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-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.
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.
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|