Equus Awards

Equus Awards 2013 : Congratulations to our Champions!

Equus Awards 2013Equus Awards 2013
(Photo : JC Photos / Summerhill Stud)

South African Horseracing Season
2012/13

The entire Backworth team wishes to take this opportunity to congratulate all our Equus Champions for the 2012/13 South African Racing Season!

And what a season it turned out to be with one of the most excting finales in recent history as both the Trainers and Breeders Championships went down to the wire, with jet-setting Mike de Kock and fellow KwaZulu-Natal breeder Summerhill Stud pipping contemporaries Vodacom Durban July victor Sean Tarry and Cape-based Klawervlei Stud repectively.

The International Achievement Award fell to Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint winner, Shea Shea, and the Outstanding Stallion Achievement deservedly went to young stallion sensation, Judpot, standing at Varsfontein Stud in partnership with the internationally renowned Niarchos Family.

Our team also wishes to acknowledge the fine efforts of all connections of Horse of the Year, Variety Club, the wonder miler who was unbeaten in five races over the year including the Grade 1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and the Grade 1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.

Another fantastic season down… and here’s to an even greater 2013/14!

Keith and Ian

EQUUS AWARDS
Emperors Palace
14 August 2013

International Achievement Award
Shea Shea
Champion Two-Year-Old Colt
Kochka
Champion Two-Year-Old Filly
Along Came Polly
Champion Three-Year-Old Colt
Vercingetorix
Champion Three-Year-Old Filly
Cherry On The Top
Champion Older Male
Variety Club
Champion Older Filly / Mare
Beach Beauty
Champion Sprinter (1000m - 1200m)
What a Winter
Champion Miler (1400m - 1600m)
Variety Club
Champion Middle-Distance (1400m - 2200m)
Heavy Metal
Champion Stayer (2400m+)
Jeppe’s Reef
Champion Stallion
Silvano - Maine Chance Farms
Champion Broodmare
Akinfeet - Lammerskraal Stud
Champion Breeder
Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Stallion Achievement
Judpot - Varsfontein Stud
Breeder Award - Exceptional International Achievement
Shea Shea - Klawervlei
Media Award - Print
David Thiselton
Media Award - Television
Jimmy Lithgow
Apprentice of the Year
Nooresh Juglall
Champion Jockey
Piere Strydom
Champion Trainer
Mike de Kock
Owners of the Year
Ingrid and Markus Jooste
Horse Of The Year
Variety Club

WRAPPING UP OUR "HORSE YEAR" ENDING JULY 2010

pregnant backworth broodmare

South African Horseracing Season 2009-2010

In wrapping up our “Horse Year” ending July 2010, we realise we have much to be grateful for, and much to be proud of :

This ‘horse business’ is not an easy one - it is an art, driven by passion, to fuel that quest to produce that perfect athlete. Our ‘Winter’s Tale’ Gallery reflects the suspense of what these ‘laden’ mares are carrying, as we all await the joy of spring, and new beginnings in the lives of the foals dropping at Backworth this season!

To those of you who supported us - Thank You!

To those of you racing a Backworth Bred – Good Luck!

To all of you - we look forward to meeting at the Sales of 2011!

EQUUS AWARDS NOMINATION FOR CHOCOLICIOUS

chocolicious by kahal out of candy box

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

Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship victress, Chocolicious, has been nominated in the category of Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for the 2010 Equus Awards.

The Kahal filly has raced three times for trainer Herman Brown and prevailed last time out over fellow nominees Waywest Goddess and Mahbooba. Her career record stands at two wins and a second from three starts.

The black tie Equus Awards evening will be staged at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 12 August.

 

Nominations for the 2010 Equus Awards

Champion Two Year Old Filly
CHOCOLICIOUS
HAPPY ARCHER
MAHBOOBA
WAYWEST GODDESS
Champion Two Year Old Colt / Gelding
COPPER PARADE
GOLD ONYX
KAVANAGH
LINK MAN
Champion Three Year Old Filly
GIBRALTAR BLUE
HERE TO WIN
IMPERIOUS STAR
Champion Three Year Old Colt / Gelding
ANCESTRAL FORE
BOLD SILVANO
BRAVURA
IRISH FLAME
NOORHOEK FLYER
ORBISON
PIERRE JOURDAN
Champion Older Filly / Mare
CAPTAIN’S GAL
MOTHER RUSSIA
NOBLE HEIR
RIVER JETEZ
Champion Older Male
BIG CITY LIFE
J J THE JET PLANE
POCKET POWER
SMART BANKER
Champion Sprinter
J J THE JET PLANE
NOBLE HEIR
Champion Middle-Distance Horse
BIG CITY LIFE
BOLD SILVANO
IRISH FLAME
PIERRE JOURDAN
POCKET POWER
Champion Stayer
ANCESTRAL FORE
IRISH FLAME
Equus Outstanding Achievement Award
HEAR THE DRUMS
Champion Stallion Award
Outstanding Stallion Achievement Award
Broodmare Of The Year
Breeder Of The Year
Breeder Award For Exceptional International Achievement
Champion Breeder
Work Riders Of The Year (Gauteng and Western Cape)
Apprentice Of The Year
Champion Jockey
Champion Trainer
Owner Of The Year
Horse Of The Year