KZN Breeders

Talking Turf with Sarah Whitelaw

Talking Turf with Sarah Whitelaw

We welcomed esteemed journalist and writer of the turf, Sarah Whitelaw, to Backworth Stud last week.

Two Backworth-breds in KZN Breeders Series Log Top 3

Two Backworth-breds in KZN Breeders Series Log Top 3

KZN Breeders Series, 8 Races for R200,000 each, 28 June 2015

Scandal Heads KZN Breeders Series Log 2

Scandal Heads KZN Breeders Series Log 2

The second KZN Breeders Series Log for two-year-olds published this week has seen the impressive Backworth Stud-bred debut winner, Scandal, moving to the head of affairs.

48% Winners to Runners!

48% Winners to Runners!

With the 2015 racing season now well under way, the latest Sporting Post Breeders’ Statistics reflect Backworth Stud’s percentage of ‘Winners to Runners’ surpassing an impressive 48%.

Miss Argentina Crowned Backworth Stud Juvenile Fillies Champ

miss argentina horseMiss Argentina / Gold Circle (p)

The stars turned out to witness the ‘Best of the Best’ at the KZN Breeders Race Day staged at Clairwood Sunday.

With an action-packed card of 10 races, Backworth Stud is proud to have sponsored the second on the card, the Backworth Stud KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Fillies Juvenile Plate for stakes of R200,000.

Beauty prevailed over brawn in the end as Miss Argentina (Miesque’s Approval) clinched line honours from Tapaway (Captain Al), Run For Revelry (Fort Beluga) and Pearl Oyster Bay (Mullins Bay).

Congratulations to Miss Argentina’s breeders Scott Bros, trainer Duncan Howells and owners Miss S Reddy, Messrs CE Bannister, GL Blank, DC Howells and LM Nestadt.

BACKWORTH STUD KWAZULU-NATAL BREEDERS
FILLIES JUVENILE PLATE (Non-Black Type)
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
29 June 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 MISS ARGENTINA 58.0 3 K Shea Duncan Howells
2 0.1 TAPAWAY 56.0 8 A Marcus Robbie Hill
3 0.8 RUN FOR REVELRY 58.0 1 S Khumalo Sean Tarry
4 1.0 PEARL OYSTER BAY 56.0 11 S Randolph Glen Kotzen
5 3.5 SURFING BELLE 56.0 10 M Yeni Dennis Bosch
6 5.3 CELINE 56.0 9 G Wrogemann Louis Goosen
7 7.1 FLYING CROSS 58.0 4 A Delpech Robbie Hill
8 7.2 SHIVRANI 56.0 12 I Sturgeon Kumaran Naidoo
9 7.4 PATRICIA 56.0 2 K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
10 8.6 SNOW CALL 60.0 6 S Chambers Corne Spies
11 12.6 MIDNIGHT LACE 56.0 5 *D Dillon Michael Roberts
12 17.4 AMOYI 56.0 7 W Kennedy Chris Erasmus

Field Announced for Backworth Stud KZN Breeders Juvenile Plate

backworth stud kzn breeders juvenile maiden plate fillies

The much anticipated KZN Breeders Race Day takes place at Clairwood racecourse Sunday 29 June and boasts a highly competitive 10 race card with stakes totalling in excess of R2,4 million… exclusively for racehorses bred in KwaZulu-Natal.

Backworth Stud are proud not only to be KwaZulu-Natal-based breeders ourselves but also to be associated with this fantastic event through our sponsorship of the second race on the card; the R200,000 Backworth Stud KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Juvenile Plate for Fillies. Below is the final field as was announced earlier this week.

We wish all runners and connections the best of luck and we’ll see you at Clairwood Sunday. Don’t forget your black and white!

BACKWORTH STUD KWAZULU-NATAL BREEDERS JUVENILE PLATE (Fillies) (Non-Black Type)
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
29 June 2014

# Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 SNOW CALL 60.0 7 S Chambers Corne Spies
2 FLYING CROSS 58.0 5 A Delpech Robbie Hill
3 MISS ARGENTINA 58.0 4 K Shea Duncan Howells
4 RUN FOR REVELRY 58.0 2 S Khumalo Sean Tarry
5 AMOYI 56.0 8 W Kennedy Chris Erasmus
6 CELINE 56.0 10 G Wrogermann Louis Goosen
7 HULLO LILY 56.0 1 K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
8 MIDNIGHT LACE 56.0 6 *D Dillon Michael Roberts
9 PATRICIA 56.0 3 M Byleveld Gavin van Zyl
10 PEARL OYSTER BAY 56.0 12 S Randolph Glen Kotzen
11 SHIVRANI 56.0 13 I Sturgeon Kumaran Naidoo
12 SURFING BELLE 56.0 11 M Yeni Dennis Bosch
13 TAPAWAY 56.0 9 A Marcus Robbie Hill

The Scribante Family... Breeding & Racing Passion

Keith welcomes the Lee and Nancy Scribante to Backworth / Ian Todd (p)

Backworth welcomed fellow KwaZulu-Natal breeders Lee and Nancy Scribante of Piemonte Stud this past weekend. Piemonte is a small Stud set in the heart of Summerveld run by the Scribante Family who have an inherent love for well bred race horses and a genuine passion for the racing game… needless to say a super time was had by all!

Island Fiesta Challenging for KZN Breeders Series Top Spot

island fiesta - kzn breeders seriesIsland Fiesta (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS RACE DAY
29 June 2014

The much anticipated KZN Breeders Race Day is set to be staged on 29 June 2014 at Clairwood racecourse. The fourth log for ‘three-year-olds and up’ has been published and sees the ultra consistent Backworth-bred Island Fiesta (Miesque’s Approval - Bermuda Junction) fighting out the top spot with the formidable Summerhill Stud-bred Negev (Stronghold - Haifaa).

Bred by Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud, Island Fiesta is trained by Wendy Whitehead and owned by a syndicate including Messrs LR Whiteford, GS Calway, GPW Davis, T de Charmoy, JI Shaw, Sanjeev Ramsewak, Sanjeeth Ramsewak and Miss W Whitehead.

Aptly named Island Fiesta, out of Backworth’s Austalian mare Burmuda Junction, by Is It True (USA), has only been out of the money on three occasions from 17 starts - winning four of them, scoring five seconds and placing five times. Burmuda Junction has produced seven winners from eight runners, including recent Backworth-bred winner by Atso, Bermuda Breeze.

KZN BREEDERS SERIES (Top 20)
For 3-Year-Olds and Up
As at 1 April 2014

# Horse Age Sex Trainer Breeder Points
1 NEGEV 4 F Louis Goosen Summerhill Stud 35
2 ISLAND FIESTA 5 G Wendy Whitehead Backworth Stud 30
3 CINEMA SCOPE 5 G Gavin van Zyl Scott Bros 29
4 THE MONEY SHOT 4 G Sean Tarry Mr & Mrs Bruce Le Roux 26
5 THE MUTINEER 4 G Scott Kenny Summerhill Stud 24
6 CAYENNE 3 F Chris Erasmus Yellow Star Stud 23
7 AUCTION KING 3 G Paul Lafferty Mr & Mrs Bruce Le Roux 22
8 EUPHORIA 4 F Johan Janse van Vuuren GAR Sturlese & P de Marigny 22
9 UMOYANA 4 F Tony Rivalland Summerhill Stud 22
10 ENCHANTED SILK 3 F Sean Tarry Gold Star Stud 21
11 FLYFIRSTCLASS 4 G Craig Eudey Summerhill Stud 21
12 MISS K 5 M Louis Goosen Summerhill Stud 21
13 HANA 3 F Gavin van Zyl Summerhill Stud 20
14 SUCH FUN 5 M Tony Rivalland Mr GH Rowles 20
15 KING JACE 4 G Garth Puller Mr & Mrs R J Clarkin T/A Clarkin Thoroughbred Services  19
16 RHEIMS 5 G Alec Laird Tertia Properties (Pty) Ltd (Nom: Mr S C Harley)  19
17 ADMIRAL’S EYE 3 F Charles Laird A Magid & Summerhill Stud 18
18 AFRICAN GLADIATOR 7 G Cliffie Miller Mr BD van Laun 18
19 HIGHLAND FLING 5 G Mike Pappas Mr ML Pappas 18
20 PIANO MAN 4 G James Goodman Mr & Mrs AW Procter 18

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Island Fiesta leads KZN Breeders Series Log - 19 February 2014

island fiesta - kzn breeders seriesIsland Fiesta (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS RACE DAY
29 June 2014

The much anticipated KZN Breeders Race Day is set to be staged on 29 June 2014 at Clairwood racecourse. The second log for ‘three-year-olds and up’ sees sire Miesque’s Approval with the first two on the log. Backworth Stud-bred Island Fiesta (Miesque’s Approval - Bermuda Junction) leads with 24 points, ahead of Auction King (Miesque’s Approval - Eli’s Thread) and Flyfirstclass (Kahal - Radiant Lass).

Bred by Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud, Island Fiesta is trained by Wendy Whitehead and owned by a syndicate including Messrs LR Whiteford, GS Calway, GPW Davis, T de Charmoy, JI Shaw, Sanjeev Ramsewak, Sanjeeth Ramsewak and Miss W Whitehead.

Island Fiesta, aptly named out of Backworth’s Austalian mare Burmuda Junction, by Is It True (USA), has only been out of the money twice from 16 starts - winning four of them, and placing 10 times. Burmuda Junction has produced seven winners from eight runners, including recent Backworth-bred winner by Atso, Bermuda Breeze.

KZN BREEDERS SERIES (Top 20)
For 3-Year-Olds and Up
As at 19 February 2014

# Horse Age Sex Trainer Breeder Points
1 ISLAND FIESTA 5 G Wendy Whitehead Backworth Stud 24
2 AUCTION KING 3 G Paul Lafferty Mr & Mrs Bruce Le Roux 22
3 FLYFIRSTCLASS 4 G Craig Eudey Summerhill Stud 21
4 NEGEV 4 F Louis Goosen Summerhill Stud 20
5 EUPHORIA 4 F Johan Janse van Vuuren GAR Sturlese & P de Marigny 19
6 ADMIRAL’S EYE 3 F Charles Laird A Magid & Summerhill Stud 18
7 CINEMA SCOPE 5 G Gavin van Zyl Scott Bros 18
8 THE MONEY SHOT 4 G Sean Tarry Mr & Mrs Bruce Le Roux 18
9 THE MUTINEER 4 G Scott Kenny Summerhill Stud 18
10 TORA TORA 3 G Scott Kenny Summerhill Stud 18
11 UMOYANA 4 F Tony Rivalland Summerhill Stud 18
12 HANA 3 F Gavin van Zyl Summerhill Stud 17
13 DODGE CITY 5 G Pat Lunn Summerhill Stud 16
14 MISS K 5 M Louis Goosen Summerhill Stud 16
15 PARTY DOLL 4 F Chris Erasmus Orangewood Stud 16
16 FLIGHT WARNING 3 C Gary Alexander Summerhill Stud 15
17 RED LABEL 3 F Dennis Drier GAR Sturlese & P de Marigny 15
18 SUTHERFENI 5 M Kumaran Naidoo Mr L Nunan 15
19 CAYENNE 3 F Chris Erasmus Yellow Star Stud 14
20 COSTWOLD 6 M Chris Erasmus Yellow Star Stud 14

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Champions Honoured at 2013 KZN Breeders Awards

KZN Breeders Awards 2013 - Backworth StudKeith Russon and Ian Todd receive the Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt award for Colour Of Courage on behalf of the Backworth Stud team
(Photo : KZN Breeders)

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
16 November 2013

“Backworth Stud is proud to have received the award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt,
for the Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour),
winner of the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes.”

The KZN Breeders Awards took place for the third year at the beautiful and scenic Bellwood Stud owned by Willie and Jeanine Messenger - made even more special for the Messengers with their Grade 3 winning filly, Enchanted Kingdom, being a nominee this year.

(Click here to check out the gallery from the evening)

With a full house attended by Breeders, Owners and Trainers alike, the Chairman of the KZN Breeders Association - Koos De Klerk, opened the prestigious evening by saying that he was very excited about the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the KZN Breeders Association. “I would like to think that we could build on what we started - expanding and building even further on the success we have had in the sales ring by promoting KwaZulu-Natal-bred horses as a brand that we can all be proud of. We enjoyed the most brilliant KZN Breeders day this year - racing for R2.5million for KZN-bred horses only. We seem to have been so successful that we have become the victims of our own success!”

Champion sire for 2013 was once again the great son of Machiavellian standing at Bush Hill Stud - the magnificent Kahal owned by Shadwell Stud. Represented at the awards by six nominees, a number in repeat categories, Kahal is consistently in the top four of the National Sires log and responsible for the outstanding filly voted as KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year - Festival Of Fire, bred by Mr Chris Saunders and Lady O’Reilly. A six-time winner including a Grade 2 and two Grade 3 races, Festival Of Fire descends from the immediate dam-line of another KZN-bred champion in Jet Master.

The KZN Breeders honoured Chris Saunders this year with an Award for Special Lifetime Achievement, which manager Fili Bowles accepted on his behalf: “I am sure that I speak for all the people that have served him in this industry from the early days. We have all been privilege to his loyalty, generosity of spirit and kind and his great wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Words cannot express the time, effort and financial commitment he has devoted to this industry, and so on behalf of Chris Saunders from the bottom of my heart I am so grateful to all present here tonight for honouring this great man.”

Festival Of Fire took home three awards, including Outstanding 3-Year-Old-Filly, Outstanding Sprinter Female and Outstanding Middle Distance Female. Kahal didn’t stop there however - his Grade 1 winning son Love Struck took home the Outstanding 3-Year-Old Colt award, as well as Outstanding Middle Distance Male, with another plain bay daughter in Checcetti being awarded Outstanding Older Female - both of the latter horses bred by KZN’s (and South Africa’s) Leading breeders’ Summerhill Stud. Glynis Van Der Merwe had the rare honour of having two horses nominated for the evening - an extremely impressive achievement for a smaller breeder. She had previous winner Las Ramblas nominated for Outstanding Middle Distance Female, and Approachable in the Outstanding Sprinter Male.

Seal, bred by Dr Heyns and born and raised at Bush Hill Stud, has had an outstanding year - and fittingly took home two awards - Outstanding Male Stayer and Outstanding Older Male.

Summerhill Stud’s Japanese import, the striking chestnut stallion Admire Main took home the Award for Stallion Prospect of the Year. His daughter Admiral’s Eye, Grade 1 placed on Vodacom Durban July day, won Outstanding 2-Year-Old Filly, while Joyce and Robin Scott took home the International Achievement Award for the highly successful overseas campaign of The Apache (by Mogok) and Broodmare Of The Year to Apache Rose, the dam of Mogok, who sadly passed away earlier this year in foal once again to Mogok.

Their other Mogok success of the evening was Meadow Magic, the Grade 2 Emerald Cup winner. The Breeders Achievement Award sponsored by Summerhill Stud went to an ecstatic Pierre Du Toit, breeder of Kinematic Countess – for boasting the best average stakes earned per runner for the previous season.

Mick Goss received the Anita Akal Award on behalf of Toni Dolstra, a lady who dedicated 25 years to the administration of the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme - the only one of its kind in South Africa.

The KZN Breeders thanked all its supporters and sponsors for the evening, and especially to Gold Circle for their ongoing support. Koos De klerk ended his speech fittingly: “I congratulate Robert Mauvis and his Board - their vision to continually improve the profile of KZN racing and more particularly in their move to ensure Greyville becomes the Capital of South African Racing with improvements to the tracks, the centre and the introduction of Friday night racing every Friday night. Please be assured the KZN Breeders Club is right behind you!”

A big thank you to all those who attended and supported our special evening - in particular to our sponsors who helped to make it possible: Odds On Colours, Equine (two awards), Suthile Feeds, Choice Carriers, Epol Feeds, Racing Association, Equifeeds, Kuda, Spurwing, Thoroughbred Breeders Association (two awards), Gold Circle (three awards), Almiray Vet Practice and Balmoral Stud.

Congratulations to all the winners!

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Winners

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
COLOUR OF COURAGE Judpot Exclusive Honour Backworth Stud
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly
ADMIRAL’S EYE Admire Main Surfer’s Eye Alan Magid & Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
Outstanding Older Male
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Outstanding Older Female
CHECCETTI Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1450m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1450m
MEADOW MAGIC Mogok Shoe Danzig Scott Bros
Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1600m - 2200m
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1600m - 2200m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
Outstanding Male Stayer 2400m +
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Outstanding Female Stayer 2400m +
SALUTATION Requiem Tribute Summerhill Stud
Broodmare of the Year
APACHE ROSE Scott Bros
Stallion Prospect of the Year
ADMIRE MAIN Summerhill Stud
Stallion of the Year
KAHAL Bush Hill Stud
Leading Breeder of the Year
SUMMERHILL STUD
Breeders’ Achievement Award
PIERRE DU TOIT
Special Lifetime Achievement Award
MR CJ SAUNDERS
International Achievement Award
THE APACHE Scott Bros
Anita Akal Industry Award
TONI DOLSTRA
Horse of the Year
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly

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KZN Breeders Awards 2013 : Nominations

Colour Of Couarge HorseRae Miller, Michel Nairac and Robert Maingard with Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Bellwood Cottages
16 November 2013

The annual KZN Breeders Awards takes place once again at the beautiful venue Bellwood Cottages in the KZN Midlands, owned by breeders Willie and Janine Messenger who also happen to have their beautiful Kahal filly Enchanted Kingdom nominated for the event this year. The prestigious Awards evening will take place on Saturday 16 November, 6:00 for 6:30pm.

Once again, the nominees are of a high standard this year and include a number of Group winners and performers - including the first for sire Judpot with Backworth Stud’s (recipient of last year’s Breeding Achievement Award) Colour Of Courage who won the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes, and Admiral’s Eye who place third in a Grade 1 on Vodacom Durban July day for Summerhill Stud’s young Japanese sire Admire Main. Owner Alesh Naidoo has two nominations under the Summerhill banner, with Love Struck and Admiral’s Eye.

KwaZulu-Natal has produced an outstanding crop of two-year-olds; Grade 2 winning Virgo’s Babe stole SA Fillies Nursery by five lengths (bred by Midlands Thoroughbreds) and Princess Julietta by King Of Kings has had two very close and impressive Group performing seconds (bred by Betty and Basil Linington). Julietta stands at Rathmor Stud and has foaled a Kahal, returning to Crusade this season.

Greg Royden-Turner’s Roski-bred Journeyman has been nominated in the Outstanding Two Year Old Colt category, and this young son of Trippi is in quarantine heading to Dubai under the care of champion trainer Mike de Kock. Jimmi Choo, a speedy chestnut colt bred by Cathy and Jonathan Martin of Hadlow Stud, also stands in this category along with Yellow Star’s talented son of Jay Peg, Flash Drive.

As nine time South African champion breeders, Summerhill Stud have a number of entries including Grade 1 SA Classic winner Love Struck and Grade 1 Daily News 2000 second placed No Worries (owned by Brian Burnard). Both are by Kahal.

Kahal who now stands at Bush Hill Stud also features prominently being a champion sire. He has some of the country’s top fillies and mares up for nomination - including the likes of Festival Of Fire (bred by Mr CJ Saunders and Lady O’Reilly), Eastern Greeting (bred by Kjell Foundation), Checcetti (bred by Summerhill) and Enchanted Kingdom (bred by Bellwood Stud).

Gitiano, winner of the KZN Breeders Million Mile this year, has been nominated for Outstanding Middle Distance Male and Outstanding Three Year Old Colt. Bred by Mr Emilio Baseiro, he is a son of Mullins Bay and his dam Poppy Elizabeth has returned to Mullins Bay this season, after foaling a Querari.

Requiem, a son of Danehill who stood for a time at Spring Valley Stud, is the sire of both Jo De Nys’ Rhythmic Roxy and Salutation, both mares up for nomination in the Outstanding Female Stayer category.

Scott Bros have had an outstanding year with their black son of Mogok, The Apache, who seems to be getting better with age. Their nominations include another two sons of Mogok - Meadow Magic who took home the Grade 2 Emerald Cup and Wild One in Outstanding Three Year Old Colt category. They also have the big talented son of Jet Master, E-Jet, nominated for Outstanding Older Male and Outstanding Middle Distance Male. His dam, a grey mare named Esmaltina, now stands at Yellow Star Stud and is owned by Mary Slack of Wilgerbosdrift. She will visit the speedy Kildonan this season.

Seal, the talented staying son of Silvano bred by Dr Ian Heyns born and raised at Bush Hill Stud, is also entered into the category of Outstanding Older Male and Male Stayer.

For more enquiries regarding table bookings, please contact candiesem@goldcircle.co.za. Tickets are R300 per person, we hope to see you there.

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Nominations

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
COLOUR OF COURAGE Judpot Exclusive Honour Backworth Stud
JOURNEYMAN Trippi Rambo’s Love GJ Royden-Turner
JIMMI CHOO Bezrin Ambleside J & Mrs Martin
FLASH DRIVE Jay Peg La Sirenne Yellow Star Stud
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly
ADMIRAL’S EYE Admire Main Surfer’s Eye Alan Magid & Summerhill Stud
GLORIOUS MOMENT Count Dubois Luisa GAR Sturlese and P de Marigny
PRINCESS JULIETTA King Of Kings Julietta Linington & Sons
VIRGO’S BABE Malhub Linzertorte Midlands Thoroughbreds
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
WILD ONE Mogok Endangered Species Scott Bros
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
NO WORRIES Kahal Coastal Waltz Summerhill Stud
GITIANO Mullins Bay Poppy Elizabeth Valjub cc
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
NEGEV Stronghold Haifaa Summerhill Stud
REBEL QUEEN Kahal Cousin Linda Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Older Male
KNOCK ON WOOD Muhtafal Kiss Me Kate GH Rowles
E-JET Jet Master Esmaltina Scott Bros
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
MEADOW MAGIC Mogok Meadow Rhumba Scott Bros
Outstanding Older Female
EASTERN GREETING Kahal Salaam Kjell Foundation
CHECCETTI Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
KINEMATIC COUNTESS Count Dubois National Navigator P du Toit
ENCHANTED KINGDOM Kahal Aerial Dancer Bellwood Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1450m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
EASTERN GREETING Kahal Salaam Kjell Foundation
KINEMATIC COUNTESS Count Dubois National Navigator P du Toit
Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1450m
ICE MACHINE Silvano Skid Alley R Meaker
APPROACHABLE Right Approach Czech GEJ Van der Merwe
MEADOW MAGIC Mogok Meadow Rhumba Scott Bros
SHOWMETHEWAY Muhtafal Nadira Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1600m - 2200m
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
GITIANO Mullins Bay Poppy Elizabeth Valjub cc
NO WORRIES Kahal Coastal Waltz Summerhill Stud
KNOCK ON WOOD Muhtafal Kiss Me Kate GH Rowles
E-JET Jet Master Esmaltina Scott Bros
Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1600m - 2200m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
CHECCETTI Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
ENCHANTED KINGDOM Kahal Aerial Dancer Bellwood Stud
LAS RAMBLAS Toreador Silent Kiss GEJ van der Merwe
Outstanding Male Stayer 2400m +
WILD ONE Mogok Endangered Species Scott Bros
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
SOUL MASTER Jet Master Saintly Soul Aldora Stud
Outstanding Female Stayer 2400m +
SALUTATION Requiem Tribute Summerhill Stud
RHYTHMIC ROXY Requiem Dancing The Blues J de Nys

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Selborne Supremacy Reigns Supreme in Backworth 1900

kzn breeders 1900 selborne supremacy rss

BACKWORTH STUD KWAZULU-NATAL BREEDERS 1900
Clairwood, Turf, 1900m
30 June 2013

Congratulations to owner Chris van Niekerk, trainer Sean Tarry and fellow KZN breeders Summerhill Stud on Selborne Supremacy’s 1.75 length victory in the R200,000 Backworth Stud KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1900 on KZN Breeders Race Day, Sunday at Clairwood Racecourse.

Variometer Dazzles on KZN Breeders Race Day

Variometer - KZN Breeders 1200Variometer - KZN Breeders 1200
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS RACE DAY
Clairwood, 30 June 2013

The KZN Breeders raceday at Clairwood Sunday went down a rip-roaring success.

Headlined by the extremely competitive R1million KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Million Mile, it was evident on the day that increased sales profiling and lip service of the past few years had come to fruition!

From a Backworth perspective, we had two runners on the day; two half-sisters out of our Hennessey mare Lady Electric - Variometer by Var and Dazzle by Muhtafal.

To our delight, the pair ran an impressive 1st and 2nd in the R200,000 Midlands Thoroughbreds KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1200 for trainers Louis Goosen and Glen Kotzen respectively.

The Summerhill Stud-bred Selborne Supremecy (Kahal - Selborne Park) took honours for trainer Sean Tarry in the Backworth Stud-sponsored R200,000 KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1900.

MIDLANDS THOROUGHBREDS KWAZULU-NATAL BREEDERS 1200
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
30 June 2013

Win Time : 72.36

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARIOMETER 60.0 102 4 P Strydom Louis Goosen
2 0.75 DAZZLE 52.0 80 8 G van Niekerk Glen Kotzen
3 2.00 JOYFUL SPIRIT 56.0 88 1 S Cormack Dennis Drier
4 2.25 PREAMBLE 52.0 80 9 JP van der Merwe Pat Lunn
5 2.50 IKATI 50.0 69 7 * N Juglall Kumaran Naidoo
6 3.50 INDIGO CHILD 50.0 73 3 * C Zackey Duncan Howells
7 4.75 MAGIC POTION 50.0 69 5 W Kennedy Gary Alexander
8 11.00 KALAAM 60.0 102 6 K Shea Stanley Ferreira
9 11.10 HONOLULU 50.0 72 2 * K de Melo Mark Dixon


Late Scratchings

 
 
10 0.00 SWELL PARTY 54.0 80 8 A Delpech Tony Rivalland
11 0.00 MORE CHING CHING 50.0 67 6 M Yeni Alistair Gordon

Colour Of Courage leads KZN Breeders Juvenile Million Log

Colour of Courage HorseBackworth-bred Colour Of Courage
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS JUVENILE MILLION
Greyville, 6 July 2013

The first log for the KZN Breeders Juvenile Million race to be held on Vodacom Durban July day, 6 July 2013, was released to the the media yesterday. The race, for a stake of R1-million, is a fantastic incentive to buy a yearling off the 2013 KZN Yearling Sale.

So far the leaders on the log are graduates of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale include Grade 2 winners and performers Colour Of Courage (sold for R140,000 - Grade 2 winner bred by Backworth Stud), Virgo’s Babe (unsold - Grade 2 winner bred by Midlands Thoroughbreds), Ace Antonius (sold for R40,000 - Grade 2 placed) and Princess Julietta (R100,000 purchase - Grade 2 placed, bred by Linington & Sons).

This KZN Breeders Juvenile Million is open to two-year-olds who graduated off the 2012 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale - for any horse regardless of where the horse was bred, who passed through the sales ring as long as the breeders agreed to certain terms and conditions.

Below are the log leaders as at 20 May 2013… to see a list of the qualifying horses please click here.

Entries for the KZN Breeders Juvenile Million race open 21st June.

KZN BREEDERS JUVENILE MILLION
Log as at 20 May 2013

# Horse
1 Colour of Courage
2 Virgo’s Babe
3 Ace Antonius
4 Princess Julietta
5 Happy Valentine
6 Jimmy Choo
7 Sunday Sun
8 Agatha Panther
9 Warbash
10 Belvedere Palace
11 Angie
12 King’s Rose
13 Dream Leader
14 Olympic Goal
15 Striking Alice
16 Tribute to Kylie
  Next Ten
17 Aurum Pot
18 Gem’s a Plenty
19 Atso’s Hill
20 Pippi
21 Final Episode
22 On The Nod
23 You Beauty
24 Caribbean Bay
25 Brass Verdict
26 Tiger Territory

Extract from KZN Breeders

KZN Breeders Race Day Initiative

Koos de Klerk (KZN Breeders Chairman with Julie AlexanderKZN Breeders’ Chairman, Koos De Klerk, discusses the KZN Breeders Race Day with Julie Alexander
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KZN BREEDERS RACE DAY
30 June 2013

Thoroughbred breeders in KwaZulu-Natal have initiated some unique marketing strategies over the years but under the umbrella of the KZN Breeders’ Club they have embarked on their most ambitious project yet with the announcement of the KZN Breeders Day to be held at Greyville on Sunday, 30 June 2013.

Supporting the R1million KZN Breeders Mile will be six other races carrying a stake of R200,000 each but restricted to horses that qualify as KZN-breds. The meeting comes the weekend before the KZN Yearling Sale and will give added incentive to prospective buyers to invest in KZN-bred stock.

The six supporting races will be two races each over 1200m, 1600m and 1900m, one each for fillies and mares and colts and geldings respectively. The races will be open to all horses country-wide whose credentials meet the criteria of ‘KZN bred’ as prescribed by the rules of the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme.

Horses need to be pre-entered to qualify for the races at a nominal fee of R50 plus VAT with first nominations closing on Friday, 14 December 2012. Early entry ensures that all horses nominated can be timeously checked to ensure that they qualify as KZN breds. However, there will be a further supplementary entry stage on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 with a supplementary fee of R2,000 plus VAT.

To qualify for the races, points will be awarded in the months leading up to the racemeeting. Horses registered at first entry will receive a 4-point bonus but horses supplemented in April will not qualify for the bonus. Points for Maiden races will be awarded on a 4, 3, 2 basis for first, second and third. All other races, including Grade 1’s, will have points awarded from first to fifth on 8, 6, 4, 3, 1 basis. Points will be awarded regardless of the distance of the races and it will be up to the connections of the horses as to which races they nominate for. The intention is to publish a points log on a fortnightly basis.

This season, points will be earned from 1 January, 2013 but as from next year the initial entry stage will be the first day of the season, Thursday, 1 August 2013.

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Backworth scoops KZN Breeding Achievement Award

KZN Breeders Awards - KZN Breeding Achievement - Backworth StudTeam Backworth Salute You
(Photos : Tarryn Crawford / Ian Todd / JC Photos)

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
17 November 2012

Backworth Stud are extremely proud and excited to have received the KZN Breeders’ Achievement Award at the 2012 KZN Breeders Awards Dinner.

With 3 nominations for the evening, and winning this ultimate in awards, it was a humbling tribute to the commitment of all our team on the farm, and we acknowledge their valuable input and collective efforts.

We thank our fellow breeders for the recognition of the success of Backworth’s sales, and Backworth-bred’s achievements on the tracks with a 54% Winners to Runners and 38% Places to Runners statistics, and an Average Earnings of R61,416. We are worth backing!

Now our benchmark is set, we aim higher again!

Keith and Ian

Breeding Excellence Honoured at KZN Breeders Awards 2012

Ian Todd and Keith Russon of Backworth Stud - Breeding Achievement AwardIan Todd and Keith Russon of Backworth Stud receive the award for Breeding Achievement from Heather Morkel (Sponsor Summerhill Stud)
(Photo : Tarryn Crawford)

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
17 November 2012

The KZN Breeders Association held their annual awards on a misty evening at Bellwood Cottages on 17 November to honour the people and Thoroughbreds that have done the industry proud of the past season.

It was an evening that was very well-attended by prominent breeders, owners and trainers alike. It also included an event which brought much fun and amusement into the exciting atmosphere - the inaugural running of the ‘Donkey Derby’ which was won by Bradley McHardy of Quest For Success Pre-training.

Graeme Hawkins, the COO of Gold Circle, was the Master of Ceremonies for the event and the KZN Breeders Association Chairman, Koos de Klerk, gave both a welcoming and motivating speech regarding the exciting events that have occurred within the ambit of the KZN Breeders of the past year - as well as giving a hint of exciting prospects and plans for the year ahead.

“I want to extend a personal thank you to the board members of KZN Breeders Club and the effort that each of the members put in for the welfare of the club and breeders in KZN,” said Koos de Klerk. “Thank you too to the sponsors of the awards, it is greatly appreciated. We have had a number of initiatives that have borne fruit and will in future include the KZN Breeders Golf Day and KZN Breeders Million Mile Race Day, KZN Yearling Sales and the R1million race initiated for Vodacom Durban July day which is part of the initiative of our Triple Million Challenge. For a horse that can achieve the treble: winning the R1million race on Vodacom Durban July day, the next year’s Million Mile as a three-year-old and the following year as a four year old, a R1million bonus will be paid. Moving ahead, we will have another six races for R200,000 next year on the KZN Breeders Race Day (incorporating the Million Mile). Further details will be announced very soon - all of which will promote racing and breeding in KZN and we hope to see the results of that. We have already seen the success of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale. Candiese Marnewick has been appointed as an admin manager and we hope to have her at all sales as well as to brand KZN horses, to promote KZN horses and to promote the Breeders Premium Scheme. We are also looking forward to some serious stallion purchases, starting with the announcement of Crusade.”

Congratulations must go to the winners which saw Dancewiththedevil crowned KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year for a second consecutive year. Breeder, owner and trainer St John Gray was on hand to recieve numerous awards which included Broodmare Of The Year for Emperor’s Dance who resides at Cathy and Jonathan Martin’s Hadlow Stud for St John Gray.

KZN Breeders Stallion Of The Year went to Kahal, owned by Shadwell Stud and now standing at Warwick and Karin Render’s Bush Hill Stud. Kahal was represented with a number of nominees on the evening, in particular he stood out as the sire of every nominee in the category of Outstanding Female Sprinter - won ultimately by Mannequin of Summerhill Stud. Bush Hill Stud took home awards for The Mouseketeer in the category of Outstanding Male Sprinter on behalf of breeder Dr Ian Heyns, as well as for the Bush Hill-stud raised Seal for Outstanding Male Stayer.

Summerhill Stud once again took home the award for Leading Breeder Of The Year and achieved wins in a total of five categories - with Extra Zero, Mannequin and Vodacom Durban July runner-up Smanjemanje.

Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud won the award for Breeding Achievement. Backworth Stud had achieved an impressive 53% runners to winners ratio over the last racing season. Backworth’s Variometer, nominee for Outstanding Three-Year-Old Sprinter Female and Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly had gone onto win the Gardenia Listed Handicap the evening before the awards in a very impressive fashion from a strong field of sprinting fillies that included winner of the Outstanding Female Sprinter categoey, Mannequin (bred by Summerhill Stud).

The KZN Breeders Awards winners for 2012 are :

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
Greenacre Mogok Kentucky Home Yellow Star Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Sprinter Female
Extra Zero Way West Haifaa Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
Eton Square Miesque’s Approval Monroe Scott Bros
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
Kalami Daylami Kal Sufi R & Mrs Pickering
Outstanding Sprinter Male
The Mouseketeer Kahal Look Sharp Bush Hill Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female
Mannequin Kahal Model K Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Male
Smanjemanje Kahal In Style Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Female
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Outstanding Stayer Male
Seal Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Outstanding Older Male
Smanjemanje Kahal In Style Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Older Female
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Broodmare of the Year
Emperor’s Dance
Stallion of the Year
Kahal
Leading Breeder of the Year
Summerhill Stud
Breeding Achievement
Backworth Stud
Anita Akal Award
Linda Norval
Horse of the Year
Dancewiththedevil

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KZN Breeders Awards Nominations 2012

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KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Bellwood Cottages, 17 November 2012

The KZN Breeders Association will be hosting the annual Awards evening at Bellwood Cottages on 17 November; congratulations to all the breeders with horses nominated for this years awards.

Summerhill Stud, being the champion breeders that they are, have the biggest nominee representation at the upcoming awards, with 11 nominations and seven horses - including the likes of Pierre Jourdan, Black Wing, Love Struck, Vodacom Durban July runner-up Smanjemanje and fillies such as Mannequin, Checcetti and Extra Zero.

Backworth Stud have two nominations with fast fillies Chocolicious and Variometer. Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth have had an excellent year, producing a runners to winners percentage of over 53% - with a number of Black-type winners achieved last season. Variometer has been nominated for Outstanding Three-Year-Old Sprinter Female, as well as Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly, whilst Gr1 winning Chocolicious is in the Outstanding Sprinter Female category.

Scott Bros consistently produce classy performers and this year is no different. The recent emergence of Eton Square, a son of their resident sire Miesque’s Approval, won a Gr3 earlier this year and went on to place in the Vodacom Durban July, leaving a trail of talented horses in his wake. Others the Scott Bros have up for nomination are Mogok’s Desire and another by Mogok with The Apache. The Apache was exported earlier this year and is now under the care of Mike de Kock - he was scheduled to campaign in the East but a change of plan now sees The Apache in Dubai.

Bush Hill Stud have the flag flying, represented by The Mouseketeer - and another proud moment with Dr Ian Heyns’ Seal, who was born and raised at Warwick and Karin Render’s farm.

Bush Hill Stud are represented in two categories with The Mousketeer (by Kahal), and against Seal (also with two nominations) in the Outstanding Older Male category. Their resident sire Kahal has seven of his progeny nominated - and it must be pointed out that the category of Outstanding Sprinter Female sees all three nominees by Kahal, bred by three different breeders. The Renders’ recently welcomed a full-brother to The Mousketeer last week.

KZN Breeders Association Chairman Koos De Klerk, has Greenacre nominated in the category of Outstanding Two Year Old Colt, bred by his and Lorraine De Klerk’s Yellow Star Stud.

Aldora have Soul Master, a son of KZN-bred national champion sire Jet Master, nominated for Outstanding Male Stayer. Soul Master recently won the Listed Java Handicap by two lengths, carrying top weight of 60kgs over 2450m.

Another point of interest is Rob and Michele Pickering’s Daylami filly, Kalami. She is out of Kal Sufi which makes her a half-sister to Model K, the sale-stopper of the 2012 KZN Mixed Sale this year - she is the dam of Mannequin (bred by Summerhill Stud) who has a nomination in the category of Outstanding Sprinter Female. Kalami has been nominated for Outstanding 3 Year-Old Filly. Model K foaled a full-sister to Mannequin this year.

St John Gray’s Graystone Stud have two nominees - Dancewiththedevil who was voted KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year in 2011 - and Engagement - who recently retired to Hadlow Stud. Dancewiththedevil is on her way to an exciting career in the UK and this year’s awards see her in two different categories. Engagement is a daughter of Announce, a stallion that St John Gray has had a lot of success with as well as his full brother Sarge. Engagement will be up against her ex-paddock and stablemate, Dancewiththedevil, as well as Checcetti in the award for Outstanding Middle Distance Female.

It is rewarding to see a number of horses nominated that come from private breeders. Awesome Beauty, bred by Mr Bunwarie, is by Cataloochee out of Bejewelled Beauty. Born and raised at Mike and Tanya McHardy’s Rathmor Stud, her dam Bejewelled Beauty has produced a chestnut Strategic News (AUS) colt this season.

Shogunnar, by Solksjaer bred by Fenn Tarbitt, is a half-brother to two successful black-type racemares in Saltwater Girl and Rapid Flow. The dam Surfer’s Eye has an outstanding Admire Main filly named Admiral’s Eye (Lot 120), a horse who ran an impressive gallop at Summerhill last week entered on the upcoming Emperors Palace Ready To Run sale. Shogunnar has been nominated in the category of Outstanding 3 Year-Old Colt.

Messrs P and RM Sewgoolam have Furious Dancer nominated for Outstanding Male Sprinter. Furious Dancer was foaled at Neil Sykes’ Orangewood Stud while Kjell Foundation have Kalaam, a daughter of Kahal, nominated for two categories.

Mr and Mrs Rosseau of St Helier Stud have made KZN proud with Madigan, who recently took home Zimbabwe’s Joint Horse Of The Year. Madigan won the Zimbabwean Triple Crown earlier this year. Madigan has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Three Year Old Colt.

The KZN Breeders Awards evening will start at 6 for 6:30pm, R300 per person. Contact Candiese (candiese@kznbreeders.co.za) if you would like to make a booking for the evening.

Congratulations to the following nominees:

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Nominations

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
Greenacre Mogok Kentucky Home Yellow Star Stud
Love Struck Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
Mogok’s Desire Mogok Royal Promise Scott Bros
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Sprinter Female
Extra Zero Way West Haifaa Summerhill Stud
Variometer Var Lady Electric Backworth Stud
Awesome Beauty Cataloochee Bejewelled Beauty S Bunwarie
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
Shogunnar Solskjaer Surfers Eye F Tarbitt
Madigan Joshua Dancer Western Glow SR Rosseau
Eton Square Miesque’s Approval Monroe Scott Bros
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
Kalami Daylami Kal Sufi R & Mrs Pickering
Extra Zero Way West Haifaa Summerhill Stud
Variometer Var Lady Electric Backworth Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Male
Furious Dancer Dancing Duel Furious But Fast P & RM Sewgoolam
The Mouseketeer Kahal Look Sharp Bush Hill Stud
Midnight Serenade Malhub Sapphire Serenade Clifton Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female
Kalaam Kahal Salaam Kjell Foundation
Mannequin Kahal Model K Summerhill Stud
Chocolicious Kahal Candy Box Backworth Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Male
Pierre Jourdan Parade Leader Vin Fizz Summerhill Stud
Black Wing Kahal Fly Away Home Summerhill Stud
Smanjemanje Kahal In Style Summerhill Stud
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Middle Distance Female
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Engagement Announce Be My Gem Graystone Stud
Checcetti Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Stayer Male
Seal Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Soul Master Jet Master Saintly Soul Aldora Stud
Outstanding Older Male
The Mouseketeer Kahal Look Sharp Bush Hill Stud
Smanjemanje Kahal In Style Summerhill Stud
Seal Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Pierre Jourdan Parade Leader Vin Fizz Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Older Female
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Kalaam Kahal Salaam Kjell Foundation
Checcetti Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud

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