Pippa Mickleburgh

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Classy Performances from Scandal, Attenborough & Sanctuary

Backworth had yet another good racing week with Scandal, Attenborough and Sanctuary flying our flag high.

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Great Racing Week For Backworth!

Backworth-bred Humidor made it 4 wins from just 6 starts when powering home in the Middle Stakes over 1200m at Scottsville Wednesday for trainer Tony Rivalland with maestro Anton Marcus up.

Avontuur Draft Catches the Eye at Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2015

Avontuur Draft Catches the Eye at Cape Premier Yearling Sale 2015

When Pippa Mickleburgh first arrived at Avontuur Stud, situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountains 25 years ago, she had no idea that she was about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime writes Thoroughbred scribe Liesl King in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Though if she understood the local language, Afrikaans, she might have had an inkling of what lay in store: Avontuur translates to Adventure.

Miss Frankel... Something Special!

Miss Frankel... Something Special!

With a motto of “quality, not quantity”, one can hardly be surprised by the return to Avontuur Thoroughbred Farm last week of legendary Equus Champion Sprinter, Val de Ra, with her superb Frankel filly, Miss Frankel, intow.

HOW 'VAR'ST CAN YOU GO?

Var foal out of In Camera

Colt foal by Var out of In Camera
(Photo : Pippa Mickleburgh)

Var (USA) - In Camera (SAF)

We welcomed the news this week of the arrival of our sixth foal of the season, a lovely colt born at Avontuur Stud in the Western Cape.

By the sire of Variety Club, 2012 Equus Horse of The Year, out of In Camera by Caesour, we’re wondering just how ‘var’st this strapping colt is going to go.

In Camera recorded 4 wins and 2 places over 1200m at 3 to 4. Her dam, Dance Celebre, is an own sister to Silver Stream and a half sister to Dance Along and Consensual. Consensual is the dam of Give Me Five who recorded four wins over 1160m to 1200m including the Gr1 Allan Robertson Fillies Championship, the Gr2 Camellia Stakes and the Gr3 Sycamore Sprint.