Colour Of Courage

Another great racing weekend for Backworth-breds!

Another great racing weekend for Backworth-breds!

This past weekend saw another great weekend's racing for Backworth-breds. Congratulations to the trainers and all winning connections.

Frankel - Chocolicious Filly fetches $610000 at Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

Frankel - Chocolicious Filly fetches $610000 at Inglis Easter Yearling Sale

Gr1 Allan Robertson winner Chocolicious, a Backworth Stud-bred daughter of Kahal has seen her first yearling by Frankel sold to Shadwell Stud for $610 000, off the Inglis Australia Easter Yearling Sale. She is the first yearling by Frankel to be sold in the Southern Hemisphere.

Colour Of Courage Delivers The Best Developers Cup

Colour Of Courage Delivers The Best Developers Cup

Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour) opened his winning account in Mauritius Saturday for trainer Gilbert Rousset with Mauritian jockey Reehaze Hoolash up.

Michael Miller / MD Miller Racing Stables

Michael Miller / MD Miller Racing Stables

Backworth Stud – the 'Jewel of Eston' is a quality operation that breeds well-conformed, sound and quality thoroughbred individuals who are a pleasure to work with.

2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale

suncoast kzn yearling sale 2014

Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale
Suncoast Casino, Durban, South Africa
3-4 July 2014

The Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale (scheduled to be held this year on 3rd and 4th July) has a rich history of producing outstanding, yet affordable racehorses… its most famous graduate being recent SASCOC Triple Crown winner (only the second horse in history win the series), Louis The King.

Bred by The Alchemy, Louis The King was a R55,000 bargain buy at the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale and has earned over R5 million to date. The Vodacom Durban July hopeful’s sire Black Minnaloushe will be strongly represented on the 2014 KZN Yearling with nine well bred yearlings on offer.

Louis The King is not the only top-class performer to have been offered at this sale however. The likes of Happy Valentine (Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship), Colour of Courage (Gr2 Umkhomazi Stakes), Go Indigo (Gr2 Gauteng Fillies Guineas), Knock On Wood (Gr3 London News Stakes, 2nd Gr1 Champion Challenge) and Seal (Gr1 SA Derby) have all been offered at previous KZN Yearling Sales, and have all proved great bargain buys.

This year’s catalogue looks to have something for everyone. Top sires with yearlings on offer include Captain Al, Fort Wood, Judpot, Kahal, Silvano, Trippi and Var.

Other proven sires represented on sale include Antonius Pius, Ashaawes, Count Dubois, Horse Chestnut, Jay Peg, Mogok, Muhtafal and Windrush.

There are also yearlings on offer by promising young sires including A.P. Answer, Brave Tin Soldier, Elusive Fort, Ideal World, King’s Apostle, Lateral, Mambo In Seattle and Seventh Rock, to name but a few.

The following stakes winning mares also have lots on offer at the KZN Yearling Sale - Carambola (colt by Silvano), Dare to Dream (colt by Miesque’s Approval), Escoleta Fitz (colt by Ideal World), Haute Cuisine (filly by Mogok), Lunar Fields (filly by Slew The Red), Madrisa (filly by Bankable), National Navigator (colt by Bankable), Next Edition (filly by Muhtafal), Passive Resistance (filly by Kahal), Princess Sassi (colt by Brave Tin Soldier), Russian Nature (colt by Ravishing), Scripture (colt by Horse Chestnut), Supper Club (filly by Black Minnaloushe) and Thekkady (colt by Argonaut).

Held at the Suncoast Casino in Durban, the KZN Yearling Sale is not a sale that any serious buyer can afford to miss! For more information on this sale and the catalogue, please contact the TBA office on +27 (11) 323 5700 or visit their website - www.tba.co.za.

Editor’s note : Backworth Stud consigns a quality draft of yearlings to the 2014 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale including the progeny of A.P. Answer, Miesque’s Approval, King’s Chapel, Horse Chestnut and National Emblem.

Fertile Friday!

caviar horseCaviar (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CAVIAR
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad (USA)

Backworth had a good day’s racing Friday with Backworth-breds scoring a first, second, third and fifth.

Kicking off the weekend’s results was the Muhtafal mare, Floristry, with a 2nd over 1200m at Fairview for trainer Duncan McKenzie.

Next up was the speedy Var mare, Caviar, who took honours over Greyville’s 1400m for trainer Colin Scott beating a talented line-up including Festival Of Fire, winner of the Grade 2 KRA Fillies Guineas, Grade 3 Starling Stakes and the Grade 3 Joburg Spring F&M Challenge.

To cap off the day’s racing, the Judpot colt Colour Of Courage and the Mogok mare Luxardo finished 3rd and 5th for trainers Michael Miller and Mark Dixon respectively in the last over 1200m.

WORKWEAR DEPOT DURBAN CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Turf, 1400m
7 February 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 CAVIAR 56.0 3 M Odendaal Colin Scott
2 0.2 ORANGE BLOSSOM 58.0 8 K Shea Duncan Howells
3 1.0 LOUVRE 62.5 1 * M Thackeray (4.0) Duncan Howells
4 1.8 MURMERING SKY 54.0 2 S Cormack Dennis Drier
5 1.9 LANGOUSTIER 54.0 4 * D Dillon Doug Campbell
6 2.8 FESTIVAL OF FIRE 59.5 6 A Delpech Mike de Kock
7 3.8 PATH TO TRAVEL 51.5 5 K de Melo Alyson Wright
8 6.3 CHILI PEPPER 52.5 9 * C Murray (4.0) Gavin van Zyl
9 7.1 ARTISTICALLY DONE 53.0 7 A Forbes Doug Campbell

Chocolicious fetches €400,000 at Goffs November in foal to Frankel

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

To hear the words Backworth Stud, Kahal, Chocolicious and Frankel in one sentence should be enough to get anyone to sitting up and taking notice. Keith Russon and Ian Todd’s Backworth-bred Chocolicious, a Grade 1 Allan Robertson winner and a daughter of Kahal, sold for €400,000 at the Goff’s breeding stock sale in Ireland in foal to Frankel.

The mare was one of three at the sale in foal to Frankel, and was bred to Southern Hemisphere time, consigned for Darren Dance’s Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock by Ballyhane Stud.

KZN-bred Chocolicious (rated MR 105) won six races from 1000 to 1200m in South Africa, and placed in the UAE 1000 Guineas. Chocolicious is out of Grade 3 winning daughter of Exclusive Patriot, Candy Box - herself out of a Our Casey’s Boy/Brer Rabbit/Tom Rolfe mare. Candy Box bred three winners from four runners, and descends from the family of Hot Cross Bun and Royal Wish.

The 6-year-old mare was bought by agent Oliver St Lawrence.

Backworth Stud recently won the KZN Breeders Award for Champion Two-Year-Old colt, the Grade 2 winning son of Judpot - Colour Of Courage. Kahal was fittingly awarded KZN Breeders Stallion Of Year yet again, and also had the added accolade of being the sire of the Horse Of The Year, filly Festival Of Fire.

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Champions Honoured at 2013 KZN Breeders Awards

KZN Breeders Awards 2013 - Backworth StudKeith Russon and Ian Todd receive the Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt award for Colour Of Courage on behalf of the Backworth Stud team
(Photo : KZN Breeders)

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
16 November 2013

“Backworth Stud is proud to have received the award for Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt,
for the Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour),
winner of the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes.”

The KZN Breeders Awards took place for the third year at the beautiful and scenic Bellwood Stud owned by Willie and Jeanine Messenger - made even more special for the Messengers with their Grade 3 winning filly, Enchanted Kingdom, being a nominee this year.

(Click here to check out the gallery from the evening)

With a full house attended by Breeders, Owners and Trainers alike, the Chairman of the KZN Breeders Association - Koos De Klerk, opened the prestigious evening by saying that he was very excited about the new challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the KZN Breeders Association. “I would like to think that we could build on what we started - expanding and building even further on the success we have had in the sales ring by promoting KwaZulu-Natal-bred horses as a brand that we can all be proud of. We enjoyed the most brilliant KZN Breeders day this year - racing for R2.5million for KZN-bred horses only. We seem to have been so successful that we have become the victims of our own success!”

Champion sire for 2013 was once again the great son of Machiavellian standing at Bush Hill Stud - the magnificent Kahal owned by Shadwell Stud. Represented at the awards by six nominees, a number in repeat categories, Kahal is consistently in the top four of the National Sires log and responsible for the outstanding filly voted as KZN Breeders Horse Of The Year - Festival Of Fire, bred by Mr Chris Saunders and Lady O’Reilly. A six-time winner including a Grade 2 and two Grade 3 races, Festival Of Fire descends from the immediate dam-line of another KZN-bred champion in Jet Master.

The KZN Breeders honoured Chris Saunders this year with an Award for Special Lifetime Achievement, which manager Fili Bowles accepted on his behalf: “I am sure that I speak for all the people that have served him in this industry from the early days. We have all been privilege to his loyalty, generosity of spirit and kind and his great wealth of knowledge and wisdom. Words cannot express the time, effort and financial commitment he has devoted to this industry, and so on behalf of Chris Saunders from the bottom of my heart I am so grateful to all present here tonight for honouring this great man.”

Festival Of Fire took home three awards, including Outstanding 3-Year-Old-Filly, Outstanding Sprinter Female and Outstanding Middle Distance Female. Kahal didn’t stop there however - his Grade 1 winning son Love Struck took home the Outstanding 3-Year-Old Colt award, as well as Outstanding Middle Distance Male, with another plain bay daughter in Checcetti being awarded Outstanding Older Female - both of the latter horses bred by KZN’s (and South Africa’s) Leading breeders’ Summerhill Stud. Glynis Van Der Merwe had the rare honour of having two horses nominated for the evening - an extremely impressive achievement for a smaller breeder. She had previous winner Las Ramblas nominated for Outstanding Middle Distance Female, and Approachable in the Outstanding Sprinter Male.

Seal, bred by Dr Heyns and born and raised at Bush Hill Stud, has had an outstanding year - and fittingly took home two awards - Outstanding Male Stayer and Outstanding Older Male.

Summerhill Stud’s Japanese import, the striking chestnut stallion Admire Main took home the Award for Stallion Prospect of the Year. His daughter Admiral’s Eye, Grade 1 placed on Vodacom Durban July day, won Outstanding 2-Year-Old Filly, while Joyce and Robin Scott took home the International Achievement Award for the highly successful overseas campaign of The Apache (by Mogok) and Broodmare Of The Year to Apache Rose, the dam of Mogok, who sadly passed away earlier this year in foal once again to Mogok.

Their other Mogok success of the evening was Meadow Magic, the Grade 2 Emerald Cup winner. The Breeders Achievement Award sponsored by Summerhill Stud went to an ecstatic Pierre Du Toit, breeder of Kinematic Countess – for boasting the best average stakes earned per runner for the previous season.

Mick Goss received the Anita Akal Award on behalf of Toni Dolstra, a lady who dedicated 25 years to the administration of the KZN Breeders Premium Scheme - the only one of its kind in South Africa.

The KZN Breeders thanked all its supporters and sponsors for the evening, and especially to Gold Circle for their ongoing support. Koos De klerk ended his speech fittingly: “I congratulate Robert Mauvis and his Board - their vision to continually improve the profile of KZN racing and more particularly in their move to ensure Greyville becomes the Capital of South African Racing with improvements to the tracks, the centre and the introduction of Friday night racing every Friday night. Please be assured the KZN Breeders Club is right behind you!”

A big thank you to all those who attended and supported our special evening - in particular to our sponsors who helped to make it possible: Odds On Colours, Equine (two awards), Suthile Feeds, Choice Carriers, Epol Feeds, Racing Association, Equifeeds, Kuda, Spurwing, Thoroughbred Breeders Association (two awards), Gold Circle (three awards), Almiray Vet Practice and Balmoral Stud.

Congratulations to all the winners!

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Winners

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
COLOUR OF COURAGE Judpot Exclusive Honour Backworth Stud
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly
ADMIRAL’S EYE Admire Main Surfer’s Eye Alan Magid & Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
Outstanding Older Male
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Outstanding Older Female
CHECCETTI Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1450m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1450m
MEADOW MAGIC Mogok Shoe Danzig Scott Bros
Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1600m - 2200m
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1600m - 2200m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
Outstanding Male Stayer 2400m +
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
Outstanding Female Stayer 2400m +
SALUTATION Requiem Tribute Summerhill Stud
Broodmare of the Year
APACHE ROSE Scott Bros
Stallion Prospect of the Year
ADMIRE MAIN Summerhill Stud
Stallion of the Year
KAHAL Bush Hill Stud
Leading Breeder of the Year
SUMMERHILL STUD
Breeders’ Achievement Award
PIERRE DU TOIT
Special Lifetime Achievement Award
MR CJ SAUNDERS
International Achievement Award
THE APACHE Scott Bros
Anita Akal Industry Award
TONI DOLSTRA
Horse of the Year
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Mr CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly

www.kznbreeders.co.za

KZN Breeders Awards 2013 : Nominations

Colour Of Couarge HorseRae Miller, Michel Nairac and Robert Maingard with Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Bellwood Cottages
16 November 2013

The annual KZN Breeders Awards takes place once again at the beautiful venue Bellwood Cottages in the KZN Midlands, owned by breeders Willie and Janine Messenger who also happen to have their beautiful Kahal filly Enchanted Kingdom nominated for the event this year. The prestigious Awards evening will take place on Saturday 16 November, 6:00 for 6:30pm.

Once again, the nominees are of a high standard this year and include a number of Group winners and performers - including the first for sire Judpot with Backworth Stud’s (recipient of last year’s Breeding Achievement Award) Colour Of Courage who won the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes, and Admiral’s Eye who place third in a Grade 1 on Vodacom Durban July day for Summerhill Stud’s young Japanese sire Admire Main. Owner Alesh Naidoo has two nominations under the Summerhill banner, with Love Struck and Admiral’s Eye.

KwaZulu-Natal has produced an outstanding crop of two-year-olds; Grade 2 winning Virgo’s Babe stole SA Fillies Nursery by five lengths (bred by Midlands Thoroughbreds) and Princess Julietta by King Of Kings has had two very close and impressive Group performing seconds (bred by Betty and Basil Linington). Julietta stands at Rathmor Stud and has foaled a Kahal, returning to Crusade this season.

Greg Royden-Turner’s Roski-bred Journeyman has been nominated in the Outstanding Two Year Old Colt category, and this young son of Trippi is in quarantine heading to Dubai under the care of champion trainer Mike de Kock. Jimmi Choo, a speedy chestnut colt bred by Cathy and Jonathan Martin of Hadlow Stud, also stands in this category along with Yellow Star’s talented son of Jay Peg, Flash Drive.

As nine time South African champion breeders, Summerhill Stud have a number of entries including Grade 1 SA Classic winner Love Struck and Grade 1 Daily News 2000 second placed No Worries (owned by Brian Burnard). Both are by Kahal.

Kahal who now stands at Bush Hill Stud also features prominently being a champion sire. He has some of the country’s top fillies and mares up for nomination - including the likes of Festival Of Fire (bred by Mr CJ Saunders and Lady O’Reilly), Eastern Greeting (bred by Kjell Foundation), Checcetti (bred by Summerhill) and Enchanted Kingdom (bred by Bellwood Stud).

Gitiano, winner of the KZN Breeders Million Mile this year, has been nominated for Outstanding Middle Distance Male and Outstanding Three Year Old Colt. Bred by Mr Emilio Baseiro, he is a son of Mullins Bay and his dam Poppy Elizabeth has returned to Mullins Bay this season, after foaling a Querari.

Requiem, a son of Danehill who stood for a time at Spring Valley Stud, is the sire of both Jo De Nys’ Rhythmic Roxy and Salutation, both mares up for nomination in the Outstanding Female Stayer category.

Scott Bros have had an outstanding year with their black son of Mogok, The Apache, who seems to be getting better with age. Their nominations include another two sons of Mogok - Meadow Magic who took home the Grade 2 Emerald Cup and Wild One in Outstanding Three Year Old Colt category. They also have the big talented son of Jet Master, E-Jet, nominated for Outstanding Older Male and Outstanding Middle Distance Male. His dam, a grey mare named Esmaltina, now stands at Yellow Star Stud and is owned by Mary Slack of Wilgerbosdrift. She will visit the speedy Kildonan this season.

Seal, the talented staying son of Silvano bred by Dr Ian Heyns born and raised at Bush Hill Stud, is also entered into the category of Outstanding Older Male and Male Stayer.

For more enquiries regarding table bookings, please contact candiesem@goldcircle.co.za. Tickets are R300 per person, we hope to see you there.

KZN BREEDERS AWARDS
Nominations

Horse Sire Dam Breeder
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Colt
COLOUR OF COURAGE Judpot Exclusive Honour Backworth Stud
JOURNEYMAN Trippi Rambo’s Love GJ Royden-Turner
JIMMI CHOO Bezrin Ambleside J & Mrs Martin
FLASH DRIVE Jay Peg La Sirenne Yellow Star Stud
Outstanding Two-Year-Old Filly
ADMIRAL’S EYE Admire Main Surfer’s Eye Alan Magid & Summerhill Stud
GLORIOUS MOMENT Count Dubois Luisa GAR Sturlese and P de Marigny
PRINCESS JULIETTA King Of Kings Julietta Linington & Sons
VIRGO’S BABE Malhub Linzertorte Midlands Thoroughbreds
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Colt
WILD ONE Mogok Endangered Species Scott Bros
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
NO WORRIES Kahal Coastal Waltz Summerhill Stud
GITIANO Mullins Bay Poppy Elizabeth Valjub cc
Outstanding Three-Year-Old Filly
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
NEGEV Stronghold Haifaa Summerhill Stud
REBEL QUEEN Kahal Cousin Linda Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Older Male
KNOCK ON WOOD Muhtafal Kiss Me Kate GH Rowles
E-JET Jet Master Esmaltina Scott Bros
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
MEADOW MAGIC Mogok Meadow Rhumba Scott Bros
Outstanding Older Female
EASTERN GREETING Kahal Salaam Kjell Foundation
CHECCETTI Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
KINEMATIC COUNTESS Count Dubois National Navigator P du Toit
ENCHANTED KINGDOM Kahal Aerial Dancer Bellwood Stud
Outstanding Sprinter Female 1000m - 1450m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
EASTERN GREETING Kahal Salaam Kjell Foundation
KINEMATIC COUNTESS Count Dubois National Navigator P du Toit
Outstanding Sprinter Male 1000m - 1450m
ICE MACHINE Silvano Skid Alley R Meaker
APPROACHABLE Right Approach Czech GEJ Van der Merwe
MEADOW MAGIC Mogok Meadow Rhumba Scott Bros
SHOWMETHEWAY Muhtafal Nadira Summerhill Stud
Outstanding Middle Distance Male 1600m - 2200m
LOVE STRUCK Kahal Particular Passion Summerhill Stud
GITIANO Mullins Bay Poppy Elizabeth Valjub cc
NO WORRIES Kahal Coastal Waltz Summerhill Stud
KNOCK ON WOOD Muhtafal Kiss Me Kate GH Rowles
E-JET Jet Master Esmaltina Scott Bros
Outstanding Middle Distance Female 1600m - 2200m
FESTIVAL OF FIRE Kahal Fuel Of Fire CJ Saunders & Lady C O’Reilly
CHECCETTI Kahal Dancer’s Choice Summerhill Stud
ENCHANTED KINGDOM Kahal Aerial Dancer Bellwood Stud
LAS RAMBLAS Toreador Silent Kiss GEJ van der Merwe
Outstanding Male Stayer 2400m +
WILD ONE Mogok Endangered Species Scott Bros
SEAL Silvano Prestine Performer IR Heyns
SOUL MASTER Jet Master Saintly Soul Aldora Stud
Outstanding Female Stayer 2400m +
SALUTATION Requiem Tribute Summerhill Stud
RHYTHMIC ROXY Requiem Dancing The Blues J de Nys

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Colour Of Courage leads KZN Breeders Juvenile Million Log

Colour of Courage HorseBackworth-bred Colour Of Courage
(Photo : Gold Circle)

KZN BREEDERS JUVENILE MILLION
Greyville, 6 July 2013

The first log for the KZN Breeders Juvenile Million race to be held on Vodacom Durban July day, 6 July 2013, was released to the the media yesterday. The race, for a stake of R1-million, is a fantastic incentive to buy a yearling off the 2013 KZN Yearling Sale.

So far the leaders on the log are graduates of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale include Grade 2 winners and performers Colour Of Courage (sold for R140,000 - Grade 2 winner bred by Backworth Stud), Virgo’s Babe (unsold - Grade 2 winner bred by Midlands Thoroughbreds), Ace Antonius (sold for R40,000 - Grade 2 placed) and Princess Julietta (R100,000 purchase - Grade 2 placed, bred by Linington & Sons).

This KZN Breeders Juvenile Million is open to two-year-olds who graduated off the 2012 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale - for any horse regardless of where the horse was bred, who passed through the sales ring as long as the breeders agreed to certain terms and conditions.

Below are the log leaders as at 20 May 2013… to see a list of the qualifying horses please click here.

Entries for the KZN Breeders Juvenile Million race open 21st June.

KZN BREEDERS JUVENILE MILLION
Log as at 20 May 2013

# Horse
1 Colour of Courage
2 Virgo’s Babe
3 Ace Antonius
4 Princess Julietta
5 Happy Valentine
6 Jimmy Choo
7 Sunday Sun
8 Agatha Panther
9 Warbash
10 Belvedere Palace
11 Angie
12 King’s Rose
13 Dream Leader
14 Olympic Goal
15 Striking Alice
16 Tribute to Kylie
  Next Ten
17 Aurum Pot
18 Gem’s a Plenty
19 Atso’s Hill
20 Pippi
21 Final Episode
22 On The Nod
23 You Beauty
24 Caribbean Bay
25 Brass Verdict
26 Tiger Territory

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Thank You!

Backworth Stud

To our buyers and bidders, the underbidders and the brave hearted, and those who traipsed the TBA Sale Grounds in pursuit of their racy thoroughbred - ‘Thank You’ for your participation and support!

At Backworth we continually strive to raise the profile of our stock, our Stud and our relationships, and we hope that our 2011 Vintage offered at this year’s National Sale, proves that we were worth backing!

The week ended well with our sales average up, our turnover up, and with great performances from our 2010 Vintage purchased at the 2012 KZN Yearling Sales, we give thanks and toast ‘Colour of Courage’s (Judpot / Exclusive Honour) victory in the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes for trainer Mike Miller, and to ‘Dazzle’ (Muhtafal / Lady Electric) breaking her maiden in emphatic style for trainer Glen Kotzen.

We look forward to meeting again - on the track, in the auction ring, and through continuing industry interaction.

Thank You!

Keith and Ian

Razzle Dazzle for Glen Kotzen

Dazzle HorseAssistant trainer Frikkie Greyling leads in Dazzle with Anton Marcus aboard
(Photo : Gold Circle)

DAZZLE
Muhtafal (USA) - Lady Electric (AUS) by Hennessy (USA)

Prior to Colour Of Courage’s fantastic victory the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes at Scottsville Sunday, Backworth had already scored in the first with Dazzle, a graduate of the 2011 KZN Yearling Sale, romping home to an impressive 4 length maiden win under jockey Anton Marcus for trainer Glen Kotzen.

The performance of the three-year-old filly was just the ‘cherry on the top’ for her owner Tony Moodley, following his Grade 2 success on Champions Day at Turffontein Saturday with Checcetti clinching the Bisquit Cognac Gerald Rosenberg Stakes.

Dazzle, by Muhtafal out of Lady Electric, is a half-sister to fellow-Backworth-bred Stakes winner Variometer. She has now won once and placed twice in her three starts.

SAVAGES FC OLD BOYS MAIDEN PLATE
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
For Maiden Fillies & Mares  
28 April 2013

Win Time : 70.80

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 DAZZLE 60.0 0 2 A Marcus Glen Kotzen
2 4.00 RAMP DIVA 60.0 0 9 B Fayd’Herbe Mark Dixon
3 4.15 INVENTIVE GIRL (ARG) 60.0 0 7 S Veale Mike de Kock
4 4.65 JAVA MOON 60.0 67 6 C Orffer Michael Roberts
5 6.90 LAGO 60.0 54 1 JP van der Merwe Wendy Whitehead
6 7.00 ON YOUR BIKE 60.0 54 12 C Taylor Mike Pappas
7 7.50 NATIONAL LASS 60.0 0 13 A Forbes Michael Miller
8 10.75 TARFEESHANA (AUS) 60.0 63 3 M Yeni Mike de Kock
9 14.50 TOP ACT 60.0 0 11 *M Ntuli (4.0) Tony Rivalland
10 15.50 SEPTEMBER RAIN 60.0 0 10 *N Patel (4.0) Kumaran Naidoo
11 15.65 MADAME TIGRE 60.0 0 8 A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
12 15.75 CHASE THE CHERRY 60.0 0 14 *K de Melo Des Egdes
13 21.25 ALIWAL EXPRESS 60.0 0 4 *W van Staden (4.0) Mike Pappas
14 22.00 WOODENITBEROSY 60.0 0 15 *J Barnes (4.0) Julie Dittmer
15 23.50 JUSTA DIVA 60.0 0 5 J Samuel Deon Visser


Late Scratching




16 0.00 ZURA’S LEGACY 60.0 0 6 I Sturgeon Wendy Whitehead
17 0.00 LULLABY 60.0 50 7 n/a Chris Erasmus

Colour Of Courage Aces Umkhomazi Stakes

Colour Of Courage - Umkhomazi StakesColour Of Courage (SAF) - Umkhomazi Stakes (Grade 2)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

COLOUR OF COURAGE
Judpot (USA) - Exclusive Honour (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage, a son of ‘talk of the National Sales’ Judpot out of our Exclusive Patriot mare Exclusive Honour, won his second start in the Grade 2 Umkhomazi Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Sunday. The unbeaten two-year-old chestnut colt is the first Graded winner for sire Judpot who stands at Varsfontein Stud in partnership with the internationally renowned Niarchos Family.

A R140,000 graduate of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale (which seems to be yielding a talented group of young horses already including the likes of Stakes winning Jimmi Choo and Grade 2 winning Virgo’s Babe already), Colour Of Courage got his career off to a blazing start by winning on debut at Greyville by half a length on 4 April over 1300m, beating Var colt Translator by half a length.

Trained by Michael and Rae Miller and piloted by Sean Veale on both occasions, Colour Of Courage took home the Umkhomazi Stakes by half a length from Ace Antonius (Antonius Pius) with Journeyman (Trippi) finishing third. Winning jockey Sean Veale labelled the winner ‘one of best babies in the Miller yard.’

Owned by Michel Nairac, Robert Maingard and Baroness Bergsma of Longford, Colour Of Courage takes his stakes earnings to R170,000 from just 2 starts.

As a KZN-bred, Colour Of Courage qualifies for the R200,000 two-year-old race on KZN Breeders Race Day to be staged on 30 June 2013, as well as the R1million KZN Breeders Juvenile race taking place on Vodacom Durban July day - the latter being exclusively for horses who graduated from the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale.

UMKHOMAZI STAKES (Grade 2)
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
For 2 Year-Olds
28 April 2013

Win Time : 70.45

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 COLOUR OF COURAGE 58.0 0 1 S Veale Michael Miller
2 0.50 ACE ANTONIUS 58.0 0 2 S Cormack Vaughan Marshall
3 1.00 JOURNEYMAN 58.0 0 8 A Marcus Mike de Kock
4 6.00 FLY AT EM 58.0 0 10 A Forbes Duncan Howells
5 6.15 PLAYINGTHEENEMY (AUS) 58.0 0 3 G Hatt Justin Snaith
6 8.65 VELVET VERONA 58.0 0 4 S Chambers Corne Spies
7 10.15 SPRITZER 58.0 0 6 S Randolph Kumaran Naidoo
8 15.15 DREAM IN COMBAT 58.0 0 7 J Samuel Deon Visser
9 15.65 PETER CULTURE 58.0 0 9 K Shea Robbie Hill
10 16.65 HYPODROMO DA GAVEA 58.0 0 5 C Orffer Corne Spies


Late Scratching




11 0.00 VEE EIGHT 58.0 0 2 M Odendaal Corne Spies

Extracts from KZN Breeders

The Colour Of Courage

Colour Of Courage HorseRae Miller, Michel Nairac and Robert Maingard lead in Colour Of Courage
(Photo : Gold Circle)

COLOUR OF COURAGE
Judpot (USA) - Exclusive Honour (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour) scored a tenacious first win, first time out in the first at Greyville Friday evening for the experienced training duo of Mike and Rae Miller under jockey Sean Veale.

Varsfontein owner Susan Rowett Kalmanson (Chairperson of the TBA), and Carl and Amanda de Vos must be excited about their new young stallion JUDPOT who seems to be producing the goods. He has perfect bloodlines being a half-brother to Sire of Sire’s Kingmambo and is by multiple Champion Sire and leading Sire of Sires A.P. Indy and is out of multiple Champion racemare, Miesque. Mieque recorded a total of 10 Grade 1 wins in her racing career including an uprecidented Breeder’s Cup Mile win by a decisive margin. The french-trained daughter of Nureyev earned a Timeform rating of 133 and was elected into the USA Hall of Fame.

Colour Of Courage is a Backworth graduate of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale and our gut tells us this colt is one to watch.

Congratulations to winning owners Baroness Bergsma of Longford, Michel Nairac (Gold Circle CEO) and Robert Maingard.

ALL TO COME MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE
Greyville, Night, Turf, 1300m
5 April 2013

Win Time : 80.23

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 COLOUR OF COURAGE 58.0 0 6 S Veale Michael Miller
2 0.50 TRANSLATOR 58.0 0 2 A Marcus Charles Laird
3 1.75 THE FIFTH DAY 58.0 0 4 A Forbes Michael Miller
4 2.75 DELAWARE BAY 58.0 0 7 K Shea Charles Laird
5 7.75 MOI ISTH 58.0 0 5 M Yeni Kumaran Naidoo
6 8.50 MOON FLIGHT 58.0 0 8 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl
7 9.25 COWBOY 58.0 0 3 I Sturgeon Doug Campbell
8 15.75 MELODY PIPA 58.0 0 1 A Delpech Robbie Hill

Newmarket mist and drizzle for Baroness Bergsma of Longford

baroness bergsma of longford rss

Backworth enjoyed trainer Mike Miller’s support at the 2012 KZN Yearling Sales with his purchase of Colour Of Courage - a lovely Judpot yearling out of our Exclusive Patriot mare, Exclusive Honour.

It was lovely to welcome Mike and his team to Backworth on the weekend to share in a little Eston mist and drizzle, a wholesome luncheon and a fair share of banter and laughter… as well as to inspect our yearlings, albeit in the rain!

Together with Baroness Bergsma of Longford, Mike and Rae Miller, Mike Strydom and Marc and Nicola Coppez, a fun day was had by all. Baroness could have been back home in Newmarket, with our overcast and wet weather!