Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Backworth had yet another good racing week with Scandal, Attenborough and Sanctuary flying our flag high.

Scandal and Sanctuary Score for Spies and Greeff

Scandal and Sanctuary Score for Spies and Greeff

Backworth-bred Scandal scored again for trainer Corne Spies on Monday at Fairview in a MR80 Open Handicap. Fellow Backworth-bred Sanctuary scooted home to take third in a FM 71 Handicap for trainer Alan Greeff.

Aquinata & Scandal Flying The Flag at Fairview

Aquinata & Scandal Flying The Flag at Fairview

Backworth-breds Aquinata and Scandal represented the farm with distinction Friday at Fairview. Aquinata flew home in the ninth for Dorrie Sham, Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren and Scandal scored a quarter length second in the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes for Corne Spies. Congratulations to the connections.

Lucky Break... License to Thrill

Lucky Break... License to Thrill

Mary Liley’s gutsy Backworth-bred gelding, Lucky Break, thrilled revelers Friday at Greyville’s ‘Night Racing’, tearing up the poly straight to get up on the line under ‘Master Jockey’, Anton Marcus, ahead of the flying Mynameisbond, Live Controversy and Semonkong.

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.

Scandal Erupts at Turffontein

Scandal Erupts at Turffontein

As the Johannesburg dusk settled Tuesday evening at Turffontein Racecourse, all focus was on the rippling racing machines strutting their stuff in the parade ring; in the air hovered a buzz of excited chatter, papers shuffling and uncertain whispers.

Lucky Break Dances With Jackson

Lucky Break Dances With Jackson

In an absolute thriller Friday night at Greyville, the ultra-consistant Tony Rivalland-trained Lucky Break was denied victory in the eighth by a dogged Dancingwithjackson and ultimately the fall of a judge’s hammer.

No 'Lucky Break' for Athandiwe Mgudlwa

lucky break horseLucky Break / Gold Circle (p)

Muhtafal (USA) - Moving On Up (SAF) by Jallad (USA)

Not even the driving rain could deter a dogged Athandiwe Mgudlwa from winning the eigth at Greyville Sunday aboard the gutsy Backworth-bred Lucky Break for trainer Tony Rivalland and owner Mary Liley.

Lucky Break, a half brother to Listed Nkosazana Stakes victress, Raise The Bar, is the grandson of Eternal Dancer from the family of Chattaronga.

The four-year-old colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

In the previous race, fellow Backworth-bred Down Sir Down (Count Dubois - Feather Bed) contested an extremely tight finish, missing out by a nose to place fourth.

Greyville, Poly, 1400m
28 September 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 LUCKY BREAK 52 5 A Mgudlwa Tony Rivalland
2 0.75 POIVRE 52 9 M Yeni Greg & Karen Anthony
3 1.00 MICHELLE MY BELLE 58 6 *D Dillon Doug Campbell
4 1.50 ROCKY BAY 60 2 I Sturgeon Frank Robinson
5 2.00 TULBAGH TRIP 58 4 S Randolph Gavin van Zyl
6 2.50 TOP COMMAND 55 3 *L Mxothwa Greg & Karen Anthony
7 3.25 KASHAN 56 8 K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
8 10.25 NITRO NORI 54.5 10 A Forbes Lezeanne Forbes
9 12.00 TEPPANYAKI 56 1 A Marcus Chris Erasmus
10 15.00 NICK JAGGER 53.5 7 W Kennedy Kumaran Naidoo

The Team behind our National Yearling Sales Draft!

backworth stud team behind national yearling sale draft(l to r) Owners Keith Russon and Ian Todd, Farm Manager Dillyn Brijlal, Stud Vet Dr Carla Langley and Scotties Rupert and Xavier Todd Russon

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
27 - 28 April 2014

The showpiece of South African yearling sales, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is rapidly approaching… now just a few days away!

The Nationals take place at the TBA Sales Complex in Gosforth Park, Germiston and Backworth Stud consigns a select draft including a classy, quality Silvano colt, a well grown, scopey daughter of sensational second season sire Judpot, a superb colt by champion Western Winter with a near perfect confirmation, and a magnificent, extremely athletic filly with an illustrious pedigree by Muhtafal.

Lot 5 ALLOY (Silvano (GER) - Refined Gold)
Lot 186 JOLLERIE (Judpot (USA) - Angel Bells)
Lot 192 ICE RUN (Western Winter (USA) - Blue Lace Agate)
Lot 406 SCANDAL (Muhtafal (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover)

We look forward to seeing you at the sales!

Keith and Ian

3-2-1... Floristry!

floristry horseFloristry (SAF)
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

Muhtafal (USA) - Erythrina (SAF) by Fort Wood (USA)

Floristry (Muhtafal - Erythrina) broke her maiden for us at Fairview Friday winning very nicely over 1200m for trainers Duncan McKenzie and Des McLachlan with Barend Vlooh up.

After a six month break, Floristry was sent to PE where she has scored a third, a second and now a first from her last five starts!

This chestnut filly is from the family of Royal Heroine (GB), Champion Turf Filly in the USA in 1984, and Carmine Lake (IRE), Top Rated 3-Year-Old Sprinter in France in 1997.

Fairview, Turf, 1200m
28 March 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 FLORISTRY 60.0 11 B Vlooh D McLachlan / D McKenzie
2 1.2 PIPETTE 60.0 9 K Latham Yvette Bremner
3 2.0 PAX AFRICANA 60.0 4 W Agrella S Janse van Rensburg
4 2.5 DIAMOND TIGER 60.0 10 G van Niekerk Mike Bass
5 2.6 MOUCHA GASOLINA 60.0 5 * L Mxothwa George Uren
6 3.1 JACKIE BLACK 60.0 15 L Funeka Dorrie Sham
7 3.3 DONT WORRY 60.0 13 K Zechner George Uren
8 3.5 IVANKA 60.0 1 E Webber Grant Paddock
9 3.7 ESTRELLA 60.0 18 * S Fortune (4.0kg) Hekkie Strydom
10 4.2 I’M A ROCK STAR 60.0 7 M Yeni Glen Kotzen
11 4.2 FLOWER BOWL BLISS 60.0 8 T Gould Tara Laing
12 5.2 EXCITEMENT SEEKER 60.0 6 * N Patel (4.0kg) Gavin Smith
13 5.5 MIESQUE`S SOUL 60.0 12 J P v’d Merwe Gavin Smith
14 6.0 HIATUS 60.0 3 R Danielson Tara Laing
15 9.0 MANGO MOON 60.0 14 A Andrews Yvette Bremner
16 10.2 NAUTICAL GEM 60.0 2 G Cheyne Alan Greeff
17 12.5 MATCHLESS MAE 60.0 17 K Minnie Alan Greeff
18 22.2 THEDA BARA 60.0 16 S Khumalo Glen Kotzen

Lucky Break Cracks His Maiden

lucky break horseLucky Break (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Muhtafal (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)

Capping off a solid weekend’s racing for Backworth-breds was the Tony Rivalland-trained Muhtafal colt, Lucky Break, who ran an impressive finish at Clairwood Sunday under Brandon Lerena to break his maiden for owner Mary Liley.

Lucky Break is a half brother to Queen of the Nkosazana Stakes (Listed), Raise The Bar. He is the grandson of Eternal Dancer who had a career tally of 12 wins and is from the family of Chattaronga with 6 wins.

The three-year-old chestnut colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

In the 9th, Backworth-bred Gold Flight (Right Approach - Faerie Gold) finished a good 4th, after getting into trouble early, for trainer Alyson Wright under Warren Kennedy.

Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
9 February 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 LUCKY BREAK 60.0 5 B Lerena Tony Rivalland
2 2.5 GLASS TIGER 60.0 15 S Cormack Dennis Drier
3 2.7 BOLT OF LIGHT 60.0 6 A Delpech Mike de Kock
4 5.4 CASTLE KEEP 60.0 3 W Kennedy Paul Gadsby
5 5.6 PAX AETERNA 60.0 4 S Randolph Kumaran Naidoo
6 5.8 GHARBEE 60.0 2 * H v’d Hoven (4.0) Mike de Kock
7 7.8 QATAR SPRINGS 60.0 12 B Jacobson Gavin van Zyl
8 7.8 CAPE CANAVERAL 60.0 14 S Khumalo Frank Robinson
9 7.9 ECO STORM 60.0 7 A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
10 8.6 AT MIDNIGHT 57.5 1 * J Barnes (4.0) Garth Puller
11 8.9 BRAVE PINCER 60.0 11 D Lembethe James Goodman
12 8.9 GOLDEN MATADOR 60.0 8 M Odendaal Sean Tarry
13 9.0 BOLD ATTITUDE 60.0 9 C Orffer Michael Miller
14 9.8 IBERIAN EXPRESS 60.0 13 * D Dillon Mark Dixon
15 12.0 GHURKA CHIEF 60.0 10 K Shea Steve Benton

Ready To Run Sale 2013... take note of Lady Matic!

ready to run sale 2013 lady matic rss

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park
1/3 November 2013

When Bloodstock South Africa announced the world-class catalogue late September for the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, kicking off Friday at the TBA’s Germiston Sales Complex, we must admit to the Backworth Team secretly rooting for a special filly very  close to our own hearts… lot number 207 consigned by Balmoral Stud.

There’s a story behind Lady Matic, the imposing Backworth-bred bay filly by Muhtafal out of our Australian mare, Miss Unimac. She was consigned by Backworth to the 2013 National Yearling Sales where she was spotted, selected, and quickly snapped up, by KZN-Midlands-based Balmoral Stud with the aim of nurturing her further in preparation for the Ready To Run Sale which carries the world’s richest Ready To Run Sales race, limited to graduates of the sale, the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. With an expected 2014 stake in the region of R3.5million, making ‘The Cup’ one of the biggest prizes in the country, thes odds for a true, quality candidate are irresistible.

Lady Matic is a half sister to PRIVATE COLLECTION (5 wins), MACFIRE (5 wins), MACMUFTI (6 wins), CHIC HAPPENS (3 wins) and VARLET (5 wins). She is from the family of LOTKAS STAR (AUS), the joint 3rd Top Rated 3-Year-Old Female Miler in Australia with 5 wins including Grade 2 Storm Queen Stakes, CABOTEUR (13 wins) and WIND JAMMER (9 wins including Grace 3 Administrative Trophy). her dam, MISS UNIMAC, is a half sister to MARIONIQUE (AUS), dam of LADY MARION (8 wins including the Grade 2 Marsh Classic Stakes, the Grade 2 Tristarc Stakes, the Grade 3 WH Stocks Stakes) and LARGO LAD (AUS) (6 wins).

So if you’re attending the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, be sure to take note of lot 207, Lady Matic.

LADY MATIC Muhtafal (USA) Mr Prospector (USA) Raise A Native (USA)
Gold Digger (USA)
Polite Lady (USA) Venetian Jester (USA)
Friendly Ways (USA)
Miss Unimac (AUS) Bellotto (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
Shelf Talker (USA)
Lotkas Star (AUS) Luskin Star (AUS)
Lotka (GB)

For more information, visit

Tremendous Treble for Backworth

Too Much Fun HorseToo Much Fun (Admire Main - Merriment)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Below is an article published yesterday on the Bloodstock South Africa website following Backworth’s ‘tremendous treble’ on the weekend with the Duncan McKenzie-trained Spectacularus, the Gavin van Zyl-trained Too Much Fun and the Frank Robinson-trained Go Again!

“The Backworth Stud has enjoyed a cracking start to the 2013-2014 season. The farm who have been loyal and stalwart Bloodstock South Africa supporters over the years, enjoyed a fine treble over the weekend.

The first leg of the Backworth hatrick kicked off when Spectacularus broke her maiden in fine fashion on Friday. A daughter of former Eclipse Champion Miesque’s Approval, Spectacularus was a cheap R25,000 buy at the 2011 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale. Well done to owners Backworth Stud, and Messrs Levy and Rivalland - this filly has already earned back her purchase price!

Second of the Backworth winners to score over the weekend was the Admire Main-sired filly, Too Much Fun. The Winston Chow owned filly showed her appreciation for a step up in trip by saluting impressively over 1600m, and she is another who should win her share of races.

Too Much Fun (whose dam Merriment is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Superwood) was a R140,000 buy at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. She is a filly with a lovely pedigree (Too Much Fun is from the great Soho Secret family), and hopefully she can go from strength to strength.

Go Again completed the hatrick for Backworth with a brave victory at Clairwood Park on Sunday. The Frank Robinson-trained gelding (who is a full brother to smart, Grade 2 winning filly First Again) narrowly prevailed in a thrilling finish to win by the shortest of short heads for his connections. The son of Muhtafal was a R600,000 buy for owner Mr Bifov at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Bloodstock South Africa would like to congratulate Backworth’s Keith Russon and Ian Todd for this fine achievement.

Keep up with our latest news on or visit and interact with us on twitter/bloodstocksa and”

Razzle Dazzle for Glen Kotzen

Dazzle HorseAssistant trainer Frikkie Greyling leads in Dazzle with Anton Marcus aboard
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Muhtafal (USA) - Lady Electric (AUS) by Hennessy (USA)

Prior to Colour Of Courage’s fantastic victory the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes at Scottsville Sunday, Backworth had already scored in the first with Dazzle, a graduate of the 2011 KZN Yearling Sale, romping home to an impressive 4 length maiden win under jockey Anton Marcus for trainer Glen Kotzen.

The performance of the three-year-old filly was just the ‘cherry on the top’ for her owner Tony Moodley, following his Grade 2 success on Champions Day at Turffontein Saturday with Checcetti clinching the Bisquit Cognac Gerald Rosenberg Stakes.

Dazzle, by Muhtafal out of Lady Electric, is a half-sister to fellow-Backworth-bred Stakes winner Variometer. She has now won once and placed twice in her three starts.

Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
For Maiden Fillies & Mares  
28 April 2013

Win Time : 70.80

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 DAZZLE 60.0 0 2 A Marcus Glen Kotzen
2 4.00 RAMP DIVA 60.0 0 9 B Fayd’Herbe Mark Dixon
3 4.15 INVENTIVE GIRL (ARG) 60.0 0 7 S Veale Mike de Kock
4 4.65 JAVA MOON 60.0 67 6 C Orffer Michael Roberts
5 6.90 LAGO 60.0 54 1 JP van der Merwe Wendy Whitehead
6 7.00 ON YOUR BIKE 60.0 54 12 C Taylor Mike Pappas
7 7.50 NATIONAL LASS 60.0 0 13 A Forbes Michael Miller
8 10.75 TARFEESHANA (AUS) 60.0 63 3 M Yeni Mike de Kock
9 14.50 TOP ACT 60.0 0 11 *M Ntuli (4.0) Tony Rivalland
10 15.50 SEPTEMBER RAIN 60.0 0 10 *N Patel (4.0) Kumaran Naidoo
11 15.65 MADAME TIGRE 60.0 0 8 A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
12 15.75 CHASE THE CHERRY 60.0 0 14 *K de Melo Des Egdes
13 21.25 ALIWAL EXPRESS 60.0 0 4 *W van Staden (4.0) Mike Pappas
14 22.00 WOODENITBEROSY 60.0 0 15 *J Barnes (4.0) Julie Dittmer
15 23.50 JUSTA DIVA 60.0 0 5 J Samuel Deon Visser

Late Scratching

16 0.00 ZURA’S LEGACY 60.0 0 6 I Sturgeon Wendy Whitehead
17 0.00 LULLABY 60.0 50 7 n/a Chris Erasmus


Glitter Star Horse

Glitter Star (SAF)
(Photo : Lucky H Racing)

Muhtafal (USA) - Celestial Charm (SAF) by Freedom Land (USA)

Glitter Star (Muhtafal (USA) - Celestial Charm (SAF)) continued his run of good form for trainer Lucky Houdalakis Tuesday at the Vaal winning a MR 93 Handicap convincingly from the Geoff Woodruff-trained favourite Approachable (Right Approach (GB) Czech (Arg)).

Glitter Star’s last run on 29 July took Anton Marcus to his 200th victory of the season, assisting in his challenge on the 2012 South African Jockey Championship.

Congratulations to trainer Lucky Houdalakis and owner Mr ME Leaf.

Celestial Charm recorded 2 wins and 3 places in her racing career from 10 starts including a 3rd in the Zimbabwe Oaks Gr3. She is a half sister to Roland’s Song ARCSA Champion 2-year-old filly, Horse of the Year, Champion 3-year-old Filly and Champion Older female. She recorded 14 wins including the Administrators Champion Futurity Gr1, Administrators Classic Gr1, Daily News 2000 Gr1, Administrators Champion Stakes Gr1 (twice), Gosforth Park Juvenile Fillies Futurity Stakes Gr2, Post Natal Golden Slipper Gr2, Computaform Champion Stakes Gr2 (3 times), John Skeaping Trophy Gr2 and the Gosforth Park Fillies Stakes Gr3.

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

Vaal, Turf, 1400m
2 October 2012

Win Time : 82.85

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 GLITTER STAR 57.0 88 4 C Maujean Lucky Houdalakis
2 2.00 APPROACHABLE 60.0 93 7 P Strydom Geoff Woodruff
3 3.00 RABADASH 57.0 87 3 S Khumalo Bradley Maroun
4 3.50 LOCHLORIEN 58.5 90 9 R Fradd Mike Azzie
5 5.00 ACE OF HEARTS 53.0 79 6 * N Qaule (2.5) John Vos
6 6.50 GINEPRI (ARG) 57.5 89 2 D David Mike de Kock
7 6.55 WAGNER 60.0 94 5 M Yeni Joe Soma
8 6.60 AMATOL 56.5 86 8 R Danielson Dominic Zaki
9 11.50 LAKE ALBERT 54.0 81 1 S Chambers Lance Wiid


Lewinsky's Lover with filly foal by Muhtafal

Lewinsky’s Lover with her filly foal by Muhtafal
(Photo : Ian Todd)

Muhtafal (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover (SAF)

The winter chills have finally abated, the first signs of Spring are prominent everywhere and we’re well and truly into the foaling season.

Here is a photo of our second foal of the season, a beautiful filly by Muhtafal out of Lewinsky’s Lover.

Lewinsky’s Lover, by Jallad, is from the family of Soho Secret, Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit, joint Equus Champion Stayer, Promise From My Heart, Equus Champion 3-Year-Old Classic Female, London News, ARCSA Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and joint Horse Of The Year in 1995 as well as Horse Of The Year and Champion Older Male in 1996.


Glitter Star by MuhtafalGlitter Star (SAF) - 2010 KZN Yearling Sale
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

Muhtafal (USA) - Celestial Charm (SAF) by Freedom Land (USA)

Not missing the money in 8 starts, the Backworth-bred Glitter Star (Muhtafal - Celestial Charm) notched up a third win Sunday at Turffontein under jockey Anton Marcus for trainer Lucky Houdalakis. Interestingly, this was Anton Marcus’ 200th victory of the season and we’re proud to have played a small part in his quest for the South African Champion Jockey title for a second year running.

Glitter Star’s dam, Celestial Charm, is a half sister to Roland’s Song; ARCSA Champion 2-year-old filly, Horse Of The Year, Champion 3-year-old and Champion Older Female.

The 4-year-old gelding takes his career record to 3 wins and 5 places from 8 starts. Congratulations to owner Mr ME Leaf.

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

Turffontein, Turf, 1600m
29 July 2012

Win Time : 97.50

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 GLITTER STAR 57.0 84 1 A Marcus Lucky Houdalakis
2 0.50 LANCEWOOD 57.0 82 3 K Zechner Mike Azzie
3 2.00 SPITFIRE RUN 57.5 83 5 P Strydom Devin Little
4 2.25 STORMY COAST 57.0 82 4 S Chambers George Scott
5 3.75 CARIBBEAN COAST 57.0 82 2 J Sampson Erico Verdonese
6 4.75 BUGLE CALL 52.0 72 6 R Simons Paul Matchett
7 5.00 CAPTAIN VEDICI 52.5 75 8 JP van der Merwe Ormond Ferraris
8 6.25 WILDEST DREAM 55.0 78 11 *N Juglall Mike Azzie
9 8.50 KING FERNANDO 53.5 75 10 M Yeni Sean Tarry
10 9.50 RABADASH 60.0 88 9 S Brown Bradley Maroun
11 12.00 STAR FACTOR 53.0 76 7 *A Aucharuz (4.0) Paul Peter


Glitter Star by MuhtafalGlitter Star (SAF) - 2010 KZN Yearling Sale
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

Muhtafal (USA) - Celestial Charm (SAF) by Freedom Land (USA)

Glitter Star (Muhtafal - Celestial Charm) notched up his second win Thursday at the Vaal under jockey Marthinus Mienie for trainer Lucky Houdalakis. The Backworth-bred 3-year-old gelding won handsomely by 2 lengths carrying top weight and takes his career record to 2 wins and 4 places from 6 starts. Congratulations to owner Mr ME Leaf.

Glitter Star’s dam, Celestial Charm, is a half sister to Roland’s Song; ARCSA Champion 2-year-old filly, Horse Of The Year, Champion 3-year-old and Champion Older Female.

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

Vaal, Turf, 1400m
28 June 2012

Win Time : 82.53

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 GLITTER STAR 60.0 79 2 M Mienie Lucky Houdalakis
2 2.00 WAR FRONT 59.0 77 10 G Lerena Erico Verdonese
3 2.25 SAINT JOHN BOSCO 53.0 65 12 S Cele Paul Peter
4 2.50 BUGLE CALL 57.0 73 3 R Simons Paul Matchett
5 2.75 PRINCE IGOR 58.5 76 6 P Strydom Weiho Marwing
6 3.50 MO’ PEPPER 55.0 66 7 JP van der Merwe Brian Wiid
7 4.25 WINTER DESIRE 58.0 72 5 M Van Rensburg Stuart Pettigrew
8 4.30 SILLY MID-ON 53.5 66 11 C Maujean Louis Goosen
9 4.75 MILKWOOD MANOR 56.0 68 4 T Appie Scott Kenny
10 5.00 STAR FACTOR 60.0 79 1 C Little Paul Peter
11 5.10 MO DA DI DU 54.5 65 8 *J Greyling Kumaran Naidoo
12 6.50 FLAMING FORGE 52.0 60 13 L Nhlapo Brian Wiid
13 11.00 ENGLISH CLUB 55.0 66 9 D Yeo Terry Lowe

Late Scratchings    

14 0.00 VALERE 60.0 60.0 3 C Orffer Mike Azzie
15 0.00 TIGER ATTACK 57.5 57.5 4 n/a Geoff Woodruff
16 0.00 HELL ALLEY 57.0 57.0 11 F Herholdt St John Gray


Go Again by MuhtafalGo Again wins second time out…
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Muhtafal (USA) - Going Places (Zim) by Esplendor (ARG)

Backworth had a good day’s racing at Scottsville Tuesday with GO AGAIN (Muhtafal - Going Places) winning second time out for the Herman Brown / Frank Robinson yard; beating the hot favourite, Markus Jooste’s talented Trippi colt, Skywalk Luke (Trippi - Catwalk Cutie), by a length.

The Backworth graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale is a full brother to First Again, winner of the 2006 Ipi Tombe Challenge (Grade 2) and the highest merit rated filly of her generation (MR106). Congratulations to the Brown/Robinson yard and to owner Mr R. Bifov.

In the 3rd race on the same card, Backworth-bred SUGAR RUSH (Miesque’s Approval - Sweet Sweet) ran 2nd, also second time out, for trainer Tony Rivalland, beaten by the Dennis Drier-trained favourite, Sue For Peace (Western Winter - Divided).

On Monday at Clairwood, LUXARDO (Mogok - Absolut Star) ran 4th, first time out, over 1000m. A commendable run considering he was left at the start.

Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
10 April 2012

Win Time : 71.31

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 GO AGAIN 58.0 0 2 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 1.00 SKYWALK LUKE 58.0 0 8 A Marcus Charles Laird
3 4.00 TIGER STORM 58.0 0 4 S Cormack Glen Kotzen
4 7.75 BRIGHT IDEA 58.0 0 5 C Orffer Ivan Moore
5 7.80 MIGHTY LION 58.0 0 1 S Veale Paul Gadsby
6 8.30 DONNINGTON 58.0 0 9 B Lerena Chris Erasmus
7 9.05 SMARTELLI 58.0 0 7 S Randolph Dennis Drier
8 12.05 HORAY HENRY 58.0 0 6 A Mgudlwa Alyson Wright
9 20.55 SPRINTER KING 58.0 0 3 A Forbes Michael Miller
10 20.65 SEAN O’ CASEY 58.0 0 10 M Yeni Mike de Kock

Late Scratchings

11 0.00 KENTUCKY GUEST 58.0 0 4 B Jacobson Doug Campbell
12 0.00 RANDOM AL 58.0 0 6 S Khumalo Sean Miller
13 0.00 VICTORIA’S ALBERT 58.0 0 5 G Wrogemann Sean Miller