We may be nearing the peak of our Summer season here in KwaZulu-Natal, but Friday night's racing at Greyville sent chills down a few spines as we once again witnessed the class of a South African stallion great of times past, Western Winter.
Backworth-bred Black Agate relished the Greyville Polytrack Sunday scoring a dramatic dead heat with Delirious Nomad under jockey Anthony Delpech for trainer Dean Kannemeyer and owners Kannemeyer and Irene Rudden.
Ice Run shattered his maiden Friday at Greyville for owners Mrs Mary Liley and Mr Cassim, trainer Tony Rivalland with jockey Anton Marcus up!
Backworth Mares depart for the Cape / Ian Todd (p)
Spring is always an exciting, yet anxious, time for any Stud Farm as the results of years of intricately calculated planning and breeding come to fruition with the arrival of the past season’s foals and the selection of the next season’s Stallions.
This year is a particularly anxious, yet exciting, time for the Backworth team as we bid farewell to a few members of our broodmare band as they embark on their journey to the fairest Cape… and to some impressive Stallion talent too!
|Mare||Broodmare Sire||In Foal To||Visiting Stallion (2014)|
|Angel Bells||Labeeb||n/a||What A Winter|
|Auburn Annio||Point Given||n/a||Oratorio|
|Blue Lace Agate||Rakeen||n/a||Oratorio|
|Captured Time||Capture Him||Irish Flame||Dynasty|
|Cupid’s Daughter||Ad Valorem||Byword||Var|
|Dancing Royale||Danehill Dancer||Byword||Oratorio|
|Forbidden Woods||Fort Wood||Crusade||Judpot|
|Gilt Edge||Goldkeeper||Kahal||Potala Palace|
|Moving On Up||Jallad||n/a||Oratorio|
|Refined Gold||Rich Man’s Gold||n/a||Var|
|Sunset Ridge||Tiger Ridge||n/a||Judpot|
|November Sky||Imperial Stride||n/a||Var|
|Varlet||Var||Gimmethegreenlight||Master Of My Fate|
EMPERORS PALACE NATIONAL YEARLING SALE
TBA Sales Complex, Gosforth Park, South Africa
27 - 28 April 2014
The showpiece of South African yearling sales, the Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale, is rapidly approaching… now just a few days away!
The Nationals take place at the TBA Sales Complex in Gosforth Park, Germiston and Backworth Stud consigns a select draft including a classy, quality Silvano colt, a well grown, scopey daughter of sensational second season sire Judpot, a superb colt by champion Western Winter with a near perfect confirmation, and a magnificent, extremely athletic filly with an illustrious pedigree by Muhtafal.
We look forward to seeing you at the sales!
More Ching Ching (SAF)
(Photos : Gold Circle)
MORE CHING CHING (SAF)
Goldkeeper (USA) - Blue Lace Agate (SAF) by Rakeen (USA)
She is by Goldkeeper (USA) who had 4 wins in the USA at 2 and 3. Goldkeeper’s grandam Terlingua was a Grade 2 winner and is the dam of US Sire Storm Cat. Goldkeeper has sired over 350 winners in South Africa and Zimbabwe including Gold Tax, Hide Out, Gold Merchant, Gold Flame, Bold Bidder, Battle Maiden, Tiza, Orange Alert, Marine Sands, Secret Of Victoria, Disco Queen, Golden Ivory, Geepee S, Cerise Cherry, Runaway Man and Give Me Five.
Her dam Blue Lace Agate, a half sister to Wild Kodiak, recorded 5 wins in her racing career at 3 to 5 and placed 9 times including a third in the Grade 3 Final Fling Stakes. She is from the family of Wild Aster (6 wins), Damascus Road (8 wins), Alastor (10 wins including the Grade 1 J&B Met) and National Flame (11 wins).
Congratulations to trainer Alistair Gordon and his team as well as to owners Messrs M and D Marffy.
LASER FAN (2008) MAIDEN PLATE (F & M)
|1||0.00||MORE CHING CHING||60.0||0||16||S Randolph||Alistair Gordon|
|2||1.00||STOWAWAY||60.0||70||11||A Marcus||Mike de Kock|
|3||1.75||SHELLYS CONNECTION||60.0||0||19||A Mgudlwa||Garth Puller|
|4||1.90||GOLDEN SLIPPER||60.0||72||7||A Delpech||Dennis Drier|
|5||2.90||COMING UP ROSES||60.0||0||9||N Roebuck||Gavin van Zyl|
|6||4.65||RUNAWAY JET||60.0||50||10||* K de Melo||Pat Lunn|
|7||4.90||DASH AND EXCEL (AUS)||60.0||69||17||S Veale||Ivan Moore|
|8||5.05||CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS||60.0||70||5||A Forbes||Tony Rivalland|
|9||6.05||SPLENDOUR||60.0||54||14||M Yeni||Ivan Moore|
|10||6.10||DREAMED A DREAM||60.0||0||4||J Jordaan||Jeff Freedman|
|11||6.85||FRISKY DANCER||60.0||0||15||I Sturgeon||Corinne Bestel|
|12||7.00||DUDE||60.0||0||12||J Samuel||Kumaran Naidoo|
|13||8.00||FIELD CAT||60.0||0||1||C Orffer||Wendy Whitehead|
|14||8.05||CHATTAHOOCHEE||60.0||65||18||W Kennedy||Alyson Wright|
|15||9.05||KENTUCKY DOLL||60.0||47||13||L Africa||Pat Lunn|
|16||11.30||VICTORIA||60.0||0||3||K Jupp||Tony Rivalland|
|17||11.55||SILVANO’S ANGEL||60.0||0||6||M Odendaal||Deon Visser|
|18||15.30||GREAT PERFORMANCE||60.0||0||2||* C Storey (4.0)||Steve Benton|
||27.05||PALMA DE MAJORCA||60.0||36||8||C Taylor||James Goodman|
|20||0.00||PRINCESS ARIEL||60.0||0||3||n/a||Yadav Singh|
Colt foal by Western Winter out of Blue Lace Agate
(Photo : Ian Todd)
Western Winter (USA) - Blue Lace Agate (SAF)
After just a few days on the ground, this Western Winter colt already has a ‘spring’ in his step! He is a grandson of Wild Aster, being out of the mare Blue Lace Agate who had a career record of 5 wins and 9 places from just 17 starts.
Wild Aster recorded 6 wins in her career including the Majorca Stakes (Grade 2) and the Ashburton Fillies Handicap (Listed) and 7 places. These included 2nds in the Cape Fillies Guineas (Grade 1), Green Point Stakes (WFA) (Grade 2), JB McIntosh Fillies Classic (Grade 2), Azalea Stakes (Grade 3) and Frank Martin Stakes (Listed) as well as a 3rd in the Premier’s Cup (Grade 2) and a 4th in the Arc-en-Ciel Paddock Stakes (Grade 1).
Tom Callaghan inspects Lot 362 Black Agate (SAF) (Kahal (GB) - Blue Lace Agate (SAF))
“Backworth welcomed the stud visit of Bloodstock South Africa’s newly appointed
Sales Director, Tom Callaghan, and we are looking forward to a successful
2012 Emperors Palace National Yearling Sale.”
“WE ARE WORTH BACKING.”