Auburn Annio

Your Ticket to Thrill!

Your Ticket to Thrill!

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.

Roll Up... Roll Up... It's The Thrill Factor!

Thrill Factor horse by WindrushThrill Factor / Backworth Stud (p)

THRILL FACTOR
Windrush (USA) - Auburn Annio (USA) by Point Given (USA)

Young jockey Dansile Wana thrilled the Kenilworth faithful Saturday when he piloted the Backworth-bred Windrush filly, Thrill Factor, to an exhilirating victory over 1000m for trainer Riaan Van Reenen and owners Gorgulho and Van Huyssteen.

Thrill Factor is a 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales graduate out of our US-bred mare Auburn Annio who is a daughter of Southern Spring who Champion 2-Year-Old, Champion 3-Year-Old and Champion Older Mare in Argentina.

With two thirds, a second and a now first from just seven starts, her connections will certainly be buckling up for the ride!

CANSA ASSOCIATION OF SA WORK RIDERS’ MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
Kenilworth, Turf, 1000m
9 August 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 THRILL FACTOR 60.0 2 *D Wana Riaan Van Reenen
2 0.4 IDEAL COUNTESS 58.0 1 *S Qhwaba Renate du Plessis
3 3.9 JAY’S FAVOUR 58.0 4 *D Arendse Renate du Plessis
4 5.9 ROYAL FOUNDATION 60.0 5 *W Bambiso Mike Stewart
5 6.4 PENTE’S DAUGHTER 58.0 3 *J Andrews Justin Snaith
6 7.4 HAILI 60.0 6 *X Tshayisa Renate du Plessis
7 16.9 COLOURFUL JET 60.0 7 *L Kondile Justin Snaith

Bon Voyage to our Ladies!!

Backworth Mares depart for the Cape / Ian Todd (p)

Spring is always an exciting, yet anxious, time for any Stud Farm as the results of years of intricately calculated planning and breeding come to fruition with the arrival of the past season’s foals and the selection of the next season’s Stallions.

This year is a particularly anxious, yet exciting, time for the Backworth team as we bid farewell to a few members of our broodmare band as they embark on their journey to the fairest Cape… and to some impressive Stallion talent too!

Mare Broodmare Sire In Foal To Visiting Stallion (2014)
Angel Bells Labeeb n/a What A Winter
Auburn Annio Point Given n/a Oratorio
Blue Lace Agate Rakeen n/a Oratorio
Captured Time Capture Him Irish Flame Dynasty
Cupid’s Daughter Ad Valorem Byword Var
Dancing Royale Danehill Dancer Byword Oratorio
Forbidden Woods Fort Wood Crusade Judpot
Gilt Edge Goldkeeper Kahal Potala Palace
Moving On Up Jallad n/a Oratorio
Plush Fort Wood n/a Var
Refined Gold Rich Man’s Gold n/a Var
Sunset Ridge Tiger Ridge n/a Judpot
November Sky Imperial Stride n/a Var
Varlet Var Gimmethegreenlight Master Of My Fate