Brandon Lerena

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Backworth-bred Humidor made it 4 wins from just 6 starts when powering home in the Middle Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Wednesday for trainer Tony Rivalland with maestro Anton Marcus up.

Reigning Wave... It's a Tsunami!

Reigning Wave... It's a Tsunami!

On her Poly debut over a distance a little short of optimal, the Backworth-bred Reigning Wave, came from behind to wash her opposition away, scoring an emphatic win in the process for trainer Paul Gadsby with Brandon Lerena up. Congratulations to owner Mr Henk Nel from Thor Insurance Brokers.

A Chilly Western Winter

A Chilly Western Winter

We may be nearing the peak of our Summer season here in KwaZulu-Natal, but Friday night's racing at Greyville sent chills down a few spines as we once again witnessed the class of a South African stallion great of times past, Western Winter.

Kadeze Scores Maiden for Tony Rivalland

kadeze and brandon lerenaKadeze / Gold Circle (p)

Kahal (GB) - Linda Grandeza (AUS) by Grand Lodge (USA)

Backworth-bred Kadeze broke her maiden Sunday over the speedy Scottsville 1000m in a time of 58.6 for trainer Tony Rivalland with jockey Brandon Lerena up.

Kadeze is from the family of Well Decorated (USA)  who recorded 6 wins including the Arlington-Washington Futurity Gr.1, Saratoga Special Stakes Gr.2, Bahamas Handicap Gr.3 and Sport Page Handicap (L) and Victorious (USA) who recorded 3 wins including Saratoga Special Stakes Gr.2, Juvenille Stakes Gr.3 and Flash Stakes (L).

Congratulations to owner, friend and stallwart Backworth supporter Mary Liley.

Kadeze is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Scottsville, Turf, 1000m
7 September 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 KADEZE 58.0 10 B Lerena Tony Rivalland
2 0.8 MINNIE THE MINX 60.0 2 B Jacobson Wendy Whitehead
3 0.9 IN SIXTY SECONDS 58.0 5 I Sturgeon Doug Campbell
4 1.6 SORBONNE 60.0 8 A Forbes Chris Erasmus
5 1.8 PRINCESS ARIEL 60.0 6 S Randolph Corinne Bestel
6 3.2 HURRICANE NELL 58.0 3 * D Dillon Doug Campbell
7 4.2 ENCHANTED BAY 58.0 7 A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
8 6.5 CATCHING ZEDS 60.0 4 *C Murray (4.0kg) Mike Pappas
9 7.8 CARTOUCHE 58.0 12 M Yeni Mark Dixon
10 9.8 APOSTLE ADVANCING 58.0 11 K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
11 9.8 LUNJIWE 58.0 13 * L Mohapi (2.5) Charles Laird
12 12.6 QUEENMEAD 58.0 1 D Daniels Miss BL Impey
13 13.3 ROY’S DOCTOR 60.0 14 W Kennedy Kumaran Naidoo
14 19.0 RHUMBA 58.0 9 * B Claasen Doug Campbell

Lucky Break Cracks His Maiden

lucky break horseLucky Break (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Muhtafal (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)

Capping off a solid weekend’s racing for Backworth-breds was the Tony Rivalland-trained Muhtafal colt, Lucky Break, who ran an impressive finish at Clairwood Sunday under Brandon Lerena to break his maiden for owner Mary Liley.

Lucky Break is a half brother to Queen of the Nkosazana Stakes (Listed), Raise The Bar. He is the grandson of Eternal Dancer who had a career tally of 12 wins and is from the family of Chattaronga with 6 wins.

The three-year-old chestnut colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

In the 9th, Backworth-bred Gold Flight (Right Approach - Faerie Gold) finished a good 4th, after getting into trouble early, for trainer Alyson Wright under Warren Kennedy.

Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
9 February 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 LUCKY BREAK 60.0 5 B Lerena Tony Rivalland
2 2.5 GLASS TIGER 60.0 15 S Cormack Dennis Drier
3 2.7 BOLT OF LIGHT 60.0 6 A Delpech Mike de Kock
4 5.4 CASTLE KEEP 60.0 3 W Kennedy Paul Gadsby
5 5.6 PAX AETERNA 60.0 4 S Randolph Kumaran Naidoo
6 5.8 GHARBEE 60.0 2 * H v’d Hoven (4.0) Mike de Kock
7 7.8 QATAR SPRINGS 60.0 12 B Jacobson Gavin van Zyl
8 7.8 CAPE CANAVERAL 60.0 14 S Khumalo Frank Robinson
9 7.9 ECO STORM 60.0 7 A Mgudlwa Garth Puller
10 8.6 AT MIDNIGHT 57.5 1 * J Barnes (4.0) Garth Puller
11 8.9 BRAVE PINCER 60.0 11 D Lembethe James Goodman
12 8.9 GOLDEN MATADOR 60.0 8 M Odendaal Sean Tarry
13 9.0 BOLD ATTITUDE 60.0 9 C Orffer Michael Miller
14 9.8 IBERIAN EXPRESS 60.0 13 * D Dillon Mark Dixon
15 12.0 GHURKA CHIEF 60.0 10 K Shea Steve Benton


Keith Russon and Ian Todd with Sugar RushKeith Russon and Ian Todd with Sugar Rush (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Sweet Sweet (AUS)
by Kenmare (FR)

SUGAR RUSH won at Scottsville Tuesday, 3rd time out, breaking her maiden after a 4th and 2nd place, for Tony Rivalland stable, with Brandon Lerena up.

Sugar Rush is by ‘Miesque’s Approval out of a Kenmare mare ‘Sweet Sweet.

It was an exciting moment, as all of us at Backworth had a soft spot for the dam Sweet Sweet! We bought her from Chris Saunders’s Invermooi Stud some time back, after they had struggled through a few seasons to get her in foal. Having produced a good horse ‘Meet at Mala Mala’, we saw a breeding opportunity in her top bloodline, and took the gamble. She conceived to Miesque’s Approval first season for us, producing ‘Sugar Rush’, but through numerous further coverings never conceived again!

Wanting to retain the bloodline for breeding, we race her with friends Gavin Cunningham and Chris Tyson.

It was also encouraging to watch Miesque’s Approval notch up a further winner!

Congratulations to all the connections!

Scottsville, Turf, 1600m
1 May 2012

Win Time : 100.01

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 SUGAR RUSH 60.0 0 7 B Lerena Tony Rivalland
2 2.50 REGAL BREEZE 60.0 0 2 A Marcus Glen Puller
3 3.25 PIGEON POWER 60.0 72 4 A Delpech Kumaran Naidoo
4 4.50 CRIMSON FIRE 60.0 68 9 B Jacobson Alec Laird
5 4.60 HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE 60.0 62 10 S Veale Yogas Govender
6 6.85 SHEIKINA 60.0 71 3 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank R
7 8.10 BONNET PIECE 60.0 52 5 * K de Melo (1.5) Des Egdes
8 8.85 SENORITA AL 60.0 62 1 M Byleveld Alistair Gordon
9 13.10 WESTERN COVE 60.0 0 6 J Samuel Corinne Bestel
10 14.85 BELOW THE RADAR 60.0 0 12 * T Matsoele (4.0) Alec Laird
11 17.60 DESI GIRL 60.0 0 11 K Teetan Chris Erasmus
12 26.10 PROPHETESS 60.0 0 8 D David Corinne Bestel

Late Scratching

13 0.00 SOUNDSGREATOME 60.0 66 6 * J Mariba (4.0) Paul Lafferty