KZN Breeders Awards

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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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 2011

KZN Breeders' Awards2011 KZN Breeders’ Awards

KZN BREEDERS’ AWARDS
25 November 2011

The KZN Breeders Association hosted their annual Awards evening at Bellwood Cottages, Nottingham Road, on Friday 25 November.

Recently-elected Chairman, Koos de Klerk, addressed guests :

“This is a hard act to follow after the work by Warwick Render. I’d like to wish him every success and we’re sad he’s no longer on the board. I’m proud to be here, proud to be associated with this calibre of breeder here at the awards. So much work has gone into putting this event together so well done to the ladies involved, Ashley de Klerk and Linda Norval, for their outstanding work and the organisation that it took to put this event together.

Welcome to the Directors of Gold Circle and thank you for your support of the KZN Breeders and welcome to my fellow breeders.

We are here to honour the achievements of the breeders of thoroughbreds in KZN. How well did we do? If you look at the National Awards, we claimed seven of the 15 Breeder Awards. To those who don’t believe KZN breeds quality horses that can’t compete, don’t forget about the likes of National Champion Breeders, Summerhill Stud, Equus Breeder of the Year, St John Gray, champion Dancewiththedevil, Champion Stallion, the KZN-bred Jet Master, and International achiever Gypsy’s Warning. I think we can slap ourselves on the back. Quite firmly!

There are many initiatives currently taking place to try and get our export market going. There are export opportunities - South Africa’s market share is less than a quarter of a per cent of the international sales of horses and we’re looking to up this by more than 400%. If these initiatives are fruitful, we will be looking forward to a very bright future.

We would like to make the KZN province the breeders’ centre of choice.”

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS 2011
Bellwood Cottages, 25 November 2011

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly
Extra Zero Way West Haifaa Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
Midnight Serenade Malhub Sapphire Serenade Clifton Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1200m
Onehundredacrewood Malhub Roman Dream Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1200m
Arabian Mist Muhtafal Valley Mist Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1400m - 1800m
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1400m - 1800m
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Stayer Female 1900m - 3200m
Fisani Kahal Gypsey Spirit Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Stayer Male 1900m - 3200m
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
Las Ramblas Toreador Silent Kiss GEJ van der Merwe
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Older Female
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Outstanding Older Male
Pierre Jourdan Parade Leader Vin Fizz Summerhill Stud
Broodmare of the Year
Gypsy Queen     Rathmor Stud
Stallion of the Year
Mogok (USA)     Highdown Stud
Stallion Prospect
Miesque’s Approval (USA)     Highdown Stud
Leading Breeder of the Year
Summerhill Stud      
Breeding Achievement
St John Gray      
Anita Akal Industry Award
Ian Outram      
International Achievement
Gypsy’s Warning      
Horse of the Year
Dancewiththedevil     Graystone Stud

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VARIOMETER NOMINATED FOR KZN OUTSTANDING 2-YEAR-OLD FILLY

Variometer wins the Ruffian Stakes for trainer Louis GoosenVARIOMETER - Ruffian Stakes (Listed)
(Photo : JC Photos / Backworth Stud)

VARIOMETER
Var (USA) - Lady Electric (AUS) by Hennessy (USA)

Ruffian Stakes victress, Variometer, has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly for the KZN Breeders Awards to be held at Bellwood Cottages on 25 November 2011. She’s among some classy company in Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup runner-up, Extra Zero, SA Filles Nursery third placed, Indigo Princess, and Strelitzia Stakes runner-up, Lavish Gal.

Variometer is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2010 KZN Yearling Sale.

We’re holding thumbs!

 

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS 2011
Bellwood Cottages, 25 November 2011

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly
Extra Zero Way West Haifaa Summerhill Stud
Indigo Princess King Of Kings Cornflower Blue Mr & Mrs GE Lees
Lavish Gal Makaarem Lavishly Mr & Mrs R Pickering
Variometer Var Lady Electric Backworth Stud
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
In A Rush Windrush Sweet Whisper PG Choice
Midnight Serenade Malhub Sapphire Serenade Clifton Stud
Silver Age Requiem Russian Belle Mr & Mrs B Le Roux
Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1200m
Apple Princess Announce Apple Fair Graystone Stud
Mannequin Kahal Model K Summerhill Stud
Onehundredacrewood Malhub Roman Dream Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1200m
Arabian Mist Muhtafal Valley Mist Summerhill Stud
Midnight Serenade Malhub Sapphire Serenade Clifton Stud
Silver Age Requiem Russian Belle Mr & Mrs B Le Roux
Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1400m - 1800m
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Fisani Kahal Gypsey Spirit Summerhill Stud
Las Ramblas Toreador Silent Kiss GEJ van der Merwe
Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1400m - 1800m
Grisham Kahal Pelican Brief Spring Valley Stud
Pierre Jourdan Parade Leader Vin Fizz Summerhill Stud
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Stayer Female 1900m - 3200m
Fisani Kahal Gypsey Spirit Summerhill Stud
Las Ramblas Toreador Silent Kiss GEJ van der Merwe
Outstanding Stayer Male 1900m - 3200m
Grey Cossack Fanatic Dane Desert Fields JM Goodman
Seal Silvano Prestine Performer IF Heyns
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
Las Ramblas Toreador Silent Kiss GEJ van der Merwe
Legal Account Lake Coniston Golden National Takemore Stud / A Rapp
Pisces Star Kahal Lady Faye Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
Ice Axe Solskjaer Nordic Ice Summerhill Stud
Seal Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
The Apache Mogok Apache Rose Scott Bros
Outstanding Older Female
Apple Princess Announce Apple Fair Graystone Stud
Dancewiththedevil Modus Vivendi Emperor’s Dance Graystone Stud
Fisani Kahal Gypsey Spirit Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Older Male
Grey Cossack Fanatic Dane Desert Fields JM Goodman
Grisham Kahal Pelican Brief Spring Valley Stud
Pierre Jourdan Parade Leader Vin Fizz Summerhill Stud

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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