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.
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)
|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|
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|
|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|