Miss Unimac

Ready To Run Sale 2013... take note of Lady Matic!

ready to run sale 2013 lady matic rss

EMPERORS PALACE READY TO RUN SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park
1/3 November 2013

When Bloodstock South Africa announced the world-class catalogue late September for the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, kicking off Friday at the TBA’s Germiston Sales Complex, we must admit to the Backworth Team secretly rooting for a special filly very  close to our own hearts… lot number 207 consigned by Balmoral Stud.

There’s a story behind Lady Matic, the imposing Backworth-bred bay filly by Muhtafal out of our Australian mare, Miss Unimac. She was consigned by Backworth to the 2013 National Yearling Sales where she was spotted, selected, and quickly snapped up, by KZN-Midlands-based Balmoral Stud with the aim of nurturing her further in preparation for the Ready To Run Sale which carries the world’s richest Ready To Run Sales race, limited to graduates of the sale, the Emperors Palace Ready To Run Cup. With an expected 2014 stake in the region of R3.5million, making ‘The Cup’ one of the biggest prizes in the country, thes odds for a true, quality candidate are irresistible.

Lady Matic is a half sister to PRIVATE COLLECTION (5 wins), MACFIRE (5 wins), MACMUFTI (6 wins), CHIC HAPPENS (3 wins) and VARLET (5 wins). She is from the family of LOTKAS STAR (AUS), the joint 3rd Top Rated 3-Year-Old Female Miler in Australia with 5 wins including Grade 2 Storm Queen Stakes, CABOTEUR (13 wins) and WIND JAMMER (9 wins including Grace 3 Administrative Trophy). her dam, MISS UNIMAC, is a half sister to MARIONIQUE (AUS), dam of LADY MARION (8 wins including the Grade 2 Marsh Classic Stakes, the Grade 2 Tristarc Stakes, the Grade 3 WH Stocks Stakes) and LARGO LAD (AUS) (6 wins).

So if you’re attending the 2013 Emperors Palace Ready To Run Sale, be sure to take note of lot 207, Lady Matic.

LADY MATIC Muhtafal (USA) Mr Prospector (USA) Raise A Native (USA)
Gold Digger (USA)
Polite Lady (USA) Venetian Jester (USA)
Friendly Ways (USA)
Miss Unimac (AUS) Bellotto (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
Shelf Talker (USA)
Lotkas Star (AUS) Luskin Star (AUS)
Lotka (GB)

For more information, visit www.tba.co.za.

Cyclone Varlet!

Varlet - 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET (SAF)
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

The Brian Wiid-trained Varlet returned to winning form Saturday at the Vaal under jockey Gavin Lerena when winning an Open FM 87 Handicap (F & M) by 1.25 lengths in good company.

This win takes the Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare’s career record to 5 wins and 12 places from 26 starts with earnings of R341,600. Congratulations to owners Mr.G. Hodges, Mr. B.O. Wiid and Dr. K. Whiffler.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

SOCCER 10 OPEN FM 87 HANDICAP (F & M)
Vaal, Turf, 1800m
5 January 2013

Win Time : 109.16

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 58.5 84 4 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 1.25 CYCLONE MICHELLE 54.5 76 5 P Strydom Wallace Tolmay
3 2.50 TAWAKUL (IRE) 53.5 77 1 R Simons Mike de Kock
4 4.25 ELODIE 55.5 78 8 K Zechner Ormond Ferraris
5 6.50 HIMALAYAN HILL 60.0 87 2 D David Alec Laird
6 7.50 PHI 54.0 75 3 *J Greyling Kumaran Naidoo
7 14.00 QIN WEI 54.5 88 6 R Danielson Mike de Kock
8 18.00 ALESSANDRIA 57.5 83 7 R Fradd Geoff Woodruff

"It's always a relief when the last foal of the season is born"

last foal of the season rssIt is always a relief when the last foal of the season is born, where Miss Unimac delivered a beautiful A.P. Answer colt.

Even more exciting for the foals, was our first full sunny day in what seems like months. Here in a nursery paddock are 4 of the month old foals!! Merriment and her colt bonding, Fancy Flutter hiding behind mother, Collection Prive’s a bit pensive, and Ramp Model’s showing off her blaze!

This season Merriment is visiting King’s Chapel, Fancy Flutter and Collection Prive are visiting A.P. Answer, and Ramp Model will be making the trip to Mauritzfontein in Kimberley to visit Ideal World.

MAC THE DANCER OFF THE MARK FOR ALEC LAIRD

Mac The Dancer and Anthony Delpech

Mac The Dancer
(Photo : Gold Circle)

MAC THE DANCER (SAF)
Joshua Dancer (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Mac The Dancer broke his maiden Tuesday at Scottsville over 1400m, posting an impressive 4.75 length win under the guidance of jockey Anthony Delpech for trainer Alec Laird.

Mac The Dancer is a half brother to Varlet with 4 wins, Private Collection with 5 wins, Macfire with 5 wins, Chic Happens with 3 wins and Mac Mufti with 6 wins. He is from the family of Lotkas Star (AUS), joint 3rd top rated three-year-old female over a mile in Australia as well as 9-time Gr 3 winner Windjammer and sire Force Ten - winner of the Gr 1 B&H Metropolitan Stakes and Gr1 Champion Stakes.

The 3-year-old bay colt takes his career record to 1 win and 2 places from 4 starts. Congratulations to owner Mr Winston Chow.

Mac The Dancer is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

BACK 2 PACK PACKAGING MAIDEN PLATE
Scottsville, Turf, 1400m
14 August 2012

Win Time : 86.25

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 MAC THE DANCER 57.0 73 4 A Delpech Alec Laird
2 4.75 MOUNTAIN THUNDER 60.0 65 6 R Danielson Paul Lafferty
3 6.00 PICADOR 60.0 65 3 S Randolph James Goodman
4 9.75 NO WORRIES 57.0 0 13 B Lerena Gavin van Zyl
5 10.75 PATRIOT 60.0 59 5 L Africa Wendy Whitehead
6 11.75 ROMAN LEGION 57.0 70 7 S Veale Duncan Howells
7 13.25 STONE REEVES 60.0 65 11 C Taylor Adam Kethro
8 18.00 BOBBY MCGEE 60.0 46 2 I Sturgeon Des Egdes
9 19.25 MIESQUES BALLOT 60.0 0 12 A Forbes Colin Scott
10 20.25 MUHTARAC 57.0 0 1 C Orffer Mark Dixon
11 23.25 SERVICE OF SILENCE 60.0 67 8 S Cormack Dennis Drier
12 33.75 MIESQUE’S CRITIC 60.0 53 10 K Latham Wendy Whitehead
13 99.99 MAHABALI 60.0 67 9 A Marcus Wendy Whitehead

Extracts from KZN Breeders

VARLET THRILLS AT THE VAAL

Varlet by VarVarlet - National Yearling Sale 2009
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET (SAF)
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Backworth-bred Varlet (Var - Miss Unimac) won a thrilling MR 89 Handicap over 1600m Thursday at the Vaal, charging from the back of the field under jockey Gavin Lerena to fight out stride for stride the final 200 meters with the lightly weighted Express View (Captain Al - Solar Express) and getting up to win by a short head.

This win takes the Brian Wiid-trained 4-year-old chestnut filly’s career record to 4 wins and 6 places from 16 starts. Congratulations to owners Mr.G. Hodges, Mr. B.O. Wiid and Dr. K. Whiffler.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

RUGBY 5 FM 89 DIVIDED HANDICAP (F&M)
Vaal, Turf, 1600m
26 April 2012

Win Time : 96.45

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 56.5 82 5 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 0.05 EXPRESS VIEW 52.5 74 1 C Maujean Lucky Houdalakis
3 1.50 ONLY ACHIEVER 60.0 89 8 * J Greyling Geoff Woodruff
4 2.00 LIZZIE ARDEN 57.5 84 9 JP v’d Merwe Alec Laird
5 2.25 DANISH 52.0 73 6 S Khumalo St John Gray
6 2.75 END OF SEASON 58.0 85 7 M V’Rensburg St John Gray
7 10.00 KNOCK AND ANNOUNCE 52.5 74 4 G Hatt St John Gray
8 18.00 PURE SILVER 58.0 85 2 R Fradd Ormond Ferraris
9 20.00 STORMY COAST 57.5 84 3 S Brown George Scott

MAC MUFTI SURGES TO RAOUL RIVET CUP VICTORY

Mac Mufti wins the Raoul Rivet Cup at Champ de MarsMac Mufti (SAF) wins the Raoul Rivet Cup
(Photo and Footage : Mauritius Turf Club)

MAC MUFTI (SAF)
Al Mufti (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

The Raoul Rivet Cup over 1500m at Champ de Mars Racecourse in Mauritius on Saturday was won by the effervescent Backworth-bred 8-year-old, Mac Mufti (SAF) (Al Mufti (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS)).

Italian Lakes (BRZ) (Mark of Esteem (IRE)) set the pace up front, while Mac Mufti followed on the rails at the rear of the pack under jockey Sunil Bhundoo. Entering the home straight, Ntandane (SAF) (Parade Leader (USA)) looked the winner under jockey Brandon Morgenwood but Mac Mufti surged strongly to narrowly edge out the Alain Perdrau Stable’s representative. The Money Is Yours (SAF) (In The Money (IRE)) took third spot ahead of Jack Sparrow (SAF) (Fort Wood (USA)).

Congratulations to trainer Vincent Allet.

Mac Mufti’s career record stands at 6 wins and 25 places from 55 starts with earnings of R829,818.

THE RAOUL RIVET CUP
Champ de Mars, Turf, 1500m
24 March 2012

Win Time : 92.67

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 MAC MUFTI 56.0 1 S Bhundoo Vincent Allet
2 0.02 NTANDANE 58.5 3 B Morgenrood Alain Perdrau
3 0.95 THE MONEY IS YOURS 58.5 2 C Segeon Patrick Merven
4 1.20 JACK SPARROW 61.0 5 S Bussunt Rameshwar Gujadhur
5 2.30 SO RAVEN 61.0 4 Y Emamdee Shailesh Ramdin
6 3.25 MADE OF MONEY 59.5 6 D Mansour Serge Henry
7 5.30 ITALIAN LAKES (BRZ) 60.5 7 M Neisius Raj Ramdin

VARLET PICKING UP STEAM

Varlet by VarVarlet - National Yearling Sale 2009
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET (SAF)
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Backworth-bred Varlet (Var - Miss Unimac) won at the Vaal Thurday making it an impressive 2 from 2 for the four-year-old chestnut filly, in just over 2 weeks.

This win takes Varlet’s career record to 3 wins and 5 places from 14 starts for trainer Brian Wiid.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

SASCOC TRIPLE CROWN HOSPITALITY PACKAGE FM 72 HANDICAP (F & M)
Vaal, Turf, 1700m
2 February 2012

Win Time : 102.97

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 59.5 71 2 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 0.10 EXPRESS VIEW 56.0 64 7 M Mienie Lucky Houdalakis
3 4.00 GOLDEN HANDSHAKE 53.5 59 8 JP van der Merwe Leon Erasmus
4 4.10 SMANYO 53.5 59 11 * DS Lembethe (2.5) Romeo Francis
5 4.25 CAT POWER 58.0 78 5 * N Qaule (2.5) Alec Laird
6 5.25 SCHOONER 60.0 82 4 R Fradd Sean Tarry
7 5.30 HLAMBA 57.5 67 14 P Strydom Louis Goosen
8 5.75 CYCLONE MICHELLE 58.0 68 12 * N Juglall Wallace Tolmay
9 6.00 SLEEK SHEIKH 60.0 72 6 S Chambers Coenie de Beer
10 6.10 RARE DISTINCTION (ARG) 56.5 65 3 E Pheiffer Roy Magner
11 6.20 QUEEN JOSEPHINE 57.5 67 1 M van Rensburg Dominic Zaki
12 6.20 MAIKO MAGIC 57.5 67 9 F Herholdt Stephen Moffatt
13 6.30 ELEGANT STRIDE 54.5 61 10 C Maujean Ian Jayes
14 6.50 IMOGEN 54.0 60 13 S Brown Leon Erasmus


Late Scratchings




15 0.00 ROSE FOR ROSSINI 52.0 55 13 n/a Romeo Francis
16 0.00 ALAMEIN 52.0 52 16 n/a Mike Azzie

VARLET MAKES THE DIFFERENCE AT TURFFONTEIN

Varlet by VarVarlet - National Yearling Sale 2009
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET (SAF)
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Backworth-bred Varlet (Var - Miss Unimac) won impressively at Turffontein Saturday, in the J&B Met Made Different MR70 Handicap (F&M) over 1800m, for trainer Brian Wiid, with jockey Gavin Lerena up.

The four-year-old chestnut filly takes her career record to 2 wins and 5 places from 13 starts.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 National Yearling Sale.

J&B MET MADE DIFFERENT FM 70 HANDICAP (F & M)
Turffontein Inside, Turf, 1800m
14 January 2012

Win Time : 113.90

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 58.5 68 5 G Lerena Brian Wiid
2 1.25 GOLDEN HANDSHAKE 54.5 59 4 S Brown Leon Erasmus
3 2.75 HEYOUNEVERKNOW (BRZ) 52.0 52 3 JP van der Merwe Corne Spies
4 3.75 BIBBETY BOBBETY 57.5 66 10 A Delpech Ormond Ferraris
5 4.25 SEA PASSAGE 57.0 64 7 D Mansour St John Gray
6 5.50 SACRED TEMPLE 58.5 79 12 P Strydom Tyrone Zackey
7 6.00 ELEGANT MODEL 60.0 71 1 C Little Sean Tarry
8 6.25 CAPTURED TIME 52.0 42 6 M Yeni Erico Verdonese
9 10.50 MOTHER’S EYES 59.5 70 11 G Wrogemann Robbie Sage
10 17.00 DANCEWITHTHESTARS 52.0 53 9 J Soll Grey & Karen Anthony
11 19.50 ROSALIND 52.0 46 8 L Nhlapo Leon Erasmus
12 21.75 HUNTING DANCE 52.0 45 2 T Appie Chris Erasmus


Late Scratching




13 0.00 SWEET BALLENTINE 59.0 69 3 * J Greyling (1.5) Craig Mayhew

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

VARLET WINS ON DEBUT FOR BRIAN WIID

Varlet by Var out of Miss UnimacVarlet - National Yearling Sale 2009
(Photo : Backworth Stud)

VARLET
Var (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Varlet won first time out on Saturday in a Maiden Plate over 1450m at the Vaal.

Backworth congratulates trainer Brian Wiid.

Varlet is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2009 National Yearling Sale. 

 

 

 

UK Soccer 6 Maiden Plate (F & M)
For Maiden Fillies and Mares
Turffontein, Turf, 1450m
Win Time : 89.52

Trainer : Brian Wiid
Jockey : D Yeo
Owners : Messrs G Hodges, B O Wiid and Dr K Whiffler
Breeder : Backworth Stud

# LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 VARLET 60.0 0 1 D Yeo Brian Wiid
2 0.50 HIGH LAKE (ZIM) 60.0 0 4 G Lerena Spike Lerena
3 4.00 ALL FUN 60.0 0 13 F Herholdt Roy Magner
4 4.50 BINT OWEE 60.0 0 8 JP v’d Merwe Michael Azzie
5 6.25 SOULJA GAL (AUS) 60.0 0 5 S Brown Greg and Karen Anthony
6 6.50 SABRINA’S BABY 60.0 0 3 N Qaule Lucky Houdalakis
7 8.75 IDYLL 60.0 0 6 A Marcus Michael Azzie
8 11.00 SILVA PEARL 60.0 10 M Mienie Paul Matchett
9 11.25 WESTA (AUS) 60.0 0 12 A Delpech Greg and Karen Anthony
10 12.75 LARF 60.0 0 11 G Wrogemann Ernie Anderson
11 13.50 MISS PERDITA 60.0 0 2 R Simons Greg and Karen Anthony
12 13.75 MOTHER SUPERIOR 60.0 0 7 M Odendaal St John Gray
13 17.25 POWER BALL 60.0 9 D David Brian Wiid

Top Vendor! Top 2 Prices! Highest Average!

kzn yearling sale 2010 top lot miss kitty by black minnaloushe out of miss unimacLot 161 MISS KITTY (Black Minnaloushe - Miss Unimac)KZN YEARLING SALE 2010

Keith Russon and Ian Todd of Backworth Stud would like to thank all those who showed interest in our Yearlings at the KZN Yearling Sale in June, and contributed to the success of the Sale.

Much interest was shown in the fillies, ‘Miss Kitty’ (Black Minnaloushe - Miss Unimac), ‘Step It Up’ (Windrush - Moving On Up), ‘Discography’ (Cataloochee - Deer Dancer) and ‘Variometer’ (Var - Lady Electric), which was reflected in the top prices.

Here’s wishing all you Owners many hours of “Racing Fun and Success!”

 


KZN Yearling Sale 2010
Top 10 Lots

Lot Horse Sex Sire Dam Vendor Price (ZAR)
161 MISS KITTY F Black Minnaloushe Miss Unimac Backworth Stud 220,000
164 STEP IT UP F Windrush Moving On Up Backworth Stud 220,000
152 MALAGA-BELLE F Silvano Malaguena Nutfield Stud 150,000
173 GOLDEN LORD C Overlord Nip Of Gold Roski Stud 150,000
209 GULF KING C Lecture Royal Drummer Ascot Stud 150,000
141 VARIOMETER F Var Lady Electric Backworth Stud 140,000
219 SPONDULICS C Silvano Secret To Success Maine Chance Farms 130,000
55 DISCOGRAPHY F Cataloochee Deer Dancer Backworth Stud 110,000
250 VOUVRAY F Black Minnaloushe Vino Rosa Maine Chance Farms 110,000
137 CASA NOSTRA F Strike Smartly Kentucky Home Yellow Star Stud 105,000

HALF SISTER TO LOT 359 MISS KITTY, WINS AT GREYVILLE

chic happens horse

CHIC HAPPENS
Mogok (USA) - Miss Unimac (AUS) by Bellotto (USA)

Chic Happens is now a 2 time winner, after winning Race 9 over 1400m at Greyville on Friday evening, 16 April 2010.

Chic Happens is a half sister to bay filly LOT 359 MISS KITTY, on offer at the 2010 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.

R60,000 UK Soccer 6 MR 72 Handicap
For Fillies and Mares
Greyville, 1400m, Night, Turf

Owners : Messrs Colin Scott and RT Scott

Position LBH Horse Kg MR Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 CHIC HAPPENS 58.5 69 4 M Yeni Colin Scott
2 0.10 SALISHAN 53.0 58 1 *J Jordaan Dylan Cunha
3 0.35 LUCY BROWN 54.5 61 6 L Africa Ivan Moore
4 1.60 MADAM COUNCELLOR 61.0 74 3 A Forbes Dennis Drier
5 3.60 PICK OF THE BUNCH 59.5 71 9 B Fayd’Herbe Alyson Wright
6 3.70 EMPRESS OF ASIA (AUS) 60.0 77 5 *O Sola Duncan Howells
7 3.80 FIRST ‘N FAST (AUS) 56.0 64 11 *R Curling Duncan Howells
8 7.30 CLEMATIS 57.5 67 7 D Daniels Glen Kotzen
9 8.05 LAMORNA 58.5 74 2 S Randolph Michael Roberts
10 9.05 JOYFUL DREAMER 60.5 78 10 *A Mgudlwa Pat Lunn
11 9.55 THE LUCKY CAT 58.0 68 8 A Delpech Kumaran Naidoo