We witnessed superb performances from Backworth-breds in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape this past week for trainers Michael Miller, Dorrie Sham and Tony Rivalland.
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.
Backworth-bred Aquinata won a super race Friday at Fairview for trainer Dorrie Sham with jockey Karl Zechner up. Prior to this maiden win, the striking grey daughter of Silvano, out of Tsunami by Shaamit, had placed twice from her first two starts. Congratulations to owners Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren... we’re certain this filly is just getting started!
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.
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.
“WE ARE WORTH BACKING.”
(Photos : Ian Todd)
“The Midas Touch”
Backworth welcomed the visits this past weekend of dear friend of the farm Anne Veltman, Robin and Joyce Scott, Keith and Pauline Young and the Marnewick family; Michael, Candiese, Julia and Mia.
Hermes, Handbags… or Horses?! Anne Veltman was presented with a ‘real dilemma’ as she was simply taken in by Aquinata; a flashy, grey filly yearling by Silvano out of Tsunami.
After many years of committed and successful racing in Zimbabwe, as well as her midas touch, maybe it’s time Anne swopped shopping in London for the real thing?!
As seen in the pic above, Stud Manager Johan Alberts endorses Anne’s choice of Yearling!
Tsunami’s filly yearling by Silvano
(Photo : Ian Todd)
Silvano (GER) - Tsunami (SAF)
Earlier this week we shared with you the news of the arrival of Tsunami’s beautful ‘pure’ black filly foal by King’s Chapel.
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).