Allan Robertson Championship

Chocolicious Fastnet Rock Filly On Magic Millions Weanling Sale

Chocolicious Fastnet Rock Filly On Magic Millions Weanling Sale

The Backworth-bred Grade 1 winning daughter of Kahal, Chocolicious, features in Australia once more as her second filly, a weanling by Australian sire sensation Fastnet Rock, goes under the hammer Monday in Book 1 of the Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale. She is catalogued as Lot 231 and is consigned by Holbrook Thoroughbreds as agent.

Fastnet Rock Filly Foal for Chocolicious

Fastnet Rock Filly Foal for Chocolicious

Backworth-bred Chocolicious has foaled a lovely Fastnet Rock filly down under for Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock. Here they are together... the foal just 48 hours old!

Chocolicious fetches €400,000 at Goffs November in foal to Frankel

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

To hear the words Backworth Stud, Kahal, Chocolicious and Frankel in one sentence should be enough to get anyone to sitting up and taking notice. Keith Russon and Ian Todd’s Backworth-bred Chocolicious, a Grade 1 Allan Robertson winner and a daughter of Kahal, sold for €400,000 at the Goff’s breeding stock sale in Ireland in foal to Frankel.

The mare was one of three at the sale in foal to Frankel, and was bred to Southern Hemisphere time, consigned for Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock by Ballyhane Stud.

KZN-bred Chocolicious (rated MR 105) won six races from 1000 to 1200m in South Africa, and placed in the UAE 1000 Guineas. Chocolicious is out of Grade 3 winning daughter of Exclusive Patriot, Candy Box - herself out of a Our Casey’s Boy/Brer Rabbit/Tom Rolfe mare. Candy Box bred three winners from four runners, and descends from the family of Hot Cross Bun and Royal Wish.

The 6-year-old mare was bought by agent Oliver St Lawrence.

Backworth Stud recently won the KZN Breeders Award for Champion Two-Year-Old colt, the Grade 2 winning son of Judpot - Colour Of Courage. Kahal was fittingly awarded KZN Breeders Stallion Of Year yet again, and also had the added accolade of being the sire of the Horse Of The Year, filly Festival Of Fire.

Extract from KZN Breeders

Backworth-bred Chocolicious Sold Down Under

Chocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Chocolicious (SAF)
“Extract from European Bloodstock News”

In a private deal brokered by Gary Moore of Gavelhouse, South African Grade 1 winner Chocolicious has been sold to Australians Darren and Elizabeth Dance, who will race her with a group of their clients from Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.

Bred at the picturesque Backworth Stud in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, the daughter of leading sire Kahal and the Gr.3 Strelitzia Stakes victress Candy Box was rated amongst the leading juvenile fillies two seasons ago, when she landed the prestigious Gr.1 Allan Robertson Championship.

Following a stint in Dubai, where she was third in the UAE Guineas, she returned to her home country and added three more victories to her resume at four. The five-year-old mare remains in training and is scheduled to head for the UK in early 2013.

Based in Victoria, the Dances manage and operate Manningtree Park and have tasted considerable success in syndicating Gr.1 winning racing stock. A feature of their operation is the opportunity for their clients to race horses in Graded races in Australia and worldwide, and a decision last year to invest in international stayers to tackle the major distance races resulted in Crackerjack King winning the Gr.1 Rome Premio Presidente della Repubblica and having three runners in the recent Gr.1 Melbourne Cup at Flemington, the most successful of which, Jakkalberry, finished third behind the Irish-bred Green Moon.

“WE ARE WORTH BACKING.”

www.backworth.co.za

LOUIS GOOSEN : NYS BLOCK G - A RACING CERTAINTY

Louis GoosenTrainer Louis Goosen
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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

WRAPPING UP OUR "HORSE YEAR" ENDING JULY 2010

pregnant backworth broodmare

South African Horseracing Season 2009-2010

In wrapping up our “Horse Year” ending July 2010, we realise we have much to be grateful for, and much to be proud of :

This ‘horse business’ is not an easy one - it is an art, driven by passion, to fuel that quest to produce that perfect athlete. Our ‘Winter’s Tale’ Gallery reflects the suspense of what these ‘laden’ mares are carrying, as we all await the joy of spring, and new beginnings in the lives of the foals dropping at Backworth this season!

To those of you who supported us - Thank You!

To those of you racing a Backworth Bred – Good Luck!

To all of you - we look forward to meeting at the Sales of 2011!

EQUUS AWARDS NOMINATION FOR CHOCOLICIOUS

chocolicious by kahal out of candy box

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship victress, Chocolicious, has been nominated in the category of Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for the 2010 Equus Awards.

The Kahal filly has raced three times for trainer Herman Brown and prevailed last time out over fellow nominees Waywest Goddess and Mahbooba. Her career record stands at two wins and a second from three starts.

The black tie Equus Awards evening will be staged at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 12 August.

 

Nominations for the 2010 Equus Awards

Champion Two Year Old Filly
CHOCOLICIOUS
HAPPY ARCHER
MAHBOOBA
WAYWEST GODDESS
Champion Two Year Old Colt / Gelding
COPPER PARADE
GOLD ONYX
KAVANAGH
LINK MAN
Champion Three Year Old Filly
GIBRALTAR BLUE
HERE TO WIN
IMPERIOUS STAR
Champion Three Year Old Colt / Gelding
ANCESTRAL FORE
BOLD SILVANO
BRAVURA
IRISH FLAME
NOORHOEK FLYER
ORBISON
PIERRE JOURDAN
Champion Older Filly / Mare
CAPTAIN’S GAL
MOTHER RUSSIA
NOBLE HEIR
RIVER JETEZ
Champion Older Male
BIG CITY LIFE
J J THE JET PLANE
POCKET POWER
SMART BANKER
Champion Sprinter
J J THE JET PLANE
NOBLE HEIR
Champion Middle-Distance Horse
BIG CITY LIFE
BOLD SILVANO
IRISH FLAME
PIERRE JOURDAN
POCKET POWER
Champion Stayer
ANCESTRAL FORE
IRISH FLAME
Equus Outstanding Achievement Award
HEAR THE DRUMS
Champion Stallion Award
Outstanding Stallion Achievement Award
Broodmare Of The Year
Breeder Of The Year
Breeder Award For Exceptional International Achievement
Champion Breeder
Work Riders Of The Year (Gauteng and Western Cape)
Apprentice Of The Year
Champion Jockey
Champion Trainer
Owner Of The Year
Horse Of The Year

SWEET SUCCESS FOR CHOCOLICIOUS IN ALLAN ROBERTSON

chocolicious allan robertson grade 1

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Chocolicious has tasted Grade 1 success in the Allan Robertson Championship at Scottsville on just her third start, with an impressive win from Waywest Goddess, Mahbooba and Oochee Agent.

Her career record now stands at 2 wins and 1 place from 3 starts.

R500,000 Allan Robertson Championship (Grade 1)
For 2 Year Old Fillies, Scottsville, 1200m, Turf

Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith

Position LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.0 0 14 J Geroudis Herman Brown
2 0.50 WAYWEST GODDESS 58.0 0 12 P Strydom Louis Goosen
3 4.25 MAHBOOBA (AUS) 58.0 0 5 A Delpech Mike de Kock
4 4.30 OOCHEE AGENT 58.0 0 10 S Brown Paul Matchett
5 4.80 STORMY COAST 58.0 0 2 G Figueroa George Scott
6 7.85 HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD (AUS) 58.0 0 6 A Marcus Charles Laird
7 5.60 LEGAL ACCOUNT 58.0 0 3 B Fayd’Herbe Paul Lafferty
8 6.85 ROMANTIC MOON 58.0 0 7 S Randolph Duncan Howells
9 7.35 IBROX PARK 58.0 0 13 B Lerena Dominic Zaki
10 8.85 MAUREEN DE LAGO (AUS) 58.0 0 9 G Schlechter Darryl Hodgson
11 11.10 INDIGOFERA 58.0 0 1 N Welch Corne Spies
12 11.35 SIX BLUE NOTES 58.0 0 11 D Daniels Glen Kotzen
13 12.10 BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS) 58.0 0 8 F Coetzee Glen Kotzen
14 18.35 POPPINS 58.0 0 4 G Lerena Gavin van Zyl

CHOCOLICIOUS LINES UP FOR GRADE 1 ALLAN ROBERTSON

chocolicious racehorse

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth-bred Chocolicious steps up to the big league on Saturday when she takes on the cream of South Africa’s 2-year-old fillies in the R500,000 Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship over 1200m at Scottsville.

Chocolicious won on debut at the Vaal on 21 April over 1000m and followed up with a second to Romantic Moon at Scottsville on 12 May over 1200m.

Best of luck to trainer Herman Brown Jnr and to all Chocolicious’ connections.

# Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS) 58.0 0 9 F Coetzee Glen Kotzen
2 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.0 0 15 R Danielson Herman Brown
3 ESSENTIAL OIL 58.0 0 4 A Fortune Sean Tarry
4 HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD (AUS) 58.0 0 7 A Marcus Charles Laird
5 IBROX PARK 58.0 0 14 B Lerena Dominic Zaki
6 INDIGOFERRA 58.0 0 1 N Welch Corne Spies
7 LEGAL ACCOUNT 58.0 0 3 B Fayd’Herbe Paul Lafferty
8 MAHBOOBA (AUS) 58.0 0 6 A Delpech Mike de Kock
9 MAUREEN DE LAGO (AUS) 58.0 0 10 G Schlechter Darryl Hodgson
10 OOCHEE AGENT 58.0 0 11 S Brown Paul Matchett
11 POPPINS 58.0 0 5 G Lerena Gavin van Zyl
12 ROMANTIC MOON 58.0 0 8 S Randolph Duncan Howells
13 SIX BLUE NOTES 58.0 0 12 D Daniels Glen Kotzen
14 STORMY COAST 58.0 0 2 G Figueroa George Scott
15 WAYWEST GODDESS 58.0 0 13 P Strydom Louis Goosen