Backworth Stud consigns 14 lots to the KZN Premier Mare and Weanling Sale presented by Michael Holmes Bloodstock, taking place at Summerhill Stud, Sunday 15 May 2016.
On her second run back from a break, Bella Miesque, jumped well from the 12 gate to settle in second under jockey Alec Forbes heading into a hazy Greville 1400m.
Whilst we desperately await the start of the rainy season here in KwaZulu-Natal, there was no dampening the spirits of our Backworth-breds Sunday, as they blitzed the Scottsville turf in scintillating fashion.
Spring has embraced KwaZulu-Natal with hints of the Summer heat to come. Whilst early days yet, Friday's temperatures were flamin'... off the racecourse... and on!
CRUSADE (USA) - LINDA GRANDEZA (AUS)
Look at this handsome fellow! By Crusade, winner of Europe’s top race for Two-Year-Olds, the Group 1 Middle Park Stakes, out of our Australian mare Linda Grandeza by Grand Lodge (USA), winner of the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes and Group 1 St. James’s Palace Stakes and officially rated the best European Two-Year-Old in 1993.
Kahal (GB) - Linda Grandeza (AUS) by Grand Lodge (USA)
Backworth-bred Kadeze broke her maiden Sunday over the speedy Scottsville 1000m in a time of 58.6 for trainer Tony Rivalland with jockey Brandon Lerena up.
Kadeze is from the family of Well Decorated (USA) who recorded 6 wins including the Arlington-Washington Futurity Gr.1, Saratoga Special Stakes Gr.2, Bahamas Handicap Gr.3 and Sport Page Handicap (L) and Victorious (USA) who recorded 3 wins including Saratoga Special Stakes Gr.2, Juvenille Stakes Gr.3 and Flash Stakes (L).
Congratulations to owner, friend and stallwart Backworth supporter Mary Liley.
Kadeze is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2013 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
PIETERMARITZBURG ASSOCIATION FOR THE AGED MAIDEN PLATE
|1||0.0||KADEZE||58.0||10||B Lerena||Tony Rivalland|
|2||0.8||MINNIE THE MINX||60.0||2||B Jacobson||Wendy Whitehead|
|3||0.9||IN SIXTY SECONDS||58.0||5||I Sturgeon||Doug Campbell|
|4||1.6||SORBONNE||60.0||8||A Forbes||Chris Erasmus|
|5||1.8||PRINCESS ARIEL||60.0||6||S Randolph||Corinne Bestel|
|6||3.2||HURRICANE NELL||58.0||3||* D Dillon||Doug Campbell|
|7||4.2||ENCHANTED BAY||58.0||7||A Mgudlwa||Garth Puller|
|8||6.5||CATCHING ZEDS||60.0||4||*C Murray (4.0kg)||Mike Pappas|
|9||7.8||CARTOUCHE||58.0||12||M Yeni||Mark Dixon|
|10||9.8||APOSTLE ADVANCING||58.0||11||K de Melo||Gavin van Zyl|
|11||9.8||LUNJIWE||58.0||13||* L Mohapi (2.5)||Charles Laird|
|12||12.6||QUEENMEAD||58.0||1||D Daniels||Miss BL Impey|
|13||13.3||ROY’S DOCTOR||60.0||14||W Kennedy||Kumaran Naidoo|
|14||19.0||RHUMBA||58.0||9||* B Claasen||Doug Campbell|
Linda Grandeza with her filly foal by Miesque’s Approval
(Photo : Ian Todd)
Miesque’s Approval (USA) - Linda Grandeza (AUS)
Linda Grandeza, by Grand Lodge (USA) out of Masked Dancer (AUS), is from the family of Well Decorated (USA) - multiple Group 1 winner and Sire, and Victorious (USA) - Group 2 winner, Group 1 placed and Sire. She will be visiting A.P. Answer (USA) this season.
Keith with guests Richard McElligott, Matthew McElligott, Alec Hogg and Mary Liley
Left : Too Much Fun (Admire Main (Jpn) - Merriment)
Right : Grandeur (Judpot (USA) - Linda Grandeza (AUS))
“All I want for Christmas…”
The ‘grandeur’ of the festive season has come and gone with many of us indulging in just a little ‘too much fun’. With a buzz of visitors to the farm over the past month, do you think our guests got what they wanted for Christmas?