Trainers

Michael Miller / MD Miller Racing Stables

Michael Miller / MD Miller Racing Stables

Backworth Stud – the 'Jewel of Eston' is a quality operation that breeds well-conformed, sound and quality thoroughbred individuals who are a pleasure to work with.

Dean Kannemeyer / Leading Trainer of Classic Winners

Dean Kannemeyer / Leading Trainer of Classic Winners

Backworth Stud’s time honoured philosophy of quality and genuine value makes them a leader on my sales checklist. Good-boned youngsters that are not over-prepared, and hailing from high-class families, are a great starting point for any prospective buyer. - Dean Kannemeyer / Leading Trainer of Classic Winners

Newmarket mist and drizzle for Baroness Bergsma of Longford

baroness bergsma of longford rss

Backworth enjoyed trainer Mike Miller’s support at the 2012 KZN Yearling Sales with his purchase of Colour Of Courage - a lovely Judpot yearling out of our Exclusive Patriot mare, Exclusive Honour.

It was lovely to welcome Mike and his team to Backworth on the weekend to share in a little Eston mist and drizzle, a wholesome luncheon and a fair share of banter and laughter… as well as to inspect our yearlings, albeit in the rain!

Together with Baroness Bergsma of Longford, Mike and Rae Miller, Mike Strydom and Marc and Nicola Coppez, a fun day was had by all. Baroness could have been back home in Newmarket, with our overcast and wet weather!

MAC THE DANCER OFF THE MARK FOR ALEC LAIRD

Mac The Dancer and Anthony Delpech

Mac The Dancer
(Photo : Gold Circle)

MAC THE DANCER (SAF)
Joshua Dancer (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Mac The Dancer broke his maiden Tuesday at Scottsville over 1400m, posting an impressive 4.75 length win under the guidance of jockey Anthony Delpech for trainer Alec Laird.

Mac The Dancer is a half brother to Varlet with 4 wins, Private Collection with 5 wins, Macfire with 5 wins, Chic Happens with 3 wins and Mac Mufti with 6 wins. He is from the family of Lotkas Star (AUS), joint 3rd top rated three-year-old female over a mile in Australia as well as 9-time Gr 3 winner Windjammer and sire Force Ten - winner of the Gr 1 B&H Metropolitan Stakes and Gr1 Champion Stakes.

The 3-year-old bay colt takes his career record to 1 win and 2 places from 4 starts. Congratulations to owner Mr Winston Chow.

Mac The Dancer is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

BACK 2 PACK PACKAGING MAIDEN PLATE
Scottsville, Turf, 1400m
14 August 2012

Win Time : 86.25

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 MAC THE DANCER 57.0 73 4 A Delpech Alec Laird
2 4.75 MOUNTAIN THUNDER 60.0 65 6 R Danielson Paul Lafferty
3 6.00 PICADOR 60.0 65 3 S Randolph James Goodman
4 9.75 NO WORRIES 57.0 0 13 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl
5 10.75 PATRIOT 60.0 59 5 L Africa Wendy Whitehead
6 11.75 ROMAN LEGION 57.0 70 7 S Veale Duncan Howells
7 13.25 STONE REEVES 60.0 65 11 C Taylor Adam Kethro
8 18.00 BOBBY MCGEE 60.0 46 2 I Sturgeon Des Egdes
9 19.25 MIESQUES BALLOT 60.0 0 12 A Forbes Colin Scott
10 20.25 MUHTARAC 57.0 0 1 C Orffer Mark Dixon
11 23.25 SERVICE OF SILENCE 60.0 67 8 S Cormack Dennis Drier
12 33.75 MIESQUE’S CRITIC 60.0 53 10 K Latham Wendy Whitehead
13 99.99 MAHABALI 60.0 67 9 A Marcus Wendy Whitehead

Extracts from KZN Breeders

GAVIN VAN ZYL : BACKWORTH YEARLINGS ARE IMPROVERS

Gavin van ZylTrainer Gavin van Zyl
(Photo : Kayleigh Leisagang)

EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
15 - 17 April 2011
BLOCK G

“A Backworth yearling goes from strength to strength. They are improvers with time, and that seems to be their strong point!! They get better and better.”

Gavin van Zyl

 

 

 


LOUIS GOOSEN : NYS BLOCK G - A RACING CERTAINTY

Louis GoosenTrainer Louis Goosen
(Photo : Supplied)

EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
15 - 17 April 2011
BLOCK G

“When it comes to a stud farm, my two vital tests must be passed, for me to buy from that farm again. The first is how the horse’s bone stands up to training and the second is whether the horse holds condition, once in my yard. I don’t have time for soft boned horses. Any fool can fatten a horse up for a sale. Once that fool has walked away, the trainer watches the “puncture”, as the horse fades away.

I am pleased to confirm that Backworth horses have good bone and thrive in my yard. I will be back!

When you can’t beat them, join them! After running second to Backworth-bred Chocolicious in the 2010 Grade 1 Allan Robertson, it was a no-brainer for me - I went out and bought Variometer from Backworth.

There are 600 horses on this year’s National Yearling Sale. I won’t look at them all. But, I will be looking at the 11 Backworth horses in Block G - That’s a racing certainty!”

Louis Goosen