Superb Performances from Backworth-Breds

Superb Performances from Backworth-Breds

We witnessed superb performances from Backworth-breds in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape this past week for trainers Michael Miller, Dorrie Sham and Tony Rivalland.

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.

Aquinata Storms to Maiden Win for Dorrie Sham

Aquinata Storms to Maiden Win for Dorrie Sham

Backworth-bred Aquinata won a super race Friday at Fairview for trainer Dorrie Sham with jockey Karl Zechner up. Prior to this maiden win, the striking grey daughter of Silvano, out of Tsunami by Shaamit, had placed twice from her first two starts. Congratulations to owners Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren... we’re certain this filly is just getting started!

Backworth Sells First Seven Figure Yearling of NYS 2014

national yearling sale 2014 - keith russon ian todd with lot 5 alloy by silvanoKeith Russon and Ian Todd with Lot 5 Alloy (Silvano - Refined Gold) at NYS 2014 / Backworth Stud (p)

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

There was great excitement for the Backworth Stud team at the opening session of the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale this afternoon.

The first seven figure lot sold at NYS 2014 came just five lots into proceedings when lot 5 Alloy, the Backworth-bred son of champion sire Silvano out of Refined Gold, was knocked down to Form Bloodstock for an even R1 million.

The bay colt is out of a winning daughter of Rich Man’s Gold (broodmare sire of SASCOC Triple Crown victor Louis The King).

Named Alloy, the R1 million colt is from the same family as previous Triple Crown winner, and promising sire, Horse Chestnut, as well as champion Monyela and this season’s smart 3-year-old filly, Close The Gap.

Congratulations to Form Bloodstock who have purchased a quality colt with a world-class pedigree!

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

Look who's admiring Aquinata...

Dilemma time!! Hermes, Handbags... or Horses?

(Photos : Ian Todd)

“The Midas Touch”

Backworth welcomed the visits this past weekend of dear friend of the farm Anne Veltman, Robin and Joyce Scott, Keith and Pauline Young and the Marnewick family; Michael, Candiese, Julia and Mia.

Hermes, Handbags… or Horses?! Anne Veltman was presented with a ‘real dilemma’ as she was simply taken in by Aquinata; a flashy, grey filly yearling by Silvano out of Tsunami.

After many years of committed and successful racing in Zimbabwe, as well as her midas touch, maybe it’s time Anne swopped shopping in London for the real thing?!

As seen in the pic above, Stud Manager Johan Alberts endorses Anne’s choice of Yearling!


Filly Yearling by Silvano out of Tsunami

Tsunami’s filly yearling by Silvano
(Photo : Ian Todd)

Silvano (GER) - Tsunami (SAF)

Earlier this week we shared with you the news of the arrival of Tsunami’s beautful ‘pure’ black filly foal by King’s Chapel.

Here is Tsunami’s spectacular grey yearling, a filly by Silvano - probably one of our top yearlings for next year’s Emperors Palace National Yearlings Sale!