Glen Kotzen

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.

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'.

Now that was 'Kotzen' Fabulous!

Now that was 'Kotzen' 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.

Be Fabulous... Absolutely!

glen kotzen be fabulousGlen Kotzen and Be Fabulous / Ian Todd (p)

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.

Durbanville, Turf, 2000m
4 October 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
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

Go on then... "BE FABULOUS!"

be fabulous horseBe Fabulous / TBA-EquineEdge (p)

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!

Kenilworth, Turf, 1600m
3 August 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
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

Variometer Dazzles on KZN Breeders Race Day

Variometer - KZN Breeders 1200Variometer - KZN Breeders 1200
(Photo : Gold Circle)

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!

From a Backworth perspective, we had two runners on the day; two half-sisters out of our Hennessey mare Lady Electric - Variometer by Var and Dazzle by Muhtafal.

To our delight, the pair ran an impressive 1st and 2nd in the R200,000 Midlands Thoroughbreds KwaZulu-Natal Breeders 1200 for trainers Louis Goosen and Glen Kotzen respectively.

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.

Clairwood, Turf, 1200m
30 June 2013

Win Time : 72.36

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
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

Late Scratchings

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

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)

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.

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