The Yvette Bremner-trained Thrill Factor continued to live up to her name Friday at Fairview, scorching her competition to win by an emphatic four lengths for owners Messrs Gorgulho and Van Huyssteen with jockey Gift Funeka up.
Backworth-bred mare, Step It Up (Windrush - Moving On Up) tore up the Flamingo Park sand track Monday to score a decisive 3.75 length win for trainer Bill Human and owners the Steamers Syndicate with jockey Wes Marwing up.
Backworth-bred Colour Of Courage (Judpot - Exclusive Honour) opened his winning account in Mauritius Saturday for trainer Gilbert Rousset with Mauritian jockey Reehaze Hoolash up.
KZN BREEDERS JUVENILE MILLION
Greyville, 6 July 2013
The first log for the KZN Breeders Juvenile Million race to be held on Vodacom Durban July day, 6 July 2013, was released to the the media yesterday. The race, for a stake of R1-million, is a fantastic incentive to buy a yearling off the 2013 KZN Yearling Sale.
So far the leaders on the log are graduates of the 2012 KZN Yearling Sale include Grade 2 winners and performers Colour Of Courage (sold for R140,000 - Grade 2 winner bred by Backworth Stud), Virgo’s Babe (unsold - Grade 2 winner bred by Midlands Thoroughbreds), Ace Antonius (sold for R40,000 - Grade 2 placed) and Princess Julietta (R100,000 purchase - Grade 2 placed, bred by Linington & Sons).
This KZN Breeders Juvenile Million is open to two-year-olds who graduated off the 2012 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale - for any horse regardless of where the horse was bred, who passed through the sales ring as long as the breeders agreed to certain terms and conditions.
Below are the log leaders as at 20 May 2013… to see a list of the qualifying horses please click here.
Entries for the KZN Breeders Juvenile Million race open 21st June.
KZN BREEDERS JUVENILE MILLION
Log as at 20 May 2013
|1||Colour of Courage|
|16||Tribute to Kylie|
|18||Gem’s a Plenty|
|22||On The Nod|
SUNCOAST KZN YEARLING SALE
5 - 6 July 2012
The recent Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale ended on record highs all round with great buyer support in response to increased PR exposure and new Million Rand race incentives amongst numerous fresh innovations.
All these factors contributed to renewed enthusiasm in the Sales Ring and we foresee growth from here moving on! From a Backworth perspective, we sold 7 lots for an average of R102,143. (View a few photos left from the sales courtesy of Candiese Marnewick.)
SUNCOAST KZN YEARLING SALE
|Lot #||Horse||Sire||Dam||Price (ZAR)||Buyer|
|42||GRANDEUR||Judpot (USA)||Linda Grandeza (AUS)||50,000||L Cunha|
|133||SUPREYMA||Admire Main (JPN)||Top Speaker (SAF)||80,000||North Africa, Deon Visser|
|137||SPIRADA||Surging River (CAN)||Tsunami (SAF)||45,000||C Mayhew|
|170||MAID FOR WAR||A.P. Arrow (USA)||Battalia (SNL)||160,000||Gavin Cunningham & Tony Rivalland|
|176||BLACK AGATE||Kahal (GB)||Blue Lace Agate (SAF)||180,000||Dean Kannemeyer|
|216||COLOUR OF COURAGE||Judpot (USA)||Exclusive Honour (SAF)||140,000||Michel Nairac Bloodstock|
|219||DOWN SIR DOWN||Count Dubois (GB)||Feather Bed (IRE)||60,000||L Lunn|
Below is a roundup of the 2012 Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale courtesy of KZN Breeders :
Day two of the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale saw the exciting momentum continue to increase from day one. The atmosphere was electric in the sales ring and history was made with the highest price ever being paid for a horse that had passed through the KZN Yearling Sale ring - a Trippi colt sold for R1,1 million consigned by Highlands Farms.
A total of 252 horses were catalogued with 189 sold, 15 withdrawn and 11 vendor buy-backs. The aggregate was R13,020,000 compared to last year’s R7,762,000. The average per horse sold was the best it has been since 2008 - finishing on an average of R68,889 compared to last year’s R45,392.
The top sire of the sale was King Of Kings - not surprising after he headed up the National Log for Leading Two-Year-Old Sires earlier this year. He sold 20 lots for an average of R71,000 each. The next top stallion was Mr Robin Scott’s Miesque’s Approval. An exceptional colt was sold, consigned by Scott Brothers for R425,000. Eton Square will be representing his sire in the Vodacom Durban July at Greyville on Saturday. Progeny of Miesque’s Approval averaged R85,667 each.
The top vendor of the sale went to Robin Scott of Scott Bros, selling 16 beautifully turned out lots for an average of R109,063.
The top buyer went to Mr L.J. Erasmus, who bought 11 lots averaging R141,818 each.
The top-priced KZN-bred filly for day 2 was Lot 170 from Backworth Stud, Maid For War (A.P. Arrow - Battalia (SNL) by Barathea), a first produce for her unraced dam. This is the family of Bold Black Type winners Big Stone (top-rated older miler in France in 1994), Billy The Kid, Blue Cloud and Rhythm Of Light, to name but a few.
Keith Russon of Backworth Stud in Eston, which is achieving an incredible 54% runners to winners, said it was wonderful to see a big upswing from previous years. “There were a lot of new people there at that sale, including trainers and buyers who never really participated in the sale previously,” he said afterwards. “It was clear that everyone’s hard work and effort from all the extra advertising with the new races has paid off, and we are on the road to better things. The KZN sale has never sold a horse for a million ever previously and it just shows that if you bring the right horse, you will get the right price. It’s all about bringing the right horse. Backworth had a great sale, we averaged about R100,000 and we are very happy. Everybody made a big effort, and that paid off. I think the challenge now is to bring better horses, two Miesque’s Approvals and the Atsos sold very well, and the Trippi for R1,1 million is just unbelievable - which just shows that the right horse you will get the money.”
The overall top-priced KZN-bred filly remained from Yellow Star Stud, Lot 34 by Silvano, Lady Silvia and was sold for R200,000 while the top-priced KZN-bred colt was a big, impressive individual from the Scott Bros, Lot 126 named Swedish King, a son of Miesque’s Approval out of French mare Eleonora by Fasliyev (USA), in turn out of a Foveros mare. He fetched R425,000 and was released by Greg Ennion Racing. This is Eleonora’s first foal and the dam is a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Ingleside, and includes the family of Evening Mist, ARCSA Champion Older Female in 1988 as well as Misty Peak and Maggie Kay.
The top-priced yearling overall was a dark bay son of Trippi named Tiger Territory, out of Fragrant Filly by Model Man. A three-quarter brother to Franny, this family includes Scented Royal, Philipa Johnson and Texan Summer. He sold to Mr L.J. Erasmus for R1.1 million.
An excited Tom Callaghan, CEO of Bloodstock South Africa, said: “Compared to last year, it has been a resounding success. We were almost R5 million up from last year - we reached an average of R68 000 and the median will be a lot higher than last year obviously with the sales topper of R1.1 million which is unreal. Well done to the KZN Breeders and their team - the Triple Million was obviously a huge incentive for buyers and thanks must go to the Cape Breeders for supporting the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale and sending their yearlings here.”
The KZN Breeders would like to thank the Cape Breeders for making the trip up and sending quality yearlings to support the sale in Durban and we hope to see you back next year, as well as the TBA for their assistance with a very successful sale.
We couldn’t resist this… Johan Alberts, Dillyn Brijlal and Taz brave the KZN ‘early morning’ winter elements as part of their daily preparation of the Backworth Stud draft for the upcoming KZN Yearling Sales at Suncoast, Durban, 5-6 July 2012. Johan and Dillyn are seen above sporting the latest in Estonian ‘hat fashion’… courtesy of our recent trip to Estonia.
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KZN BREEDERS 1600 (Listed)
Greyville, Turf, 1600m
1 July 2012
The KZN Breeders Club has announced innovative new incentives for racehorse owners to support horses bred in KwaZulu-Natal.
The KZN Breeders 1600, a historic race run the week before the Vodacom Durban July, will carry a stake of R1million in 2012, up four-fold from 2011. The race will be open to all KZN-bred three and four-year-olds and will be staged at Greyville Racecourse on Sunday 1 July.
A new R1million race for juveniles will be introduced in 2013, run on Vodacom Durban July Day at Greyville over 1300m and will be restricted to graduates of 2012’s Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale to be held in the period between the running of the this year’s KZN Breeders 1600 and Vodacom Durban July.
As a further incentive, the KZN Breeders Club has introduced a bonus of R1million for any horse which, from next year, is able to win the R1million Juvenile race in 2013 as well as the KZN Breeders 1600 in 2014 and 2015.
This means a KZN-bred yearling, bought off the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale, would be eligible for three races worth R1million (as a two, three and four-year-old) and should he win all of them, an additional bonus of R1million would be awarded.
In summary, the only way to qualify for all three Million Rand races and the Million Rand bonus is to buy a KZN-bred on the Suncoast KZN Yearling Sale.
In this way, owners are given three opportunities to win R1 million (plus the bonus); an incentive which aims to enhance the KwaZulu-Natal breeding industry - a sales concept which has proven itself nationally.
Roughly 250 yearlings will be offered on the Suncoast KZN Yearling auction; a select band of outstanding pedigreed young colts and fillies with a strong focus on exceptional looking Thoroughbreds. Stringent selection criteria will ensure that only the best physical specimens are available, thus protecting the integrity of the sale.
Online bidding will also be offered for those unable to make the sale, while video streaming will also be introduced for the first time to afford international clients an opportunity of seeing exactly what is available.
The KZN Breeders and the TBA will put together a number of exciting events around the KZN Yearling Sales; further developments will be announced in due course.