Frank Robinson

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.

5 Winners in 4 Weeks!

5 Winners in 4 Weeks!

The form of Backworth-breds continues to flourish as we move into February with five winners in the past four weeks from not many runners!

Bermudabreeze Fires for Frank Robinson

Bermudabreeze Fires for Frank Robinson

Flashing through at the 300m marker Sunday at Scottsville, Bermudabreeze hit the front and kept his tempo going the 1000m; fighting off the desperate challenges of Fire The Rocket (Kildonan), Cheshire Cat (Black Minnaloushe) and Stampede (Ecomium) to take a deserved victory with flamboyant jockey Muzi Yeni up.

Feelin' that Bermuda Breeze

bermuda breeze horseBermuda Breeze (SAF)
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BERMUDA BREEZE
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.

SOCCER 10 QUALIFIED MAIDEN PLATE
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

Tremendous Treble for Backworth

Too Much Fun HorseToo Much Fun (Admire Main - Merriment)
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Below is an article published yesterday on the Bloodstock South Africa website following Backworth’s ‘tremendous treble’ on the weekend with the Duncan McKenzie-trained Spectacularus, the Gavin van Zyl-trained Too Much Fun and the Frank Robinson-trained Go Again!

“The Backworth Stud has enjoyed a cracking start to the 2013-2014 season. The farm who have been loyal and stalwart Bloodstock South Africa supporters over the years, enjoyed a fine treble over the weekend.

The first leg of the Backworth hatrick kicked off when Spectacularus broke her maiden in fine fashion on Friday. A daughter of former Eclipse Champion Miesque’s Approval, Spectacularus was a cheap R25,000 buy at the 2011 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale. Well done to owners Backworth Stud, and Messrs Levy and Rivalland - this filly has already earned back her purchase price!

Second of the Backworth winners to score over the weekend was the Admire Main-sired filly, Too Much Fun. The Winston Chow owned filly showed her appreciation for a step up in trip by saluting impressively over 1600m, and she is another who should win her share of races.

Too Much Fun (whose dam Merriment is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Superwood) was a R140,000 buy at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. She is a filly with a lovely pedigree (Too Much Fun is from the great Soho Secret family), and hopefully she can go from strength to strength.

Go Again completed the hatrick for Backworth with a brave victory at Clairwood Park on Sunday. The Frank Robinson-trained gelding (who is a full brother to smart, Grade 2 winning filly First Again) narrowly prevailed in a thrilling finish to win by the shortest of short heads for his connections. The son of Muhtafal was a R600,000 buy for owner Mr Bifov at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

Bloodstock South Africa would like to congratulate Backworth’s Keith Russon and Ian Todd for this fine achievement.

Keep up with our latest news on www.tba.co.za or visit and interact with us on twitter/bloodstocksa and Facebook.com/tbaofsa.”

Top Of The Chocs wins Koko's Margate Nightclub MR 83 Handicap

Top Of The Chocs HorseTop Of The Chocs (SAF)
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TOP OF THE CHOCS (SAF)
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Candy Box (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Top Of The Chocs, half-brother to fellow Backworth-bred speedster Chocolicious, opened up his 2013 account with a confident win under apprentice Donovan Dillon over 1200m at Greyville Sunday.

The 4 year-old bay gelding is by Breeders’ Cup winner Miesque’s Approval out of the Exclusive Patriot mare, Candy Box. The bay mare recorded 4 wins in her career including the Grade 3 Strelitzia Stakes and the Listed Juvenile Stakes. She placed four times including a 3rd in the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship.

This win takes Top Of The Chocs’ career record to 2 wins and 7 places from 17 starts. Congratulations to trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson as well as to owners Messrs HJ Brown, P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina.

Top Of The Chocs is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

KOKO’S MARGATE NIGHTCLUB MR 83 HANDICAP
Greyville, Turf, 1200m
20 January 2013

Win Time : 73.62

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 TOP OF THE CHOCS 54.0 71 2 D Dillon Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 0.75 EXCUSE MY FRENCH 60.0 83 4 A Forbes Duncan Howells
3 2.00 STUNNING GUY 56.5 76 6 K Shea Pat Lunn
4 2.15 KINGSTON BOY 53.5 77 5 S Veale Doug Campbell
5 2.90 PHANTON FIGHTER 60. 83 11 M Odendaal Dennis Drier
6 5.15 MISTER SLAM (ARG) 57.5 78 3 B Jacobson Glen Kotzen
7 5.40 KING OF TORTS 60.0 90 13 I Sturgeon Duncan Howells
8 5.50 COOL SPENDER 60.0 83 10 A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
9 5.75 OLD MAC DONALD 58.0 79 12 K Jupp Paul Lafferty
10 7.00 PINOT NOIR 58.0 79 7 M Yeni Duncan Howells
11 7.50 LIVE CONTROVERSY 57.5 78 9 K de Melo Colin Scott
12 9.00 TERRIBLE GULCH (ARG) 58.5 80 1 J Samuel Deon Visser
13 15.25 WARWICKADALE 56.0 75 8 K Latham Corinne Bestel


Late Scratching




14 0.00 LORD HAWKE 54.0 71 7 n/a Herman Brown / Frank Robinson

One Last Hurrah for Backworth-bred Chocolicious

Chocolicious wins last race in South AfricaChocolicious (SAF)
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CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

In one last hurrah before embarking on a new racing career in the UK and Australia, the Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare, Chocolicious, blasted to a 3.25m length Boxing Day win under jockey Keagan de Melo for trainers Herman Brown and Frank Robinson.

The daughter of Kahal proved far too quick for a high-class field of fillies and mares, leaving speedsters She’s A Stunner (Toreador), Big On Broadway (AUS) (Fusaichi Pegasus) and Choir Maiden (AUS) (Choisir) struggling in her wake.

Chocolicious, winner of the Allan Robertson Fillies Championship (Grade 1) as a 2-year-old, closes her South African racing career with 6 wins and 8 places from 18 starts and R672,530 in earnings.

Chocolicious is now UK-bound, via Mauritius, where her connections are hoping to aim her at Royal Ascot. She is owned and managed by Darren and Elizabeth Dance and will race internationally with a group of their clients from Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock.

RAYNER LOGISTICS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Clairwood, Turf, 1100m
26 December 2012

Win Time : 63.90

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 60.0 101 2 * K de Melo Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 3.25 SHE’S A STUNNER 59.5 97 1 A Delpech Deon Visser
3 7.00 BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS) 60.0 89 4 S Randolph Ivan Moore
4 7.10 CHOIR MAIDEN (AUS) 54.0 92 5 A Forbes Tony Rivalland
5 7.60 SUBLIME SOUL 53.5 82 7 *J Barnes (4.0) Charles Laird
6 9.60 MAIGOLD 55.5 86 6 M Yeni Alistair Gordon
7 10.60 LAS RAMBLAS 57.0 84 3 * D Neethling (4.0) James Goodman

LUXARDO WINS MAIDEN BY FIVE

Luxardo Horse

Luxardo (SAF)
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LUXARDO (SAF)
Mogok (USA) - Absolut Star (SAF) by Salaadim (USA) 

LUXARDO (Mogok - Absolut Star) stormed to a convincing 5 length win over 1000m at Scottsville Saturday, under a confident ride from jockey Keagan de Melo for trainers Herman Brown and Frank Robinson.

The grey 3-year-old colt, who is a half-brother to the well performed Aquavit, had 5 previous starts comprising 3 fourths and 2 seconds. Congratulation to owners Braam Van Huyssteen and Herman Brown Jnr.

Aquavit is a four-time winner both in South Africa and Mauritius, placing six times.

This dam-line is bursting with Bold-Black Type, including Gr2 SA Oaks winner Seven Stars, Hot Seven, The Seventh Star, Alpha Centauri, ARCSA Champion Two-Year-Old Colt Gold Flier, Gr1 Gold Challenge winner Successful Bidder and Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship winner Trust Antonia, to name but a few from a most succesful family.

Luxardo is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale.

We also had a 2nd at Borrowdale with DIAMANTAIRE (Var / Jewel of Hanui), for trainer Alyson Wright, in the Gweru Tote Merit Rated 62 Handicap over 1100m, jockey Francois Herholdt up.

SOCCER 6 MAIDEN PLATE
Scottsville, Turf, 1000m
23 September 2012

Win Time : 58.67

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 LUXARDO 58.0 79 4 * K De Melo Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 5.00 HIGHLAND FLING 60.0 61 11 J Jordaan Mike Pappas
3 5.75 RAINIER 58.0 72 9 B Lerena Michael Roberts
4 6.25 BID FOR SPEED 58.0 84 14 A Marcus Alyson Wright
5 7.75 KINGSTON BOY 58.0 0 8 I Sturgeon Doug Campbell
6 8.00 NILE SYMPHONY 58.0 65 3 K Teetan Paul Gadsby
7 8.25 RACONTEUR 58.0 0 2 S Cormack Dennis Drier
8 11.50 SELESAO 58.0 0 12 * D Dillon (2.5) Dennis Drier
9 12.00 LIBERTINE 60.0 0 15 * M Ntuli (4.0) Colin Scott
10 13.75 DETECTIVE CASEY 58.0 0 5 A Forbes Dennis Drier
11 13.80 KLONDIKE CREEK 58.0 0 1 B Jacobson Glen Kotzen
12 15.80 SUIT OF LIGHTS 58.0 63 7 M Odendaal Mike Bass
13 18.55 VELDDRIFTER 60.0 60 6 K Latham Tony Rivalland
14 19.05 DONNINGTON 58.0 70 10 R Danielson Chris Erasmus
15 19.80 MOGOO’S GOLD 58.0 0 13 J Samuel Dennis Drier


Late Scratching    


16 0.00 ISLAND EMBLEM 58.0 76 15 C Taylor Adam W Kethro

Extracts from KZN Breeders

CHOCOLICIOUS TURNS TABLES ON KZN STAKES SPEEDSTERS

Chocolicious wins at GreyvilleChocolicious (SAF)
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CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box (SAF)
by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Following on from her very respectable fourth behind Ebony Flyer in the South African Fillies Sprint (Grade 1) two weeks ago, Chocolicious (Kahal - Candy Box) continued to show good form Friday evening with a great run in the Serendipity Tours Conditions Plate (F & M) over 1000m at Greyville.

Taking on the might of the KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Listed) one-two winning combination in Torra Bay (AUS) (Cape Cross (IRE) - Vodka Twist (AUS)) and Sweet Aria (IRE) (Celtic Swing (GB) - Carina Ari (IRE)), the Backworth-bred filly dispayed a true fighting spirit to turn the tables on her fellow speedsters under a confident ride by jockey Keagan Latham.

This win takes Chocolicious’ South African career record to 5 wins and 8 places from 15 starts for earnings of R563,155.

Congratulations to trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson and owners Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson & Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) & NC Smith.

SERENDIPITY TOURS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Night, Turf, 1000m
15 June 2012

Win Time : 58.36

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.5 102 3 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 0.75 TORRA BAY (AUS) 58.5 90 2 S Cormack Dennis Drier
3 3.50 SWEET ARIA (IRE) 56.5 85 4 * D Dillon (2.5) Brett Crawford
4 3.55 BRATALOOCHEE 56.5 84 1 * K de Melo (1.5) Des Egdes
5 5.80 WISHFUL EYE 58.5 98 5 J Jordaan Alyson Wright

STAR-STUDDED SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT

Ebony Flyer wins the South African Fillies SprintEbony Flyer (SAF) wins the SA Fillies Sprint (Gr1)
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SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT (GRADE 1)
Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, KZN

The field for last Saturday’s R500,000 South African Fillies Sprint (Grade 1) included a classy bunch of very fast females.

Last season’s Equus 2 year-old Champion filly, Princess Victoria (SAF) (Victory Moon), had won the Poinsettia Stakes (Grade 3) last time out and lined up for the SA Fillies Sprint off a perfect prep. Mike de Kock’s Welwitschia (GB) (Oasis Dream) had pulverised the opposition at her last start in the Camelia Stakes (Grade 2) and Ebony Flyer (SAF) (Jet Master) came off a break after winning last time out in the Majorca Stakes (Grade 1). Let’s not forget the ultra consistant Backworth-bred Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship victress, Chocolicious (SAF) (Kahal - Candy Box). We could go on and on but simply put, it was a star-studded line-up of very good girls.

Chocolicious (SAF) didn’t disgrace and powered home for a classy fourth under jockey Keagan Latham for trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson; following Ebony Flyer (SAF), Welwitschia (GB) and She’s A Stunner (SAF).

SOUTH AFRICAN FILLIES SPRINT (Grade 1)
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
26 May 2012

Win Time : 70.04

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 EBONY FLYER 60.0 107 9 B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
2 1.00 WELWITSCHIA (GB) 60.0 109 3 A Delpech Mike de Kock
3 2.00 SHE’S A STUNNER 58.5 105 11 R Fradd Deon Visser
4 2.50 CHOCOLICIOUS 60.0 102 8 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
5 3.00 COMTESSE DUBOIS 58.5 99 7 R Fourie Justin Snaith
6 3.50 GIVE ME FIVE 60.0 99 1 B Lerena Sean Tarry
7 7.75 PRINCESS VICTORIA 58.5 109 10 S Cormack Glen Kotzen
8 4.80 STATE BLUE 60.0 107 2 P Strydom Justin Snaith
9 5.55 JACKODORE 58.5 100 13 A Marcus Sean Tarry
10 5.65 BARCELONA WINTER 60.0 101 4 S Veale Yogas Govender
11 6.65 JOLLY POPPINS 60.0 90 12 C Maujean Louis Goosen
12 8.15 ROMANTIC MOON 60.0 102 6 I Sturgeon Duncan Howells
13 8.40 WISHFUL EYE 60.0 98 5 A Forbes Alyson Wright


Late Scratching




14 0.00 TORRA BAY (AUS) 60.0 90 13 K Shea Dennis Drier

CHOCOLICIOUS HEADS FINE WEEKEND FOR BACKWORTH-BREDS

Chocolicious wins at Greyville RacecourseChocolicious (SAF)
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CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF)
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box (SAF)
by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Chocolicious (Kahal - Candy Box) won convincingly on Friday night at Greyville, in strong company, under jockey Keagan Latham for trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson. The Backworth-bred 4-year-old filly takes her South African career record to 4 wins (including the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship) and 7 places from 13 starts with earnings of R538,155.

Chocolicious had a very respectable Dubai campaign in 2011 with 4th in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial, 3rd in the UAE 1000 Guineas and 2nd in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Other notable performances by Backworth-breds this weekend include :

Congratulations to all the connections!

PSL SOCCER 4 CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Night, Turf, 1000m
11 May 2012

Win Time : 56.89

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.0 102 1 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 2.00 SWEET ARIA (IRE) 58.0 85 6 S Randolph Brett Crawford
3 2.75 RILEY’S STAR 58.0 90 5 R Danielson Gavin van Zyl
4 3.25 RUBY CARTEL 59.5 95 4 A Marcus Charles Laird
5 3.50 COMTESSE DUBOIS 60.0 99 8 B Fayd’Herbe Justin Snaith
6 3.75 TWO TONE ROCKA 60.0 76 2 *M Ntuli (4.0) Wendy Whitehead
7 4.50 FAIRYTALE STORY 59.0 82 7 *D Dillon (2.5) Doug Campbell
8 6.50 UNITED 57.5 77 3 *K de Melo (1.5) Glen Kotzen

GO AGAIN GOING PLACES FOR BROWN AND ROBINSON

Go Again by MuhtafalGo Again wins second time out…
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GO AGAIN (SAF)
Muhtafal (USA) - Going Places (Zim) by Esplendor (ARG)

Backworth had a good day’s racing at Scottsville Tuesday with GO AGAIN (Muhtafal - Going Places) winning second time out for the Herman Brown / Frank Robinson yard; beating the hot favourite, Markus Jooste’s talented Trippi colt, Skywalk Luke (Trippi - Catwalk Cutie), by a length.

The Backworth graduate of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale is a full brother to First Again, winner of the 2006 Ipi Tombe Challenge (Grade 2) and the highest merit rated filly of her generation (MR106). Congratulations to the Brown/Robinson yard and to owner Mr R. Bifov.

In the 3rd race on the same card, Backworth-bred SUGAR RUSH (Miesque’s Approval - Sweet Sweet) ran 2nd, also second time out, for trainer Tony Rivalland, beaten by the Dennis Drier-trained favourite, Sue For Peace (Western Winter - Divided).

On Monday at Clairwood, LUXARDO (Mogok - Absolut Star) ran 4th, first time out, over 1000m. A commendable run considering he was left at the start.

UK SOCCER 4 MAIDEN JUVENILE PLATE
Scottsville, Turf, 1200m
10 April 2012

Win Time : 71.31

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 GO AGAIN 58.0 0 2 K Latham Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 1.00 SKYWALK LUKE 58.0 0 8 A Marcus Charles Laird
3 4.00 TIGER STORM 58.0 0 4 S Cormack Glen Kotzen
4 7.75 BRIGHT IDEA 58.0 0 5 C Orffer Ivan Moore
5 7.80 MIGHTY LION 58.0 0 1 S Veale Paul Gadsby
6 8.30 DONNINGTON 58.0 0 9 B Lerena Chris Erasmus
7 9.05 SMARTELLI 58.0 0 7 S Randolph Dennis Drier
8 12.05 HORAY HENRY 58.0 0 6 A Mgudlwa Alyson Wright
9 20.55 SPRINTER KING 58.0 0 3 A Forbes Michael Miller
10 20.65 SEAN O’ CASEY 58.0 0 10 M Yeni Mike de Kock


Late Scratchings




11 0.00 KENTUCKY GUEST 58.0 0 4 B Jacobson Doug Campbell
12 0.00 RANDOM AL 58.0 0 6 S Khumalo Sean Miller
13 0.00 VICTORIA’S ALBERT 58.0 0 5 G Wrogemann Sean Miller

STEP IT UP RAISES THE BAR FOR MOVING ON UP

Step It Up by WindrushStep It Up (SAF)
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STEP IT UP (SAF)
Windrush (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)

Step It Up won yesterday for the farm and our partners; Messrs JJ Snyman, HJ Brown (Jnr), Mr JM Coppez and Mrs NJ Coppezover, over 1000m at Greyville, under jockey Ian Sturgeon for trainers Herman Brown Jnr and Frank Robinson.

Step It Up is a half sister to our top performing ‘Raise The Bar’ who is racing for trainer Paul Matchett; 5 wins and 8 places from 19 starts.

This win further proves our mare ‘Moving On Up’ - as Step It Up is now the 2nd winner of 2 racing foals!

We have a very nice half brother to Step It Up by Muhtafal, called ‘Lucky Break’, which will be in the Backworth draft for sale at the National Yearling Sales from 27 - 29 April 2012 at the TBA Sales Complex in Germiston, Gauteng.

STEP IT UP is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2010 KZN Yearling Sale.

UK SOCCER 4 MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
Greyville, Turf, 1000m
5 February 2012

Win Time : 59.35

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 STEP IT UP 60.0 75 7 I Sturgeon Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 0.10 FLAMING PRINCESS 60.0 68 4 A Delpech Gilbert Werner
3 1.60 CAPE VESTA 60.0 65 1 * L Mohapi (4.0) Pat Lunn
4 2.35 CYCLONE AMBER 60.0 62 2 C Taylor Glen Puller
5 3.10 PLATINUM FOX 60.0 62 11 A Forbes Michael Roberts
6 3.60 FOREST TROVE 60.0 60 3 C Orffer Sean Tarry
7 5.60 TANYA’S CHOICE 60.0 63 5 * J King (2.5) Greg & Karen Anthony
8 6.60 DELLY’S DELIGHT 60.0 52 10 * D Dillon (4.0) Yogas Govender
9 7.85 MOCHA SHEIK 60.0 50 8 S Randolph Wendy Whitehead
10 8.60 STELLA MAC 60.0 59 9 * B Claassen (4.0) Michael Roberts
11 17.85 OPERA LASS 60.0 0 6 M Yeni Gavin van Zyl


Late Scratchings




12 0.00 SWELL PARTY 60.0 0 6 A Marcus Tony Rivalland

BOXING DAY GUN TO TAPE WIN FOR CHOCOLICIOUS

Chocolicious wins Conditions PlateChocolicious wins Conditions Plate (F&M) at Clairwood
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CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

2011 Dubai Racing Carnival UAE 1000 Guineas third place finisher, Chocolicious, was beautifully turned out for a Conditions Plate for Fillies and Mares over 1200m at Clairwood on Boxing Day.

Chocolicious, prepared by Frank Robinson for the Herman Brown / Frank Robinson partnership, led from gun to tape at a high cruising speed and won by four lengths under jockey Karis Teetan. The 4-year-old bay filly posted a winning time of 68.31 which was faster than the time clocked by Coffee Sheik in a MR94 Handicap for Colts and Geldings an hour later.

Jockey Karis Teetan said : “Frank wanted me to follow one other if possible, but the tailwind was strong and she jumped very well, so I let her stay in front. She was travelling easy and quickened again when I asked her to go at the 400m mark.”

Trainer Frank Robinson commented : “Ian (Sturgeon) and I discussed her last run at Turffontein and we believe she may have won if she’d raced handier, so things worked out well today with the tailwind.”

Chocolicious, who won the Gr1 Allan Robertson Championship as a two-year-old, was bred and raised at Backworth Stud. She’s by Kahal (GB) from Candy Box (SAF) by Exclusive Patriot (USA) and hasn’t missed the money in ten career starts.

PROTEA TRUCK & BUS PARTS CONDITIONS PLATE (F & M)
Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
26 December 2011

Win Time : 68.31

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 55.0 101 1 K Teetan Herman Brown / Frank Robinson
2 4.00 GIVE ME FIVE 57.0 103 8 M Yeni Sean Tarry
3 4.50 HAPPY ARCHER (AUS) 59.0 106 2 C Orffer Sean Tarry
4 6.75 SILENT NIGHTS (AUS) 54.5 87 7 A Forbes Dennis Drier
5 9.00 RUBY CARTEL 57.0 95 6 A Marcus Charles Laird
6 9.25 COUNTRY ROSE 56.5 96 3 A Delpech Jeff Freedman
7 10.50 AUTUMN GOLD 60.0 98 4 * A Mgudlwa Sean Tarry
8 10.60 PSALTERY 55.5 91 5 J Samuel Charles Laird


Late Scratchings




9 0.00 QUEEN TAMARA 57.0 81 7 S Veale Dennis Drier
10 0.00 TORY 54.5 86 6 R Danielson Charles Laird