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Frankel - Chocolicious Filly fetches $610000 at Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

Frankel - Chocolicious Filly fetches $610000 at Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

Gr1 Allan Robertson winner Chocolicious, a Backworth Stud-bred daughter of Kahal has seen her first yearling by Frankel sold to Shadwell Stud for $610 000, off the Inglis Australia Easter Yearling Sale. She is the first yearling by Frankel to be sold in the Southern Hemisphere.

Frankel Filly for Backworth-bred Chocolicious

Frankel and ChocoliciousFrankel and Chocolicious / Telegraph - Gold Circle (p)

FRANKEL (GB) - CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)

Backworth-bred daughter of Kahal, Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship victress Chocolicious, has foaled a good leggy chestnut filly by Frankel in Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia.

A mare who attracted plenty of attention at the Goff’s November Sale due to her Southern Hemisphere covering date by Frankel, the 14-time winner who retired to stud with the highest Timeform Rating in history of 147.

The then six-year-old mare was purchased by Oliver St Lawrence in foal to champion Frankel at the Goff’s breeding stock sale in Ireland for €400,000. Chocolicious was one of three offered at the sale in foal to Frankel, bred to Southern Hemisphere time, consigned for Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock by Ballyhane Stud.

Unbeaten superstar Frankel, widely regarded as one of the greatest racehorses in history, currently stands at Banstead Manor in Newmarket, and has a stud fee of GBP 125,000 - or over R2.2 million.

Chocolicious (rated MR 105) won six races from 1000m to 1200m in South Africa, and placed in the UAE 1000 Guineas behind Mahbooba.

Bred by Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud, she is out of Grade 3 winning daughter of Exclusive Patriot named Candy Box - herself out of an Our Casey’s Boy/Brer Rabbit/Tom Rolfe mare. Candy Box bred three winners from four runners, and descends from the family of Hot Cross Bun and Royal Wish.

We have been advised that 25% of Frankel’s first Northern Hemisphere crop of foals are chestnut and that his Sire Galileo has left plenty of good chestnuts, including dual Derby, and this week’s Juddmonte International winner, Australia.

Top Of The Chocs, a half-brother to Chocolicious by Miesque’s Approval, turned on the speed just over a week ago, over 1000m at Champ de Mars to cement a confident third in the Supertote Trophy for trainer Hughes Maigrot with jockey Gerald Avranche up.

Extracts from KZN Breeders

Top Of The Chocs Solid in Supertote Trophy

Top Of The Chocs Supertote TrophyTop Of The Chocs (left) finished third in the Supertote Trophy / The Mauritius Turf Club (p)

CHAMP DE MARS
10 August 2014

Backworth-bred Top Of The Chocs, half-brother to the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship victress Chocolicious, turned on the speed Sunday over 1000m at Champ de Mars to cement a confident third in the Supertote Trophy for trainer Hughes Maigrot with jockey Gerald Avranche up.

The 5 year-old gelding is by Breeders’ Cup winner Miesque’s Approval out of the Exclusive Patriot mare, Candy Box, who recorded 4 wins in her career, including the Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes and the Listed Juvenile Stakes, and four places including a 3rd in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.

THE SUPERTOTE SMS BETTING TROPHY
Champ de Mars, Turf, 1000m
10 August 2014

# Horse Jockey Trainer
1 MIGHTY MARS L Currie A Allet
2 RAINBOW MAN J Bardottier R Gujadhur
3 TOP OF THE CHOCS G Avranche H Maigrot
4 HUNTING TIME B Woodworth Hurlywood
5 MONSIEUR DANE S Bussunt R Gujadhur
6 MO ICHI DO B Sooful S Henry
7 FIRE CURTAIN C Segeon P Merven
8 VARDASHIAN R Mullen JM Henry

Chocolicious fetches €400,000 at Goffs November in foal to Frankel

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

To hear the words Backworth Stud, Kahal, Chocolicious and Frankel in one sentence should be enough to get anyone to sitting up and taking notice. Keith Russon and Ian Todd’s Backworth-bred Chocolicious, a Grade 1 Allan Robertson winner and a daughter of Kahal, sold for €400,000 at the Goff’s breeding stock sale in Ireland in foal to Frankel.

The mare was one of three at the sale in foal to Frankel, and was bred to Southern Hemisphere time, consigned for Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock by Ballyhane Stud.

KZN-bred Chocolicious (rated MR 105) won six races from 1000 to 1200m in South Africa, and placed in the UAE 1000 Guineas. Chocolicious is out of Grade 3 winning daughter of Exclusive Patriot, Candy Box - herself out of a Our Casey’s Boy/Brer Rabbit/Tom Rolfe mare. Candy Box bred three winners from four runners, and descends from the family of Hot Cross Bun and Royal Wish.

The 6-year-old mare was bought by agent Oliver St Lawrence.

Backworth Stud recently won the KZN Breeders Award for Champion Two-Year-Old colt, the Grade 2 winning son of Judpot - Colour Of Courage. Kahal was fittingly awarded KZN Breeders Stallion Of Year yet again, and also had the added accolade of being the sire of the Horse Of The Year, filly Festival Of Fire.

Extract from KZN Breeders

Chocolicious to sell in foal to Frankel

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Goffs announced this week the addition of another top class mare in foal to Frankel to the forthcoming Goffs November Sale. The mare in question is the Backworth Stud-bred Chocolicious. This is her first foal in what is also the first covering season for the world’s racing sensation, Frankel.

The South African and KwaZulu-Natal-bred Group 1 winner, Chocolicious, will be offered on Day 1 of the Breeding Stock Sale, Friday 22 November, the same day as the much anticipated Paulyn Dispersal.

The six-year-old Chocolicious, by top South African sire Kahal, was a Group 1 winner in South Africa at three and is out of the Group 3 winning and Group 1 placed South African mare, Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot.

Chocolicious is bred by Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud in Eston, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

A boutique stud farm with an exclusive band of well-bred broodmares, Backworth Stud took home the 2012 KZN Breeders Award for Outstanding Breeding Achievement, having bred an impressive 53% runners to winners ratio over the 2011/2012 racing season.

Chocolicious joins Group winner Hazel Lavery and Song, the own sister to Classic winner Yesterday, in an elite group of mares in foal to the great Frankel at Goffs this November.

A six-time winner including the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship, Chocolicious also placed a very close second in the Grade 3 Magnolia Handicap behind Jackadore and fourth behind Ebony Flyer in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Sprint, just two and half lengths off.

Chocolicious will be consigned by Ballyhane on behalf of Australian Thoroughbred Racing.

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Extracts from Goffs and KZN Breeders

Chocolicious Royal Ascot bound... then onto Frankel

Frankel
(Image : Sport Magazine)

“We’ve been looking for a sprinter to take to Royal Ascot
for the last couple of years”

Marco Botti’s cosmopolitan Newmarket yard is about to add a fresh dimension, with the springtime arrival of South African sprinting mare Chocolicious, who has been bought by the Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock syndicate with visits to Royal Ascot and Frankel on her agenda.

ATB, also has half-brothers Jakkalberry and Crackerjack King in training with Botti.

The trainer’s wife Lucie Botti confirmed: “We’re expecting Chocolicious to arrive in the spring, with a view to being prepared for Royal Ascot.”

The daughter of Kahal out of an Exclusive Patriot mare, Candy Box, was bred by Backworth Stud in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Chocolicious has won five of her 16 starts, including the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship over 6f as a three-year-old.

She ran three times at last year’s Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan. Piloted by Ryan Moore, Chocolicious finished third in the UAE 1,000 Guineas and was a narrow second to Peter Chapple-Hyam-trained Crying Lightening in a 7f conditions event, but has been lightly raced on her return to South Africa.

ATB member Darren Dance told Australian media: “We’ve been looking for a sprinter to take to Royal Ascot for the last couple of years, and Chocolicious provides the perfect opportunity. We’d like to send her to Frankel at the end of her racing career.”

Extract from Racing Post

Top Of The Chocs wins Koko's Margate Nightclub MR 83 Handicap

Top Of The Chocs HorseTop Of The Chocs (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

TOP OF THE CHOCS (SAF)
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Candy Box (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Top Of The Chocs, half-brother to fellow Backworth-bred speedster Chocolicious, opened up his 2013 account with a confident win under apprentice Donovan Dillon over 1200m at Greyville Sunday.

The 4 year-old bay gelding is by Breeders’ Cup winner Miesque’s Approval out of the Exclusive Patriot mare, Candy Box. The bay mare recorded 4 wins in her career including the Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes and the Listed Juvenile Stakes. She placed four times including a 3rd in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.

This win takes Top Of The Chocs’ career record to 2 wins and 7 places from 17 starts. Congratulations to trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson as well as to owners Messrs HJ Brown, P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina.

Top Of The Chocs is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

KOKO’S MARGATE NIGHTCLUB MR 83 HANDICAP
Greyville, Turf, 1200m
20 January 2013

Win Time : 73.62

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 TOP OF THE CHOCS 54.0 71 2 D Dillon Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 0.75 EXCUSE MY FRENCH 60.0 83 4 A Forbes Duncan Howells
3 2.00 STUNNING GUY 56.5 76 6 K Shea Pat Lunn
4 2.15 KINGSTON BOY 53.5 77 5 S Veale Doug Campbell
5 2.90 PHANTON FIGHTER 60. 83 11 M Odendaal Dennis Drier
6 5.15 MISTER SLAM (ARG) 57.5 78 3 B Jacobson Glen Kotzen
7 5.40 KING OF TORTS 60.0 90 13 I Sturgeon Duncan Howells
8 5.50 COOL SPENDER 60.0 83 10 A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
9 5.75 OLD MAC DONALD 58.0 79 12 K Jupp Paul Lafferty
10 7.00 PINOT NOIR 58.0 79 7 M Yeni Duncan Howells
11 7.50 LIVE CONTROVERSY 57.5 78 9 K de Melo Colin Scott
12 9.00 TERRIBLE GULCH (ARG) 58.5 80 1 J Samuel Deon Visser
13 15.25 WARWICKADALE 56.0 75 8 K Latham Corinne Bestel


Late Scratching




14 0.00 LORD HAWKE 54.0 71 7 n/a Herman Brown / Frank Robinson

One Last Hurrah for Backworth-bred Chocolicious

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

In one last hurrah before embarking on a new racing career in the UK and Australia, the Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare, Chocolicious, blasted to a 3.25m length Boxing Day win under jockey Keagan de Melo for trainers Herman Brown and Frank Robinson.

The daughter of Kahal proved far too quick for a high-class field of fillies and mares, leaving speedsters She’s A Stunner (Toreador), Big On Broadway (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus) and Choir Maiden (AUS) (Choisir) struggling in her wake.

Chocolicious, winner of the Allan Robertson Fillies Championship (Grade 1) as a 2-year-old, closes her South African racing career with 6 wins and 8 places from 18 starts and R672,530 in earnings.

Chocolicious is now UK-bound, via Mauritius, where her connections are hoping to aim her at Royal Ascot. She is owned and managed by Darren and Elizabeth Dance and will race internationally with a group of their clients from Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.

RAYNER LOGISTICS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Clairwood, Turf, 1100m
26 December 2012

Win Time : 63.90

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 60.0 101 2 * K de Melo Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 3.25 SHE’S A STUNNER 59.5 97 1 A Delpech Deon Visser
3 7.00 BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS) 60.0 89 4 S Randolph Ivan Moore
4 7.10 CHOIR MAIDEN (AUS) 54.0 92 5 A Forbes Tony Rivalland
5 7.60 SUBLIME SOUL 53.5 82 7 *J Barnes (4.0) Charles Laird
6 9.60 MAIGOLD 55.5 86 6 M Yeni Alistair Gordon
7 10.60 LAS RAMBLAS 57.0 84 3 * D Neethling (4.0) James Goodman

Backworth-bred Chocolicious Sold Down Under

Chocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Chocolicious (SAF)
“Extract from European Bloodstock News”

In a private deal brokered by Gary Moore of Gavelhouse, South African Grade 1 winner Chocolicious has been sold to Australians Darren and Elizabeth Dance, who will race her with a group of their clients from Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.

Bred at the picturesque Backworth Stud in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the daughter of leading sire Kahal and the Gr.3 Strelitzia Stakes victress Candy Box was rated amongst the leading juvenile fillies two seasons ago, when she landed the prestigious Gr.1 Allan Robertson Championship.

Following a stint in Dubai, where she was third in the UAE Guineas, she returned to her home country and added three more victories to her resume at four. The five-year-old mare remains in training and is scheduled to head for the UK in early 2013.

Based in Victoria, the Dances manage and operate Manningtree Park and have tasted considerable success in syndicating Gr.1 winning racing stock. A feature of their operation is the opportunity for their clients to race horses in Graded races in Australia and worldwide, and a decision last year to invest in international stayers to tackle the major distance races resulted in Crackerjack King winning the Gr.1 Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica and having three runners in the recent Gr.1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington, the most successful of which, Jakkalberry, finished third behind the Irish-bred Green Moon.

“WE ARE WORTH BACKING.”

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CHOCOLICIOUS TURNS TABLES ON KZN STAKES SPEEDSTERS

Chocolicious wins at GreyvilleChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box (SAF)
by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Following on from her very respectable fourth behind Ebony Flyer in the South African Fillies Sprint (Grade 1) two weeks ago, Chocolicious (Kahal - Candy Box) continued to show good form Friday evening with a great run in the Serendipity Tours Conditions Plate (F & M) over 1000m at Greyville.

Taking on the might of the KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Listed) one-two winning combination in Torra Bay (AUS) (Cape Cross (IRE) - Vodka Twist (AUS)) and Sweet Aria (IRE) (Celtic Swing (GB) - Carina Ari (IRE)), the Backworth-bred filly dispayed a true fighting spirit to turn the tables on her fellow speedsters under a confident ride by jockey Keagan Latham.

This win takes Chocolicious’ South African career record to 5 wins and 8 places from 15 starts for earnings of R563,155.

Congratulations to trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson and owners Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson & Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) & NC Smith.

SERENDIPITY TOURS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Night, Turf, 1000m
15 June 2012

Win Time : 58.36

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.5 102 3 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 0.75 TORRA BAY (AUS) 58.5 90 2 S Cormack Dennis Drier
3 3.50 SWEET ARIA (IRE) 56.5 85 4 * D Dillon (2.5) Brett Crawford
4 3.55 BRATALOOCHEE 56.5 84 1 * K de Melo (1.5) Des Egdes
5 5.80 WISHFUL EYE 58.5 98 5 J Jordaan Alyson Wright

STAR-STUDDED SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT

Ebony Flyer wins the South African Fillies SprintEbony Flyer (SAF) wins the SA Fillies Sprint (Gr1)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT (GRADE 1)
Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KZN

The field for last Saturday’s R500,000 South African Fillies Sprint (Grade 1) included a classy bunch of very fast females.

Last season’s Equus 2 year-old Champion filly, Princess Victoria (SAF) (Victory Moon), had won the Poinsettia Stakes (Grade 3) last time out and lined up for the SA Fillies Sprint off a perfect prep. Mike de Kock’s Welwitschia (GB) (Oasis Dream) had pulverised the opposition at her last start in the Camelia Stakes (Grade 2) and Ebony Flyer (SAF) (Jet Master) came off a break after winning last time out in the Majorca Stakes (Grade 1). Let’s not forget the ultra consistant Backworth-bred Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship victress, Chocolicious (SAF) (Kahal - Candy Box). We could go on and on but simply put, it was a star-studded line-up of very good girls.

Chocolicious (SAF) didn’t disgrace and powered home for a classy fourth under jockey Keagan Latham for trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson; following Ebony Flyer (SAF), Welwitschia (GB) and She’s A Stunner (SAF).

SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT (Grade 1)
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
26 May 2012

Win Time : 70.04

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 EBONY FLYER 60.0 107 9 B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
2 1.00 WELWITSCHIA (GB) 60.0 109 3 A Delpech Mike de Kock
3 2.00 SHE’S A STUNNER 58.5 105 11 R Fradd Deon Visser
4 2.50 CHOCOLICIOUS 60.0 102 8 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
5 3.00 COMTESSE DUBOIS 58.5 99 7 R Fourie Justin Snaith
6 3.50 GIVE ME FIVE 60.0 99 1 B Lerena Sean Tarry
7 7.75 PRINCESS VICTORIA 58.5 109 10 S Cormack Glen Kotzen
8 4.80 STATE BLUE 60.0 107 2 P Strydom Justin Snaith
9 5.55 JACKODORE 58.5 100 13 A Marcus Sean Tarry
10 5.65 BARCELONA WINTER 60.0 101 4 S Veale Yogas Govender
11 6.65 JOLLY POPPINS 60.0 90 12 C Maujean Louis Goosen
12 8.15 ROMANTIC MOON 60.0 102 6 I Sturgeon Duncan Howells
13 8.40 WISHFUL EYE 60.0 98 5 A Forbes Alyson Wright


Late Scratching




14 0.00 TORRA BAY (AUS) 60.0 90 13 K Shea Dennis Drier

CHOCOLICIOUS HEADS FINE WEEKEND FOR BACKWORTH-BREDS

Chocolicious wins at Greyville RacecourseChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box (SAF)
by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Chocolicious (Kahal - Candy Box) won convincingly on Friday night at Greyville, in strong company, under jockey Keagan Latham for trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson. The Backworth-bred 4-year-old filly takes her South African career record to 4 wins (including the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship) and 7 places from 13 starts with earnings of R538,155.

Chocolicious had a very respectable Dubai campaign in 2011 with 4th in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial, 3rd in the UAE 1000 Guineas and 2nd in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Other notable performances by Backworth-breds this weekend include :

Congratulations to all the connections!

PSL SOCCER 4 CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Night, Turf, 1000m
11 May 2012

Win Time : 56.89

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.0 102 1 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 2.00 SWEET ARIA (IRE) 58.0 85 6 S Randolph Brett Crawford
3 2.75 RILEY’S STAR 58.0 90 5 R Danielson Gavin van Zyl
4 3.25 RUBY CARTEL 59.5 95 4 A Marcus Charles Laird
5 3.50 COMTESSE DUBOIS 60.0 99 8 B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
6 3.75 TWO TONE ROCKA 60.0 76 2 *M Ntuli (4.0) Wendy Whitehead
7 4.50 FAIRYTALE STORY 59.0 82 7 *D Dillon (2.5) Doug Campbell
8 6.50 UNITED 57.5 77 3 *K de Melo (1.5) Glen Kotzen

BOXING DAY GUN TO TAPE WIN FOR CHOCOLICIOUS

Chocolicious wins Conditions PlateChocolicious wins Conditions Plate (F&M) at Clairwood
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

2011 Dubai Racing Carnival UAE 1000 Guineas third place finisher, Chocolicious, was beautifully turned out for a Conditions Plate for Fillies and Mares over 1200m at Clairwood on Boxing Day.

Chocolicious, prepared by Frank Robinson for the Herman Brown / Frank Robinson partnership, led from gun to tape at a high cruising speed and won by four lengths under jockey Karis Teetan. The 4-year-old bay filly posted a winning time of 68.31 which was faster than the time clocked by Coffee Sheik in a MR94 Handicap for Colts and Geldings an hour later.

Jockey Karis Teetan said : “Frank wanted me to follow one other if possible, but the tailwind was strong and she jumped very well, so I let her stay in front. She was travelling easy and quickened again when I asked her to go at the 400m mark.”

Trainer Frank Robinson commented : “Ian (Sturgeon) and I discussed her last run at Turffontein and we believe she may have won if she’d raced handier, so things worked out well today with the tailwind.”

Chocolicious, who won the Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship as a two-year-old, was bred and raised at Backworth Stud. She’s by Kahal (GB) from Candy Box (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA) and hasn’t missed the money in ten career starts.

PROTEA TRUCK & BUS PARTS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
26 December 2011

Win Time : 68.31

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 55.0 101 1 K Teetan Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 4.00 GIVE ME FIVE 57.0 103 8 M Yeni Sean Tarry
3 4.50 HAPPY ARCHER (AUS) 59.0 106 2 C Orffer Sean Tarry
4 6.75 SILENT NIGHTS (AUS) 54.5 87 7 A Forbes Dennis Drier
5 9.00 RUBY CARTEL 57.0 95 6 A Marcus Charles Laird
6 9.25 COUNTRY ROSE 56.5 96 3 A Delpech Jeff Freedman
7 10.50 AUTUMN GOLD 60.0 98 4 * A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
8 10.60 PSALTERY 55.5 91 5 J Samuel Charles Laird


Late Scratchings




9 0.00 QUEEN TAMARA 57.0 81 7 S Veale Dennis Drier
10 0.00 TORY 54.5 86 6 R Danielson Charles Laird

VARIOMETER AND CHOCOLICIOUS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR

Herman Brown Jnr and Louis GoosenVariometer and Chocolicious knocking on the door for trainers Louis Goosen and Herman Brown…

“WE ARE WORTH BACKING”

Backworth-breds have been knocking on the Graded and Listed race doors recently with a return to form for both Chocolicious and Variometer!

In November at Turffontein, Variometer (Var (USA) - Lady Electric (Aus) by Hennessy) ran a convincing 2nd to Waywest Goddess (Way West (AUS) - Gallic Goddess by Gallic League (IRE)) in the Gardenia Handicap (Listed) setting up a tremendous 1-2 for trainer Louis Goosen.

This past weekend saw Chocolicious (Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)) missing out by half a length in the Magnolia Handicap (Grade 3) at Turffontein for trainer Herman Brown Jnr; conceding 6kgs to the winner Jackodore (Toreador (IRE) - I’m Alright Jack by Shoe Danzig (USA)).

Variometer takes her career record to 2 wins and 1 place from 6 starts while Chocolicious takes hers to 2 wins and 7 places from 9 starts.

CHOCOLICIOUS PIPPED IN DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPS

Crying Lightening wins the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ahead of ChocoliciousThe Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
(Footage and Image : Dubai Racing)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Super Thursday at Meydan opened with a 1400m Turf conditions race, The $100,000 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, restricted to three-year-olds.

Crying Lightening (IRE) deprived the Herman Brown-trained Chocolicious (SAF) of her first victory at the Dubai Racing Carnival when giving trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam his first UAE winner.

Crying Lightening is owned by footballers Joey Barton and Claudio Pizarro.

Chocolicious, the Backworth-bred daughter of Kahal out of Candy Box, has achieved a 4th, 3rd and 2nd in her Dubai campaign… we’re looking forward to what comes next.

Click above to watch the race with analysis.

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Meydan, Turf, 1400m
10 March 2011

Chocolicious (SAF)
Trainer : Herman Brown
Jockey : Ryan Moore
Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith
Breeder : Backworth Stud

# Margin Horse Kg OR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CRYING LIGHTENING (IRE) 52.0 99 8 J Quinn Peter Chapple-Hyam
2 0.75 CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF) 57.0 106 10 R Moore Herman Brown
3 2.50 KRYPTON FACTOR (GB) 54.0 100 4 K Fallon Fawzi Nass
4 0.75 ABJER (FR) 55.0 104 3 A Murgia Ismail Mohammed
5 0.75 LORD OF THE STARS (USA) 54.0 99 9 T O’Shea David Simcock
6 0.25 PAULINHO (ARG) 59.0 109 11 B Fayd’Herbe Herman Brown
7 0.75 ELECTRIC WAVES (IRE) 53.0 106 5 R Mullen Naif Alatawi
8 1.75 ABTASAAMAH (USA) 52.0 97 2 A Ajtebi Saeed bin Suroor
9 1.25 GOLD PEARL (USA) 54.0 82 12 T Durcan Satish Seemar
10 8.00 ROSINA GREY (GB) 52.0 91 7 H Bentley Satish Seemar
11 1.00 CALLING ELVIS (BRZ) 59.0 97 6 C Soumillon Alain De Royer-Dupre
12 2.00 GRAND DUCHY (GB) 54.0 79 1 R Ffrench Musabah Al Muhair

WHAT'S YOU FAVOURITE INDULGENCE?

Top Of The Chocs, Vriometer, Varlet and ChocoliciousClick to enlarge…

TAKE YOUR PICK… IT’S BOUND TO BE A WINNER!

We are thrilled and proud to have two 2 Year Olds, and one 3 Year Old, win their debut races.

Top Of The Chocs at Clairwood for Herman Brown, Variometer at the Vaal for Louis Goosen and Varlet at Turffontein for Brian Wiid.

Congratulations to all the winning connections.

TOP OF THE CHOCS Miesque’s Approval - Candy Box For Herman Brown
VARIOMETER Var - Lady Electric For Louis Goosen
VARLET Var - Miss Unimac For Brian Wiid
CHOCOLICIOUS Kahal - Candy Box Third in Dubai UAE 1000 Guineas

CHOCOLICIOUS SOLID IN UAE 1000 GUINEAS

Mahbooba wins UAE 1000 Guineas from Reem and ChocoliciousUAE 1000 Guineas (Listed)
(Footage and Image : Dubai Racing)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Herman Brown-trained Chocolicious (SAF) is performing well at the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival; having started twice with a fourth in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial on 13 January and a solid third in US$250,000 UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed) on Thursday, behind the Mike de Kock-trained Galileo fillies, Mahbooba (AUS) and Reem (AUS).

We are holding thumbs that the Backworth-bred daughter of Kahal out of Candy Box continues her Dubai countdown; 4… 3… 2… 1…

Click left to watch the race video.

 

UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed) Sponsored by Etisalat
Meydan, Tapeta, 1600m
3 February 2011

Chocolicious (SAF)
Trainer : Herman Brown
Jockey : Ryan Moore
Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith
Breeder : Backworth Stud

# Margin Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 MAHBOOBA (AUS) 59.0 3 Christophe Soumillon Mike de Kock
2 3.75 REEM (AUS) 59.0 5 Patrick Cosgrave Mike de Kock
3 1.5 CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF) 59.0 4 Ryan Moore Herman Brown
4 0.5 EMPIRE ROSE (ARG) 59.0 6 Kevin Shea Mike de Kock
5 1.25 ABTASAAMAH (USA) 54.5 2 Lanfranco Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
6 3.25 QUICK VAL (ARG) 59.0 8 Ted Durcan Herman Browm
7 2.5 AMICA (SAF) 59.0 1 Royston Ffrench Gay Kelleway
8 2.5 CRYING LIGHTENING (IRE) 54.5 7 Kieren Fallon Peter Chapple-Hyam

TOP OF THE CHOCS WINS MAIDEN BY FOUR LENGTHS

Top Of The Chocs by Miesque's ApprovalTop Of The Chocs
(Photo : Gold Circle / Backworth Stud)

TOP OF THE CHOCS
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth Stud-bred Top Of The Chocs scored an impressive four length win first time out on Sunday in a Juvenile Plate over 1000m at Clairwood.

Top Of The Chocs, only the 2nd Miesque’s Approval to run, is a half-brother to the outstanding 2-year-old of last season, Chocolicious, who interestingly makes her international debut on the opening night of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival on Thursday.

 

 

SOCCER 6 Juvenile Plate
For 2 Year Old Winners and Maidens
Clairwood, Turf, 1000m
Win Time : 58.15 

Trainer : Herman Brown
Jockey : Ian Sturgeon
Owners : Messrs HJ Brown Jnr, P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina 

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 TOP OF THE CHOCS 55.0 0 3 I Sturgeon Herman Brown
2 4.00 MIDNIGHT CAT 58.0 0 6 S Veale Michael Miller
3 4.25 GENERAL JUBILATION (AUS) 55.0 0 8 A Marcus Charles Laird
4 6.00 COPPERLOOCHEE 55.0 0 5 A Forbes Michael Miller
5 6.50 BALLADRY 52.5 0 10 A Delpech Paul Lafferty
6 6.55 LIQUID MOTION 55.0 0 7 S Randolph Deon Visser
7 8.55 LITTLE KING 55.0 0 1 K Latham Gilbert Werner
8 10.55 LA ROJA 55.0 0 9 C Orffer James Goodman
9 15.55 SIR NEWTON 55.0 0 11 **S Brown +0.5 James Goodman
10 15.65 LIQUID AWE 55.0 0 4 K Jupp Deon Visser
11 19.65 SWORDOFTHEEMPIRE 55.0 0 2 F Coetzee Sean Tarry

CHOCOLICIOUS ARRIVES IN DUBAI FOR 2011 RACING CARNIVAL

chocolicious at meydan racecourse in dubai by michael nefdtChocolicious
(Photo : Gold Circle / The Ault)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Chocolicious, recently voted Outstanding 2 Year Old of 2010 at the KwaZulu Natal Breeders Awards, has arrived safely in Dubai ahead of her 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival campaign.

Click the photo left to enlarge a “tounge-in-cheek” sneak peek of Chocolicious at Meydan Racecourse…

 

 

 

CHOCOLICIOUS : KZN BREEDERS OUTSTANDING 2 YO AWARD

ian todd, linda norval and keith russon at the kzn breeders awardsIan Todd, Linda Norval and Keith Russon
KZN Breeders Awards 2010
(Photo : Leigh Willson)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

We felt very proud on Friday night when Chocolicious won the award for Outstanding 2 Year Old Horse of 2010 at the annual KZN Breeders Awards.

The highlight of Chocolicious’ season was her emphatic victory in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship in May from subsequent Highveld Juvenile Champion Waywest Goddess and Grade 1 Golden Slipper victress Mahbooba (Aus).

Congratulation to all her connections.

 

KWAZULU NATAL BREEDERS AWARDS 2010

Award Winner Breeder
Outstanding 2 Year Old CHOCOLICIOUS Backworth Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female NOBLE HEIR Connington Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Male THUNDER KEY C Baitz
Outstanding Middle Distance Female SPICED GOLD Greenhill Farm
Outstanding Middle Distance Male ORBISON Scott Bros
Outstanding Stayer Female SALUTATION Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Stayer Male WINNING LEAP Summerhill Stud
Outstanding 3 Year Old Filly SPICED GOLD Greenhill Farm
Outstanding 3 Year Old Colt PIERRE JOURDAN Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Older Female NOBLE HEIR Connington Stud
Outstanding Older Male MAGICAL RJ & Mrs Clarkin
Individual Achievement HEAR THE DRUMS Summerhill Stud
International Achievement GYPSEY’S WARNING Rathmor Stud
Broodmare Of The Year GARDEN VERSE Summerhill Stud
Stallion Prospect WAY WEST Summerhill Stud
Stallion Of The Year KAHAL Summerhill Stud
Leading Breeders SUMMERHILL STUD n/a
Breeding Achievement CONNINGTON STUD n/a
Horse Of The Year PIERRE JOURDAN Summerhill Stud