We witnessed superb performances from Backworth-breds in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape this past week for trainers Michael Miller, Dorrie Sham and Tony Rivalland.
Backworth-breds Aquinata and Scandal represented the farm with distinction Friday at Fairview. Aquinata flew home in the ninth for Dorrie Sham, Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren and Scandal scored a quarter length second in the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes for Corne Spies. Congratulations to the connections.
Backworth-bred Aquinata won a super race Friday at Fairview for trainer Dorrie Sham with jockey Karl Zechner up. Prior to this maiden win, the striking grey daughter of Silvano, out of Tsunami by Shaamit, had placed twice from her first two starts. Congratulations to owners Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren... we’re certain this filly is just getting started!
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.
We've had a fantastic run for Backworth-breds since end September; from 19 runs we've achieved 6 wins, 1 second, 2 thirds, 1 fourth and 1 fifth!
Backworth-bred grey, Luxardo, rocketed back into winning form Monday for trainer Dorrie Sham when stealing victory by the narrowest of margins over 1200m on the Flamingo Park sand track. Hot on the Mogok gelding's heels were the Bill Human-trained duo of Taso The Sailor (Muhtafal) and Il Palio (Windrush).
Goldkeeper (USA) - Jewel Of Hanui (NZ) by Bigstone (IRE)
Moeda D’Ouro (Goldkeeper - Jewel Of Hanui) won her maiden at Arlington Friday under jockey JP van der Merwe for trainer Dorrie Sham.
The 3-year-old bay filly is from the family of multiple Group 1 winners Drought (AUS) 8 wins, Salcantay (AUS) 5 wins, Kia Marea (NZ) 11 wins and Kia Maia (NZ) 10 wins and is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Congratulations to owners Messrs GP Cox, TW Langley, MD Sham and Mrs DA Sham.
|1||0.00||MOEDA D’OURO||60.0||49||8||JP van der Merwe||Dorrie Sham|
|2||0.75||STAGE GIRL||60.0||52||4||K Minnie||Alan Greeff|
|3||1.00||POPULAR BLUES||56.0||0||7||M Yeni||Justin Snaith|
|4||3.25||DAGGONS HALL||60.0||49||6||* H van der Hoven (4.0)||Mitchell Wiese|
|5||4.50||KATRUSHKA||60.0||50||9||W Kennedy||Des McLachlan|
|6||4.75||ESTRELLA||60.0||55||13||G Wright||Michael McLachlan|
|7||5.25||BEST ON BROADWAY||60.0||46||5||K Zechner||George Uren|
|8||6.00||THE SPECIAL ON||60.0||48||11||F Herholdt||S Janse van Rensburg|
|9||6.25||SONG OF VICTORY||60.0||59||10||W Agrella||Yvette Bremner|
|10||6.50||QUARTER MOON||60.0||42||3||T Gould||Alan Greeff|
|11||6.75||BOSTON BELLE||60.0||30||16||E Webber||Alan Greeff|
|12||6.85||CASTLE PINE||60.0||55||2||S Randolph||Alan Greeff|
|13||7.10||MELODY FAIR||60.0||44||15||* L Mohapi (2.5)||S Janse van Rensburg|
|14||9.60||VICTORIA||60.0||50||14||K Steyn||Tony Rivalland|
|15||10.10||WINSOME||60.0||54||1||X Ndlovu||Alan Greeff|
||99.98||COUNTERPART||60.0||62||12||A Domeyer||Gavin Smith|
|17||0.00||MISS JAMIE||60.0||62||n/a||n/a||Justin Snaith|
|18||0.00||MALIBU DREAM||56.0||0||n/a||n/a||Grant Paddock|