Rika van Vuuren

Superb Performances from Backworth-Breds

Superb Performances from Backworth-Breds

We witnessed superb performances from Backworth-breds in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape this past week for trainers Michael Miller, Dorrie Sham and Tony Rivalland.

Aquinata & Scandal Flying The Flag at Fairview

Aquinata & Scandal Flying The Flag at Fairview

Backworth-breds Aquinata and Scandal represented the farm with distinction Friday at Fairview. Aquinata flew home in the ninth for Dorrie Sham, Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren and Scandal scored a quarter length second in the Listed East Cape Breeders Stakes for Corne Spies. Congratulations to the connections.

Aquinata Storms to Maiden Win for Dorrie Sham

Aquinata Storms to Maiden Win for Dorrie Sham

Backworth-bred Aquinata won a super race Friday at Fairview for trainer Dorrie Sham with jockey Karl Zechner up. Prior to this maiden win, the striking grey daughter of Silvano, out of Tsunami by Shaamit, had placed twice from her first two starts. Congratulations to owners Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren... we’re certain this filly is just getting started!

Style Flash Wins on Debut for Adriaan van Vuuren

Style Flash Wins on Debut for Adriaan van Vuuren

Adriaan and Rika van Vuuren’s Backworth-bred filly, Style Flash, lived up to her name Thursday when ‘flashing’ home on debut at the Vaal, winning in fine style over 1200m on the sand.