Backworth had yet another good racing week with Scandal, Attenborough and Sanctuary flying our flag high.
Backworth-bred Scandal scored again for trainer Corne Spies on Monday at Fairview in a MR80 Open Handicap. Fellow Backworth-bred Sanctuary scooted home to take third in a FM 71 Handicap for trainer Alan Greeff.
Backworth-bred grey, Luxardo, rocketed back into winning form Monday for trainer Dorrie Sham when stealing victory by the narrowest of margins over 1200m on the Flamingo Park sand track. Hot on the Mogok gelding's heels were the Bill Human-trained duo of Taso The Sailor (Muhtafal) and Il Palio (Windrush).
Mary Liley’s gutsy Backworth-bred gelding, Lucky Break, thrilled revelers Friday at Greyville’s ‘Night Racing’, tearing up the poly straight to get up on the line under ‘Master Jockey’, Anton Marcus, ahead of the flying Mynameisbond, Live Controversy and Semonkong.
The second KZN Breeders Series Log for two-year-olds published this week has seen the impressive Backworth Stud-bred debut winner, Scandal, moving to the head of affairs.
As the Johannesburg dusk settled Tuesday evening at Turffontein Racecourse, all focus was on the rippling racing machines strutting their stuff in the parade ring; in the air hovered a buzz of excited chatter, papers shuffling and uncertain whispers.
In an absolute thriller Friday night at Greyville, the ultra-consistant Tony Rivalland-trained Lucky Break was denied victory in the eighth by a dogged Dancingwithjackson and ultimately the fall of a judge’s hammer.
King’s Chapel (NZ) - Flutter Bye (SAF)
Just when we thought this year’s crop couldn’t get any better, our Labeeb mare Flutter Bye preseneted us with this strapping colt foal by Bush Hill Stud Sire, King’s Chapel.
King’s Chapel is a magnificent looking stallion with size, substance and quality, and he is beautifully balanced. He was a ten time winner in New Zealand and Australia, including 3 wins at Group 1 level. He was crowned a multiple Champion as a three-year-old in New Zealand, winning the Champion Sprint/Miler title, Champion Three-Year-Old title and Horse Of The Year title.
His impressive race record included victories in the Super Bonus Classique (L) (1200m) at two, the New Zealand 2000 Guineas (Gr1) (1600m), the Telegraph Handicap (Gr1) (1200m), the WFA Stakes (Gr1) (1400m) and the Ray Coupland Stakes (L) (1400m) at three.
Flutter Bye’s first dam, Going Places, is a half sister to Spathi and First Movement; and is the dam of 8 foals; 8 runners; 6 winners including Ipi Tombe Challenge (Gr2) victress FIRST AGAIN by Muhtafal.
We’re certainly going to be keeping an eye on this fellow’s career.
Muhtafal (USA) - Moving On Up (SAF) by Jallad (USA)
Not even the driving rain could deter a dogged Athandiwe Mgudlwa from winning the eigth at Greyville Sunday aboard the gutsy Backworth-bred Lucky Break for trainer Tony Rivalland and owner Mary Liley.
Lucky Break, a half brother to Listed Nkosazana Stakes victress, Raise The Bar, is the grandson of Eternal Dancer from the family of Chattaronga.
The four-year-old colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
In the previous race, fellow Backworth-bred Down Sir Down (Count Dubois - Feather Bed) contested an extremely tight finish, missing out by a nose to place fourth.
THE JACKPOT QUICKMIX MR 73 DIVIDED HANDICAP
|1||0.00||LUCKY BREAK||52||5||A Mgudlwa||Tony Rivalland|
|2||0.75||POIVRE||52||9||M Yeni||Greg & Karen Anthony|
|3||1.00||MICHELLE MY BELLE||58||6||*D Dillon||Doug Campbell|
|4||1.50||ROCKY BAY||60||2||I Sturgeon||Frank Robinson|
|5||2.00||TULBAGH TRIP||58||4||S Randolph||Gavin van Zyl|
|6||2.50||TOP COMMAND||55||3||*L Mxothwa||Greg & Karen Anthony|
|7||3.25||KASHAN||56||8||K de Melo||Gavin van Zyl|
|8||10.25||NITRO NORI||54.5||10||A Forbes||Lezeanne Forbes|
|9||12.00||TEPPANYAKI||56||1||A Marcus||Chris Erasmus|
|10||15.00||NICK JAGGER||53.5||7||W Kennedy||Kumaran Naidoo|
EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
27 - 28 April 2014
The showpiece of South African yearling sales, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is rapidly approaching… now just a few days away!
The Nationals take place at the TBA Sales Complex in Gosforth Park, Germiston and Backworth Stud consigns a select draft including a classy, quality Silvano colt, a well grown, scopey daughter of sensational second season sire Judpot, a superb colt by champion Western Winter with a near perfect confirmation, and a magnificent, extremely athletic filly with an illustrious pedigree by Muhtafal.
We look forward to seeing you at the sales!
Muhtafal (USA) - Erythrina (SAF) by Fort Wood (USA)
Floristry (Muhtafal - Erythrina) broke her maiden for us at Fairview Friday winning very nicely over 1200m for trainers Duncan McKenzie and Des McLachlan with Barend Vlooh up.
After a six month break, Floristry was sent to PE where she has scored a third, a second and now a first from her last five starts!
This chestnut filly is from the family of Royal Heroine (GB), Champion Turf Filly in the USA in 1984, and Carmine Lake (IRE), Top Rated 3-Year-Old Sprinter in France in 1997.
ALL TO COME MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.0||FLORISTRY||60.0||11||B Vlooh||D McLachlan / D McKenzie|
|2||1.2||PIPETTE||60.0||9||K Latham||Yvette Bremner|
|3||2.0||PAX AFRICANA||60.0||4||W Agrella||S Janse van Rensburg|
|4||2.5||DIAMOND TIGER||60.0||10||G van Niekerk||Mike Bass|
|5||2.6||MOUCHA GASOLINA||60.0||5||* L Mxothwa||George Uren|
|6||3.1||JACKIE BLACK||60.0||15||L Funeka||Dorrie Sham|
|7||3.3||DONT WORRY||60.0||13||K Zechner||George Uren|
|8||3.5||IVANKA||60.0||1||E Webber||Grant Paddock|
|9||3.7||ESTRELLA||60.0||18||* S Fortune (4.0kg)||Hekkie Strydom|
|10||4.2||I’M A ROCK STAR||60.0||7||M Yeni||Glen Kotzen|
|11||4.2||FLOWER BOWL BLISS||60.0||8||T Gould||Tara Laing|
|12||5.2||EXCITEMENT SEEKER||60.0||6||* N Patel (4.0kg)||Gavin Smith|
|13||5.5||MIESQUE`S SOUL||60.0||12||J P v’d Merwe||Gavin Smith|
|14||6.0||HIATUS||60.0||3||R Danielson||Tara Laing|
|15||9.0||MANGO MOON||60.0||14||A Andrews||Yvette Bremner|
|16||10.2||NAUTICAL GEM||60.0||2||G Cheyne||Alan Greeff|
|17||12.5||MATCHLESS MAE||60.0||17||K Minnie||Alan Greeff|
|18||22.2||THEDA BARA||60.0||16||S Khumalo||Glen Kotzen|
Muhtafal (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)
Capping off a solid weekend’s racing for Backworth-breds was the Tony Rivalland-trained Muhtafal colt, Lucky Break, who ran an impressive finish at Clairwood Sunday under Brandon Lerena to break his maiden for owner Mary Liley.
Lucky Break is a half brother to Queen of the Nkosazana Stakes (Listed), Raise The Bar. He is the grandson of Eternal Dancer who had a career tally of 12 wins and is from the family of Chattaronga with 6 wins.
The three-year-old chestnut colt is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
In the 9th, Backworth-bred Gold Flight (Right Approach - Faerie Gold) finished a good 4th, after getting into trouble early, for trainer Alyson Wright under Warren Kennedy.
SOCCER 6 MAIDEN PLATE
|1||0.0||LUCKY BREAK||60.0||5||B Lerena||Tony Rivalland|
|2||2.5||GLASS TIGER||60.0||15||S Cormack||Dennis Drier|
|3||2.7||BOLT OF LIGHT||60.0||6||A Delpech||Mike de Kock|
|4||5.4||CASTLE KEEP||60.0||3||W Kennedy||Paul Gadsby|
|5||5.6||PAX AETERNA||60.0||4||S Randolph||Kumaran Naidoo|
|6||5.8||GHARBEE||60.0||2||* H v’d Hoven (4.0)||Mike de Kock|
|7||7.8||QATAR SPRINGS||60.0||12||B Jacobson||Gavin van Zyl|
|8||7.8||CAPE CANAVERAL||60.0||14||S Khumalo||Frank Robinson|
|9||7.9||ECO STORM||60.0||7||A Mgudlwa||Garth Puller|
|10||8.6||AT MIDNIGHT||57.5||1||* J Barnes (4.0)||Garth Puller|
|11||8.9||BRAVE PINCER||60.0||11||D Lembethe||James Goodman|
|12||8.9||GOLDEN MATADOR||60.0||8||M Odendaal||Sean Tarry|
|13||9.0||BOLD ATTITUDE||60.0||9||C Orffer||Michael Miller|
|14||9.8||IBERIAN EXPRESS||60.0||13||* D Dillon||Mark Dixon|
|15||12.0||GHURKA CHIEF||60.0||10||K Shea||Steve Benton|
Var (USA) - Lewinsky’s Lover by Jallad (USA)
The classy Backworth-bred Caviar (Var / Lewinsky’s Lover) won convincingly under MJ Odendaal at Clairwood Sunday, carrying top weight over a speedy 1200m.
This win takes the smart filly’s career record to 4 wins, 4 seconds and 2 thirds from 12 starts; and kicks off what promises to be a ‘Caviar & Champagne’ year ahead for Backworth-breds.
Congratulations to Summerveld-based trainer Colin Scott and owners Rob Scott and the Two Oceans Racing Syndicate.
Caviar is from the family of Soho Secret; ARCSA Champion Broodmare in 1995, Kings Gambit; Equus Champion Stayer in 2008, London News; ARCSA Champion Three-Year-Old Colt and Horse of The Year in 1995 and Champion Older Male and Horse Of The Year in 1996, and Promisefrommyheart; Equus Champion Three-Year-Old Classic Female in 2004.
The four-year-old bay filly is a graduate from the Backworth draft of the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale… and we have a lovely Lewinsk’y Lover yearling filly by Muhtafal, named Scandal, which we will be selling this year!
SOCCER 4 FM 86 DIVIDED HANDICAP (F & M)
|1||0.0||CAVIAR||60.5||5||M Odendaal||Colin Scott|
|2||1.2||WEST END||59.5||8||*N Patel (4.0)||Jeff Freedman|
|3||2.8||SOUNDS POSITIVE||55.0||2||B Jacobson||Frank Robinson|
|4||2.8||SHELLYS CONNECTION||52.0||9||*C Murray (4.0)||Garth Puller|
|5||2.8||GLORIOUS MOMENT||53.5||7||*D Dillon||Michael Miller|
|6||4.1||BLACK IS BLACK||59.0||1||A Forbes||Alistair Gordon|
|7||4.3||PREAMBLE||59.0||3||K Shea||Pat Lunn|
|8||5.3||GOLDEN MIRABILIS||52.5||4||A Mgudlwa||Garth Puller|
|9||6.6||TERRA MARIANNA||53.0||6||D Lembethe||Sean Tarry|
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)|
For more information, visit www.tba.co.za.
FIRST AGAIN (SAF)
Muhtafal (USA) - Going Places (ZIM)
Keith Russon celebrates a significant moment, pictured here with First Again, our first Backworth-bred Graded winner, behind which there is a much ‘bigger picture’.
The granddaughter of Keith’s foundation mare ‘Top Drawer’ (Princillon / Windsor Chimes) from his Cloud’s End Stud in Zimbabwe back in the ’80s, Keith has continually, and sentimentally, believed in the family. From here he bred ‘Going Places’ (Esplendor / Top Drawer), who he later bought back, to bring to Backworth Stud when we started breeding in South Africa, in partnership with John and Janette Bescoby. In her short breeding career, Going Places bred well for us, most notably ‘First Again’ who we raced together with stalwart Backworth supporters Stephan and Anne Colle - enjoying 8 wins, topped with the Grade 2 Ipi Tombe Challenge victory, and numerous places, and the highest Merit Rated Filly of her generation.
When we dissolved our breeding partnership with John and Janette Bescoby in 2006, they bought us out of First Again, to send her to stud for themselves. She struggled in breeding, with only 2 Daylami foals, and had developed a strong dislike for being covered! John and Janette very kindly offered her back to Backworth earlier this year, and in consultation with our Stud Vet, Carla Langley, planned a special programme intergrating her back in to the ‘breeding concept’ letting her run with breeding warmbloods, and with a constant exposure to Stallions.
It was with much anticipation, that First Again visited new KwaZulu-Natal sire ‘Irish Flame’ recently. With a supporting team of Carla, Keith and Farm Manager Dillyn Brijlall to witness the moment, and together with the participation of the Stallion Manager, Warwick Render of Bush Hill Stud, all were there to witness what turned out to be a participative mating. 30 days later, she is ‘Tested in Foal’, and we hope for the delivery of ‘something special’!
Thanks to everybody involved - it is in recording these stories that a romance is brought back in to the science of breeding!
Below is an article published yesterday on the Bloodstock South Africa website following Backworth’s ‘tremendous treble’ on the weekend with the Duncan McKenzie-trained Spectacularus, the Gavin van Zyl-trained Too Much Fun and the Frank Robinson-trained Go Again!
“The Backworth Stud has enjoyed a cracking start to the 2013-2014 season. The farm who have been loyal and stalwart Bloodstock South Africa supporters over the years, enjoyed a fine treble over the weekend.
The first leg of the Backworth hatrick kicked off when Spectacularus broke her maiden in fine fashion on Friday. A daughter of former Eclipse Champion Miesque’s Approval, Spectacularus was a cheap R25,000 buy at the 2011 Suncoast Casino KZN Yearling Sale. Well done to owners Backworth Stud, and Messrs Levy and Rivalland - this filly has already earned back her purchase price!
Second of the Backworth winners to score over the weekend was the Admire Main-sired filly, Too Much Fun. The Winston Chow owned filly showed her appreciation for a step up in trip by saluting impressively over 1600m, and she is another who should win her share of races.
Too Much Fun (whose dam Merriment is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Superwood) was a R140,000 buy at the 2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale. She is a filly with a lovely pedigree (Too Much Fun is from the great Soho Secret family), and hopefully she can go from strength to strength.
Go Again completed the hatrick for Backworth with a brave victory at Clairwood Park on Sunday. The Frank Robinson-trained gelding (who is a full brother to smart, Grade 2 winning filly First Again) narrowly prevailed in a thrilling finish to win by the shortest of short heads for his connections. The son of Muhtafal was a R600,000 buy for owner Mr Bifov at the 2011 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.
Bloodstock South Africa would like to congratulate Backworth’s Keith Russon and Ian Todd for this fine achievement.
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|
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|
EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
26 - 28 April 2013
|Half brother to PRIVATE COLLECTION 5 wins, MACFIRE 5 wins, MACMUFTI 6 wins and VARLET 5 wins. Family of LOTKAS STAR (AUS) joint 3rd Top Rated 3-Year-Old Female Miler in Australia, 5 wins including Storm Queen Stakes Gr2, CABOTEUR: 13 wins, and WIND JAMMER: 9 wins, including Administrative Trophy Gr3. Dam MISS UNIMAC half sister to MARIONIQUE (AUS), Dam of LADY MARION: 8 wins, including Marsh Classic Stakes Gr2, Tristarc Stakes Gr2, WH Stocks Stakes Gr3, dam of LARGO LAD (AUS) 6 wins.|
|Miesque’s Approval /
|Family of STUDIO STAR 6 wins, own sister to CLASSIQUE STORY 4 wins, half sister to RIPLING STAR Dam of RIPLING RING. SIGNOR AMIGO 10 wins, including Cape Flying Championship Gr1 (twice), Gilbey’s Stakes Gr1, Natal Mercury Sprint Gr1 (twice), Rupert Ellis Brown Plate Gr3 and HAMMER BELLE ARCSA Champion 2-year-old Filly : 4 wins including Allan Robertson Fillies Championship Gr1, Spring Fillies Stakes (L).|
|Half sister to WHITE TIGER, winner and placed twice from only 6 starts. Family of SPORTS CHESTNUT: 4 wins, including Cape Fillies Guineas Gr1, Tibouchina Stakes Gr3. LONDON WALL, Equus Champion Broodmare, Dam of HORSE CHESTNUT: Equus Horse of the Year, Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and Champion Male Stayer, 8 wins, including SA Derby Gr1, The Classic Gr1, J&B Met Gr1, Cape Guineas Gr1, the Dingaans Gr2, Broward Handicap Gr3. Sire. MONYELA: Equus Champion Older Female Stayer, 5 wins, including SA Oaks Gr2 and Gold Circle Oaks Gr2.|
|Grandam own sister to SATELLITE BAY (AUS) 7 wins, KISS A HALO (AUS) (dam of UNDOUBTEDLY (AUS) winner inclusing Blue Diamond Stakes Gr1, Queen Adelaide Stakes (L), REGAL KISS (AUS) 6 wins including Reisling Slipper Trial Stakes Gr2, Irwin Stakes Gr3, Dequetteville Stakes (L), Balcrest Stakes (L), and TOORAK THUNDER (AUS): 3 wins including Blue Diamond Preview Gr3, Fulhma Park Plate (L). Half sister to RUNAWAY KNIGHT (AUS) 13 wins.|
|Western Winter /
|Dam AUBURN ANNIO daughter of SOUTHERN SPRING (ARG), Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Argentina; Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Argentina; Champion Older Mare Argentina; 5 wins including Polla de Potrancas - One Thousand Guineas Gr1, Carrera de las Estrellas Gr1, Premio Jorge de Atucha, Gr1 Premio Carlos Casares Gr2, 2nd Premio Saturnino J. Unze Gr1. Own sister to SUN SPRING (ARG): 4 wins including Carrera de las Estrellas Gr1. Half sister to GOLD SPRING (ARG): 14 wins including Premio Carrera de las Estrellas Gr1, GP Maipu, Gr1 and Premio de las Estellas Productos Gr1.|
BIG AMBITIONS (Colt)
|Miesque’s Approval /
|Half brother of FIRST AGAIN highest merit rated filly of her generation (106). 8 wins and placed 14 times from 27 starts, including Ipi Tombe Stakes Gr2, 13 places including 4th Garden Province Stakes Gr1, 4th The Flamboyant Stakes (L) (twice). Family of FIRST MOVEMENT 6 wins 2nd Zimbabwe Oaks Gr3, Gallantry Fillies Classic (L), 3&4 Year-Old Championship Stakes (L), Breeders Champion Fillies Stakes (L), 3rd Flame Lily Sprint (L). Dam of GOLD MERCHANT KZN Champion Sprinter 5 wins including Natal Post Merchants Handicap Gr2, 3rd Byerley Turk Plate Gr3. DING DONG: 10 wins, including Metropolitan Handicap Gr1, Chairmans Handicap Gr3, Syd Garrett Handicap (L), Sire.|
|Miesque’s Approval /
|Dam LEWINSKY’S LOVER daughter of VOTE CATCHER, half sister to SECRET PACT (dam of SECRET HEART, PROMISEFROMMYHEART: Equus Champion 3-Year-Old Classic Female, 6 wins, Triple Tiara Gr1, SA Fillies Guineas Gr1, Thekweni Fillies Stakes Gr2, COVENANT: 7 wins, including Majorca Stakes (WFA) Gr1, Sceptre Stakes (WFA) Gr2 (twice), grandam of PLUCK (USA): 3 wins, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Stakes Gr2, Summer Stakes Gr3), UNDERGROUND LADY (dam of LADY BROMPTON: 7 wins, Spring Challenge Gr1, Empress Club Stakes Gr2, Jacaranda Handicap Gr3, grandam of KINGS GAMBIT: JT Equus Champion Stayer, 7 wins in South Africa and Great Britain, SA Derby Gr1, SA Classic Gr1, Gordon Richards Stakes Gr3), BLUE SHADE, LONDON NEWS: ARCSA Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and JT Horse of the Year in 1995, Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male in 1996, 11 wins in South Africa and Hong Kong, The ‘Classic’, Gr1 Daily News 2000, Gr1 Rothmans July Handicap Gr1: Sire.|
|Family of WELL DECORATED (USA) 6 wins including Arlington-Washington Futurity Gr1, Saratoga Special Stakes Gr2, Bahamas Handicap Gr3, Sport Page Handicap (L). Multiple Group placed and Sire. VICTORIOUS (USA) 3 wins including Saratoga Special Stakes Gr2, Juvenille Stakes Gr3, Flash Stakes (L). Multiple Group placed and Sire.|
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