Backworth Stud are having an incredible run with four winners in four days from four runners, from Greyville to Fairview and the Vaal.
A double at Scottsville on Wednesday set the ball rolling with Je Suis Silver, a daughter of Curved Ball capturing her second victory whilst Miesque’s Magic won her first race for trainer Des Egdes.
The beautifully-bred Varonella, a son of Var out of Devonella by Kahal (with the great Devon Air in his dam line) has won his last two starts on the trot for Alan Greef.
This afternoon the success continued with another blue-blooded filly, Trellis – a daughter of Fort Wood out of Blue Lace Agate by Rakeen capturing her first victory from four starts.
Trellis has placed in two races previously and left the field ‘in her dust’ by an incredible nine and a half lengths under the care of trainer Paul Peter, under Lyle Hewitson. She slipped through the net at the 2015 National Yearling Sale after being unsold and looks an exciting prospect indeed with plenty of stud value.
Backworth Stud, a boutique farm in the picturesque sugar cane town of Eston, has produced its fair share of Group winners including the famed globe-trotting Gr1 winner, Chocolicious.
Backworth were thrown into the spotlight when news broke that the Kahal filly was to be covered by Frankel, and as luck would have it her outstanding yearling chestnut filly was the highest price in the Southern Hemisphere for a Frankel filly, at the time of her sale in Australia as a yearling – knocked down for $610 000.
She was sold to Shadwell Stud, and the filly has made her way to South African shores under the guidance of Mike De Kock. Named Mazahaar, she will be seen hitting the track this year.
Backworth also produced speedy course record setters Humidor and Scandal, both half-siblings out of Lewinsky’s Lover.
In 2012 Keith Russon and Ian Todd were awarded KZN Breeders Award for Outstanding Breeders Achievement, after accomplishing a 53% winners to runners percentage for the season of 2012.