Candiese Marnewick

Talking Turf with Sarah Whitelaw

Talking Turf with Sarah Whitelaw

We welcomed esteemed journalist and writer of the turf, Sarah Whitelaw, to Backworth Stud last week.

Dilemma time!! Hermes, Handbags... or Horses?

(Photos : Ian Todd)

“The Midas Touch”

Backworth welcomed the visits this past weekend of dear friend of the farm Anne Veltman, Robin and Joyce Scott, Keith and Pauline Young and the Marnewick family; Michael, Candiese, Julia and Mia.

Hermes, Handbags… or Horses?! Anne Veltman was presented with a ‘real dilemma’ as she was simply taken in by Aquinata; a flashy, grey filly yearling by Silvano out of Tsunami.

After many years of committed and successful racing in Zimbabwe, as well as her midas touch, maybe it’s time Anne swopped shopping in London for the real thing?!

As seen in the pic above, Stud Manager Johan Alberts endorses Anne’s choice of Yearling!

KZN Breeders Committee Meeting

KZN Breeders Committee

Members of the KZN Breeders Committee
(Photo : Backworth Stud) 

KwaZulu-Natal Breeders

Backworth welcomed fellow KZN Breeders this week for a committee meeting and luncheon. Seen above are (from left to right) Ian Todd, Peter Blyth of Clifton Stud, Keith Russon (Vice Chairman), Candiese Marnewick - Committee Secretary, Linda Norval from Summerhill, Koos (Chairman) and Lorraine de Klerk from Yellow Star Stud and HIH Wayne Kobusch from Wood-Moore Manor Stud.

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