Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale

Oh Boy... It's HUMIDOR!

Oh Boy... It's HUMIDOR!

"Quality comes through over the sprint" and no better place to reveal a young horse's God-given talents than over Scottsville's testing finishing straight.

Tenacious Win for Be Fabulous

Tenacious Win for Be Fabulous

The contribution made to Cape racing and breeding by owner/breeder Peter De Beyer, can be described in many ways, not least... 'Fabulous'.

National Yearling Sales Judges Come to Eston!

National Yearling Sales Judges Come to Eston!

With the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale now just around the corner (22-24 April 2015), Bloodstock South Africa have dispatched ‘eagle eyed’ yearling inspectors to farms across South Africa in search of the cream of the Nation’s yearling crop.

No 'Lucky Break' for Athandiwe Mgudlwa

lucky break horseLucky Break / Gold Circle (p)

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

Not even the driving rain could deter a dogged Athandiwe Mgudlwa from winning the eigth at Greyville Sunday aboard the gutsy Backworth-bred Lucky Break for trainer Tony Rivalland and owner Mary Liley.

Lucky Break, a half brother to Listed Nkosazana Stakes victress, Raise The Bar, is the grandson of Eternal Dancer from the family of Chattaronga.

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

In the previous race, fellow Backworth-bred Down Sir Down (Count Dubois - Feather Bed) contested an extremely tight finish, missing out by a nose to place fourth.

Greyville, Poly, 1400m
28 September 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 LUCKY BREAK 52 5 A Mgudlwa Tony Rivalland
2 0.75 POIVRE 52 9 M Yeni Greg & Karen Anthony
3 1.00 MICHELLE MY BELLE 58 6 *D Dillon Doug Campbell
4 1.50 ROCKY BAY 60 2 I Sturgeon Frank Robinson
5 2.00 TULBAGH TRIP 58 4 S Randolph Gavin van Zyl
6 2.50 TOP COMMAND 55 3 *L Mxothwa Greg & Karen Anthony
7 3.25 KASHAN 56 8 K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
8 10.25 NITRO NORI 54.5 10 A Forbes Lezeanne Forbes
9 12.00 TEPPANYAKI 56 1 A Marcus Chris Erasmus
10 15.00 NICK JAGGER 53.5 7 W Kennedy Kumaran Naidoo

Roll Up... Roll Up... It's The Thrill Factor!

Thrill Factor horse by WindrushThrill Factor / Backworth Stud (p)

Windrush (USA) - Auburn Annio (USA) by Point Given (USA)

Young jockey Dansile Wana thrilled the Kenilworth faithful Saturday when he piloted the Backworth-bred Windrush filly, Thrill Factor, to an exhilirating victory over 1000m for trainer Riaan Van Reenen and owners Gorgulho and Van Huyssteen.

Thrill Factor is a 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sales graduate out of our US-bred mare Auburn Annio who is a daughter of Southern Spring who Champion 2-Year-Old, Champion 3-Year-Old and Champion Older Mare in Argentina.

With two thirds, a second and a now first from just seven starts, her connections will certainly be buckling up for the ride!

Kenilworth, Turf, 1000m
9 August 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 THRILL FACTOR 60.0 2 *D Wana Riaan Van Reenen
2 0.4 IDEAL COUNTESS 58.0 1 *S Qhwaba Renate du Plessis
3 3.9 JAY’S FAVOUR 58.0 4 *D Arendse Renate du Plessis
4 5.9 ROYAL FOUNDATION 60.0 5 *W Bambiso Mike Stewart
5 6.4 PENTE’S DAUGHTER 58.0 3 *J Andrews Justin Snaith
6 7.4 HAILI 60.0 6 *X Tshayisa Renate du Plessis
7 16.9 COLOURFUL JET 60.0 7 *L Kondile Justin Snaith

Backworth Sells First Seven Figure Yearling of NYS 2014

national yearling sale 2014 - keith russon ian todd with lot 5 alloy by silvanoKeith Russon and Ian Todd with Lot 5 Alloy (Silvano - Refined Gold) at NYS 2014 / Backworth Stud (p)

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
27 - 28 April 2014

There was great excitement for the Backworth Stud team at the opening session of the 2014 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale this afternoon.

The first seven figure lot sold at NYS 2014 came just five lots into proceedings when lot 5 Alloy, the Backworth-bred son of champion sire Silvano out of Refined Gold, was knocked down to Form Bloodstock for an even R1 million.

The bay colt is out of a winning daughter of Rich Man’s Gold (broodmare sire of SASCOC Triple Crown victor Louis The King).

Named Alloy, the R1 million colt is from the same family as previous Triple Crown winner, and promising sire, Horse Chestnut, as well as champion Monyela and this season’s smart 3-year-old filly, Close The Gap.

Congratulations to Form Bloodstock who have purchased a quality colt with a world-class pedigree!

The Team behind our National Yearling Sales Draft!

backworth stud team behind national yearling sale draft(l to r) Owners Keith Russon and Ian Todd, Farm Manager Dillyn Brijlal, Stud Vet Dr Carla Langley and Scotties Rupert and Xavier Todd Russon

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
27 - 28 April 2014

The showpiece of South African yearling sales, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is rapidly approaching… now just a few days away!

The Nationals take place at the TBA Sales Complex in Gosforth Park, Germiston and Backworth Stud consigns a select draft including a classy, quality Silvano colt, a well grown, scopey daughter of sensational second season sire Judpot, a superb colt by champion Western Winter with a near perfect confirmation, and a magnificent, extremely athletic filly with an illustrious pedigree by Muhtafal.

Lot 5 ALLOY (Silvano (GER) - Refined Gold)
Lot 186 JOLLERIE (Judpot (USA) - Angel Bells)
Lot 192 ICE RUN (Western Winter (USA) - Blue Lace Agate)
Lot 406 SCANDAL (Muhtafal (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover)

We look forward to seeing you at the sales!

Keith and Ian

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

Feelin' that Bermuda Breeze

bermuda breeze horseBermuda Breeze (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Atso (USA) - Bermuda Junction (Aus) by Is It True (USA)

Backworth-bred Bermuda Breeze (by Atso out of our Australian mare, Bermuda Junction) ‘breezed’ to a comfortable win over 1200m Tuesday at Clairwood for trainer Frank Robinson with jockey Billy Jacobson up.

Bermuda Breeze is from the family of Scorndale (AUS) (17 wins in Australia) and Scornbold (AUS) (23 wins in Australia) and is a half brother to Revivalist (2 wins), Bermuda Prince (6 wins) and Island Fiesta (4 wins).

The four-year-old chestnut colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale and has a career record of 1 win and 5 places from 11 starts.

Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
21 January 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 BERMUDA BREEZE 60.0 9 B Jacobson Frank Robinson
2 1.5 TRIP KINGS 60.0 8 B Lerena Greg & Karen Anthony
3 2.8 FALKO 60.0 7 A Marcus Craig Eudey
4 3.0 GOLDEN MATADOR 60.0 6 A Delpech Sean Tarry
5 5.5 CASTLE KEEP 60.0 4 W Kennedy Paul Gadsby
6 7.5 FORWARD ZONE 60.0 1 A Forbes Corine Bestel
7 11.2 SECRETS TOLD 60.0 3 * S Fortune (4.0) Garth Puller
8 13.8 BELOVED TRICK 60.0 2 * M Thackeray (4.0) Paul Gadsby
9 15.8 LUNAR RAIDER 60.0 5 A Mgudlwa Garth Puller

Moeda D'Ouro Tastes Gold

Moeda D'Ouro HorseMoeda D’Ouro (SAF)
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

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.

Arlington, Turf, 1400m
19 July 2013

Win Time : 87.43

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
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

Late Scratchings

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

Caviar, Champagne and The Oyster Box

Caviar - The Oyster BoxCaviar (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

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

The aptly named Backworth-bred Caviar, continued her good run of form when winning The Oyster Box FM 80 Handicap for Fillies and Mares on Daily News 2000 race day, Saturday at Greyville.

This win takes the daughter of Var’s career record to 3 wins and 4 places from 9 starts. Congratulations to Summerveld-based trainer Colin Scott and owners Rob Scott and the Two Oceans Racing Syndicate (nom Mr K Steinberg).

Caviar is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.

The three-year-old filly is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Greyville, Turf, Night, 1400m
1 June 2013

Win Time : 83.02

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CAVIAR 60.5 84 5 M Odendaal Colin Scott
2 1.50 EUPHORIA 59.5 82 3 K Shea Garth Puller
3 1.55 GOLDEN DYNASTY 55.5 74 4 *K de Melo Gavin van Zyl
4 1.60 ORANGE BLOSSOM 61.5 86 13 A Forbes Duncan Howells
5 2.35 INFINITE WISDOM 52.0 64 11 JP van der Merwe Alyson Wright
6 3.10 WALKING ON THE MOON (ARG) 57.0 77 8 *N Patel (4.0) Weiho Marwing
7 3.15 TARA DAWN 53.0 69 7 *D Dillon (1.5) Dennis Drier
8 4.40 VARSITY BELLE 60.5 81 12 S Cormack Joey Ramsden
9 5.65 DREAMER 54.5 72 6 J Samuel Deon Visser
10 6.90 INVENTIVE GIRL (ARG) 53.5 70 2 S Veale Mike de Kock
11 6.95 FLITTER 61.0 85 10 S Randolph Gavin van Zyl
12 7.45 PITCH PERFECT 55.0 73 9 *N Juglall Frank Robinson
13 10.70 UNIQUE MOMENT 59.5 82 1 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl

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

Keith Russon discusses Backworth Stud's NYS Draft

keith russon nys 2013 rss

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
26 - 28 April 2013

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Look who's admiring Aquinata...

The 'R Heat Lightning' National Yearling Sales Connection

National Yearling Sale Lot 113 - Spangle - Trippi - Refined GoldLot 113 SPANGLE (Trippi - Refined Gold)
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
26 - 28 April 2013

Lot 113, a bay yearling SPANGLE, by Trippi out of Refined Gold by Rich Man’s Gold has attracted the attention of buyers ahead of the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. Keith Russon of Backworth Stud says he has fielded calls from across the country with buyers interested in the eye-catching filly.

Her dam, Refined Gold was a winner over 1400m and has to date produced a winner from her first foal - White Tiger. She comes from an exceptional dam-line, fourth dam is London Wall - famous for producing one of the best racehorses to come from South Africa who returned recently from the USA to stand in South Africa - Horse Chestnut - and this family’s descendants include plenty of Bold Black Type, almost too many to mention - but the likes of Cape Badger, Monyela, West Wall, Iron Curtain, and the second dam’s full-sister Sport’s Chestnut are all present.

An exceptional pedigree in the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale catalogue - what makes this pedigree stand out from the rest?

The secret lies with broodmare sire Rich Man’s Gold - himself by Forty Niner - and in turn sire Trippi’s paternal grandfather.

This is the exact same ‘nick’ as one of America’s top race fillies of her time - and the best horse (and daughter) Trippi has produced to date - a bay filly named R Heat Lightning.

Winner of the Gr 1 Spinaway Stakes as a two year old, R Heat Lightning is out of a Gold Fever (Forty Niner) mare named Yellow Heat. Bred in Florida and trained by Todd Pletcher, she placed second to Awesome Feather in the Gr 1 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies and Gr 1 Frizette over a mile (1600m), and as a three-year-old went on to add the Gr 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks in dominating fashion, winning by a scorching eight and a quarter lengths.

She also added Gr 2 Davona Dale Stakes to her list of victories - again by a margin of seven and a quarter lengths. She also placed in the Gr 2 Forward Gal Stakes. A favourite for the Gr 1 Kentucky Oaks, she was withdrawn from the race after heat was detected in her knee.

From eight starts R Heat Lightning had four wins and three places, earning almost US$1million in stakes. She was covered by Medaglia D’Oro in 2012.

The Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale takes place between 26 and 28 April at Germiston in Johannesburg and Backworth Stud can be found in ‘G’ stable block.

Click here to view Lot 113 SPANGLE (Trippi / Refined Gold)

Extract from KZN Breeders

Backworth Draft for 2013 National Yearling Sale

TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
26 - 28 April 2013

Lot 26
Muhtafal /
Miss Unimac
Half brother to PRIVATE COLLECTION 5 wins, MACFIRE 5 wins, MACMUFTI 6 wins and VARLET 5 wins. Family of LOTKAS STAR (AUS) joint 3rd Top Rated 3-Year-Old Female Miler in Australia, 5 wins including Storm Queen Stakes Gr2, CABOTEUR: 13 wins, and WIND JAMMER: 9 wins, including Administrative Trophy Gr3. Dam MISS UNIMAC half sister to MARIONIQUE (AUS), Dam of LADY MARION: 8 wins, including Marsh Classic Stakes Gr2, Tristarc Stakes Gr2, WH Stocks Stakes Gr3, dam of LARGO LAD (AUS) 6 wins.
Lot 108
Miesque’s Approval /
Ramp Model
Family of STUDIO STAR 6 wins, own sister to CLASSIQUE STORY 4 wins, half sister to RIPLING STAR Dam of RIPLING RING. SIGNOR AMIGO 10 wins, including Cape Flying Championship Gr1 (twice), Gilbey’s Stakes Gr1, Natal Mercury Sprint Gr1 (twice), Rupert Ellis Brown Plate Gr3 and HAMMER BELLE ARCSA Champion 2-year-old Filly : 4 wins including Allan Robertson Fillies Championship Gr1, Spring Fillies Stakes (L).
Lot 113

Trippi /
Refined Gold

Half sister to WHITE TIGER, winner and placed twice from only 6 starts. Family of SPORTS CHESTNUT: 4 wins, including Cape Fillies Guineas Gr1, Tibouchina Stakes Gr3. LONDON WALL, Equus Champion Broodmare, Dam of HORSE CHESTNUT: Equus Horse of the Year, Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Champion Male Stayer, 8 wins, including SA Derby Gr1, The Classic Gr1, J&B Met Gr1, Cape Guineas Gr1, the Dingaans Gr2, Broward Handicap Gr3. Sire. MONYELA: Equus Champion Older Female Stayer, 5 wins, including SA Oaks Gr2 and Gold Circle Oaks Gr2.
Lot 228

Silvano /

Grandam own sister to SATELLITE BAY (AUS) 7 wins, KISS A HALO (AUS) (dam of UNDOUBTEDLY (AUS) winner inclusing Blue Diamond Stakes Gr1, Queen Adelaide Stakes (L), REGAL KISS (AUS) 6 wins including Reisling Slipper Trial Stakes Gr2, Irwin Stakes Gr3, Dequetteville Stakes (L), Balcrest Stakes (L), and TOORAK THUNDER (AUS): 3 wins including Blue Diamond Preview Gr3, Fulhma Park Plate (L). Half sister to RUNAWAY KNIGHT (AUS) 13 wins.
Lot 294
Western Winter /
Auburn Annio
Dam AUBURN ANNIO daughter of SOUTHERN SPRING (ARG), Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Argentina; Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Argentina; Champion Older Mare Argentina; 5 wins including Polla de Potrancas - One Thousand Guineas Gr1, Carrera de las Estrellas Gr1, Premio Jorge de Atucha, Gr1 Premio Carlos Casares Gr2, 2nd Premio Saturnino J. Unze Gr1. Own sister to SUN SPRING (ARG): 4 wins including Carrera de las Estrellas Gr1. Half sister to GOLD SPRING (ARG): 14 wins including Premio Carrera de las Estrellas Gr1, GP Maipu, Gr1 and Premio de las Estellas Productos Gr1.
Lot 424
Miesque’s Approval /
Going Places
Half brother of FIRST AGAIN highest merit rated filly of her generation (106). 8 wins and placed 14 times from 27 starts, including Ipi Tombe Stakes Gr2, 13 places including 4th Garden Province Stakes Gr1, 4th The Flamboyant Stakes (L) (twice). 
Family of FIRST MOVEMENT 6 wins 2nd Zimbabwe Oaks Gr3, Gallantry Fillies Classic (L), 3&4 Year-Old Championship Stakes (L), Breeders Champion Fillies Stakes (L), 3rd Flame Lily Sprint (L). Dam of GOLD MERCHANT KZN Champion Sprinter 5 wins including Natal Post Merchants Handicap Gr2, 3rd Byerley Turk Plate Gr3. DING DONG: 10 wins, including Metropolitan Handicap Gr1, Chairmans Handicap Gr3, Syd Garrett Handicap (L), Sire.
Lot 518
Miesque’s Approval /
Lewinsky’s Lover
Dam LEWINSKY’S LOVER daughter of VOTE CATCHER, half sister to SECRET PACT (dam of SECRET HEART, PROMISEFROMMYHEART: Equus Champion 3-Year-Old Classic Female, 6 wins, Triple Tiara Gr1, SA Fillies Guineas Gr1, Thekweni Fillies Stakes Gr2, COVENANT: 7 wins, including Majorca Stakes (WFA) Gr1, Sceptre Stakes (WFA) Gr2 (twice), grandam of PLUCK (USA): 3 wins, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Stakes Gr2, Summer Stakes Gr3), UNDERGROUND LADY (dam of LADY BROMPTON: 7 wins, Spring Challenge Gr1, Empress Club Stakes Gr2, Jacaranda Handicap Gr3, grandam of KINGS GAMBIT: JT Equus Champion Stayer, 7 wins in South Africa and Great Britain, SA Derby Gr1, SA Classic Gr1, Gordon Richards Stakes Gr3), BLUE SHADE, LONDON NEWS: ARCSA Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and JT Horse of the Year in 1995, Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male in 1996, 11 wins in South Africa and Hong Kong, The ‘Classic’, Gr1 Daily News 2000, Gr1 Rothmans July Handicap Gr1: Sire.
Lot 523

Kahal /
Linda Grandeza

Family of WELL DECORATED (USA) 6 wins including Arlington-Washington Futurity Gr1, Saratoga Special Stakes Gr2, Bahamas Handicap Gr3, Sport Page Handicap (L). Multiple Group placed and Sire. VICTORIOUS (USA) 3 wins including Saratoga Special Stakes Gr2, Juvenille Stakes Gr3, Flash Stakes (L). Multiple Group placed and Sire.



2013 National Yearling Sale Inspection

2013 national yearling sale inspection rss

Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
26 & 28 April 2013

Backworth Stud enjoyed John Kramer and Kerry Jack’s visit to inspect our yearlings nominated for the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, and are pleased to share that despite bad weather, our ‘nominated yearlings’ were well received. The horses did themselves proud averaging a score of 8.5 with a few 9 toppers.

There is a good stallion mix in the draft, with Western Winter, Silvano, Trippi, Kahal, Muhtafal and Miesque’s Approval stamping their mark.

There are always a few that take one’s eye, and in particular is the big rangey grey Silvano filly ‘Aquinata’ out of Tsunami who really has a commanding presence. The Western Winter filly ‘Cold Fact’ is a strong workmanlike specimen, whilst the Miesque’s Approval colt ‘Humidor’ out of Lewinsky’s Lover is very impressive showing plenty quality.

We are some months off the sales, and preparation is just beginning, so we look forward to sharing their development over the next few months.