Avontuur Stud

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.

Avontuur Draft Catches the Eye at Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2015

Avontuur Draft Catches the Eye at Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2015

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.

Oratorio : Music & Wine

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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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Var foal out of In Camera

Colt foal by Var out of In Camera
(Photo : Pippa Mickleburgh)

Var (USA) - In Camera (SAF)

We welcomed the news this week of the arrival of our sixth foal of the season, a lovely colt born at Avontuur Stud in the Western Cape.

By the sire of Variety Club, 2012 Equus Horse of The Year, out of In Camera by Caesour, we’re wondering just how ‘var’st this strapping colt is going to go.

In Camera recorded 4 wins and 2 places over 1200m at 3 to 4. Her dam, Dance Celebre, is an own sister to Silver Stream and a half sister to Dance Along and Consensual. Consensual is the dam of Give Me Five who recorded four wins over 1160m to 1200m including the Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, the Gr2 Camellia Stakes and the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint.