June Bug RacehorseJune Bug
(Photo : JC Photos / Backworth Stud)

Cataloochee - September Bells by Western Winter (USA)

We are sad to annouce that we had to put down June Bug who was in training with Mike Azzie.

The three-year-old Cataloochee filly, out of September Bells by Western Winter, was showing such promise after 6 months off. She was about to have her 2nd run back when she broke her sesamoid in training. This tough decision was made for humane reasons.

June Bug’s career record reflects 2 wins and 3 places from 8 starts.



JUNE BUG - Career Race Results

Date Race Distance (m) Position
31 May 2011 FM 84 Handicap (F&M) 1450 4th
27 November 2010 Fillies Mile (Grade 3) 1600 5th
6 November 2010 Starling Stakes (Grade 3) 1400 5th
9 September 2010 Graduation Plate (F & M) 1450 1st
31 July 2010 Thekwini Stakes (Grade 1) 1600 11th
24 July 2010 Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies) 1600 1st
10 July 2010 Juvenile Plate 1450 2nd
25 January 2010 Maiden Juvenile Plate (Fillies) 1450 3rd


june bug (cataloochee - september bells)

Cataloochee - September Bells by Western Winter (USA)

June Bug ran out an impressive winner at Turffontein on Saturday, demolishing her opposition by 8 lengths and taking her career record to a 3rd, a 2nd and a 1st from 3 starts.

June Bug is a reserve runner for the Thekwini Stakes (Grade 1) on Vodacom Durban July Day.

The Coca-Cola Maiden Juvenile Plate
For 2 Year Old Fillies, Turffontein, 1600m, Turf

Owners : Mr and Mrs M Azzie, Mr G Westwater and Backworth Stud

Position LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 JUNE BUG 57.0 0 3 *JP v’d Merwe Mike Azzie
2 8.25 INFALLIABLE 57.0 0 5 **A Fortune +0.5 Tony Nassif
3 8.75 PURE SILVER 57.0 0 4 L Nhlapa Ormond Ferraris
4 13.00 ALOUETTE 57.0 0 6 *D Mansour Lucky Houdalakis
5 13.10 STARSHADOW 57.0 0 2 D Yeo John Vos
6 15.00 BUKA WENA 57.0 0 8 S Brown Ernie Anderson
7 19.00 BELIEVE YOU ME 57.0 0 7 T Pretorius Koos Rossouw
8 25.00 FAYLINN 57.0 0 1 S Mtshali Chris Erasmus
Late Scratchings              
9 0.00 ALYSSUM 57.0 0 6 B Nyawa Saeed Mohideen
10 0.00 CRYSTAL BLAZE 57.0 0 2 *N Juglall (2.5) Penny Kimberley
11 0.00 WAVING DANCER 57.0 0 11 F Naude Dianne Stenger

Top Vendor! Top 2 Prices! Highest Average!

kzn yearling sale 2010 top lot miss kitty by black minnaloushe out of miss unimacLot 161 MISS KITTY (Black Minnaloushe - Miss Unimac)KZN YEARLING SALE 2010

Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud would like to thank all those who showed interest in our Yearlings at the KZN Yearling Sale in June, and contributed to the success of the Sale.

Much interest was shown in the fillies, ‘Miss Kitty’ (Black Minnaloushe - Miss Unimac), ‘Step It Up’ (Windrush - Moving On Up), ‘Discography’ (Cataloochee - Deer Dancer) and ‘Variometer’ (Var - Lady Electric), which was reflected in the top prices.

Here’s wishing all you Owners many hours of “Racing Fun and Success!”


KZN Yearling Sale 2010
Top 10 Lots

Lot Horse Sex Sire Dam Vendor Price (ZAR)
161 MISS KITTY F Black Minnaloushe Miss Unimac Backworth Stud 220,000
164 STEP IT UP F Windrush Moving On Up Backworth Stud 220,000
152 MALAGA-BELLE F Silvano Malaguena Nutfield Stud 150,000
173 GOLDEN LORD C Overlord Nip Of Gold Roski Stud 150,000
209 GULF KING C Lecture Royal Drummer Ascot Stud 150,000
141 VARIOMETER F Var Lady Electric Backworth Stud 140,000
219 SPONDULICS C Silvano Secret To Success Maine Chance Farms 130,000
55 DISCOGRAPHY F Cataloochee Deer Dancer Backworth Stud 110,000
250 VOUVRAY F Black Minnaloushe Vino Rosa Maine Chance Farms 110,000
137 CASA NOSTRA F Strike Smartly Kentucky Home Yellow Star Stud 105,000


kzn yearling sale 2010

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
4 June 2010


Backworth is excited to bring an interesting selection of Yearlings to the KZN Yearling Sale; sired by Muhtafal, Cataloochee, and the exciting new KZN Stallion Miesque’s Approval – Champion Turf Horse in the USA. Cape stallions include Right Approach, Wind Rush, Black Minnaloushe and Var.

We welcome you to our hospitality room and the opportunity of viewing our Yearlings! See you shortly!