Muzi Yeni

So Easy For Humidor

So Easy For Humidor

Backworth-bred Humidor, with Muzi Yeni up, won the sixth with ease at Greyville Monday.

5 Winners in 4 Weeks!

5 Winners in 4 Weeks!

The form of Backworth-breds continues to flourish as we move into February with five winners in the past four weeks from not many runners!

Bermudabreeze Fires for Frank Robinson

Bermudabreeze Fires for Frank Robinson

Flashing through at the 300m marker Sunday at Scottsville, Bermudabreeze hit the front and kept his tempo going the 1000m; fighting off the desperate challenges of Fire The Rocket (Kildonan), Cheshire Cat (Black Minnaloushe) and Stampede (Ecomium) to take a deserved victory with flamboyant jockey Muzi Yeni up.

Spectacularus Scores For Duncan McKenzie and Des McLachlan

Spectacularus Scores For Duncan McKenzie and Des McLachlan

Spectacularus won in somewhat ‘spectacular’ fashion over 1000m on the polytrack Friday at Fairview for trainers Duncan McKenzie and Des McLachlan with jockey Muzi Yeni up.

Steamers Syndicate Stepping Up The Fun!

step it up racehorseStep It Up / Backworth Stud (p)

Windrush (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)

Backworth-bred Step It Up came out with ‘guns a’blazin’ Monday at Flamingo Park to win impressively over 1000m on sand for trainer Barend Botes with ace Muzi Yeni up. Congratulations to the Steamers Syndicate and long may the fun continue!!

Flamingo Park, Sand, 1000m
30 June 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.00 STEP IT UP 55.0 8 M Yeni Barend Botes
2 1.5 SHE’S A TIGER 54.5 2 J Sampson Louis Goosen
3 3.5 QUEEN BESS 52.0 3 *R Munger (2.5) Coerie Lensley
4 4.2 GAELIC GIRL 55.5 1 F Herholdt S von Willingh Smit
5 4.3 THEORY 53.0 6 *J Penny (2.5) S von Willingh Smit
6 11.0 VAN LOVEREN 53.0 9 *C Zackey Vernon Rugg
7 11.5 BOARDING CALL 55.0 5 S Chambers Corne Spies
8 12.8 VICTORIA PARK 61.0 4 M Van Rensburg Jaap Visser
9 17.0 BUFFALO DANCE 52.5 7 F Naude Corne Spies

Step It Up wins for Barend Botes and Steamers Syndicate

step it up horseStep It Up
(Image : Backworth Stud)

Windrush (USA) - Moving On Up by Jallad (USA)

Backworth-bred 5-year-old mare, Step It Up, won by 2.2 lengths Monday at Flamingo Park for trainer Barend Botes with jockey Muzi Yeni up.

Our Jallad mare, Moving On Up, has a stud record of 4 winners from her 4 runners including Listed Nkosazana Stakes winner Raise The Bar by Goldkeeper (USA), Cape Town Princess by Miesque’s Approval (USA), Lucky Break by Muhtafal (USA) and of course Step It Up by Windrush (USA).

Congratulations to the Steamers Syndicate who purchased Step It Up off the Michael Holmes Shongweni Horses In Training Sale in February.

Flamingo Park, Turf, 1000m
14 April 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 STEP IT UP 53.0 4 M Yeni Barend Botes
2 2.2 PROLAN 57.0 2 R Simons Jaap Visser
3 3.5 VICTORIA PARK 64.0 6 * R Munger (4.0kg) Tienie Prinsloo
4 5.8 GYPSY FAIR 56.5 3 G Wrogermann Dorrie Sham
5 6.8 TOP NOTCH 54.5 5 J Greyling Leon Erasmus
6 8.5 WOLF’S GIRL 59.0 8 S Brown Vernon Rugg
7 10.8 POOR MAN’S PRIDE 52.0 9 * F Maleking (2.5kg) Cliffie Miller
8 12.8 STYLISH VIRGINIA 56.0 1 * A Aucharuz Tienie Prinsloo
9 13.0 GAELIC GIRL 60.0 7 F Herholdt S von Willingh Smit
10 13.2 SWEET HARLEM 52.0 10 J Mariba Leon Erasmus

Down Sir Down Steps It Up for Pat and Lloyd Lunn

down sir down muzi yeniDown Sir Down (SAF)
(Photo : Gold Circle)

Count Dubois (GB) - Feather Bed (IRE) by Fools Holme (USA)

Backworth-bred Count Dubois filly, Down Sir Down, third on her last two racetrack visits, stepped it up at Scottsville Sunday under a fiesty ride from Muzi Yeni to win a competitive 1400m maiden for trainers Pat and Lloyd Lunn.

The 3-year-old is out of our Irish mare, Feather Bed by Fools Holme, who is an own sister to Grade 1 winners FRENCHPARK (GB) and SAYEH (IRE) and a half sister to PEARLY SHELLS (GB), the 3rd Top Rated Filly in Europe in 2002.

Congratulations to the Lunns and all connections.

Scottsville, Turf, 1400m
30 March 2014

# LBH Horse Kg Dr Jockey Trainer
1 0.0 DOWN SIR DOWN 60.0 6 M Yeni Pat Lunn
2 0.2 DESROCHES 60.0 4 D S Lembethe Greg & Karen Anthony
3 0.4 GRAND APPROACH 60.0 10 W Kennedy Ivan Moore
4 0.5 PIECE OF POPPY 60.0 8 B Lerena Des Egdes
5 1.5 WREN 60.0 9 I Sturgeon Steve Benton
6 1.8 DJEMBE JAMMING 60.0 2 B Jacobson Lowan Denysschen
7 4.2 WHAT LUCK 60.0 3 * C Murray (4.0kg) Luiz Cunha
8 10.0 LUNDYSLITTLEPEANUT 60.0 7 K de Melo Ivan Moore
9 10.2 GOLDEN TIARA 60.0 11 C Taylor Mike Pappas
10 12.5 PROMISING 60.0 5 K Shea Duncan Howells
11 14.2 WIND SEEKER 60.0 1 A Forbes Chris Erasmus

A Pedigree of Distinction

MutakddimMutakddim (Arg)
(Photo : Albatroz)

Mutakddim (USA) - Nuance (IRE) by Rainbow Quest (USA)

Recently purchased mare, Rare Distinction (Arg), put in a smart performance at Fairview yesterday to win over 1800m for trainer Yvette Bremner with jockey Muzi Yeni up.

This striking mare, beautifully-bred by Wilgerbosdrift Stud, is by the imposing Argentinian-based Sire Mutakddim (USA) out of Nuance (Ire), a half sister to South Africa’s Champion Sire of 2-year-olds, Count Dubois (GB).

Rare Distinction was purchased by Backworth on the 2012 KZN Mare/Weanling/HIT/Fillies Sale.


RARE DISTINCTION (ARG) Mutakddim (USA) Seeking The Gold (USA) Mr Prospector (USA)
Con Game (USA)
Oscillate (USA) Seattle Slew (USA)
Dance Number (USA)
Nuance (IRE) Rainbow Quest (USA) Blushing Groom (FR)
I Will Follow (USA)
Madame Dubois (GB) Legend Of France (FR)
Shadywood (GB)


chic happens horse

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