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Another great racing weekend for Backworth-breds!

Another great racing weekend for Backworth-breds!

This past weekend saw another great weekend's racing for Backworth-breds. Congratulations to the trainers and all winning connections.

KZN Premier Mare & Weanling Sale

KZN Premier Mare & Weanling Sale

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.

Tenacious Win for Be Fabulous

Tenacious Win for Be Fabulous

The contribution made to Cape racing and breeding by owner/breeder Peter De Beyer, can be described in many ways, not least... 'Fabulous'.

Now that was 'Kotzen' Fabulous!

Now that was 'Kotzen' 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.

5 Winners in 4 Weeks!

5 Winners in 4 Weeks!

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!

Style Flash Wins on Debut for Adriaan van Vuuren

Style Flash Wins on Debut for Adriaan van Vuuren

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.

Be Fabulous... Absolutely!

glen kotzen be fabulousGlen Kotzen and Be Fabulous / Ian Todd (p)

BE FABULOUS
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
Durbanville, Turf, 2000m
4 October 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
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

Go on then... "BE FABULOUS!"

be fabulous horseBe Fabulous / TBA-EquineEdge (p)

BE FABULOUS
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)
Kenilworth, Turf, 1600m
3 August 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
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's always a relief when the last foal of the season is born"

last foal of the season rssIt 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.