This past weekend saw another great weekend's racing for Backworth-breds. Congratulations to the trainers and all winning connections.
The contribution made to Cape racing and breeding by owner/breeder Peter De Beyer, can be described in many ways, not least... 'Fabulous'.
Be Fabulous is by the ill-fated South African Top Five Sire, Kahal, out of the Rakeen mare, Ramp Model. She’s from the family of dual KwaZulu-Natal Stakes and dual George Azzie Memorial winner, Studio Star, and counts in her family the names of Classique Story, Signor Amigo and Hammer Belle.
Kahal (GB) - Ramp Model (SAF) by Rakeen (USA)
Be Fabulous ramped up her race record Saturday over 2000m at Durbanville when claiming a model win for trainer Glen Kotzen with jockey Greig Cheyne up.
This ultra consistant filly from the family of dual KwaZulu-Natal Stakes (Listed) and dual George Azzie Memorial (Listed) winner, Studio Star, takes her career tally to 2 wins, 1 second, 3 thirds and a fourth from just 12 starts. Congratualtions to the Glen Kotzen stable and to owner Peter De Beyer.
KUDA PERSONAL & COMMERCIAL FM 74 HANDICAP
|1||0.0||BE FABULOUS||53||8||G Cheyne||Glen Kotzen|
|2||0.5||ZAKUSKA||52||3||*G Goormany -2.5kg||Greg Ennion|
|3||1.5||THE QUEEN VIC||54||9||*X Carstens -2.5kg||Paul Reeves|
|4||1.9||LIFT OFF||60||5||B Fayd’Herbe||Justin Snaith|
|5||3.9||PISTACCHIO||52||1||G Schlechter||Vaughan Marshall|
|6||5.15||FIRTS OF MAY||53.5||2||G van Niekerk||Mike Bass|
|7||7.4||LILY LAFITTE||52||6||O Noach||Glen Kotzen|
|8||7.6||LONDON THEATRE||58||4||F Anthony||Piet Steyn|
|9||9.35||JET TURBINE||57||7||A Domeyer||Yogas Govender|
Kahal (GB) - Ramp Model by Rakeen (USA)
Backworth-bred 4-year-old bay filly, Be Fabulous, ran to her name Sunday at Kenilworth when winning in fabulous fashion over 1600m for trainer Glen Kotzen with Jason Smitsdorff up.
Be Fabulous is a graduate of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearing Sale and is from the family of Studio Star (6 wins including a double in the Listed KwaZulu-Natal Stakes and the Listed George Azzie Memorial Handicap), Classique Story (4 wins, a 2nd in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Guineas and a 4th in the Grade 1 SA Fillies Classic), Signor Amigo (10 wins including a double in the Grade 1 Cape Flying Championship, a double in the Grade 1 Natal Flying Championship, the Grade 1 Golden Spur Gilbeys and the Grade 3 Byerly Turk Plate) and Hammer Belle (ARCSA Champion 2-year-old Filly - 2 wins including the Grade 1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship and the Listed Spring Fillies Stakes, a 3rd in the Grade 1 Mike’s Kitchen Fillies Guineas and a 4th in the Listed Flamboyant Stakes.)
Congratulations to owner Peter De Beyer and to trainer Glen Gotzen and his team!
SOCCER 13 MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.0||BE FABULOUS||60.0||10||J Smitsdorff||Glen Kotzen|
|2||1.0||BANDANA GIRL||60.0||7||B Fayd’Herbe||Neil Bruss|
|3||1.3||CRYSTAL CAVERN||57.0||6||S Cormack||Adam Marcus|
|4||3.0||STYLED TO ROCK||57.0||4||G van Niekerk||Joey Ramsden|
|5||3.5||HI LANA||60.0||5||C Orffer||Brett Crawford|
|6||4.2||LEBOMBO BREEZE||60.0||1||* X Carstens (2.5)||Joey Ramsden|
|7||4.4||CASEY’S RAINE||60.0||2||K Neisius||Glen Puller|
|8||4.9||PHILOSOPHY||60.0||9||A Domeyer||Patrick Kruyer|
|9||7.4||DUFTITE GREEN||60.0||8||C Puller||Glen Puller|
|10||14.6||THE WHITE APPROACH||60.0||11||R Khathi||Andries Steyn|
|11||25.9||LOVE TO TANGO||60.0||3||B Morgenrood||Carl J Burger|
KZN BREEDERS RACE DAY
Clairwood, 30 June 2013
The KZN Breeders raceday at Clairwood Sunday went down a rip-roaring success.
Headlined by the extremely competitive R1million KwaZulu-Natal Breeders Million Mile, it was evident on the day that increased sales profiling and lip service of the past few years had come to fruition!
The Summerhill Stud-bred Selborne Supremecy (Kahal - Selborne Park) took honours for trainer Sean Tarry in the Backworth Stud-sponsored R200,000 KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1900.
MIDLANDS THOROUGHBREDS KWAZULU-NATAL BREEDERS 1200
|1||0.00||VARIOMETER||60.0||102||4||P Strydom||Louis Goosen|
|2||0.75||DAZZLE||52.0||80||8||G van Niekerk||Glen Kotzen|
|3||2.00||JOYFUL SPIRIT||56.0||88||1||S Cormack||Dennis Drier|
|4||2.25||PREAMBLE||52.0||80||9||JP van der Merwe||Pat Lunn|
|5||2.50||IKATI||50.0||69||7||* N Juglall||Kumaran Naidoo|
|6||3.50||INDIGO CHILD||50.0||73||3||* C Zackey||Duncan Howells|
|7||4.75||MAGIC POTION||50.0||69||5||W Kennedy||Gary Alexander|
|8||11.00||KALAAM||60.0||102||6||K Shea||Stanley Ferreira|
|9||11.10||HONOLULU||50.0||72||2||* K de Melo||Mark Dixon|
|10||0.00||SWELL PARTY||54.0||80||8||A Delpech||Tony Rivalland|
|11||0.00||MORE CHING CHING||50.0||67||6||M Yeni||Alistair Gordon|
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.
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
|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|
|16||0.00||ZURA’S LEGACY||60.0||0||6||I Sturgeon||Wendy Whitehead|
Backworth welcomed the visit of John and Gisela Kramer (respected Horse inspection panel judges), Glen, Kathi and Kuyan Kotzen - looking for their next Princess Victoria, and being shown horses by Johan Alberts - Sarah Pietersen and renowned music man DJ Pascal Ellinas.