Private Collection

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

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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)

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Mac The Dancer and Anthony Delpech

Mac The Dancer
(Photo : Gold Circle)

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.

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