When Pippa Mickleburgh first arrived at Avontuur Stud, situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains 25 years ago, she had no idea that she was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime writes Thoroughbred scribe Liesl King in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Though if she understood the local language, Afrikaans, she might have had an inkling of what lay in store: Avontuur translates to Adventure.
Danehill (USA) - Mahrah (USA) by Vaguely Noble (IRE)
Breeding, conformation, track performance and an enviable producing record. What more could one demand of a top stallion? Oratorio ticks all the right boxes and the great news is that the former Coolmore Australia resident is standing his first season at stud in South Africa in 2013, alongside the outstanding Var at Avontuur Estate in the magnificent Cape winelands. Backworth Stud are proud to be members of the stallion syndicate.
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