Herman Brown

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

MIESQUE'S APPROVAL STAMPS MARK ON DURBAN JULY DAY

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

TURF LEGENDS HERMAN BROWN SNR AND JNR STAMP THEIR SEAL

herman brown snr and jnr rss

Backworth welcomed the visit of South African turf legends Herman Brown Snr and Herman Brown Jnr, accompanied by Herman’s wife Natasha, to inspect our draft of yearlings for the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. They’re seen here viewing Lot 90 ‘Too Much Fun’!

“WE ARE WORTH BACKING.”

www.backworth.co.za

Read more and view the photos of Herman Brown Snr and Natasha and Herman Brown Jnr…

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

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

CHOCOLICIOUS PIPPED IN DUBAI DUTY FREE TENNIS CHAMPS

Crying Lightening wins the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ahead of ChocoliciousThe Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
(Footage and Image : Dubai Racing)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Super Thursday at Meydan opened with a 1400m Turf conditions race, The $100,000 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, restricted to three-year-olds.

Crying Lightening (IRE) deprived the Herman Brown-trained Chocolicious (SAF) of her first victory at the Dubai Racing Carnival when giving trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam his first UAE winner.

Crying Lightening is owned by footballers Joey Barton and Claudio Pizarro.

Chocolicious, the Backworth-bred daughter of Kahal out of Candy Box, has achieved a 4th, 3rd and 2nd in her Dubai campaign… we’re looking forward to what comes next.

Click above to watch the race with analysis.

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Meydan, Turf, 1400m
10 March 2011

Chocolicious (SAF)
Trainer : Herman Brown
Jockey : Ryan Moore
Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith
Breeder : Backworth Stud

# Margin Horse Kg OR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CRYING LIGHTENING (IRE) 52.0 99 8 J Quinn Peter Chapple-Hyam
2 0.75 CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF) 57.0 106 10 R Moore Herman Brown
3 2.50 KRYPTON FACTOR (GB) 54.0 100 4 K Fallon Fawzi Nass
4 0.75 ABJER (FR) 55.0 104 3 A Murgia Ismail Mohammed
5 0.75 LORD OF THE STARS (USA) 54.0 99 9 T O’Shea David Simcock
6 0.25 PAULINHO (ARG) 59.0 109 11 B Fayd’Herbe Herman Brown
7 0.75 ELECTRIC WAVES (IRE) 53.0 106 5 R Mullen Naif Alatawi
8 1.75 ABTASAAMAH (USA) 52.0 97 2 A Ajtebi Saeed bin Suroor
9 1.25 GOLD PEARL (USA) 54.0 82 12 T Durcan Satish Seemar
10 8.00 ROSINA GREY (GB) 52.0 91 7 H Bentley Satish Seemar
11 1.00 CALLING ELVIS (BRZ) 59.0 97 6 C Soumillon Alain De Royer-Dupre
12 2.00 GRAND DUCHY (GB) 54.0 79 1 R Ffrench Musabah Al Muhair

WHAT'S YOU FAVOURITE INDULGENCE?

Top Of The Chocs, Vriometer, Varlet and ChocoliciousClick to enlarge…

TAKE YOUR PICK… IT’S BOUND TO BE A WINNER!

We are thrilled and proud to have two 2 Year Olds, and one 3 Year Old, win their debut races.

Top Of The Chocs at Clairwood for Herman Brown, Variometer at the Vaal for Louis Goosen and Varlet at Turffontein for Brian Wiid.

Congratulations to all the winning connections.

TOP OF THE CHOCS Miesque’s Approval - Candy Box For Herman Brown
VARIOMETER Var - Lady Electric For Louis Goosen
VARLET Var - Miss Unimac For Brian Wiid
CHOCOLICIOUS Kahal - Candy Box Third in Dubai UAE 1000 Guineas

CHOCOLICIOUS SOLID IN UAE 1000 GUINEAS

Mahbooba wins UAE 1000 Guineas from Reem and ChocoliciousUAE 1000 Guineas (Listed)
(Footage and Image : Dubai Racing)

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Herman Brown-trained Chocolicious (SAF) is performing well at the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival; having started twice with a fourth in the UAE 1000 Guineas Trial on 13 January and a solid third in US$250,000 UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed) on Thursday, behind the Mike de Kock-trained Galileo fillies, Mahbooba (AUS) and Reem (AUS).

We are holding thumbs that the Backworth-bred daughter of Kahal out of Candy Box continues her Dubai countdown; 4… 3… 2… 1…

Click left to watch the race video.

 

UAE 1000 Guineas (Listed) Sponsored by Etisalat
Meydan, Tapeta, 1600m
3 February 2011

Chocolicious (SAF)
Trainer : Herman Brown
Jockey : Ryan Moore
Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith
Breeder : Backworth Stud

# Margin Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 MAHBOOBA (AUS) 59.0 3 Christophe Soumillon Mike de Kock
2 3.75 REEM (AUS) 59.0 5 Patrick Cosgrave Mike de Kock
3 1.5 CHOCOLICIOUS (SAF) 59.0 4 Ryan Moore Herman Brown
4 0.5 EMPIRE ROSE (ARG) 59.0 6 Kevin Shea Mike de Kock
5 1.25 ABTASAAMAH (USA) 54.5 2 Lanfranco Dettori Saeed bin Suroor
6 3.25 QUICK VAL (ARG) 59.0 8 Ted Durcan Herman Browm
7 2.5 AMICA (SAF) 59.0 1 Royston Ffrench Gay Kelleway
8 2.5 CRYING LIGHTENING (IRE) 54.5 7 Kieren Fallon Peter Chapple-Hyam

TOP OF THE CHOCS WINS MAIDEN BY FOUR LENGTHS

Top Of The Chocs by Miesque's ApprovalTop Of The Chocs
(Photo : Gold Circle / Backworth Stud)

TOP OF THE CHOCS
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Backworth Stud-bred Top Of The Chocs scored an impressive four length win first time out on Sunday in a Juvenile Plate over 1000m at Clairwood.

Top Of The Chocs, only the 2nd Miesque’s Approval to run, is a half-brother to the outstanding 2-year-old of last season, Chocolicious, who interestingly makes her international debut on the opening night of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival on Thursday.

 

 

SOCCER 6 Juvenile Plate
For 2 Year Old Winners and Maidens
Clairwood, Turf, 1000m
Win Time : 58.15 

Trainer : Herman Brown
Jockey : Ian Sturgeon
Owners : Messrs HJ Brown Jnr, P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina 

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 TOP OF THE CHOCS 55.0 0 3 I Sturgeon Herman Brown
2 4.00 MIDNIGHT CAT 58.0 0 6 S Veale Michael Miller
3 4.25 GENERAL JUBILATION (AUS) 55.0 0 8 A Marcus Charles Laird
4 6.00 COPPERLOOCHEE 55.0 0 5 A Forbes Michael Miller
5 6.50 BALLADRY 52.5 0 10 A Delpech Paul Lafferty
6 6.55 LIQUID MOTION 55.0 0 7 S Randolph Deon Visser
7 8.55 LITTLE KING 55.0 0 1 K Latham Gilbert Werner
8 10.55 LA ROJA 55.0 0 9 C Orffer James Goodman
9 15.55 SIR NEWTON 55.0 0 11 **S Brown +0.5 James Goodman
10 15.65 LIQUID AWE 55.0 0 4 K Jupp Deon Visser
11 19.65 SWORDOFTHEEMPIRE 55.0 0 2 F Coetzee Sean Tarry

EQUUS AWARDS NOMINATION FOR CHOCOLICIOUS

chocolicious by kahal out of candy box

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Grade 1 Allan Robertson Championship victress, Chocolicious, has been nominated in the category of Champion Two-Year-Old Filly for the 2010 Equus Awards.

The Kahal filly has raced three times for trainer Herman Brown and prevailed last time out over fellow nominees Waywest Goddess and Mahbooba. Her career record stands at two wins and a second from three starts.

The black tie Equus Awards evening will be staged at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg on 12 August.

 

Nominations for the 2010 Equus Awards

Champion Two Year Old Filly
CHOCOLICIOUS
HAPPY ARCHER
MAHBOOBA
WAYWEST GODDESS
Champion Two Year Old Colt / Gelding
COPPER PARADE
GOLD ONYX
KAVANAGH
LINK MAN
Champion Three Year Old Filly
GIBRALTAR BLUE
HERE TO WIN
IMPERIOUS STAR
Champion Three Year Old Colt / Gelding
ANCESTRAL FORE
BOLD SILVANO
BRAVURA
IRISH FLAME
NOORHOEK FLYER
ORBISON
PIERRE JOURDAN
Champion Older Filly / Mare
CAPTAIN’S GAL
MOTHER RUSSIA
NOBLE HEIR
RIVER JETEZ
Champion Older Male
BIG CITY LIFE
J J THE JET PLANE
POCKET POWER
SMART BANKER
Champion Sprinter
J J THE JET PLANE
NOBLE HEIR
Champion Middle-Distance Horse
BIG CITY LIFE
BOLD SILVANO
IRISH FLAME
PIERRE JOURDAN
POCKET POWER
Champion Stayer
ANCESTRAL FORE
IRISH FLAME
Equus Outstanding Achievement Award
HEAR THE DRUMS
Champion Stallion Award
Outstanding Stallion Achievement Award
Broodmare Of The Year
Breeder Of The Year
Breeder Award For Exceptional International Achievement
Champion Breeder
Work Riders Of The Year (Gauteng and Western Cape)
Apprentice Of The Year
Champion Jockey
Champion Trainer
Owner Of The Year
Horse Of The Year

SWEET SUCCESS FOR CHOCOLICIOUS IN ALLAN ROBERTSON

chocolicious allan robertson grade 1

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Chocolicious has tasted Grade 1 success in the Allan Robertson Championship at Scottsville on just her third start, with an impressive win from Waywest Goddess, Mahbooba and Oochee Agent.

Her career record now stands at 2 wins and 1 place from 3 starts.

R500,000 Allan Robertson Championship (Grade 1)
For 2 Year Old Fillies, Scottsville, 1200m, Turf

Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith

Position LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 58.0 0 14 J Geroudis Herman Brown
2 0.50 WAYWEST GODDESS 58.0 0 12 P Strydom Louis Goosen
3 4.25 MAHBOOBA (AUS) 58.0 0 5 A Delpech Mike de Kock
4 4.30 OOCHEE AGENT 58.0 0 10 S Brown Paul Matchett
5 4.80 STORMY COAST 58.0 0 2 G Figueroa George Scott
6 7.85 HOLLYWOODBOULEVARD (AUS) 58.0 0 6 A Marcus Charles Laird
7 5.60 LEGAL ACCOUNT 58.0 0 3 B Fayd’Herbe Paul Lafferty
8 6.85 ROMANTIC MOON 58.0 0 7 S Randolph Duncan Howells
9 7.35 IBROX PARK 58.0 0 13 B Lerena Dominic Zaki
10 8.85 MAUREEN DE LAGO (AUS) 58.0 0 9 G Schlechter Darryl Hodgson
11 11.10 INDIGOFERA 58.0 0 1 N Welch Corne Spies
12 11.35 SIX BLUE NOTES 58.0 0 11 D Daniels Glen Kotzen
13 12.10 BIG ON BROADWAY (AUS) 58.0 0 8 F Coetzee Glen Kotzen
14 18.35 POPPINS 58.0 0 4 G Lerena Gavin van Zyl

HALF SISTER TO LOT 58 TOP OF THE CHOCS, WINS MAIDEN

chocolicious kahal candy box

CHOCOLICIOUS
Kahal (GB) - Candy Box by Exclusive Patriot (USA)

Chocolicious has won first time out in Race 2 over 1000m at Clairwood, 21 April 2010.

Chocolicious is a half sister to bay colt LOT 58 TOP OF THE CHOCS, on offer at the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

R65,000 UK Soccer 4 Maiden Juvenile Plate
For 2 Year Old Fillies, Clairwood, 1000m, Turf

Owners : Messrs P Ebbs, MG Frost, MA Robinson and Ms L Kapustina, Messrs HJ Brown (Jnr) and NC Smith

Position LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHOCOLICIOUS 57.0 0 1 F Coetzee Herman Brown
2 0.75 CHAMPAGNE LIZZIE 57.0 0 6 *A Domeyer Gavin van Zyl
3 4.50 TSUNAMI TAMMY 57.0 0 3 D Daniels Wendy Whitehead
4 4.55 FLOWERS OF SPRING 57.0 0 5 L Africa Ivan Moore
5 5.80 TAKE A RIDE 57.0 0 4 *J Jordaan Paul Lafferty
6 7.80 GREY STARLING 57.0 0 7 P Botha Michael Miller
7 9.55 SILK STOCKINGS 57.0 0 2 A Delpech Kumaran Naidoo