Guineas and a 4th in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Classic), Signor Amigo (10 wins including a double in the Grade 1 Cape Flying Championship, a double in the Grade 1 Natal Flying Championship, the Grade 1 Golden Spur Gilbeys and the Grade 3 Byerly Turk Plate) and Hammer Belle (ARCSA Champion 2-year-old Filly - 2 wins including the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship and the Listed Spring Fillies Stakes, a 3rd in the Grade 1 Mike’s Kitchen Fillies Guineas and a 4th in the Listed Flamboyant Stakes.)
Congratulations to owner Peter De Beyer and to trainer Glen Gotzen and his team!
SOCCER 13 MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.0||BE FABULOUS||60.0||10||J Smitsdorff||Glen Kotzen|
|2||1.0||BANDANA GIRL||60.0||7||B Fayd’Herbe||Neil Bruss|
|3||1.3||CRYSTAL CAVERN||57.0||6||S Cormack||Adam Marcus|
|4||3.0||STYLED TO ROCK||57.0||4||G van Niekerk||Joey Ramsden|
|5||3.5||HI LANA||60.0||5||C Orffer||Brett Crawford|
|6||4.2||LEBOMBO BREEZE||60.0||1||* X Carstens (2.5)||Joey Ramsden|
|7||4.4||CASEY’S RAINE||60.0||2||K Neisius||Glen Puller|
|8||4.9||PHILOSOPHY||60.0||9||A Domeyer||Patrick Kruyer|
|9||7.4||DUFTITE GREEN||60.0||8||C Puller||Glen Puller|
|10||14.6||THE WHITE APPROACH||60.0||11||R Khathi||Andries Steyn|
|11||25.9||LOVE TO TANGO||60.0||3||B Morgenrood||Carl J Burger|
It is always a relief when the last foal of the season is born, where Miss Unimac delivered a beautiful A.P. Answer colt.
Even more exciting for the foals, was our first full sunny day in what seems like months. Here in a nursery paddock are 4 of the month old foals!! Merriment and her colt bonding, Fancy Flutter hiding behind mother, Collection Prive’s a bit pensive, and Ramp Model’s showing off her blaze!
This season Merriment is visiting King’s Chapel, Fancy Flutter and Collection Prive are visiting A.P. Answer, and Ramp Model will be making the trip to Mauritzfontein in Kimberley to visit Ideal World.